Well, my method definitely falls under "use at your own risk" category [img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif
I put AHA creams right up to the edge of my eyes, and along the upper lid. I try to get as close the edge as possible without getting it in my eye. But I definitely get closer than "recommended."
Also, when I scrub with a pumice in the shower/bath, I use a natural pumice with at least one sharp edge to it and again...scrub right up to the edge of my eyes, upper and lower.
I couldn't maintain the scale around my eyes the way I wanted without doing either of these two things.
On a less drastic note, I also think it really helps reduce the scale right along the lash line to use a night-time lubricant when sleeping.
Hope that helps,