The skin that surrounds your eyes is some of the most sensitive on your body. Not only is it in the vicinity of your incredibly important sense of vision, the skin is thinner and more delicate than other skin.
Your eyes also do a lot of work. Consider the number of times you blink in a day. Your expressions are also greatly determined by your eyes. And, let’s not forget that your eyes give away your age. This is why so many people work so hard to keep fine lines and wrinkles away.
Boost your focus on health and nutrition.
There isn’t a health expert, nutritionist or medical doctor alive who will recommend that you stick to fast food in order to maintain optimum health. We’re all aware that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will help to deliver the vitamins, fibre and other necessary nutrients to stay fit and healthy. But what is the impact of nutrition on our eyes? According to Dr. Aaron Tabor on HealthDirections.com, puffiness around the eyes can appear as a result of poor nutritional habits.
In addition to using cold compresses to reduce the swelling around the eyes, Dr. Tabor recommends that we all drink adequate amounts of water to stay hydrated and help flush our systems. He also advises that we reduce the amount of salt in our diets. Minimizing stress and fatigue will also aid in reducing puffiness around the eyes.
Get adequate Z’s every night.
The old “I got bags under my eyes because I didn’t get enough sleep” routine may sound like a cliché, but it isn’t a falsehood. In addition to exercising and following a healthy diet, a good night’s sleep is a great way to protect the skin around your eyes. According to Claudia Christin Darmawan on Healthline.com, those are three lifestyle practices we should all subscribe to.
“I try to get at least six hours of sleep every night and regularly exercise to improve blood circulation,” she reveals, “For me, when I don’t get enough sleep or exercise, not only do I feel fatigue much easier, but the skin around my eyes will become darker, puffier, and look ‘unhealthy.’”
Sunscreen + shades = super protection.
Readers of the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre Blog are undoubtedly aware of the dangers presented by the sun’s UV rays. As a result, the combination of sunscreen and sunglasses is an obvious power duo in the fight against fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
“A broad-spectrum sunscreen is truly an indispensable part of any skin care routine and should be applied every day,” insists Darmawan, “Even if it looks gloomy outside, UVA rays can still cause damage. Also, don’t forget your upper eyelid. This is one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to applying sunscreen.”
Take advantage of our August-long eye product promotion!
Until the end of the month, the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre will be featuring a special promotion on all Alumier and Vivier eye products. Come in to our clinic and receive 10% off any Alumier or Vivier eye product of your choice. Those products include Vivier’s GrenzCine™ Eye, Alumier’s Retinol Eye Gel and AluminEye®.
Posted: August 6, 2019