The eye area consists of the most delicate skin on your body at only 1/9th the thickness or the rest of your skin. This makes it more prone to damage and prevalent in showing early signs of aging. The most common developments of ageing around the eyes include fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, loss of firmness, dryness, and uneven texture. Even if these signs are not apparent yet, most of the damage may already be under the surface of the skin.
Fine lines and wrinkles occur as skin collagen and elastin break down over time from ageing, daily wear and tear from pulling on the facial structure by facial muscles, sun exposure, environmental factors, and skin damage. Fine lines appear first, usually around areas of high use like the mouth and eyes. With time these fine lines evolve into deeper creases called wrinkles. Thin, wrinkly skin primarily affects older individuals, however, genetic predispositions, sun exposure/sun damage, dry skin, poor sleep or diet, and significant weight changes can cause the development of creepy skin in people of any age.
In particular the skin on top of your eyelids, as it looses it’s elasticity can become extremely heavy to the point where it may start to impair and obstruct your vision. This condition becomes worse as we age and having skin tissue surgically removed can shave 10 years of your appearance. This procedure is called Blepharoplasty.
We offer many treatment to treat ageing of the upper and lower eye area. The use of specific topical treatments and the application of specialised eye creams will further help assist in eye rejuvenation.
What can I do to rejuvenate my eyes?
- moisturise and use skin specific eye products – the eye area is the thinnest skin on the body and therefore may not absorb heavy products such as facial moisturisers. We strongly encourage consistent use of specialised formulations of eye creams, serums and gels formulated specifically to address the eye area.
- drink plenty of water – drinking water can help improve blood circulation, the root cause of puffy eyes. In addition to drink water, in the morning when you wake up before your use any skin care products, splash cold water on your face to help reduce swelling around the eyes.
- get enough sleep – it isn’t necessarily how long you are sleeping, rather the consistency of your schedule. When you keep a consistent sleep pattern, hormones and biorhythms in your body are released during different stages of your sleep, and by changing your sleep often, your body will become confused on when to release these. This, in turn, disrupts the biological process, leading to inflammatory substances in the blood, the ones that can damage the skin and result in premature ageing.
- protect your eyes – the eye area is sometimes overlooked when applying sunscreen due to its sensitivity. In order to prevent future damage to the eye area, a sunscreen of some sort must be included in a morning routine as well as the use of sunglasses when exposed to sunlight.
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We suggest a Consultation with our Cosmetic Doctor who can assess you and recommend the best possible treatment option to address your concerns.