Studies have shown that majority of people identify other person’s age from her/his eyes. This is mainly because eyes are the parts of a face that first catches others’ attention and if there are any adverse changes to them, they can look tired, sad and aged.
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The skin surrounding your eyes is the most delicate and thinnest on your body with just 1/9th of the thickness of that of your remaining skin. Obviously it is the most prone to damage and thereby to signs of aging.
As signs like fine lines, puffy eyes, dark circles and wrinkles first show around your eyes, you may look aged to others from your eyes. Are there any ways with which you can avoid this? The good news is that there are.
While there are solutions like Dr Naveen Somia’s lower eyelid surgery, there are also some natural remedies as well as moisturisers and anti-aging products with which you can protect the skin around your eyes from external damage and prevent early signs of aging from occurring. Here are a few of them.
1. Drink Adequate Amount of Water
Drinking water is one of the most important things you can do for your body. The root cause of puffy eyes is poor blood circulation and drinking water can help improve it.
By increasing your water intake and avoiding salty foods, you can minimize water retention that creates puffiness in and around eyelids. It’s recommended for adults to drink at least eight glasses of water every day because of which there can be an improvement in hydration, eating habits and other body functions.
Besides drinking sufficient amount of water, you can give a good dose of water to the skin around your eyes by splashing cold water on your face right after waking up in the morning before using any skin care products. This will help reduce swelling around the eyes.
2. Get Adequate Sleep
One of the seemingly easiest changes in lifestyle to prevent signs of aging from appearing is to get into a consistent sleep schedule. A variety of reasons may make it impossible for people from getting into this whether it’s a sleep disorder, work, kids or the likes.
Whatever may be your reason, get into a consistent sleep routine. Certain hormones are secreted during your sleep according to your set biorhythm.
When your sleep schedule is not consistent, your body gets confused about when to release them. This causes inflammatory substances to release in your blood which can damage your skin and make your skin look aged.
Also, to avoid clogging of your skin pores and buildup to form on your skin, sleep with your head raised slightly.
The most common early signs of aging are wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. Some of our actions performed everyday like rubbing and squinting our eyes can give rise to crow’s feet and other wrinkles, although we perform them unknowingly.
Moisturisers specially formulated for the skin around the eyes can help you reduce the visual appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and prevent further damage. These moisturisers are made of ingredients specially targeted for the delicate skin around the eyes.
4. Retinols and Pigmentation Products
Retinols can help reduce signs of aging. They are retinoid compounds formed from vitamin A which is effective for skin transformation. Make sure to get the right concentration for your skin. E.g. for overly sensitive skin, you will need retinol with a low concentration.
Pigmentation products on the other hand can brighten your skin, smooth out your skin tone and enhance its overall appearance.
Consult with Dr Naveen Somia to find solutions to your sagging eyelids, under-eye bags and other such skin aging problems. He is an expert in performing cosmetic surgeries that make people look younger.