Keep The Skin Under Your Eyes Looking Young
We wake up one morning and all of a sudden we see a tiny line or two around
our eyes. Our reaction is, “It just popped up overnight.” Wrong!
When you see your first line you should know it started developing long ago.
This is often true of dark circles under the eyes and puffiness, too…it
starts gradually and all of a sudden we notice them.
Could proper “around the eye skin treatment” have prevented these
things from happening? It can certainly postpone the problems for many years
and soften the seriousness of it when it does happen. Of course, as we grow
older and older, there will be some lines and puffiness, but they can be greatly
softened and not so serious. You can still have beautiful skin at any age,
if certain guidelines are followed.
So, What Can You Do NOW For This Age Sensitive Skin? Plenty!
Wear Sunglasses: It’s very, very important to wear good sunglasses when
out in the sun or glare. I wear them even when it’s cloudy. Keep an extra
pair around. Sunglasses, in addition to saving your eyes, also protect the
delicate skin around your eyes from the sun’s rays, which can hasten
aging by drying the skin’s surface and hardening the collagen under the
Sunglasses also do another very important thing…they help lessen squinting.
The combination of frequent squinting and direct sunlight on the skin is a
fool proof “recipe” for quickly aging this thin skin.
When possible, using a good sunscreen– minimum SPF 15 – will
also help. Also, see our Total Block All Natural Mineral Sunscreen with Titanium
Dioxide and Zinc Oxide in “Your Skin” on our Web site.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to protect the skin around
your eyes from the sun, not only because the sun hardens and wrinkles the skin,
but also it stimulates the production of the pigment, melanin, darkening the
skin and exacerbating those dark circles.
Special Gentle Massage: It’s important that the tiny capillaries under
the eyes be stimulated. This massage is to help reduce lines and wrinkles,
dark circles and puffiness: Take a finger and press firmly, but gently, on
one spot on the area under the eye. While pressing down firmly, and without
lifting the finger, make a small rotating motion several times. You can also
just press firmly, lift your finger up, and do it again several times in one
spot. Then go to the spot next to it until you have massaged all areas under
Sleep The Right Way: Puffiness can be caused by an accumulation of fluid in
the eye area, possibly from allergies or a sinus problem. Try sleeping with
your head a little higher so this fluid cannot accumulate as easily. Try this
for 2 weeks and see what the results are. I don’t believe in sleeping
on high pillows in general, as they are not the best for your body alignment.
If you decide you need to stay with the higher pillow make sure your neck is
Get Enough Sleep and Rest: Yes, you have heard this before. But it really
is true. While you are testing these suggestions try to get 7 or 8 hours rest.
Then make up your own mind if this is good for you.
Allergies: People with puffy eyes caused by allergies are constantly rubbing
and stretching the collagen, fibers and skin around the eyes. Keep this up
and you’ll develop loose, maybe baggy, skin around the eyes. See your
doctor for the proper eye drops and treatment if necessary.
Using a “Dark Circle Remover” Make-up: To hide dark circles use
a product that covers well yet is light in texture. Use one with Mica to reflect
light, which causes a “light reflection” in your dark area. See
our Web site for Oleda® Time Machine for Dark Circles.
Reduce Stress: Some say that dark circles are encouraged by stress, that it
can cause an increase in melanin production under the eyes. If you can’t
get rid of the stress at the moment, make sure you are taking enough vitamins/minerals/trace
Could You Be Anemic? If you are tired a good part of the time check with your
doctor to see if you might be anemic. This can cause some discoloration as
well as looking tired under the eyes.
Creams For Under Eyes: Lines and wrinkles under the eyes are not always a
sign of aging, but could be an indication of wear and tear of the skin, as
well as lack of treatment. Since the skin is so thin and delicate under the
eyes it needs to be constantly “conditioned and treated” with creams.
There are three Oleda® creams I use. Because my skin is so dry I use Wrinkle-Smooth
Night Cream on my entire face making sure I apply it under my eyes at night.
I use Nutritive Day Cream or sometimes Vitamin C Cream in the morning, even
when I apply make-up for the day. Then there is the Fragile Eye Cream I use
at times. You should know it’s ok to mix and match the creams…it’s
whatever works for you.
Cigarette Smoking: Smoking cigarettes slows the blood flow in the face and
under the eyes. This means the skin is not getting the proper nourishment and
blood flow it needs to be at it’s best. Also every time you draw on a
cigarette you purse your lips …do this over and over for a long period
and what do you have…the lines going up and down on the skin around your
lips that you hate so much. AND…you did it! I don’t mean to make
you feel bad but I must tell you the truth…if you’re a cigarette
smoker, maybe it will help you stop.
Feed Your Skin For Beauty and Health: Nutrition plays a very big part in the
total condition of your skin and its youthfulness. (And while I’m thinking
of it…not a pleasant subject…make sure your bowel movements are
normal and regular. Poor skin can be due to poor nutrition, as well as poor elimination.)
Well, I don’t think there is anything left to say about the skin under
the eyes…if I have missed something, I’ll bet you’ll let
me know! (smile) And…I’ll even answer. you!
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