Taking Care Of The Skin Around Your Eyes

The skin around your eyes can make you look older, tired, and stressed, or it can help you look young and healthy. If you want to look your best and retain your youthful appearance, it is essential to take care of the fragile skin around your eyes.

The following tips can help you get started.

eyelid surgeryBe Gentle When Applying Makeup
The skin near your eyes is thinner than in other areas of your face—be sure not rub the skin too hard or put too much pressure on it when you’re applying makeup. In most cases, you’re best off using a makeup brush so that you don’t accidentally pull the skin too hard with your fingers. If you do use a finger to apply your makeup or to blend in concealer, use your ring finger, since you’re likely to put less pressure on the skin with that finger than you would with your index finger.

Wear Eye Protection
Your eyes are pretty resilient, but if you want them to stay healthy and protect the skin around your eyes, it is important to wear eye protection. This is obviously important when you’re working with power tools, swimming, or playing certain sports, but it is also important when you are in the sun. If you’re going to be spending time in bright sunlight you should be wearing sunglasses, this will protect your skin from UV radiation, but it can also prevent you from squinting, which can cause wrinkles.

Use Your Prescription Lenses
Many wrinkles are caused by repeated facial expressions—if you are often squinting to see because you aren’t wearing your glasses or contacts, you’re more likely to get wrinkles around your eyes.

Always Wash Your Makeup Off Before Sleeping
Leaving makeup on when you go to sleep can clog your pores and irritate the skin. Invest in some makeup removing wipes to make it easy to clean your face before going to bed.

Ask About Blepharoplasty
While the above tips can help protect your skin, you can’t always fight off the effects of age. If sagging skin around your eyes is detracting from your appearance, causing irritation, or even interfering with your eyesight, blepharoplasty may be a good option to consider. This careful procedure removes sagging skin around your eyes so that you can see clearly and look younger. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shridharani to learn more.

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