Are your “tired eyes” making you look older than you really are? Did you know that puffiness and dark circles can add years to your face even if you are getting plenty of sleep? As you get older, the delicate skin around your eyes begins to lose it elasticity and the collagen fibers began to break down resulting in sagging skin. When the skin starts to sag, the tiny capillaries under the eyes start to become more visible and the fluids under the eyes can also become more noticeable. So now you’re asking yourself, is there anything that can be done?
Let’s look at ways to effectively reduce fine lines, puffiness and dark circles so you can keep your eyes looking young and beautiful.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN-Environmental factors such as sunlight and cigarette smoke can cause you to squint which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Sun damage and cigarette smoke can also damage the skin and collagen fibers surrounding the eye area. Wearing sunglasses, sunscreen and topical antioxidants such as astaxanthin and green tea can help protect he skin from further damage.
We have found ABI’s Sensible Sunscreen, Intense Antioxidant and Hydrating Recovery Gel to be very effective at protecting the skin.
DON’T RUB OR TUG-The skin surrounding your eyes is extremely thin and delicate. The more you pull, tug and rub this thin skin, the faster you will start to notice signs of aging. If you wear make-up, it is important to refrain from pulling on the skin around your eyes when applying and removing eye liner and mascara. In addition, if you suffer from allergies, it is important to take an antihistamine so you don’t end up rubbing your eyes when they become itchy. Allergies can also lead to an increase in fluids accumulating in the eye area and make then even more puffy than usual.
If you find your eyes do become itchy or puffy, applying a cold compress to the area can help to constrict the blood vesicles and reduce the itching. We would suggest using the Allure Infuse Tool to immediately cool the eye area.
INCREASE HYDRATION- When the skin becomes dehydrated, it can appear thin, brittle and dull. By increasing the amount of water, you consume and keeping the skin surrounding the eyes well hydrated, you can immediately start to restore your youthful glow and plumpness.
We suggest applying ABI’s Clinical Eye Repair to help restore moisture and nutrition.
NOURISH THE SKIN-The skin we see is a direct reflection of how we treat our bodies. If you want to see beautiful skin on the outside, then it is imperative to feed and nourish your skin form the inside out. A poor diet such as one high in salt can lead to inflammation and puffiness around the eye area. Consuming a low-sodium diet rich in vitamins and high in antioxidants can help to restore natural beauty and vitality to your skin. In addition to feeding the skin from within, it is equally important that we provide topical nourishment as well. Skin care products such as your wash and moisturizers, should contain an ample number of vitamins and antioxidants and should be free of harmful dyes, perfumes and fillers.
We suggest treating your skin to a dose of Lightwave therapy and implementing any one of ABI’s mists, moisturizers or daily antioxidants.
FACIAL MASSAGE- If you find you are prone to dark circles or puffiness, gently tapping the skin can help keep nutrients and blood flowing to your orbital eye area. We suggest using the vibration setting on the Allure Infuse Wand to help stimulate and rejuvenate the skin.
To provide additional reduction in puffiness, place the tool on the cold setting and massage in ABI’s Clinical Eye Repair.
Learning how to care for the delicate skin around your eyes will help you to look younger much longer. Remember that the eyes are the window to our soul so shouldn’t yours be as young-looking as possible?
Please call 866.999.6954 for more information and to learn about our current ABI Clinical Eye Cream Promotion.