There are certain areas on the face that cannot go undetected when it comes to aging. The area around the eyes is one of those. Puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, or “bags” as they are lovingly called, can age an individual by more than 10 years. Plus, looking tired and exhausted all the time is not a look we are going for. That is why we have compiled the 5 way to reduce these pesky “bags” and to say goodbye to them forever.
Your skin is made up of 70-75% water. It’s no wonder that keeping yourself hydrated will only make your skin look better. Water is a perfect way to do this. Drinking at least 8 glasses, or more, will help keep your skin in so many ways. There are so many benefits and one of them is that your skin plumps when it is hydrated. That means that your fines lines and wrinkles will be less visible, your lips will be plumper and your eyes will be less sunken. Its a win-win all around.
You don’t have to only think of water when it comes to hydration. All of the food you consume has water in it as well and all count towards your daily goal. If you can’t stomach water, try sparkling water, infused or flavored. All will work when you are trying to achieve hydration.
If you think you are suffering from seasonal allergies, taking an anti-histamine can help with your puffy eyes. This can be due to the reaction you are having to the allergens which causes this type of symptom. You may also experience red, itchy and watery eyes.
Taking Benadryl, Claritin or Zyrtec can help with this. It is a good idea to avoid potential allergens when possible. You may also be having a reaction to certain skincare products, soaps and makeup. Ensure this is no the case by keeping a diary to keep track of any symptoms you may be having that are associated with products. Eliminate any that cause issues.
Protecting your skin from the sun and other elements can dramatically reduce the amount of fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and aging. This may also increase or worsen the dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Wearing a sunscreen that is 30 SPF or higher and broad spectrum, where it protects against the suns rays as well as the lights on our devices is highly advised.
You can also stay out of the sun by wearing a hat when you are outdoors and exposed, sitting in the shade, wearing protective clothing and avoiding tanning beds.
We’ve said it before, and we will say it again. There is nothing more you can do for your skin than a skincare routine that is twice a day, using medical-grade products. Why does that matter? When you are using over-the-counter skincare products you are wasting money. They will only take your skin as far as they can, and it ain’t that far. The moment you start using medical-grade, you will notice changes in the first 2 weeks. Give it 2 months and you will love the skin you’re in.
When it comes to under the eyes, dark circles are a hard to treat area. That is where skincare is a must. Using an eye cream specifically designed to target that area will bring about healthy skin and help alleviate the dark circles, plus help with the skin texture at the same time.
Botox, filler, microneedling and Natural Growth Factor Injections are great options for under the eye treatment. Botox and filler will provide desired results and having lasting effects. Botox does wear off in 3-4 months, filler can last up to 2 years. Microneedling takes about 3 -6 treatments per year to obtain the desired refreshed look. The results are worth it. By adding Botox to the under eye area in a fashion called microtox, it will soften the fine lines and decrease the puffiness for a more desirable outcome. Filler will add volume back where it was lost and help camouflage the fat pad that sometimes starts to migrate downward as we age. It was also fill in the lines created by the ligaments that start to pull down as well.
Microneedling creates injury to the tissue which then forces the cells to turnover and rejuvenate, creating a healing process that improves the skin texture and the puffiness under the eye, increasing collage production. Both are worthwhile treatments that can help in that pesky area. See client above. Botox was applied to her under eyes to help improve puffiness and fine lines/wrinkles.
Natural Growth Factor Injections will help with the under eye area by adding back in your very own growth factors to increase collage production. Just imagine, your own body healing those pesky under eye “bags.” It is another great option when you are looking to help anti-age those eyes.
Ready to look refreshed and treat those under eyes? Schedule a complementary consult today.