The skin surrounding the eyes is delicate and thinner than the rest of the skin in the body. This characteristic makes the eye area vulnerable to harsh elements in the environment. It also explains why the eye area is one of the first parts of the body to display obvious signs of physical aging.
Look for an eye cream that serves as a sunscreen at the same time. Sun exposure is the most influential factor in the appearance of wrinkles and lines. If you regularly use sunscreen, make it a point to do the same thing for the skin around your eyes.
- Wear sunglasses even though it’s cloudy outside. Close-fitting and wraparound sunglasses are ideal for sun protection.
- Quit smoking. The nicotine in cigarette smoke leads to constriction of the blood vessels, which in turn diminishes the amount of nutrients and oxygen the body receives. The skin around the eye area tends to be dry due to diminished levels of collagen.
- It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing! Being well rested each night means giving your body enough time to recover from the stresses of everyday living. Collagen production and renewal is one of the restorative processes that happen when you sleep.
- Consider minimally invasive procedures to rejuvenate the under eye area. Laser skin resurfacing can stimulate collagen production, while Botox injections can relax underlying muscles and consequently smooth out the appearance of crow’s feet or lines on the outermost corners of the eyes.
Get in touch with Nowak Aesthetics today to learn more about minimally invasive treatments to help rejuvenate the eye area. Call us at (619) 420-1840 to schedule an appointment.