If you are looking for ways to enhance your beauty this upcoming year, why not start with your eyes? Your eyes are often the first thing people notice about you and can play a big part in how others perceive you. Here, Dr. Ghafouri, a Scottsdale plastic and facial cosmetic surgeon shares simple New Year resolutions you can make for brighter, younger-looking eyes.
Remove Your Makeup Every Night
We are all guilty of going to bed with a full face of makeup from time to time. Unfortunately the effects of doing so can create an older-looking and haggard appearance. Eyeshadow, powder, mascara and eyeliner can make wrinkles, fine lines and under-eye bags more prominent. Not to mention, makeup can lead to oil and bacteria buildup, causing your skin (including the sensitive skin around your eyes) to break out. Make it a habit to wash off your makeup every night using a gentle cleanser and warm water.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Studies show that skipping on a good night’s rest can age you by as much as 10 years! Prevent wrinkles, fine lines and puffy under-eye bags from making a premature appearance on your skin by sleeping seven to eight hours each night.
Wear Sunglasses Year Round
Not only do sunglasses protect the eyes from sun damage, they also protect the delicate skin around them. Overexposure to the sun can lead to unsightly wrinkles and lines around the eyes, puffy under-eye bags and age spots. Wraparound, wide-framed sunglasses that offer 100 percent UV protection can minimize signs of aging around the eyes. Be sure to apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher on the skin around the eyes, including the eyelids.
Use the Right Skin Care Products
Sometimes all you need for younger-looking eyes is the right skin care products. At Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists, we carry ZO Skin Health, which features high-quality products designed to repair, maintain or protect the skin. Some of our favorite eye care products from ZO Skin Health include the Olluminate Intense Eye Repair, designed to repair and prevent signs of aging around the eyes, and the Hydrafirm Eye Brightening Repair Crème, which corrects puffy, dark under-eye circles.
Seek Professional Help
If you already practice good skin care habits but are still bothered by the appearance of tired, older-looking eyes, it’s time to consult a professional. Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists offers a range of facial rejuvenation treatments for the eyes. If you have loose skin on the upper and lower eyelids, blepharoplasty may be the solution. The surgical procedure removes excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids to create a tighter and smoother eye appearance. If you are not ready for surgery, Botox can help you minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. We also offer facials to correct signs of aging and skin imperfections around the eyes.
Make 2018 the year you achieve younger, more vibrant-looking eyes. To learn more about the treatment options we offer, contact Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists by calling (480) 905-1010 today.