Taking good care of the skin around your eyes is a critical part of a good skin care regimen.
Eyes are prone to showing signs of aging even earlier than other parts of the face because there is no fat or muscle around the eyes and the skin is thinner. This makes it more likely for the skin to break down and get loose compared to other parts of your face.
When the skin begins to break down, it becomes more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles, commonly known as crow’s feet. The skin is also covering a hollow space, so it becomes more prone to sagging and sinking in.
The skin around your eyes can also be prone to dark circles, which makes you look tired. Besides aging, dark circles can appear due to:
- Lack of sleep
Eye strain from staring at a computer can also exacerbate skin issues, as well as serve as a sign that you might need glasses!
Your Eyes Deserve Special Attention
When caring for your skin, using the right products for the right areas is very important, whether you’re working to prevent future issues or fix concerns that already exist.
Moisturizers can help hydrate skin to prevent wrinkles, but the one you use on the rest of your face might not be best for your eyes because it is designed for skin supported by fat or muscle. Plus, because the skin around the eyes is so delicate, using a regular moisturizer on the area can leave you susceptible to redness and irritation.
Make sure you’re using products that are specifically designed to care for the skin around the eyes. Here at Aspire, we often recommend the Instant Bright Eye Cream and Instant Bright Eye Masks from SkinMedica. These products work together to rejuvenate and re-energize the skin around the eyes, keeping them looking brighter and more youthful.
If you feel you have neglected your eyes or if you’re finding that your skin care regimen doesn’t seem to work as well as it used to for you, there are other options to explore.
Botox, for example, can help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. As an injectable, it is an option for mitigating early signs of aging by filling in lines, plumping skin, and smoothing out creases. It is a great step for individuals who are starting to show signs of aging but who are not yet ready for surgical intervention.
Keep An Eye On Your Lashes Too
Your skin isn’t the only important part of taking care of your beautiful eyes. Lush, full lashes are the ideal frames for your eyes. If yours are beginning to – or have always been – thin, a prescription for LATISSE could help. This serum is applied to your lashes and builds up fullness over time. In just 16 weeks, you could have the lush lashes you’ve dreamed of and that no mascara can offer!
Schedule an Appointment
To learn if LATISSE is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Lee. He has been serving the Fort Wayne community for decades, and is highly prepared to answer any and all of your questions. Call our office today for your appointment, or fill out our online form!