The eyes are the most expressive part of our bodies. They communicate our mood but also give away the tell-tale signs of our age, health, level of hydration and even how much sleep we had last night. Unfortunately, over the last year our eyes have been the only part of our faces most people have been allowed to see so there’s been nowhere to hide! Are you looking for ways to minimise tired eyes?
The most common concern I hear from my clients is that their eyes make them appear tired, even when they’re not. The reason for this is that eyelid skin (the thinnest skin on our bodies) is constantly being squeezed and stretched by movements such as blinking and smiling, which create “crows-feet”. Also, being exposed to the elements (UV light in particular) accelerates ageing changes compared with non-exposed skin. Skin ageing changes are accelerated further in smokers, diabetics and those whose diets contain a lot of ultra-processed foods. The bone, muscle and fat pads around the eyes also change with time and these can contribute to overhanging upper eyelid skin and hollows or bags in the lower eyelids.
Eat plenty of wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and pulses; avoid ultra-processed foods to give your body the nutrients it needs to maintain and repair healthy skin.
If diabetic, tighten up your blood sugar control .
Regular exercise has an anti-ageing effect on the skin and will give you a general glow of wellbeing as well as being beneficial for your physical and mental health.
Try to get sufficient sleep.
Stay well hydrated and keep your alcohol consumption within recommended safe limits.
Prevent further UV photoageing by using sunblock every single day!
I recommend iS Clinical Eclipse SPF 50 + sunscreen (£32 for 100g).
Wearing sunglasses as much as possible – not indoors, obviously – that’s just pretentious!
Use a clinically proven eyelid cosmeceutical product daily. I use iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex (£85 for 15g)
If you are considering intervention to rejuvenate your eyelids, there are many options available from the non-surgical – Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Filler and Plasma Skin Resurfacing, to Surgical Blepharoplasty, according to your needs and budget.
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