3 Mistakes that May Be Causing Your Eye Area to Age Prematurely
No matter how old or young you might be, the skin is considered one of the most sensitive areas of the body. Known as the largest organ in the body, the skin is highly susceptible to outside damage and environmental issues, leading patients to exhibit a wide variety of blemishes, wrinkles, scars, and much more. While these factors are definitely a major contributor to such skin issues, nothing damages the skin more than time and aging. According to Dr. Eric Treiber, of Treiber Dermatology, as we age, our skin becomes depleted of vital skincare compounds, and proteins such as collagen and elastin. Without these vital proteins, our skin loses its soft, supple texture, and elasticity – in addition, it can no longer protect itself from outside elements nor can it repair itself, as is needed from our skin. And no area of the face tells the tale as well as the eyes, and the skin surrounding them. According to Dr. Eric Treiber, due to the thinness of the skin surrounding the eye area, and the lack of subdermal collagen as a result of the effects of aging – skin issues are far more prevalent, and much more prominent in that area. While the cheeks and mouth area are certainly affected by aging, and issues like wrinkles and fine lines, because of the sheer volume of tissue beneath the skin of the cheek area, the affects of aging are less severe and require far more to exhibit issues anywhere near as similar.
While issues along the eye area, and its surrounding tissue are caused by aging, there are certain activities that patients can engage in, that may be exasperating the affects. Sometimes it can be a lack of sleep, stress, or thinks out of our control such as gravity, and genetics – even the most nondescript things such as the years of blinking, smiling, and rubbing your eyes upon waking up. These common activities can cause wrinkles like crows’ feet, or even discolorations, broken blood vessels and overall puffiness. Regardless of what the affects might be, according to Dr. Eric Treiber and his team at Treiber Dermatology, it is important to understand what exactly your bad habits might be and do whatever you can to correct them. Here are some of the most common mistakes we make when it comes to the skin around the eyes.
· Scrubbing or Over-Scrubbing the Eye Area
Especially common in women, as they remove their eye makeup. At the end of a long day, rather than using a skin safe eye makeup remover, many women choose to simply rub their eye makeup off at night. This is known to irritate the eyes, as well as the skin surrounding it and it can tug at and damage delicate under-eye skin, causing broken capillaries and dark circles. To make sure you’re not rubbing or scrubbing your eye area, opt for an oil-based cleanser to melt away your eye makeup.
· Start Using an Eye Cream
An eye cream is one of the most important components of your anti-aging regimen; it’s also one of the most commonly overlooked. According to Dr. Eric Treiber and his team at Treiber Dermatology, the skin around your eyes is naturally the thinnest around your entire body – which makes it much more sensitive and susceptible to damage, or things like wrinkles or fine lines.
· Poor Diet
No matter what products you use, what treatments and procedures you purchase at your local medical spa – there is no substitute for a healthy, clean diet and an overall clean lifestyle – especially when it comes to the health and wellness of your skin and the skin surrounding your eyes. Begin with a diet that iss rich in nutrients necessary for brighter, younger-looking skin around the eyes; Vitamin K encourages collagen production and new cell growth; vitamin C brightens skin and prevents further damage; and vitamin B boosts the production of fatty acids, which helps the skin retain elasticity.
For more information on skincare and more, be sure to contact Eric Treiber Dermatology today.