Mistakes that Are Aging Your Eyes
Our eyes are one of the first things a person notices when they look at us. Eyes can reveal a lot about us – if we are tired, angry, happy or sad. They can even tell our age.
Being much thinner, the skin around the eyes is much more prone to wrinkles, creases, and other skin conditions. It is also more susceptible to the effects of stress, strain and agitation. All of which can age the skin around our eyes dramatically.
Dr. Richard Westreich recommends patients to take extra care of their eyes. Avoid making these common aging mistakes:
- Not sleeping enough
Lack of sleep is linked to many health ailments such as weight gain, lack of focus, attention, and energy. But the first and most noticeable sign is the dark circles beneath the eyes. These dark under eye bags make the face look tired, gloomy and much older.
- Not using eye cream
The skin requires moisture in order to remain clear and youthful. With the skin around the eyes being so thin, this requires even more care than the other parts of the face. Therefore, it is important to use eye cream daily. It is never too early to start.
- Rubbing one’s eyes.
Many people have a natural inclination to rub their eyes when they are tired or have itchy eyes. However, the problem with rubbing is that it causes the skin to wrinkle and those wrinkles start to become a permanent part of the face much earlier in life. If your eyes are itchy, do not rub them. Apply eye drops instead.
- Not removing makeup well.
If you habitually sleep without removing your makeup, you are inviting a whole host of problems. These include acne flare-ups and clogging of the pores as well as fine wrinkle and creases to appear on the face.
Similarly, another problem is removing makeup too roughly. Forcefully scrubbing the face agitates and damages the skin thereby making it easier for wrinkles to appear. Makeup should be removed softly with slow deliberate movements.
These are some common mistakes that you definitely want to avoid to keep your eyes looking healthy and youthful. If you are experiencing signs of eye aging, make an appointment with Dr. Westreich.