Skincare Tips: Are Your Eyes Making You Look Old?
With the right tips, tricks and treatments turning back the clock can be as easy as simple as opening your makeup bag or a visit to your dermatologist for the latest skincare treatment – and it all starts with your eyes. They say the eyes have it. But is the skin around your eyes revealing something more, like your age? Most people at some point start to age, it’s inevitable, and unfortunately for some it comes sooner than hoped. Crows feet, dark circles and under eye puffiness show up to let us know we are not getting any younger. We deal with stress, environmental factors such as sun exposure and pollutants; and even our lifestyle and diet can contribute to poor skin as we age.
“More than any other facial feature, your eyes reveal the most about how you feel,” says Dr. Gregory Nikolaidis, a board certified dermatologist in Austin. “My patients complain of puffy, swollen eyes all the time. We have the thinnest skin around our eyes, so it's the area that's most influenced by the in-and-out flow of fluids," notes Dr. Nikolaidis. “A salty diet or excessive crying can also cause morning-after puffiness.” According to Dr. Nikolaidis the reason is osmosis. Water always travels from areas in the body where there's low salt concentration to tissues where there's more salt.