9 ways to make your eyes look more youthful

Open your eyes to 9 ways to look more youthful

The eyes are the window to the soul and as we age, our eyes begin to droop, wrinkle and even look a little sad. Lack of sleep, our harsh sun, air pollution, diet and the levels of stress that we endure, all contribute to our eyes becoming puffy and wrinkled. These bags age women and often make them appear older than they really are. Due to the skin around our eyes being 50% thinner than the rest of our face, the area is delicate and needs to be treated as such. We have, therefore, compiled a list of 9 to-dos that could take your eyes from tired to transformed with a little tender love and care:

Apply eye cream properly

Having an eye cream is a necessity, but it is completely useless if not applied correctly. Using a pea-sized amount, apply the cream to both your eyes using your ring finger. Pat the product on gently, starting at the inner corner of your eye area and working outwards towards where those ‘crow’s feet’ are. If you still have some product remaining, apply it to your brow bone where the lower edge of your sunglasses would sit, if you were wearing them. Keep product isolated to only this area to avoid excess oil and product build-up.

Apply eye cream in the right place

Did you know that most of us apply our moisturiser in the wrong area? Because products travel up our face towards our hairline, applying them too high can lead to our delicate eye skin puffing up like a blowfish. Be sure to keep your eye cream a safe distance from your upper and lower lids to avoid dark circles and puffiness.

Wear an eye mask

They’re quick and exceptionally effective. Eye masks instantly minimise bags and give the look that you’ve just woken up refreshed and well-rested. Reach for an eye mask that has soothing and cooling properties that will ensure your eyes are hydrated and fresh-looking.

Swear with sunglasses and SPF

Avoid unnecessary wrinkles by applying SPF as part of your daily moisturising routine. Coupled with sunglasses that stop you from squinting, sunblock will prevent the early development of lines around the eye area and those nasty ‘crow’s feet’ that spread over time.

Open your eyes with mascara

Mascara is magic. It gives the illusion of big, wide, youthful eyes that are bright, open and awake. As we age, our eyes look smaller due to the puffy, dark circles that begin to form. By applying a single coat of mascara to your top and bottom lashes, you’ll be amazed at the eye-idyllic transformation! If you’re lacking in the long lashes department, try an eyelash curler to keep them uniform or even try your luck with some falsies for some added glamour.

Say no to salt

Because salt removes moisture, it can contribute to the formation of under-eye bags. These bags look purple, blue and sometimes even black due to severe dehydration in the eye area. Keep your sodium intake to a minimum and rather reach for the pink Himalayan salt with minerals like potassium and magnesium, if you need some flavour.

Cleanse carefully

Face wipes should be banished from your bathroom. Whenever we take a sweep with these towels across our gentle face, we damage the thinner area around our eyes. Instead, rather be kind to your peepers and use a cleanser or micellar water that’s sensitive to your skin’s needs and eye structure.

Buy into blepharoplasty

Blepha-what? Pronounced BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee, this minor surgery repairs droopy eyelids and sometimes removes excess skin, muscle and fat. Blepharoplasty will improve the bags and wrinkles around the eyes, thus improving your overall facial appearance and giving you a more youthful and rested appearance. Blepharoplasty can be done on the upper and lower eyelids depending on your concerns and the areas where the puffiness, bags and dark circles are most severe. It’s normally a 1-2-hour surgery that is done by a cosmetic doctor and results can be seen in about 2 weeks, depending on the post-operative care. It’s one of the best ways to open your eyes and achieve that all-around youthful look we dream of in our older years.

If you’re looking for a trusted cosmetic doctor that can perform a blepharoplasty surgery and refresh your overall facial appearance, chat with the professionals at the ICCM in Sydney, today. ICCM is one of Sydney’s leading Cosmetic Surgery, located in Martin Place in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, with a sister practice in Campbelltown. ICCM offers a comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical treatments and procedures to rejuvenate and restore your overall appearance.

About The Author - Dr Tony Prochazka

MBBS, FFMACCS/Cosmetic Doctor Dr Tony was the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, and a former vice-president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia. He is a regular presenter and teacher at international conferences, with invitations to meetings in Australia, China, New Zealand and South America.Read More