Do your eyes say you’re sad when you’re not? Do you look tired on the outside when you feel rested on the inside? If the skin around your eyes looks droopy, saggy or puffy, or if you have dark circles, then your whole face might be misrepresenting you. But there are steps you can take so that you – and everyone who looks at you – can see improvements. Follow these tips to help your eyes tell a happier story.
# 1 Consult with your trusted doctor
Start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bruck by calling 212.308.4600 or 516.587.0456. He can answer your questions about surgical and non-surgical options for improving the appearance of the skin around your eyes.
#2 Learn about eyelid surgery
Blepharoplasty is a procedure can help give a more youthful appearance to your upper and lower eyelids. The procedure is performed to remove fat deposits and excess skin around your eyes and can reduce wrinkles, bags and even dark circles.
#3 Get the sleep you need
Most of us know how important it is to get quality sleep every night. That means at least seven uninterrupted hours for adults. A lot of us don’t get enough sleep, and it definitely shows.
#4 Don’t ignore your allergies
Eye puffiness and bags are often a sign that allergy season has arrived. If you have allergies, make sure you talk to your doctor about the best medications for you. And try to stay away from the things that you know bring on your allergic responses.
#5 Embrace simple remedies
Sliced cucumbers and any other forms of damp, cold compresses can help you relieve puffiness and bags under your eyes.
#6 Hydrate inside and out
Your body and your skin need you to drink lots or water, especially in the summer and when you exercise or work outdoors. And don’t forget to use moisturizing eye cream every day.
#7 Use common Sense
Keep in mind that environmental and lifestyle factors — such as sun, alcohol and smoking — can cause skin sagging and bags under the eyes.