All About Eyes

Did you know that your eyes are the first area of your face people notice?  And because the skin around the eyes is so vulnerable to damage and aging, its appearance is a big concern for many.

First of all.......

The single most important thing we can say is do not rub your eyes, either from fatigue or itchiness!  Treat the area with kid gloves.  We can almost without exception pinpoint an allergy sufferer by the crepey, loose skin around their eyes, the result of years of rubbing.  Don't pull or stretch the skin when applying eye cream.  Don't try to remove mascara that's gotten below your eyes by dragging a finger across it.  The eye skin is so delicate that once the damage is done, it's very difficult to correct.

Strategies

Try these to help protect the eye area:

* Wear sunglasses with large lenses that are broad spectrum UV-protective.  No one wears sunscreen close to their eyes, but the eye area is just as vulnerable to sun damage as the rest of the face.
*  Avoid squinting.  Years ago, a woman from Russia shared this tip with me:  when out in the sun, instead of squinting, partially close your eyes and look out through your lashes (not while driving, of course.)  You may appear strange to an on-looker, but think of the crow's feet you will be avoiding.
*  Use a good eye product twice a day, every day.  The "sensitive eyes" argument for not using one is not valid.  There are many great and non-irritating eye products on the market.  We carry two.
*  Always stroke eye creams from outer corner to inner corner when applying it under the eye. Use your ring fingers, and a feather-light touch.  Never drag or pull.
*  Get plenty of essential fatty acids in the diet - they're critical to staving off dry, wrinkly skin.  Take generous amounts of fish oil or try our DMK EFA+ supplement.

Other concerns

Dark circles:  Sometimes, these are just genetic and little can be done.  But they can also be caused by poor blood flow, lack of adequate sleep or nasal issues.  We have a cream that can assist if poor circulation in the cause.

Puffy eyes:  This can be caused by fluid accumulation, often due to allergies or dehydration.  Keep two teaspoons in the refrigerator and hold the convex side lightly against the eyes for a minute or two.  Also, g-e-n-t-l-e tapping of the area or manual lymph drainage strokes may help move the fluid.

Our Autumn DermaPeel Special is Here!

It's that time of year - time to shed the effects of a summer spent in the heat, sun, and wind, and maybe the sand and surf, too.   Our fabulous DermaPeel treatment is the ticket - and it's on sale. 

DermaPeel Treatment

The DermaPeel is our one-two punch treatment for skin that needs exfoliating, hydrating and brightening.  It combines microdermabrasion using our diamond-based system with a premium-quality lactic acid peel (no concerns here - you will not actually peel.) The treatment includes a lovely French lavender masque and arm massage.  As always, we treat face, throat, and décolletage, but with this treatment, the hands are included, too. Regularly $140, the DermaPeel is specially priced at just $99 through the end of October.  To schedule your DermaPeel, click the link below to be taken direct to our on-line booking service.


Vitamin Veil Cleanser slows wrinkle development

Good news for those of you who use our Circadia by Dr. Pugliese Vitamin Veil Cleanser!  A recent independent study has concluded that the main ingredient in it inhibits the action of an enzyme in the skin called elastase.  Elastase breaks down elastin, the protein fibers in skin that are responsible for firmness and elasticity.  Elastin production is very hard to stimulate, so keeping the elastin you already have in great shape is important.  Those of you who use Vitamin Veil Cleanser now, keep it up!  Those of you who do not may want to consider it.