Eyes are not only a mirror of the soul, but also an indicator of age. Moreover, if they look young and beautiful, then you will seem much younger and more attractive. How to achieve this, says the plastic, maxillofacial and laser surgeon Amjad Al-Yousef.
The dream of any woman is to look 10 years younger than her. And this is quite feasible. Moreover, for this it is enough to concentrate for a start on one part of the face – the eyes. And the results will delight you. By the way, there are various techniques for making eyes more youthful – from very simple to radical. You need to choose in accordance with your age, skin condition, general health and financial capabilities.
The first way is to get enough sleep
At first glance, the advice is simple, however, it is one of the most effective. Scientists have long proven 7-8 hours in the arms of Morpheus, and you will look much younger than their peers who sleep little.
Not getting proper rest, the skin cannot fully recover, which manifests itself in early wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and bruises under the eyes. Moreover, it is important not only the amount of sleep, but also its time. You must be in bed from 23 hours to 4 in the morning, when the hormone melatonin, which is responsible for the recovery processes, reaches the highest concentration. You need to sleep in complete darkness or, if not possible, with a mask on your face. It is also very beneficial to humidify the air. To do this, in the warm season, you can open the window, and in the cold – use a humidifier.
In addition, pay attention to the selection of a mattress, pillows and posture for sleep. For example, it is quite dangerous to use a pillow that is too high. When the head is very uplifted, then oxygen and nutrients begin to flow poorly to it. This can also cause bags under the eyes.
Method two – masks for the skin around the eyes
In the areas of the skin around the eyes there are no sebaceous glands, and the amount of collagen and elastin is also reduced. Therefore, it is usually distinguished by dryness, sensitivity, a tendency to allergic reactions. Moreover, the skin around the eyes is much thinner than the rest of the skin and contains 3-5 rows of epidermal cells compared to 7-10 rows of cells in other areas of the face. That is why the skin around the eyes should be especially carefully looked after so that wrinkles do not appear prematurely. Use special creams, regularly make masks (both with a cosmetologist and at home).
The third way – special exercises for the face and eyes
There are special exercises aimed at “opening”, enlarging the eyes, reducing swelling of the eyelids and bags above and below the eyes. You can do them at home. The main thing is regularity and accuracy of execution. Most of us have neuromuscular clamps. With the help of exercises, we can remove them, stretch the muscles and return them to their original length. Due to this, not only the area around the eyes and the face as a whole will be smoothed out, but also headaches will go away, the condition of the spine will improve, and posture will normalize. The basis of this method is osteopathic principles. Also, this method will allow you to lengthen the neck, form a young corner of the jaw, recreate the shape of the chin.
Method Four – Beauty Injections
To remove small wrinkles around the eyes, improve the appearance of the eyelids – with this task, girls often turn to cosmetologists. And they’re doing it right. Now in their arsenal there are a lot of effective tools. Most often, injections of Botox and guilaronic acid are used. Fillers and mesotherapy are also actively used. The result is usually very good, but it does not last too long, most often about six months.
The fifth method – a complete examination and solution of health problems
Bags around the eyes and wrinkles in this area are not always just an aesthetic problem. Sometimes this is an indicator of disturbances in the body. That is why before using any radical measures in the struggle for beauty, it is necessary to cure serious diseases.
Be sure to check the heart, stomach, liver, kidneys. In addition, all women over 40 years old need to be examined by an endocrinologist and gynecologist, check hormones and, if necessary, receive appropriate therapy.
The sixth method – blepharoplasty
This is an operation that is performed to get rid of sagging eyelids and bags under the eyes. It is these defects that make a person tired and add age.
The main indications are a sagging upper eyelid, deep wrinkles on the lower eyelid, excess skin in the lower eyelid, the formation of a large number of wrinkles on the lower eyelid, bags under the eyes, drooping of the corners of the eyes, eyelid defects, deterioration of vision due to severe sagging of the eyelids.
The operation does not last long – from 30 to 90 minutes. General anesthesia is usually not required. Most often, local anesthesia is used in combination with sedative medications. The operation can be performed traditionally with a scalpel or with a laser, which is less traumatic.
Rehabilitation after blepharoplasty lasts approximately 10-12 days. At this time, it is recommended to exclude physical activity, the use of decorative cosmetics and wearing contact lenses, and it is better to go outside in sunglasses.
In general, this is a simple and inexpensive operation that can significantly improve your appearance.