One of the first things you notice about someone is his or her eyes. After all, we’re taught from a young age that it’s polite to make eye contact with people when they are talking. Furthermore, our eyes are one of the most expressive parts of our face with the muscles in our face mostly grouped around our eyes, nose, and mouth. If you take any sort of body language class, you’ll learn exactly what people’s facial expressions truly say even if they say something completely different.
There’s no doubt your eyes can be the first to show how you’re feeling, whether you attempt to hide it or not. The environment can take its toll on your eyes and the skin around your eyes as well. MDPen is a leading supplier of microneedling equipment to practitioners. One of the most often treated areas for microneedling is the eyes. In this blog post, we’ll offer tips and tricks to keep your eyes bright and beautiful. Contact us today!
HOW TO KEEP YOUR EYES BRIGHT
Your eyes have several parts: the iris, or the colored part, the pupil, or the black part, and the sclera, or the white part of your eyes. As you age, your sclera becomes less white, which can make your eyes less bright. This is due to aging, but also in part to environmental hazards, such as the sun and wind, and your diet as well. You can help your sclera stay bright by wearing sunglasses anytime you are outdoors, as well as hats.
We’ve all heard how we should exercise to stay healthy and live longer. But did you know you can exercise your eyes as well? Eye exercises are often used by ophthalmologists to treat certain eye conditions. However, some of these can be applied across the board to keep your eyes healthy and bright. You can squeeze your eyes tightly together several times a day, as well as try focusing on objects both near and far purposely. These exercises can also help you to improve your vision.
Never underestimate the ability of nature to give us a boost. Cucumbers not only help to rid your eyes of dark circles, but they also help keep your eyes bright. They do this because of their antioxidant qualities as well as their high moisture content that seeps into your skin. Vitamin C in cucumbers help to stimulate new cell growth, and the juice itself helps to restore the skin’s natural elasticity. A centuries-old home remedy, simply let cucumbers sit on your eyes for 15 minutes. This could be a good time to meditate as well.
Another age-old home remedy to treat dark circles under the eyes, rose water helps to soothe your skin, reduce puffiness, and brighten them up as well. With anti-inflammatory properties, rose water can chase away damaging free radicals and help soothe any skin irritations you might have. Redness is tempered with rose water, and boasting of antiseptic properties, rose water can help cuts and scrapes around your eyes, or even on your eyes, heal faster.
Water is essential for many processes in your body, and your eyes are no exception. Your eyes need water in order to flush out any toxins or debris, as well as to keep them lubricated. By keeping your eyes hydrated, you’ll keep the sclera whiter and brighter and help to eliminate eye strain. Blink regularly to keep them moist, and avoid staring at a computer screen for too long. Dry eye can lead to scratching, rubbing, and lethargy, which can cause premature signs of aging as well if you rub the thin skin of your eyes too much. Blurry vision is also a symptom of dry eyes.
Any type of massage (eye massage included) gets your blood flowing, which whisks away toxins and free radicals in the body, and helps to relieve tension. Eye massage can help relieve eye strain, get rid of any redness, and help with fatigue.The key here is to be gentle and to find a professional so you don’t over rub your eyes.
Tea is full of antioxidants that will brighten your eyes to the fullest. Tea bags steeped on your eyes will help relieve dark circles, puffiness, redness, and can help with irritations and styes. This all-natural option has been used for centuries, and just 15 minutes can brighten your eyes significantly.
Milk is full of many ingredients to brighten your eyes. Lactic acid helps reduce darkness and puffiness as well as benefit your sclera to add white back in.
Water itself, the quintessential and major ingredient in all the above remedies, will restore water content to your eyes, instantly causing them to brighten. Warm compresses can help prevent your tear ducts from clogging, as well as help with redness. Simply use a warm compress, and enjoy the feeling it brings to your eyes. You will feel more relaxed, and if used before bed, will help you to fall asleep faster.
Your eyes work hard all day long, processing information and frankly being exposed to the environment. Lack of sleep can increase blood and fluid around the eyes, decreasing their brightness as well as causing dark circles and redness to form. Sleep deprivation can cause eye spasms as well, which is an involuntary twitching that closes the eye, making it appear darker. Your eyes, as an organ in your body, needs to replenish as well. Sleep is our body’s time to repair and rejuvenate. Make sure you are getting at least six hours a night.
MICRONEEDLING AND YOUR EYES
Your eyes can take a beating by both life and the environment. Like us, your eyes are active all day long and need plenty of rest and care in order to function properly. Your eyes are integral to your face, not only for the vision it gives you, but also for how it makes your face appear. When you are in social situations, the brightness of your eyes matter. When your eyes are bright, you are welcoming and inviting, and people are naturally drawn to you. By implementing the tips above, you’ll keep your eyes bright all year long.
If you are looking to reduce the signs of aging around your eyes, these home remedies will mostly help with your eyes themselves, not the skin around your eyes. For this, microneedling can give you the youthful look you crave.
What is microneedling? Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a non invasive cosmetic procedure that can successfully diminish the signs of aging around the eyes, those being mainly fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines and wrinkles are caused in part by the sun, but also in part by our facial expressions. Microneedling targets the lower layers of your skin by creating tiny injuries to it, which then causes the healing properties of your body to go into overdrive. By producing more collagen and elastin, proteins in your body, the skin will be boosted, will tighten up, and will thus not show sagging or lines. Microneedling is effective against other skin conditions as well, such as stretch marks, acne scars, and skin pigmentations.
MDPen helps microneedling practitioners succeed by offering microneedling training courses, microneedling pens, and microneedling serums. With microneedling and the tips above, you can combat dullness of the eyes and around the eyes. Contact us today!