Top eye care treatments and tips to help prevent signs of ageing
31 July 2013Beauty sleep is real, especially when it comes to the eyes, according to New York dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon. Dr Cameron Rokhsar has highlighted a good night’s rest as one of the most important ways to prevent wrinkles, bags, dark circles, and hooded eyelids. But should the worst happen, he added they can be treated with a variety of non-invasive treatments before taking a surgical leap.“Wrinkles, bags, and crow’s feet don’t stand a chance against an adequate enough sleep and day-to-day skincare,” said Dr Rokhsar. “Getting the right amount of sleep every night at regular intervals is essential to leading a long, healthy and productive lifestyle.” A poor sleeping pattern can also mean disaster for other areas of the face. When lack of sleep increases stress hormones it can lead to inflammation of the skin – then subsequent acceleration of ageing and worsening of acne. Dr Cameron Rokhsar also advises a daily skincare routine using a moisturiser containing the key ingredients retinol, vitamin C and growth factors. As well as protecting your skin from the sun with creams, he believes sunglasses are a must. The skin around the eyes is some of the thinnest on the body and it is crucial to protect it from harmful rays, especially during peak sun hours of 10am to 4pm. Choose sunglasses with 99 to 100 per cent of both UVA and UVB protection. If you are suffering from puffy eyes, it may be worth reducing your salt intake. Kidneys control water retention and release, when there is a high level of salt, the kidneys will retain water in response, which results in bloating. Avoid a high sodium diet that may result in puffy skin and tired looking eyes.