Maintaining Optimal Health & Care For Your Eyes

The eyes are not only the gateway to your soul – they’re also a dead giveaway of your age, especially if you’ve led an unhealthy lifestyle.

Age And Beauty

The skin surrounding your eyes is delicate, making it more susceptible to accelerated aging than the rest of your skin. Karen Bester, Lamelle Research Laboratories product specialist, shares her tips for keeping your eyes looking youthful.

  • In your 20s and 30s

Preventive measures are essential. Use a daily eye cream packed with antioxidants, wear sunglasses and always apply sun protection, regardless of the weather. Botulinum toxin injectables can also be a great way to slow down the aging process of your skin.

  • In your 40s and 50s

Causative action is needed here, as your skin will have begun to age biologically. Use collagen-inducing eye creams with ingredients such as vitamin A to treat lines and wrinkles. Speak to your dermatologist to see if non-invasive treatments such as botulinum toxin, fillers and possibly threadlifts are right for you.

  • In your 60s+

Keep using an eye cream that induces collagen and continue with any non-invasive treatments; this will encourage your skin to heal and maintain natural results. However, if there is too much excess skin at the top of your eyelids, non-invasive treatments may not be enough. You may want to consider plastic surgery. Any skincare treatment must be tailored not only to your age, but your unique circumstances too. Always consult your dermatologist to get the best treatment plan for you.
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Age And Health

The factors that cause your eyes to age are no different from those affecting the skin around them. Lifestyle, environment and genetics all play a role. “The biggest change attributed to aging begins at about 40 years old,” says optometrist and director at Heath and Wentzel Optometrists, Michael Jason Heath. “The lens and lens capsule – which are responsible for one’s focus ability – begin to harden and lose flexibility.”
This affects your ability to focus at a nearby point, and you’ll need glasses or contact lenses. Be sure to go for a visual exam every 12-18 months. Other age-related problems include dry eyes, macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma. If you experience changes in your eyesight, visit your ophthalmologist immediately for the correct diagnosis and treatment….
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Source: Longevity