When you look at someone you focus on their eyes. Am I right?
Therefore to look younger, we need to concentrate our efforts on the areas that matter most – that is what others will see first. For that reason, I love to work on my eye area as this area of the face is where we are drawn to when we make eye contact. If our eyes are shining and bright and the skin around is good, that will be where there focus will stay. For me the eyes are the windows to the soul, so we can never have too much help in this area. As you study/learn about facial expressions, we can tell so very much from the eyes, forehead and around the mouth as to the person’s health or concerns they may be experiencing.
Where do I start when I see the signs of aging? you ask.
Sometimes, however, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Fortunately, researchers recently released a couple of new studies that offer some guidance.
Our skin contains sebaceous glands, which secrete oil to lubricate the skin and help protect it. However, our sebaceous glands are not evenly distributed across our faces. This study found that wrinkles tend to be deeper in areas with fewer sebaceous glands, particularly the areas around the eyes.
From a number of selected Japanese people from ages 20 to 90, the researchers determined that the more sebaceous glands present in the forehead, the shallower the wrinkles in that area. The area just outside the corner of the eye doesn’t have these glands, so this may be why wrinkles deepen faster there. The researchers do caution us that because their research was only on Japanese people results may be different for others.
However, their work does raise an important reminder: the skin around the eye is delicate, and it needs special attention. Left untreated, it often wrinkles faster and more deeply than the rest of our skin. As the first study indicated, this can cause us to look older.
Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do to keep the skin around our eyes looking young.
- First, drink plenty of water. Hydration is essential to flushing toxins out of the skin and keeping skin elastic and healthy.
- Second, get plenty of sleep. I don’t have to tell you that the skin around your eyes doesn’t look healthy when you aren’t well rested.
- Third, use LifeCell Anti-Aging Cream, lightly around the eye area, and those people with puffy or bags LifeCell Under eye Cooling Treatment, with a little CELL Infuse Advanced Moisture Repair over it in the mornings, and CELL Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum only at night. Protect your skin from the sun, with our CELL Infuse BB Cream with protection, along with a good pair of sunglasses.
- Fourth. Good health internally will allow the eyes to shine and become the windows to the soul.
Here’s to more beautiful eyes,
Judy & the LCA Team