Want to Avoid Eyelid Surgery? Stop Doing These Things ASAP
Eyelid surgery is one of the first cosmetic procedures that many Toronto men and women consider. The thin, delicate eyelids can be so unforgiving. Whether your issue is sun damage, a lack of sleep, or genetics, the signs of aging often appear around the eyes first. Rather than the windows to your soul, are your eyes revealing how tired you are? Whether you’re just beginning to see a little wrinkling, or you’re considering eyelid surgery, Dr. Cory Torgerson can offer you expert advice to keep your eyelid skin toned and healthy-looking for as long as possible. You may be able to avoid eyelid surgery by merely stopping a few harmful habits.
Sometimes even the healthiest, well-rested people look weary because they’re genetically predisposed to puffy under-eye bags, hollows, or hooded lids. It’s not your fault, but the good news is that you have some control over your eyelid appearance.
If you decide to get a dramatic refresh with blepharoplasty, you’ll want to pay extra close attention to daily care of the eye area after your procedure, ensuring that your beautiful results last.
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Your everyday beauty habits could be leading there
After answering the following questions, consider whether your habits could be improved to prevent damaging delicate eyelid skin.
Do you rub your eyes?
Today’s best mascara and eyeliner are meant to last. And last. They can be tough to remove. Even with specially formulated eye-makeup remover, many women find themselves scrubbing and rubbing their lashes and lids. Vigorous makeup removal stretches and pulls the skin. Did you know that eyelid skin is the thinnest of any skin on your body? Micro-damage doesn’t show up right away, but over time, broken capillaries, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin result.
If you suffer from allergies, you may be tempted to rub itchy eyes.
The fix: Use an oil-based makeup remover and take great care not to pull the skin when cleansing. If your makeup is tough to remove, consider switching to a water-soluble product. Use soothing eye drops for relief from irritation.
Are you hydrating your eyelids?
Have you ever noticed how many tiny bottles of concentrated eye serums line drugstore and beauty salon shelves? While some people have a skincare regimen consisting of several products, others still don’t apply more than soap and water to their skin. When you’re young and collagen levels are high, you may get away with relying on natural hydration and elasticity. However, after the age of 30, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid levels start to diminish. Natural desquamation slows down too, leading to dull, wrinkled, and dry skin. An excellent eye cream may be the most crucial component of your daily anti-ageing routine.
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Are you using a targeted eye cream?
If dark circles or sun spots are your problem, surgery won’t be much help. Which products are best to prevent eye-ageing and reduce the need for eyelid surgery in Toronto? If you want to combat the early signs of aging, you’ll benefit from a retinol formula and other antioxidants. Water-based hydration is always a good idea to keep skin supple and elastic. There are light, quick-absorbing options, and many of them contain the hyaluronic acid that you’re missing.
Natural skin-brightening creams contain vitamin C, kojic acid, or niacinamide. The oxidation process that visibly ages skin can be neutralized with antioxidants. Peptides, retinol, and ceramides also thicken and strengthen skin layers, which helps hide underlying capillaries and reduce eye bags. Vitamin K, caffeine, and arnica are common ingredients in eye creams designed to reduce puffiness or discoloration.
How’s your diet?
While solutions to facial ageing are sometimes surgical, you can always improve your diet first. Whether you want optimal eyelid surgery recovery and long-term, vibrant results or you want to regain a healthy glow and tone without surgery, there are steps that everyone can take to improve skin health from the inside out.
Ensure that your diet is rich in skin-beautifying nutrients. Plenty of healthy fats and oils, protein, and green veggies are naturally loaded with what your skin needs. You can supplement with a high-quality B-complex, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Collagen-boosting supplements and bone broth are good additions to the diet that create noticeable complexion improvements.
How are you applying eye products?
Did you know that daily rough handling of eyelid skin can lead to unwanted sagging and fast-track you to eyelid surgery?
Applying eye cream in a way that helps instead of harms takes a little extra care. Use your ring fingers, as they are known to be the weakest on your hands. Apply a tiny amount of the product in dots and dab them with a patting motion until it is blended in. Do not pull or drag the product across the eyes. The same goes for concealers and foundation or eyeshadow. If you’re dragging the eyelid skin while applying them, you could be contributing to sagging.
Are you retaining fluid, or do you need eyelid surgery?
Various health changes and medication side effects contribute to water retention and a puffy appearance. Talk to your doctor if you suddenly note puffy eyes with no explanation.
Cut back on salty foods and alcohol, as they are common culprits behind eye and face inflammation. Be sure to drink plenty of water, as it helps flush out your system. If your puffy eye bags disappear throughout the day, your issue is likely a health and lifestyle one, rather than permanent, genetic eye bags. If hooded or puffy eyes run in your family, blepharoplasty may be right for you.
Are you overplucking your brows?
Not only does the constant tension of tweezing stretch upper eyelid skin, but the aesthetic result can be a heavy, aged-lid look that you don’t want. You may need fuller, youthful eyebrows rather than blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). With age and a lack of essential nutrients, all the hair on your body will thin eventually and may fall out. That includes eyebrow hair, and that’s why sparse, pencil-thin eyebrows might make you look older. Today there are numerous eyebrow enhancers and thickening products that people can apply to help grow brows in. If you’re unable to regrow them, consider microblading or even an eyebrow transplant. The lush new growth brings balance to the face and does wonders to frame the eyes.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cory Torgerson
Dr. Torgerson is an experienced eyelid surgery specialist in Toronto’s vibrant downtown core. Whether you need the lifted, rested revitalization that eyelid surgery offers or non-surgical solutions to smooth and brighten your eye area, he’ll be pleased to help. During your consultation, you can consider numerous options and find the one that best suits your needs.
We look forward to helping you reveal a look that you love.
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