Are You Tired of Looking Tired? Those dark circles under your eyes make you look old and worn out. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why these develop and unless it’s just from short-term lack of sleep, they’re hard to get rid of….
Protect your skin. The first rule of thumb: Prevent the damage. The best thing to do to protect your skin is prevention. The sun is enemy number one, so you need to wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor, or SPF, of 30 or higher whenever you’re outside. You also should wear long-sleeved shirts and pants. Protect your face and neck with wide-brimmed hats, your eyes with sunglasses with UV coating. Dryness is enemy number two, making lines seem more noticeable, so choose a moisturizer made for your skin type and use it regularly to keep skin supple.
Reveal fresher skin. Dermatologists use various methods to remove the top layer of skin and expose new skin. These procedures can help tighten the skin and diminish fine lines and brown spots. By exfoliating that top layer, you’re allowing the moisturizers and other products we use to penetrate deeper and work better. Procedures include:
- Chemical peel solutions to loosen and slough away the top layer of skin
- Laser skin resurfacing to vaporize the surface skin
- Microdermabrasion that sprays tiny particles to strip away topmost skin cells
You have many options available to create younger-looking skin. Factors including cost and the recovery time associated with procedures like peels will help you decide on your best course of action.