Every so often I wake up with a bad case of puffy eyes. If I indulge in salt (think sushi or pretzels or a salt-rimmed margarita) chances are almost 100% that I’ll wake up with a puffy right eye the next morning. I don’t know why it affects one eye and not the other, but short of a side-swept eye-covering hairstyle a la Veronica Lake, I’d usually just ride it out the next day and let it dissipate on its own. I thought there wasn’t much I could do, until I realized there’s actually a lot I can do and pledged to be more proactive about it.
The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and delicate making it the first place on your face to reveal signs of water retention, aging and fatigue. P
I’ve spent many a crisp, cool day curled up on the couch with a cup of hot tea, a cozy blanket and a good book. It’s the best way I know to bring a sense of calm to an otherwise hectic day. Besides soothing my senses, sipping a cup of tea has many therapeutic benefits including antioxidant protection, anti-inflammatory properties, anti-aging benefits and the polyphenols in tea are even believed to have anti-carcinogenic properties.
For centuries, tea has also been used for beauty purposes and is still used in many a home remedy. You can use it to de-puff eyes, add shine to the hair and as a skin soother, but if you’re less the DIY type and more the OTC type you can still get your daily in
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His new book, The Art of Skin Health Restoration and Rejuvenation (CRC Medical 2014) is a comprehensive review of Dr. Obagi’s renowned skin care regimens and his techniques for revitalizing skin. Fully demonstrated and explained are Dr. Obagi’s skin peels and his approach to correcting sun damage, control of the p
Unless you’re a raccoon or a panda bear–and we’re willing to bet it all that you’re not–dark circles are anything but cute. They make you look tired, haggard and older than you actually are.
You don’t have to be sleep-deprived to have dark circles. Washington, DC based, board certified dermatologist, Cheryl Burgess, MD, FAAD says “those with seasonal allergies, eczema and lighter-skinned complexions are more prone to dark circles,” but they can happen to anyone.
With aging there is loss of bony structure around the eye area. This can cause concavities of the skin which absorb light creating shadowing and darkness.
Visibly prominent blood vessels under the skin are caused by red b