Taking Care Of The Skin Near Your Eyes

Taking good care of the skin near your eyes can keep you from looking tired and stressed. It can also help you avoid wrinkles and noticeable signs of aging. The following tips can help you look young and refreshed.

Makeup Tips

The following makeup tips can help you keep the thinner, fragile skin near your eyes healthier:

  • Be very gentle when applying makeup near your eyes: Avoid pushing to hard or pulling on the skin. In most cases, it is best to use a brush to apply the makeup, but if you do use your hands, use your ring finger, since you’re likely to apply less pressure with that finger than your index or middle finger.
  • Always remove your makeup at night: Leaving your makeup on while you sleep can lead to skin irritation, breakouts, and infection. Once again it is important to be gentle. When you’re washing makeup off near your eyes, use a soft cloth, cleanser, or petroleum jelly.
  • Replace your eye makeup every 3 months: Germs that build up in your makeup can harm your eyes and the nearby skin. In most cases you should replace mascara, concealer, eye liner, and eye shadow approximately 3 months after you open them.

Lifestyle Tips

  • Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption, since they can dry out your skin. Instead, drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Make sleep a priority. Without enough sleep, you’re likely to have bloodshot itchy eyes. You’re also more likely to wake up with dark circles and puffiness around your eyes. This can make you look tired, stressed, and old.

Cosmetic Treatments

Cosmetic treatments can also help you protect the skin near your eyes. The simplest option is eye cream with the nutrients needed to protect the thin, fragile skin around your eyes. In most cases you should invest in special eye cream in addition to your regular face moisturizer.

Botox is another cosmetic treatment that can help improve the skin around your eyes. It can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet that make you look older.

As you age, the skin around your eyes is more likely to droop and sag. Sagging skin on your eyelids could interfere with vision, and bagginess under the eyes can make you look old and tired even when you’re well rested. Blepharoplasty is an option for removing the excess skin and giving you younger looking, more open eyes. Schedule a consultation at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery to learn more.

Is Liposuction Right For You?

Liposuction can help you get the slimmer, sexier body you’ve always wanted. Keep reading to learn more about how it works and find out if it is a good option for you.

How does liposuction work?

uses small incisions and a vacuum shaped like a small wand to remove unwanted pockets of fat on specific areas of the body. One of the most common types of liposuction is tumescent liposuction. This type of liposuction uses a special mixture of adrenaline and anesthetic to numb the target area, control bleeding, and react with the fat inside your body to make it easier to remove.


Liposuction is often used to remove fat from the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and arms. In some cases it can also be used on smaller areas of the body like the neck. The procedure takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on the area being treated.

What should you do to prepare for the procedure?

The most important part of preparing for the procedure is following your surgeon’s specific instructions. In general the following tips can help you prepare:

  • Stop smoking for at least two weeks before the procedure and do your best to quit completely.
  • Stop taking pain medications that act as blood thinners such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Naprosyn.
  • Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum in the days leading up to and following the surgery.
  • Drink plenty of fluids the day before the surgery.
  • Make arrangements for someone to drive you home on the day of the procedure.
  • Fill your prescriptions ahead of time so that you can rest and relax while you heal.

What should you expect afterward?

Liposuction is not incredibly invasive, but it does require some recovery time. You may experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the days following the procedure. In the days following the procedure some fluid may drain from the small incisions but this is normal.

While patients need to avoid strenuous activities for up to 6 weeks, you may be able to return to normal daily activities much sooner. Your doctor can help you determine when you can resume activities and help you speed up the recovery process.

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

If you are at a healthy, stable weight, but have unwanted pockets of stubborn fat that are frustrating you and detracting from your appearance, liposuction may be a great solution. Schedule a consultation at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery to learn more.