Wednesday, 12 February 2014

**Let your Eyes do the Talking**

Skin Deep – February 2014
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘How to make your Eyes your Best Feature’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘How to Tone and Tighten your Skin’.


The skin around the eyes is delicate and thinner than other areas of the face, hence it needs specific care to look and feel great. Healthy skin with no dark circles or fine lines can highlight the eyes and make them really shine, and even twinkle! Because the skin is thinner in this area though, it tends to make dark circles, fine lines and blood vessels more apparent and this can really age a person’s face. Some creams can irritate the eyes, making them water and redden. This can also give a premature ageing effect.

The best clinical treatments for this delicate area use radio-frequency (RF) as this can be applied close to the orbital bone (unlike pulsed light treatments) and can really lift and tighten the area above and below the eye. Post-treatment products which are designed to strengthen and fortify the skin’s barrier can prolong the effects of RF and maximise the visible results. The best products absorb into the area giving a smoothing and lifting sensation, which is great under make-up and prevents it ‘sitting in the creases’ of the skin which can draw someone’s eye to the area and make even the most expensive make-up, look powdery and unskilfully applied. The best products on the market have been dermatologically proven to reduce the appearance of periocular (eye area) wrinkles by up to 50%. The products tend to contain botanical extracts that protect the keratin in the skin, clean pores and inhibit inflammation. They will nourish the skin with natural emollients and have a decreased essential oil content to prevent irritation. These fantastic new products simultaneously reduce any visible ‘puffiness’, so what are you waiting for, wake up and look fabulous tomorrow.