Archive for September, 2009

Eye Care, Should You?

The number one dermal issue I’m asked to help solve is how to properly care for the skin around eyes so as to avoid fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. And it’s no wonder why this is such a hot topic – this problem area can age us far beyond our years!  In order to create a skin care routine as well as identify ingredients that will address the problem, one must understand what actually causes these eye conditions. To give you a better understanding of how I approach eye care, this blog will be touch on both the pharmaceutical side and skin maintenance.

As I said before, to address the problem you must identify its source. Some are a quick fix and others require a little more effort, but it’s worth the energy if it’s going to take years off of those eyes.  Here are the most common culprits and a few tips on how to care for them.

Allergies – Could the issue be related to an allergy? If you think this may be the driving force, enlist the help of your physician to ID the allergen. Next, consult your physician or pharmacist on which OTC antihistamine to take and how to use it properly.

Multi-Vitamins - Most people are deficient in B12 and folic acid due to poor dietary choices. Supplement your diet with a daily multi-vitamin.

Sleep Deprivation – Simple! Get some sleep.

Eye Rubbing - Rubbing the delicate skin around the eye can irritate the skin and break tiny capillaries, causing both puffiness and discoloration.  TIP: When applying products or drying the skin around your eyes pat and dab NEVER rub.

Heredity – You can’t change your DNA but you can help it by using the right products and techniques for your skin type. See below…

SKIN1 by Dr Gram TM Eye Rescue is specifically designed with a unique blend of ingredients to revitalize the skin around the eyes and decrease puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Here are the key ingredients and how they get the job done:

Rutin – Eye Rescue is the first skin care product to utilize Rutin, a powerful antioxidant that stabilizes Vitamin C, strengthens capillaries and collagen elastin, and chelates metals from the skin to dramatically reduce dark circles and puffiness. By reproducing stem cells from Buckwheat, the most powerful source of Rutin, I’ve created a natural version that doesn’t oxidize, the reason why it has never been used.

Vitamin K – This ingredient is a vaso-constrictor that contracts capillaries to push the blood out so the dark circles disappear.

Nutra-Vit Complex – The signature Nutra-VÎt ComplexTM works synergistically with botanical extracts to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and decrease discoloration. It is also a super antioxidant that aids in the skin’s natural recovery from environmental damage.

The above tools should be enough to assist you with properly caring for those eyes, but if you still have questions I’d be happy to assist you so please be sure to post them below.  Once again, put your skin first!