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How to Combat Dry Skin Under Your Eyes

eye careUnfortunately, we are in the thick of winter, and although spring is just around the corner, you still have to bundle up for at least another month or two. As one of the worst parts about winter, the skin on your face and body can dry out and start to itch. Specifically, the skin around your eyes. Luckily, with these few tips from Dr. Daniel Tresley, you can restore the moisture back to the skin around your eyes and help combat wrinkles while doing so. Read on to learn more.

Cucumbers

You may have thought that the cucumbers your facialist places on your eyes are for a snack, but those cucumbers are doing wonders for the skin under and around your eyes. Containing both ascorbic and caffeic acid, cucumbers help to bring in moisture to these dry areas— leaving you feeling more restored than ever.

Eye Serum

An eye serum is a lightweight gel-like lotion that is designed specifically for the skin under your eyes. Because the skin around your eyes is particularly delicate and sensitive, eye serums are created with those concerns in mind. Use an eye serum both morning and night to help lock in the moisture, get rid of circles under your eyes, and combat fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, some people say that if you put on a serum over your eyeshadow, it will help give you a natural looking glow.

Drink More Water

One of the easiest and most natural ways of helping deal with dry skin around your eyes is to drink more water throughout the day. The more hydrated your body is, the more hydrated your skin will be— meaning that you can get rid of that chapped skin feeling.

Restoring the moisture to the skin around and under your eyes is relatively simple. By using cucumbers, an eye serum, and drinking more water, you can combat the curse of winter once and for all. To learn more about how you can take better care of your eyes, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!

 

 

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How to Protect Your Eyes Against Wrinkles While You Sleep

wrinkle treatmentIf you have been dreaming of Mr. Sandman all day long— you’re not alone. When it comes to getting your beauty rest, if you simply don’t get enough on a regular basis, more sleep is likely all that you dream of. Getting about eight hours of sleep every night will help your body recuperate and fight off illnesses; it will also help your skin rejuvenate itself and stay healthy. To help you protect your eyes against wrinkles while you sleep, we have created a brief guide. Read on to learn more.

Eye Cream

You’ve heard of face cream and foot cream, but have you ever tried eye cream? Designed with a gentle formula and your eyes in mind, eye cream works to lock in the moisture under your eyes both during the day and at night. As one of the most sensitive parts of your face, the skin under your eyes often gets neglected and can dry out. However, by wearing an eye cream to bed every night, you can lock in the moisture and help fight against wrinkles.

Satin Pillowcases

It may sound a bit lavish and extreme, but did you know that by sleeping on a satin pillowcase every night you can help protect your eyes from forming wrinkles around them. By sleeping on a cloth pillowcase, it can wrinkle which can cause wrinkles on your skin. However, by resting on a smooth, satin pillowcase every night, you won’t have to worry about the fabric wrinkling and causing you skin damage.

Clean Pillowcases

Your pillowcase is notorious for harboring oils and bacteria that can cause you to breakout and even form wrinkles. When oils from your head rub off onto your pillowcase, that same oil can spread to your face. To protect your skin from these skin problems, you should be switching out your pillowcase every few days— the cleaner your pillowcase is, the better condition your skin will be in.

Taking good care of the skin under and around your eyes is as simple as wearing an eye cream to bed, and sleeping on clean, satin pillowcases every night. If you would like to learn more about how you can take better care of the skin around your eyes, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!

 

 

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How to Tell It’s Not Just Your Vision

istock_4690025_smallAging can sometimes feel like a guessing game— you’re gaining weight, is it because of aging? You’re more tired, is it because of aging? You are having a hard time seeing, is it because of aging? And although the answer to the above questions can most likely be attributed to aging, when it comes to things such as your vision, is it simply caused by aging or is it something else that is causing you to not be able to see as well? Read on to learn more.

How to Tell If It Is Your Vision
As you age, it can be hard to tell if your vision is simply deteriorating because you’re aging or you’re just having a harder time focusing because you’re just more tired. There are a few ways that you can tell if it is your vision that is causing you difficulty including:

  • Extreme fatigue: when you are suffering from vision problems and your eyes are constantly trying to focus, it can place an undue amount of strain on your eyes causing them to feel heavy and fatigued.
  • Blurred Vision: Is your vision blurry when you are either trying to see an object in front of you or far away? This is another large indication that you are suffering from vision problems and that you need glasses or contacts.
  • Headaches: Are you suffering from more headaches now than you used to? Similar to the strain placed on your eyes that causes you to feel fatigued, this same strain can cause you to experience headaches.

How to Tell If It’s Old Age
As a condition that Daniel Tresley specializes in, Ptosis is a condition that causes your eyelids to become droopy which can often be mistaken for vision problems. However, unlike actual vision problems, Ptosis is a condition that if left untreated, it can cause your eyelids to droop so far that it can be difficult to see as clearly. Luckily, with ptosis surgery, Dr. Tresley can raise the eyelid back to its natural position by reattaching the muscle properly to where it should be.

Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between vision problems and Ptosis. If you are having a hard time distinguishing between the two, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley in order to schedule a consultation.

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The 411 on Ectropion

ectropion treatment

As you age, your skin starts to lose elasticity and can even begin to sag in places that you didn’t know it could— including both your upper and lower eyelid. Usually affecting the lower part of the eyelid, ectropion is when there is a sagging and outward turning of the eyelid which can make everyday things like seeing or even applying makeup to the lower part of the eye to become a bit more difficult. If you suffer from ectropion, Dr. Daniel Tresley can help you to get your vision back and literally see the best results possible. Read on to learn more.

How Is It Caused?
As mentioned above, ectropion is a condition that is primarily caused by old age and the loss of elasticity in the skin and eye muscles. However, there are other contributing factors such as:

  • previous trauma
  • previous surgery
  • burns
  • skin cancers
  • nerve palsies

What are the symptoms?
Ectropion isn’t just a condition that can make your appearance look a little less than attractive, but it is also a condition that can cause things like watery eyes, irritation, redness, inflammation, and the caking and crusting around the eyelids.

What are the treatments?
There are two different types of treatment options that Dr. Tresley may recommend. The first is eyedrops and the second is a surgical procedure. Dr. Daniel Tresley specializes in this type of surgery and can help to restore your vision and overall appearance back to normal in no time. During the surgical procedure, Dr. Daniel Tresley will tighten the eyelid muscles in order to restore the eyelid to its normal position. Ectropion surgery involves tightening the muscles of the eyelid and its attachment to restore the eyelid to its more normal position.

If you are suffering from ectropion, Dr. Daniel Tresley can help restore your eye and appearance in no time. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today and one of our specialists will help you out.

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Your Eyes Needs Sun Protection Too!

Much has been said and written about how crucial it is to protect your skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The eyes are often overlooked. It’s just as important to shield your eyes from intense sun exposure as it is to protect the skin.

Several studies have found a link between accumulated sun exposure and an increased risk of eye problems late ineye care life. This 2003 study found a strong positive association between occupational sun exposure during the younger years and the occurrence of nuclear cataracts later in life. Eyelid cancer has also been linked to sun exposure.

It’s also possible for sun exposure to result in short-term eye damage. Common examples include photokeratitis (also known as sunburned eye) and photoconjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva).

Aside from direct sun exposure, reflected UV radiation is equally dangerous. Fresh snow reflects as much as 80 percent of UV radiation; sea foam 25 percent, dry sand 15 percent; and water, soil, and grass 10 percent.

Sunglasses to the rescue!

Sunglasses are your first line of defense in sun protection. But not all types of sunglasses are created equal. The ideal sunglasses for ultimate sun protection should limit exposure to no more than 1 percent of UVA and UVB rays, with the glasses blocking 99 percent of the rays. Additionally, look for wraparound glasses that completely cover the eyes and protect the sides as well. Darker lenses may be helpful for individuals who are extremely light sensitive. If sunglasses are not your thing, contact lenses offering UV protection are an excellent alternative.

Would you like to learn more how to protect your eyes from the sun? Call 847.291.6900 to set up an appointment today.

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