Archive for July, 2010

Eye Care for Men 101

What is the first thing you see when you look in the mirror in the morning? Dark, puffy circles under your eyes or the beginning of crows feet?  With Dr. Gram’s eye care tips your worries are over. But before Dr. Gram tells you how to prevent those tired looking eyes, it is important to learn the science behind eye care.

Why is the skin around the eye so delicate?

The skin around the eye is very thin.  Since there are no oil glands in the skin around your eyes to help keep it moisturized, the fine lines and wrinkles show up sooner than they do other places on your face.  Dark circles come from exhausted capillaries under the eyes that leak and lead to darkness. In addition, this can be the cause of puffiness under your eyes.

Let’s take a look at the eye care hurdles we face, as well as the solutions to the issues…

DARK CIRCLES
Dark circles can be the result of one of the following: lack of sleep, dehydration, smoking, heavy drinking or aging. While you can’t control the aging or hereditary factors, men can beat the dark circle syndrome by getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night, drinking 7-8 glasses of water per day and avoiding smoking or being around those who smoke. In addition, you should always use Eye Rescue both morning and night. GRAM Skincare’s Eye Rescue contains Vitamin K and Rutin which work together to reduce dark circles.

PUFFINESS
Typically, puffy eyes are from lack of sleep, allergic reactions or fluid retention/dehydration. To avoid such baggage, some easy solutions include getting proper sleep and drinking water.  Vitamin C is a great ingredient to combat puffy eyes. Also, the ingredients in my patented Nutra-Vit Complex help to reduce puffiness.

AGING
As you already know, the skin around your eyes is delicate and thin, and as a result, fine lines and wrinkles show up faster. Another point to make is that as we get older, our collagen and elastin production decreases. Collagen and elastin are the ingredients that keep the skin tight and firm.  Using GRAM Skincare Eye Rescue will help keep eyes looking youthful because of my Nutra-Vit Complex which has Vitamin E, Glucosamine, and Niacinamide.  These three ingredients work synergistically to build more collagen and elastin so the windows to the soul stay young longer.

TAKE NOTE…

Now that we’ve addressed the most common issues and why they occur, it is necessary to note that applying eye products must be done properly to ensure you are taking care of the skin around your eyes correctly. Applying eye care products is a technique like a golf swing.  The recommended technique is to lightly dap the product around your eye area from the outer margin to the inner margin.  Rubbing your eye like you pet your dog is not advised.  The skin is delicate and will wrinkle faster if you rub because you will break the collagen and elastin down faster.