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Natural Way To Hydrate Skin Around The Eyes
Nourishing creams: First, try not to dehydrate the skin by excessive washing with soaps, or by prolonged exposure to wind. Avoid irritating soaps with perfumes or deodarants. Second, select skin moisturizers without perfumes. Simple sunstances that work often have vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel, or other gentle oils. Aquaphor and vaseline can decrease skin breakdown from dehydration as well. ...Read more
Cream is better: The purpose of emollients (creams and lotions) is to help maintain the hydration of the skin. Both lotions and creams contain water and oils (lipids), but they differ on the amounts. Lotions have more water, less oil, but creams have the opposite composition. The water hydrates, but the oil keeps the water in the skin. Without oil, the water would just evaporate off. Use creams. ...Read more
Aloe vera, oils: Skin is a barriers that breaks down when it is dry. Application of aquaphor or vaseline, as light layers, minimize drying from too much water or wind. There are many effective creams, but the best have oils such as vitamin e, camomille, sesame oil, or gels such as aloe vera. Avoid perfumes in products which alter the pH and decrease efficacy of ingredients. Io. ...Read more
10-15 black dots appeared in both eyes for about 8-10sec not lightheaded was well hydrated did not stand quickly dots size of thumbtack head 17yr girl?
Loose skin in lower cheeks and under eyes just at an age of 21, what should I do. I can't afford laser treatment, what are the natural alternatives?
Doesn't make sense.: At your age, unless you have underlying medical issues you should not have age-related facial changes. If you feel like you have abnormal skin, see a dermatologist. If you smoke, stop- this will age you prematurely. My suggestion is that if you choose to see a cosmetic surgeon, see a busy one with a good reputation who won't be tempted to offer you a procedure you won't need. ...Read more
How to get rid of excess skin on upper eyelids? Any eye masks that can help? No surgery please. Natural treatments?
Excess lid skin: Send photo to see how extensive it is. Some topical treatments help temporarily. ...Read more
My skin in both eye contours looks bruised and a vein is visible under left eye. Will thickening skin with 1% retinol restore a natural colour?
Not likely: Discoloration in the lower eyelids is genetic in some individuals, related to lack of sleep in others and related to chronic nasal allergies. Review your lifestyle. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food. Get a good night sleep, exercise and move through the day, and eat wholesome unprocessed food with fresh vegetables, high quality protein, anti-inflammatory whole grains, and fresh fruits. ...Read more
Is evening primrose oil safe on skin? Want a natural eye cream. I have been using coconut oil and shea butter but heard it could help with lines.
Vit C or vit k: Check out eye creams with vit c or vit k. ...Read more
possibly have Seborrheic, red raised skin blotchy patches & white scale or dandruff flaking in eye brows face ears. Looking for natural cures?
Scrub: Suggest you wash face with ivory soap and abrade skin gently with a facial scrub pad. ...Read more
Lots of options: There is no one best option. What you want to use is an artificial tear drop or, if the condition is more severe, gel. The types with "get the red out" medicine I advise against. In mild dry eye, I usually recommend a 3 times a day schedule, regardless of symptoms. If that isn't sufficient, you can increase it. Persistent symptoms despite frequent use should prompt a visit to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Lightheaded after hard exercise? Have to close my eyes for a minute or so until its better but why? I'm fully hydrated and not anemic.17.im an athlete
Blood pressure: You are 17. Hard exercise makes you light headed. You close your eyes to cure. For one week you should try to double the hydration amount. If still light headed try bending down not closing eyes. Also see your doctor to check your hemoglobin, anemia is relative. Last your blood pressure may be low as a young girl as you exercise it may get too low and you'll need physician supervision. ...Read more
6 year old son had tonsils & adenoids removed 4 days ago have noticed when he sleeps 1 or both eyes don't fully close normal? Donsent seem to want to eat and when I fed him soap he threw it up but does stay hydrated.
I am very well hydrated. But for the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. Why?
Possible causes of: Thick saliva includes dehydration from antidepressants, dry mouth, genetics-cystic fibrosis or allergic reactions. Gritty eyes and mucus mixed with blood are due to dryness. In the meantime, you need to hydrate yourself and consult with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
50 yrs; fever (100+) and chills, runny nose, cough, tired, watery eyes, stuffy. Since sunday. "dr: virus, hydrate and rest. Should I go to ER tonite?
Not Emergency: No. Absolutely not. You are engaged in health care. You are not dying. You have no life threatening symptoms. You have a standard viral illness. The only concern I have is a persistent fever. Your physician should be informed soon if the fever does not improve. But that is primary care medicine not emergency medicine. ...Read more
Xanthelasma: Xanthelasma is a sharply demarcated yellowish deposit of fat underneath the skin, usually on or around the eyelids. While they are neither harmful nor painful, these minor growths may be disfiguring and can be removed. ...Read more
Dryness with flaking skin around the eyes could be related to excema or ocular allergies if you are rubbing your eyes frequently. Or a localized dry area could be a sign of an early skin cancer.
I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist for a evaluation. Additional be careful with applying any cream too close to the eye as this can cause eye irritation. ...Read more
Variable: 10% Vitamin C cream has been shown to help. We currently offer microneedling with platelet rich plasma for this problem. Do not let anyone use filler or Botox in this area. Platelet Rich Plasma will rejuvenate this skin and can be combined with an entire facial treatment using PRP. ...Read more
As often as needed: Often you can tell if an application is needed because the area will feel tight, your eyes will burn, or there will be flaking. Sometimes this may happen several times a day. ...Read more
Not possible: There is no way to thicken the skin but there are cosmetics that can cover the area and allergy treatment may help this as well. ...Read more
Moisturize: Use a bland skin moisturizer twice a day. ...Read more
More info needed: For this type of issue, you should see a doctor. It may be as simple as allergies. ...Read more
Hi doc, I live in south africa, actually my 4 years old son got red n dry skin around the eyes from one week. He always rub his eyes. Plz help. Thx.
Can threading or waxing eyebrows repeatedly for many years cause wrinkles or sagging skin around the eyes?
Red dry itchy skin around the eyes primarily the inner corners closer to the nose what could it be it won't go away and she's had it for weeks??
I have red, burning puffy skin under the eyes. It feels so tender and raw. I am sure this is due to allergies as I also sneeze constantly, but the itchy burning eyes are the most intolerable! What can I do to soothe the burning skin around the eyes?
See a dermatologist: What you are describing is eczema of the skin under the eyes. It could be cured with a little topical steroid over the red area and not in the eye. You can try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream, rub over red area twice daily for maximum one week. If not resolved you must see a dermatologist or an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Is there any way to help my head feel better? I can't close my eyes and go to sleep no matter what I try.
See sleep specialist: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body (high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. A leading cause of fatal car accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Your body is telling you that you need help. ...Read more
I want to know if there's a way to prevent that sagging skin? Why does it happen for me just under the eyes?
Dermatochalasis: Is an age-related condition in which the eyelid skin and underlying muscles become stretched out and sag. This tends to run in families. It is not damaging to the eyes, but there is no medical treatment for this. Some people have surgical removal of this excess tissue. The procedure is called a blepharoplasty. ...Read more
My daughter is 29yrs old, she has dark yellowing on the skin all the way around her eyes only nowhere else on her body and its getting darker. Why?
Maybe jaundice: I would expect the whites of the eyes to get yellow with jaundice. As I read you post, the yellow discoloration is on the skin around the eyes. I would recommend that you daughter see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Will an eye lift procedure make a big difference in the elasticity of the skin around my eyes? I have finally accepted the fact that a surgical procedure is the only way to correct the effects of age and sun damage on my eyes. Will an eye lift improve som
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, doesn't really change the elasticity of the eyelid skin itself. It can involve removing excess skin and repositioning or removing excess eyelid fat.
To change the skin itself topical medications and/or resurfacing may be options. ...Read more
Skin: Drink water and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Limit your intake of sugary and fatty foods. ...Read more
Please elaborate?: Eyes should be in your head! When lying down the fat pads cushion the orbits so the eyes can do this easily. That's normal. Not sure under what condition you are referring to other than physiological normal state? ...Read more
Copiously rinse: If you have splashed bleach into your eyes and on your surrounding skin, rinse your eyes & face with water asap. You should also have someone take you to an urgent care clinic to have eyes evaluated. A pH of your tears will be tested & more Normal saline rinse (Morgan lens) will likely occur. Proper treatment & follow up will be provided. Bleach is a very alkaline product & can cause severe burns. ...Read more