Puffy eyes can be caused by seasonal allergies, colds, sinus infections, fluid retention, hormone changes, blepharitis, stress, lack of sleep, or the consumption of excessive alcohol or salt. Dark circles can be caused by genetics, stress, fatigue, consumption of alcohol, or pigmentary issues. Fine lines around the eye area can be caused by aging, sun damage, squinting, smiling and smoking. Regardless of the cause for these eye issues, there are things that everyone should be doing to keep their eyes looking their best. While there are some tips out there for reducing these problems (such as change in diet and sleeping position, the use of cucumbers, spoons and tea bags, etc.) there are real steps that should to be taken for TRUE results.

New scientific research has shown the cause of severe dark eye circles to be broken capillaries that have leaked hemoglobin, creating a red-blue pigment deposit under the eyes. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi Spa, located at 5368 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758, 516.798.0200; (www.lotuslasertreatments.com) offers an amazing eye treatment as an add-on service to facials -this five step treatment includes High Frequency. High frequency creates a circulation rush in the eye area and is extremely effective at fading dark under eye circles resulting in a fresher, brighter, more youthful looking appearance. In addition, the pulsating “oxygenation” action produced by the high frequency current aids in lymphatic drainage and disperses excess fluid while increasing blood circulation. The result is a reduction in the appearance of congested, tired, puffy eyes.

Using the appropriate products on your eyes is key to achieving the results you desire. SkinCeuticals offers a variety of incredible eye treatments, including A.G.E. Eye Complex, AOX+ Eye Gel, Eye Balm, and Eye Cream. These products aim to firm, diminish dark circles, puffiness & effects of glycation, and combat photoaging and signs of fatigue. Buyer Beware: purchase these products from authorized partners with SkinCeuticals only, such as Lotus Skin Care Center and Medi Spa (www.lotuslasertreatments.com). You may find a list of authorized dealers on the SkinCeuticals website (http://www.skinceuticals.com/_us/_en/members/locate_professional.aspx). Sources that are NOT on this list are dispensing products that are expired or counterfeit!

Sunscreen is the crucial last step to taking care of your eyes. The eye area is often overlooked when applying sunscreen. However, it is important to know that the eyelid region is one of the most common sites for nonmelanoma skin cancers! In fact, skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, account for five to 10 percent of all skin cancers. Ninety five percent of these tumors are basal cell carcinomas or squamous cell carcinomas. Lotus Skin Care Center & Medi-Spa (http://www.lotuslasertreatments.com) recommends SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50. This ophthalmologist-tested sunscreen defends, enhances, and optimizes the entire eye area, including the eye lid. Specifically formulated for the unique structure of the thinner and more sensitive skin around the eye, Physical Eye UV Defense provides broad spectrum SPF 50 protection without migrating into and irritating the eyes. A unifying tint enhances skin tone while ceramides nourish, creating a smooth, optimal canvas for makeup application. Once again, Buyer Beware: purchase these products from authorized partners with SkinCeuticals only, such as Lotus Skin Care Center and Medi Spa (www.lotuslasertreatments.com). You may find a list of authorized dealers on the SkinCeuticals website (http://www.skinceuticals.com/_us/_en/members/locate_professional.aspx). Sources that are NOT on this list are dispensing products that are expired or counterfeit! *Also important: Wear sunglasses. It will protect skin around the eyes from sun damage, and further keep you from squinting (which results in fine lines).

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