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Puffy Eyes: What Can You Do?

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Jane Young | 3 comments

Puffy eyes - it seems like everyone we know has woken up with puffy, swollen eyes at one point. There are others who experience eye swelling only after a late night then gradually subsides as the day progresses. There are some unfortunate few that have it worse in the morning, and never goes away.

Because of this universal demand, nearly every skincare company manufactures products for occasional or chronic puffy eyes. What can you do to minimize its causes? Let’s explore further.

The Top 10 Culprits for Puffy Eyes

More often than not, puffy eyes are caused by allergic reaction, fluid retention, inflamed skin due to irritation, some fat pads distended on the eye area, or a combo of all these. The following are some of the causes of puffy eyes and some corrective measures you can do, aside from regular application of an eye serum, cream, or gel.

1. Diet - a high-salt diet and alcohol consumption causes water retention and makes the eye more puffy. In this case, puffiness can linger throughout the day. To resolve this moderate, or eliminate your alcohol consumption altogether, limit your intake of processed foods and sodium, and eat a diet of rich anti-inflammatory foods like salmon, vegetables, and fruits, and most of all, drink plenty of good o’l water. Small things, but can make a huge difference.

2. Sleep position - Avoid sleeping with your head flat, as it allows fluid to collect in the delicate eye tissues. While making sure your neck is getting proper support, sleep with your head slightly elevated to prevent fluid retention in your eye area. As you apply your eye gel before bedtime, use gentle, fingertip massage strokes to help distribute fluid around the eyes.

3. Contact lenses - these can cause swelling, irritation, and make you prone to eye irritation. For those needing vision correction, make sure that you are using the most comfortable lenses you can find. In addition, it would help if you follow your provider’s exact recommendations fro wear, cleansing, and disposal. Another helpful preventive step would be keeping your eyes well-lubricated at all times with the use of appropriate eye drops.

4. Allergies - exposure of the eyes to various allergens, either through the air or by rubbing your eyes with allergen-laced fingers, can cause puffiness that lasts. Avoid touching the eye area, as rubbing increases inflammation and pulls the skin - which results to sagging - all of which makes puffiness worse. If you are experiencing an allergy of sorts, consult with your physician about taking anti-allergy eye drops or an antihistamine to control your symptoms, which oftentimes include itchy, runny eyes. Applying a cool compress can do wonders too.

5. Makeup residue - when left overnight, makeup can cause irritation, which sure leads to puffy eyes! Make it a point to remove your makeup meticulously every night. Begin by using a fragrance-free and mild cleanser, then remove all the traces of makeup with a gentle make-up remover. Be sure not to pull or rub the skin around your eyes!

6. Dry skin - yes, dryness around the eye area can contribute to swelling and make them appear tired and wrinkled. A well-formulated moisturizer like YEOUTH’s L22 Anti-Aging Moisturizer can make a remarkable difference. After application, massage the eye area with YEOUTH’s Radiance Eye Gel. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Tripeptide which lifts and nourishes the eye area, you will surely wake up with refreshed eyes the following day. Don’t forget to put sunblock with SPF 25 or more during the day, rain or shine!

7. Irritants - exposure to various irritants will no doubt contribute to eye puffiness. Make sure that your skincare products or makeup (especially the ones you use on the eye area) do not contain irritants in any form. Avoid ingredients such as camphor, menthol, alcohol, or any kind of fragrance.

8. Crying - Did you just watch a tearjerker? Going through a rough patch? Puffiness is a direct result of crying. Why? The act of crying causes inflammation around the eye area. That irritation, coupled with the natural tendency to wipe and rub the eyes during the physical act of crying leads to puffiness. Just keep in mind that the longer you cry, the worse the puffiness will be.

9. Fat pads - there are some who have puffy eyes because of genetics. Normally, this is due to very large fat pads around the eyes or because the fat pads have pouched through the facial muscles and start to sag over time - typically called undereye bags. If such is the case, this can be successfully removed through cosmetic surgery.

10. Sun damage - yes, we can name a lot of reasons why you need to be extra diligent about protecting your skin from sun damage. It causes loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentataion. If you have puffy eyes, take extra precaution, as your eye area is more prone to the negative impact of unprotected sun exposure. Sun damage causes skin to lose its elasticity, which in turn lets more fluid to accumulate around the eyes. Be sure to apply sunscreen on a daily basis.

Ingredients that help decrease puffiness around the eye area

The skin around your eyes is very delicate, in fact, it is ten times thinner than the rest of the skin on your face. This means that it ages 35 times faster, so it’s crucial that you give it some TLC. Luckily, today’s new breed of eye products come with potent ingredients to help remedy the common eye woes like fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and hyperpigmentation. Here are the ingredients that you should look for when searching for the perfect eye product.

1. Tripeptides - these are the main building blocks of life and are found virtually in all your body’s tissues. Your body produces less of these as you age. Tripeptides are composed of a string of amino acids that are held together by bands of carbon and nitrogen. Proteins, the long amino acid chains, cannot penetrate your skin layers due to its huge molecular size, but tripeptides can, because they have a shorter chain length. Once inside your skin, these act as messengers that send out signals to your skin cell receptors, and tells them how to perform. They produce collagen, which has the power to lift skin.

2. Hyaluronic acid - we now know that dry skin contributes to puffiness. Hyaluronic acid has an exceptional ability to hold in moisture and by stimulating major components of skin cells to repair the building blocks of skin tissue. It is a water-attracting gel that works beautifully in skincare products, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles. With regular application of this essential hydrating ingredient, you will get visibly smoother, well-nourished skin.

3. Vitamin K – Mainly, vitamin K is responsible for preventing excessive bleeding in the body during an injury. To do this, vitamin K activates the blood-clotting proteins that can be found within the body. As a result, blood begins to coagulate or form clots rather than simply gush in its viscous state.

Given this, vitamin K has been known to be the best topical treatment for injuries. When it is applied on the skin, it penetrates deep into the pores of the skin, and works its magic on the damaged capillaries deep into the dermis.

The result? You have a skin that is able to quickly heal.

YEOUTH’s Radiance Eye Gel is  formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Tripeptide which lifts and nourishes the eye area. For more information, visit the YEOUTH website.

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Your Daily Skin Care Regimen, Step-by-Step

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Jane Young | 0 comments

Understanding the different skincare products, knowing how they work synergistically, their benefits to your skin, and the right order in which to use them can have a huge impact on your skin and is incredibly essential when choosing the best skincare regime for you. We have put together information to help you choose a Yeouth complete skincare routine, or so that you may custom-choose your own products based on your specific needs and what works best for you!

Your daily essentials

The following information contains key details on how each Yeouth product works, when’s the best time to apply them, what it does for your skin, and what results you can expect from each. With a complete beauty routine, some experimentation may be needed so you may find which method works best. Don’t worry, we’ll help you cut through the confusion and make sense of this!

1. Cleanser (Step 1)

What it does:

Rinsing your face is NOT washing. Choose a product that is gentle. A good cleanser will remove oil, debris, and makeup. Daytime cleansing, most especially is important. Our skin recovers overnight. This means that in the morning, excess emulsified sebum is present, and your skin will have more dead skin cells to slough off. This can’t be rinsed away with just water. You need a proper cleanser.

Why do you need it?

Washing your face with water alone is not sufficient to clean your face. Regular skin cleansing is essential to maintaining healthy skin. Our skin gets subjected to a lot of damaging factors like pollution and other irritants. daily washing will remove all the bacteria, viruses, pollutants, dead and old skin cells, and dirt. Cleansing also helps manage your skin’s PH levels, helping the skin maintain a good level of hydration. Furthermore, a clean face will allow products you use to work even better. Do this at least 2-3 times daily.

What can I expect?

With regular face washing, your skin will look and feel smoother, healthier, and ready to receive prime benefits from your facial regimen. Our skin ages daily, and the very simple act of facial washing is a wonderful way to mitigate the external factors linked to aging and stimulate the internal processes that combat aging. In addition, regular facial washing will help get rid of impurities to give your skin a fresh and radiant look. We don’t want our skin to be covered with a thick layer of dirt and grime, don’t we?

Yeouth’s recommends:

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

2. Toner (Step 2)

What it does:

Yeouth’s well-formulated toner is designed to soften, smoothen, and calm your skin, and prep it for our other products. Our Balancing Facial Toner contains skin-healing ingredients that will revitalize the skin after cleansing, helps heal skin cells, and restore the skin tone. It’s also great for reducing irritation and redness.

Why do you need it?

Toners restore your skin’s PH balance after cleansing. Skin can never get too much of nourishing ingredients - and your skin needs a range of ingredients to repair and restore itself after cleansing. Yeouth’s Balancing Facial Toner has skin-repairing ingredients which replenishes and hydrates the skin’s surface. It also helps with dry patches and redness.

What it contains:

* Hypoallergenic Chamomile Flower extract - Long been known for its antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities, this ingredient neutralizes free radicals in the skin; it has also been proven to be great for sensitive and acne-prone skin types.
* Allantoin – This ingredient has exceptional healing, soothing and moisturizing properties, locking in skin moisture and encouraging cell growth for healthy, glowing skin.
* Alcloxa - This soothing skin agent is able to penetrate deep into pores to help prevent acne, all for a beautiful blemish-free skin.

What can I expect?

With Yeouth’s Balancing Facial Toner, your skin will look smoother and feel softer, and any irritation and redness will be reduced. Toners are beneficial for helping tighten cell gaps after cleansing, hence, reducing the penetration of environmental contaminants and pollution into the skin. Everyday use will arm your skin what it needs to function in a healthier, and younger way. It will leave your skin refreshed and revitalized.

3. Vitamin C Day Serum (Step 3)

What it does:

Yeouth’s Vitamin C Day Serum is packed with antioxidants and other anti-aging key ingredients to shield your skin from environmental damage, which includes pollution and sun damage.

Why do you need it?

Vitamin C gives antioxidant protection, shielding your skin from damaging free radicals - these unwanted particles that promote premature aging. Think pollution and sun damage - these factors assault your skin daily, and this is where a quality topical vitamin C can help. Yeouth’s Vitamin C serum is also laden with nourishing key ingredients that helps boost a healthy collagen production. You’ll say hello to healthier, firmer skin with consistent use.

What it contains:

* Vitamin C - a nutrient that is vital to skin health, Vitamin C effectively protects the skin from free radicals, reviving aged and sun-damaged skin.
* Hyaluronic Acid - nourishes your skin with spring water-like hydration, keeping skin plump and smooth through its ability to bind and hold moisture in the skin's cells.
* Vitamin E - acting as your skin’s barrier from the harmful UV rays of the sun, this ingredient is able to give your skin the protection that it deserves, thus keeping it nourished and unaffected by free radicals and other harmful toxins.

What can I expect?

Immediately, your skin will look radiant and feel smoother. Vitamin C is a powerful tool in your anti-aging arsenal! When it comes to skin damage, dryness, wrinkles and fine lines, medical research is consistent in pointing to one therapeutic and preventive panacea: Vitamin C. Vitamin C's healing and restorative properties is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, which can hold moisture more effectively than any natural or artificial skin ingredient. The hyaluronic acid in the formulation works to provide skin with maximum hydration, leaving you with suppler skin. Tripeptide 31 improves skin resiliency and helps reduce dark spots.

4. Hyaluronic Acid Night Serum (Step 3)

What it does:

Yeouth’s deep-penetrating, medical-grade Hyaluronic Acid Serum is proven to be a simple yet highly effective way to achieve that young-looking skin without having to undergo any medical or clinical procedure.

Why do you need it?

Skin moisture drops significantly as we age, making the skin show signs of aging. Popular for being one of the most beneficial and potent biological ingredient ever discovered, Hyaluronic Acid Serum is an essential beauty and wellness product that keeps skin looking supple and young. Able to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid gives intense hydration to all the skin's layers, locking in moisture by providing protection to the skin's barriers.

What it contains:

* Vitamin C - a nutrient that is vital to skin health, Vitamin C effectively protects the skin from free radicals, reviving aged and sun-damaged skin.
* Hyaluronic Acid - nourishes your skin with a hydration like no other, keeping skin plump and smooth; hyaluronic acid does this by binding and holding moisture within the skin's cells itself.
* Tripeptide 31 – mimics the anti-aging properties of Retinoic Acid without the prescription or painful side effects. It is a safe alternative and provides excellent anti-aging benefits.

What can I expect?

Hyaluronic acid has the power to improve the skin’s moisture content; in fact its magic lies in its ability to hold moisture. Tripeptides, on the other had, are one of the most promising discoveries in the skincare world. The Tripeptides in the formulation is an anti-aging powerhouse that penetrates into the skin and sends signals to the the skin cells, letting them know how to function. Most importantly, it signals the collagen (which gives the skin its suppleness and elasticity) in our skin to make new ones, giving it a suppler, more youthful appearance. Apply every night after cleansing and toning your face and neck area. Your skin will feel wonderfully smooth and supple in the morning! With regular use of Yeouth's Hyaluronic Acid Serum, the signs of damage will fade, fine lines and age/sun spots will be reduced, and your skin will look and behave visibly younger.

5. L-22 Anti-Aging Moisturizer (Step 4)

What it does:

All skin types will benefit from this YEOUTH moisturizer because it includes the kinds of ingredients research has shown to help your skin look visibly younger and healthier. The L22 Moisturizer is a unique, clinically proven formula that reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging. The initial success of the L22 Moisturizer launch lies in its unique formulation of L22 Lipid Complex; proven in clinical trials to aid in barrier repair and boost skin hydration.

Why do you need it?

Used on a daily basis, moisturizers boost skin’s healthy functioning to keep it feeling soft and smooth, fighting dry skin build up. You can use it around the eye area, however, our range of anti-aging products include an eye gel specially formulated to moisturize and hydrate the fragile skin around the eye.

What it contains:

* L22 Lipid Complex - proven in clinical trials to improve skin hydration and barrier repair
* Shea Butter - has long been used for its moisturizing and skin healing properties, transforming dry, wrinkled skin into glowing, smooth, and plump
* Jojoba & Macadamia Seed Oil - Improve skin look and feel with Jojoba Oil (wax esters) and Macadamia Oil (triglycerides)

What can I expect?

Evaluated in clinical studies, the use of L22 lipid complex has resulted to significant improvements in terms of elasticity, suppleness, and firmness in skin tone and texture. A lipid complex that is designed to emulate human skin lipids, L22 is carefully engineered and derived from botanical sources which includes macadamia, jojoba, and olive oils – designed to deliver the skin surface lipid profile of healthy skin and proven to restore its barrier function and promote restorative skin hydration. All the key ingredients in YEOUTH’s L-22 Anti-Aging Moisturizer work together to heal and transform dry skin and improve its look and feel.

6. Radiance Eye Gel (Step 5)

What it does:

Yeouth’s Radiance Eye Gel delivers all-in-one benefits for aging eye concerns. Infused with potent ingredients like hyaluronic acid and tripeptide, the product works to give an immediate boost of moisture retention and hydration, brightening the eye area, firming skin texture, reducing dark spots, and evening skin tone.

Why do you need it?

A combination of poor sleeping habits and late nights can make anyone look as tired as they feel. One of the typical sought-after aesthetic goals of women today is the removal of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around the eye area - as aging around the eyes becomes visible quickly. The eye area has the most delicate skin in the body, and to the woe of many women, is the first to show signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid and Tripeptide, two of the key ingredients of the product works to lock in the skin's moisture, penetrating pores deeply to reduce sagging, swollen eyelids, enhancing the smoothness, firmness and even tone of the skin under the eye.

What it contains:

* Hyaluronic Acid - with its exceptional ability to hold in moisture and by stimulating major components of skin cells to repair the building blocks of skin tissue, this Eye Gel provides visibly smoother and plumper skin by filling in wrinkles through multilevel skin hydration.
* Tripeptide - these amino acids help produce collagen, which has the ability to lift and plump skin.

What can I expect?

YEOUTH Radiance Eye Gel contains an "anti-bag" substance that deeply penetrates into the skin’s pores, thus reducing eyelids that are sagging and swollen. It serves to boost the skin’s natural smoothness, firmness, and tone under the eyes. It doesn’t stop there – the gel is also able to repair the connective tissues around the eyes, which means that its anti-inflammatory properties is able to remove any discoloration and blotchiness under the eyes. You can now finally say goodbye to those perpetually tired-looking eyes.

Your Complete Anti-Aging Skin Care System

This simple, step-by-step beauty regimen covers all the products everyone should use and the order in which to use them on a daily basis. Yeouth's complete anti-aging skin care system is made with only the highest medical-grade ingredients that moisturize and hydrate, fill fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of crow's feet, bags, and puffiness in the eye area. For more information, visit the YEOUTH website.

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