“Gosh you look tired!” Caught off guard, you search frantically for an excuse to give…”I’ve been so busy I haven’t slept much” or “this project at work is killing me,” all the while thinking “Really? Did you just say that to me?” Suddenly you realize you simply didn’t put on make-up that day. You think, “But I feel great today! That’s just rude!” After a few minutes, you may think, “gee-whiz I used to go without make-up all the time…”
When people are actually sleep deprived, studies show that others readily identify them as such. Tired people possess droopy, swollen eyes with hanging eyelids and darker circles, and as having paler skin with more wrinkles and fine lines. Not only that, they are perceived as being more sad and depressed, less healthy and vibrant, and less overall attractive.
On the flip side, as you age, according to the Mayo Clinic, your eyelids stretch and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, the excess fat that gathers in the folds causes droopy upper eyelids, bags under your eyes, and sagging eyebrows (http://www.mayoclinic.org/). Sound familiar? Hint hint…you may look sleep deprived even when you aren’t.
Tactless friends or coworkers don’t hesitate to sling the “wow, you look tired today” at you with or without intent. You hear it loud and clear and decide you CAN take action. It’s time you appear as rested, healthy, and vibrant as you feel. Read more…
1. Of course, get your sleep! Go to bed and wake-up as consistently as possible every day. Getting the sleep you need has numerous health benefits including helping you achieve/maintain a proper weight, improving brain and immune system function, and optimizing physical performance. In addition, adequate sleep will maximize a well-rested appearance.
2. Seriously consider Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee), an eyelid surgery to repair droopy eyelids that involves removing excess skin, muscle and fat. One of the most commonly performed plastic surgeries, it is performed on an outpatient basis and achieves superb results.
3. Compliment your eyes with one or more nonsurgical aesthetics such as:
- neotensil™ to decrease the appearance of dark circles under the eyes;
- BOTOX® to improve the wrinkles and furrows that develop from squinting, concentrating, frowning, and looking surprised;
- BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler for lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
- Facial Fillers for lip augmentation, lip lining, smile lines, lines around your nasolabial fold, and your temples for a fuller face.