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Organic Eye Cream for Men

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Organic Eye Cream for Men

Organic Eye Cream for Men

Since the post “Organic Eye Cream :  When should you start using an eye cream?” went out yesterday, we have had a flurry of emails with questions and many of these came from men.

In response:

While men do tend to have thicker facial skin with a higher density of sebaceous glands, the skin around their eyes is thin. Therefore men do need to use an eye cream twice daily, morning and evening from as early as possible. If you start in your teenage years its best, but its never too late to prevent further damage.

Because men have thicker skin on their face, they tend not to develop the fine lines that women do. This makes it all the more important to use a good organic eye cream as the area around the eyes is generally the first area where lines and wrinkles develop.

Guys, this can give your age away.

When choosing a good organic eye cream, the same rules apply for both men and women. Choose an eye cream with a nourishing gel like consistency. Heavy and thick creams can make the eyes appear puffy. Ensure the eye cream is alcohol free, even organic alcohol should be avoided. For added benefits use an eye cream that contain ingredients like bilberry and eyebright.

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Organic Eye Cream : When should you start using an Eye Cream?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

One question I get asked very often by younger customers is “when should they start using an eye cream?”. There seems to be a misconception that you only need to use and eye cream in your thirties or when the first fine lines begin to appear. The answer is, at that stage its already a bit late. The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and it also does not have the benefit of underlying muscle to hold it taught. Hence it needs all the help it can get. You need to use an eye cream from as early as possible. Choose a good organic eye cream that is nourishing but light in consistency.  Thick and heavy eye creams can do more damage than good in this delicate area.

Organic Eye Cream

Organic Eye Cream

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Organic Eye Cream: Maintaining Healthy Eyes

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Like all parts of the body, the eyes need to be nourished properly. In addition to making sure the eyes are not strained by too much intense work or inadequate light or irritated by exposure to harsh cosmetic products and environmental toxins, proper eye care includes a healthy diet containing sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Here are some tips to maintain healthy functional eyes:

Take a multivitamin and mineral complex with selenium of 200mcg daily as these destroy radicals that can damage the eye.

Vitamin A complex : 15000IU daily no t more than 10000IU if you are pregnant. Because the light absorbing retinal pigment is composed of vitamin A and protein, which are constantly being used up as images are formed, adequate supplies of these nutrients are vital for healty eye function.

Vitamin B complex containing 100mg of each B vitamin daily

Vitamin C with bioflavonoids 2000mg 3 times daily.

Vitamin E 200IU daily

Zinc 50mg daily. Do not exceed 100mg from all supplements daily.

Bilberry extract has been shown to improve both normal and night vision. Have it in tincture form or use and eye cream that contains bilberry.

Include the following in your diet: broccoli, raw cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green vegetables, squash, sunflower seeds and watercress.

Drink fresh carrot juice which is high in Vitamin A. This can help alleviate some eye problems.

Eliminate sugar and white flour from your diet.

If you wear glasses, wear clear spectacle that have been treated to keep out UV rays. This will help protect against damage from UV exposure. Avoid wearing tinted glasses for this purpose, especially on a regular basis as dark glasses prevent the needed light from entering the eyes. The functioning of the pineal gland which plays an important role in the regulation of metabolism, behaviour and physiological functions, is largely governed by sunlight.

Never use hair dyes containing coal tar on the eyelashes or eyebrows. Doing so can cause injury or blindness. Although coal tar dyes are legal, marketing them for eyebrow or eyelash treatment is not.
Use only natural cosmetic products around your eyes. Products with harsh chemical ingredients can irritate and injure the eyes.

Mascaras, eyeliners and other eye makeup must be kept clean and changed regularly. Never use a mascara that is opened for more than 3 months. If these were at all contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens, you could infect your eye. Regularly wash make-up brushes that you use around your eyes.

The combination of nicotine, caffeine and sugar can cause visual disturbances. Reduce your intake of all 3.

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Organic Eye Cream: Preventing Eyestrain

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Eyestrain causes a dull aching sensation around and behind the eyes that can expand into a generalised headache. It may feel painful or difficult to focus the eyes. Eyestrain is commonly the result of overuse of the eyes or wearing improper lenses (wearing the wrong strength or improperly made glasses).

Tips for preventing eye strain:

Take a vitamin A supplement – read instructions on the label.

Take a Vitamin B complex supplement containing at least 100mg of each B vitamin. Use as directed on label.

Take eyebright in capsule or tea form or use a good natural eye cream containing eyebright.

If you have pain, lie down, close your eyes and place a cold compress on your eyes. Relax for 10 minutes changing the compress as required. The cold shrinks the swollen blood vessels and alleviates discomfort.

Take measures to avoid eyestrain. Vary your tasks so your eyes change focusing distances often. When doing close focus work for long periods take regular breaks where you just shut your eyes. Every 20 minutes or so look away from your work and focus on something else for a minute or two.

If you work with computers for long periods of time, take a 5 or 10 minute break every hour. Focus on distant objects as often s possible. Position the computer monitor to reduce glare from all light sources. Use a glare reduction filter.

Get sufficient sleep. Fatigue promotes eyestrain.

If pain is severe and comes on suddenly and especially if vision is disturbed or the pain is accompanied by nausea and vomiting seek professional help at once. This may be a sign of an acute glaucoma attack.

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Natural Eye Care – Preventing Bags under the Eyes

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Skin loses some of its elasticity with age, and muscles within the eyelids lose tone causing what is known as bags under the eyes or puffiness. In addition fat can build up in the eyelid and fluids can accumulate and cause swelling. Puffiness around the eyes can also be caused by allergies or excessive salt consumption. Smoking as well can aggravate this problem.

Here are a few quick tips to help reduce under eye bags or puffiness.

Avoid drinking fluids before bed.

Avoid monosodium glutamate and reduce your salt intake.

Do not smoke and reduce second hand smoke.

Get plenty of sleep

Apply a chilled gel compress or a washcloth soaked in iced water over the eyes. Cold cucumber slices also work. The cold shrinks the swollen blood vessels.

For long term prevention, use eye creams that strengthen the skin and help build the collagen and elastin around the eye area. Eye creams containing bilberry help strengthen the blood vessels and tone veins which prevent puffiness.

Organic Apoteke sells an anti aging organic eye cream containing bilberry that targets under eye puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines.

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Younger-Looking Eyes: Anti Aging Eye Care

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Organic Apoteke Rejuvenating Eye Cream

Organic Apoteke Rejuvenating Eye Cream

Have you ever bought a new anti aging eye cream that promises no wrinkles, bags and dark shadows, or puffiness, only to be disappointed by the total lack of results?  The delicate skin around your eyes is the first to show signs of aging, lack of sleep, and an unhealthy lifestyle, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there is no miracle cure to repairing years of facial expression and bad habits.

Finding the right eye cream is essential to minimizing the aging factors around your sensitive eye area.  But a more holistic approach, taking into account your lifestyle and beauty routine, will bring you even better results.

Use our advice below to start making the most of one of your best assets – younger looking, sparkling eyes.

Choosing an eye cream

  • Avoid the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) found in many anti aging eye creams as these strip away the top layer of the skin, making it more delicate and vulnerable to the sun and other toxins.  An organic eye cream is good choice as organic skin care tends to be purer and contains no alcohol, parabens or petrochemicals.
  • Use products that are able to penetrate into the dermal layer of the skin as it is in this layer that the new cells, that produce younger-looking skin, are created.
  • Look for organic eye creams containing bilberry and eyebright.   These ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness, strengthen blood vessels and act as a vein tonic.  They can help rebuild the delicate capillaries in the eye area and help to minimise dark circles, puffiness and bags.
  • Make sure your eye cream has a peptide complex, but be cautious about synthetic peptide complexes.

Beauty routine

  • Do not rub or apply pressure to the eye area as this will cause the small capillaries to burst, causing dark circles.
  • A smooth eye cream that glides on is best. If you use a stiff product make sure to dab it on. Take care not to “drag” the cream around your eye, as stretching this delicate skin can do more harm than good.
  • Make sure to use an eye cream year round.
  • For puffy eyes, try a cold or iced compress (cucumber can also work).  The cold helps to shrink swollen blood vessels.

Lifestyle

  • Avoid smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke.
  • Limit consumption of caffeine and alcohol as they cause dehyration, making skin more vulnerable to wrinkles.
  • Eat a well balanced diet to keep your eyes healthy.  Green vegetables, raw cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, squash and sunflower seeds all provide valuable nutrients.
  • Avoid excessive salt as it leads to fluid retention and puffy eyes.
  • Get plenty of sleep and sleep with your head in a raised position to encourage fluid to drain away.

Organic Apoteke offers award-winning certified organic skin care, including an anti aging organic eye cream containing bilberry extract, eye bright extract and a smoothing natural peptide complex.

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