The eyelid skin has very little collagen and elastin in it, that’s why it’s the first area in the body to show signs of aging ⏳
Here's a refresher: Collagen accounts for 30% of your body's protein. It provides structure, support or strength to your skin, muscles, bones and connective tissues.
I know retinol is a great ingredient for boosting collagen, but I see a lot of patients who experience eye irritation from retinol, and we're not here for that. So read more for some alternative options.
Stay hydrated: staying hydrated is always a good idea.
Water not only plays a role in the production of collagen, it helps the skin to stay plump and less susceptible to irritations.
Wear sunglasses: protecting the eye area from UV damage is very important in preserving collagen.
Take Vitamin C: our bodies don’t naturally make or store Vitamin C. Yet we need it to build collagen.
Using products with vitamin C help to rebuild and preserve collagen.
Treat eye irritations: it’s important not to ignore when your eyes are feeling irritated.
Over time irritated eyelids leads to inflammation and breakdown of collagen.
Use antioxidants: like Vitamin E to help protect the delicate eyelid skin against photo damage and oxidation.
Collagen, here we come!
XO, Dr. Nicky, Founder of You & Eye