At some point during our life, we all have to deal with stress or poor sleep patterns that lead to us feeling tired, sleep deprived, and with no energy. These lifestyle habits can sometimes be reflected in dark circles or puffiness around the eyes, affecting people from all walks of life.
What causes under-eye circles?
You are not getting enough sleep
When you don't get enough sleep, blood vessels dilate, causing the skin under the eyes to appear darker. Poor sleep quality can also contribute to fluid retention and puffiness, exacerbating the appearance of dark circles.
Genetics don’t help
Genetics is a factor, unfortunately, unavoidable. That`s why some individuals are prone to have darker pigmentation and therefore, increasing the appearance of dark circles.
You are aging, as everybody else
With the passage of time, the skin collagen keeps decreasing, and the fat tissue that supports the under-eye area can weaken, creating shadows that contribute to dark circles.
Thin skin and blood vessels
As you have noticed, whenever you apply a moisturizer under the eyes, the skin is very delicate. This thin skin allows blood vessels beneath the surface to be more visible, resulting in dark circles.
Sun, the big enemy
As we are all aware, the sun is very damaging to our skin. Excessive exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can stimulate melanin production, resulting in hyperpigmentation and the formation of dark circles.
Your daily habits
Certain lifestyle habits, such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and poor diet, can contribute to the development of under-eye circles.
How can you tackle under-eye circles?
It's important to note that different individuals may have different combinations of these factors contributing to their under-eye circles. Identifying the underlying cause can help determine the most effective strategies for prevention and treatment.
Even though, as we mentioned, the above factors have the biggest impact on your skin, there are some effective ways of improving this delicate under-eye area:
Apply sunscreen daily
Even during those days when it is cloudy, daily sunscreen is essential for your overall skin health and the prevention of other skin issues. Since the skin around the eyes is so thin, using a sunscreen with a broad spectrum of SPF of 30 or higher can make a huge impact on the appearance of under-eye circles.
Prep your skin before any makeup
Priming your skin before applying foundation, concealer, or contouring is essential to work with a healthy base and make sure the makeup looks flawless after a certain period of time.
By choosing lightweight and clean formula hydration, you can prevent creasing and create a smoother canvas for makeup application.
Use skin-beauty cooling tools
Some popular and easy remedy for dealing with the puffiness under the eyes is through cooling this area. This can be achieved thanks to the new skin beauty cooling tools that have become very popular in the last few years.
This might include eye creams with cool metal applicators, ice rollers, and chilled compresses like spoons. These cooling methods help constrict dilated blood vessels, soothe inflammation, and reduce swelling in the under-eye area.
Integrate Retinol into your skincare routine
Retinol has been getting a lot of attention lately. It is considered one of the most prominent anti-aging ingredients, derived from vitamin A. It boosts collagen formation, which we all need for plump-looking skin, to decrease fine lines and wrinkles. Using a retinol-based eye cream might help keep the skin under your eyes appearing smoother and younger.
Try hyaluronic acid dermal fillers
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have been used for under-eye treatments as a way for improving the texture and appearance of these dark circles. These fillers reduce fine lines under the eyes, soften under-eye wrinkles and creases, give fullness to the face, and reduce dark circles, especially under the lower lids.
HYAcorp feel is a cross-linked formulation intended for the superficial to mid-dermis indications such as perioral and periorbital areas. It reduces the fine lines of the periorbital region by injecting hyaluronic acid under the eyes and in the skin between the lower lashes and the lower lids, and the results are usually very quick.
Consulting with a licensed practitioner can help you decide the best treatment for your under-eye area.
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