We always have something going on in life and like to keep busy. That often translates into sleeping problems, stress, impaired digestion, eating habits… And all of this has accentuated one of the most recurrent aesthetic problems: the appearance of bags and dark circles under the eyes.
The eye contour is the first area of the body where the effects of these moments of stress, insomnia, and tiredness are noticed because this skin is fragile and sensitive. If we add all of this to aging, a possible poor diet, lack of hydration, unhealthy habits, and even the exact genetics of our body can cause dark circles under the eyes to be more marked and noticeable.
The most recommendable and effective way to take care of this area and avoid their appearance is the daily use of a decongestant and unifying eye contour from the age of 25 when our dermis begins to regenerate more slowly and the aging of our cells begins. Moreover, your daily habits and lifestyle, such as your diet, activity levels, hydration, etc., can help reduce your under-eye circles.
Keep reading to learn some habits and tricks you should follow if you want to decrease the appearance of under-eye circles and bags.
What Causes Under-Eye Circles?
Lack of sleep
This is the most common reason for dark circles under the eyes. Not getting enough sleep has visible consequences on our skin, especially in our orbicular area. Usually, experts recommend sleeping at least eight hours, although we know that this is sometimes hard to accomplish with our daily rhythm.
Alcohol can increase the appearance of dark circles since alcoholic beverages dilate the blood vessels under the skin, making that area more noticeable.
Deficiencies of vitamin B - and some antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E - can lead to dark circles under the eyes.
Excessive Sun exposure
The sun can increase the melanin in your skin, highlighting dark circles. Be sure to wear sunscreen under your eyes and dark glasses to protect you from UV rays.
Home Remedies to combat under-eye circles
You have probably heard of some remedies to help with bags and under-eye circles. Although some of these remedies are not scientifically proven, they may be worth trying, as many are inexpensive and produce no side effects.
As many know, cucumber is a very effective method for reducing dark circles. We all have seen in movies, at spas, or even planes people placing it over their closed eyes since it contains tons of vitamins and has a strong moisturizing effect.
Another classic used in every home is chamomile since it is a natural anti-inflammatory that has been used for centuries.
Two bags of infusion should be soaked in warm water for a few minutes, then apply each one to each eye and leave for 15 minutes. In addition to chamomile, green tea or peppermint can also be used.
Black tea reduces puffiness and releases antioxidants into the skin. Try placing two cold tea bags over your closed eyes for 10 minutes. It will help refresh the skin and reduce dark circles.
Although it is not one of the most famous remedies, it is one of the most effective. Tomato is known for its antioxidants, and it is this property makes it an excellent resource for reducing bags and dark circles.
Cosmetic Solutions for getting rid of under-eye circles
All of these explained above are essential to help improve the texture of your skin and acquire the proper habits to try to reduce dark circles.
However, we also know that some biological causes, such as genetics, skin tone, or age, can’t be avoidable. For these situations, cosmetic treatments can become the ultimate solution for you.
During the last couple of years, lasers have been used for multiple indications, and one of them has been the under-eye circles. Using a laser, the pigments of the skin and blood vessels are broken, and the pigment is eliminated, so when it is regenerated, it looks much healthier and free of dark circles.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are an all-in-one solution because it recovers the lost volume, fill in the dark circles, projects the area, and even out the tone, concealing dark circles and the look of tiredness under the eyes.
This is especially recommended for people with early signs of aging, stress, or even a process for the rejuvenation of the face.
HYAcorp Feel is a cross-linked formulation for superficial to mid-dermis indications such as perioral and periorbital areas. Thanks to its formula correct the dark areas around the eyes and smooths mid to deep wrinkles.
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At HYAcorp we always recommend consulting with an expert who can deliver the best work tailored to your needs, especially considering the delicate and refined skin of the under-eye.
You can contact us if you need help finding the right specialist.