When we talk about skin-care issues, there is another common concern that also gives plenty of people grief after acne would be:
The market is saturated with creams and serums that are meant to resolve darkness and creases. But most of time, they under deliver on their promises. So honestly, is there anything we actually can do to our pesky undereye problems?
While doing my research to the solution to my underage problem, I was lucky enough to chance upon this:
“Dark circles are really caused by three different things.”
These are either pigmentation in the skin, thinning collagen, or hyper-vascularity around the eyes — meaning you’ve just got super-pronounced veins. “Puffiness is distinct from pigmentary issues, it can be there because of allergies or it can be folding or the skin which leads to the bags.”
#1 Pigmentary Concerns
Eye creams and gels aren’t going to do a whole lot of good. Since the issues tend to be under the skin, topicals are fairly ineffective. Instead, a series of laser treatments could be used to exfoliate an abundance of pigmentation, depending on the cause of the pigmentation or just start using sunscreen to prevent pigmentation from forming.
Home remedies can provide temporary relief, but make sure that you keep the product away from your lashline and to exercise great care in applying, since introducing the formula into your eye can cause a lot of irritation. Also, look out for products with caffeine in them as it can offer relief. You can try the Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum or make your own DIY Caffeine eye serum.
#3 Eye Bags
Ultimately, the best thing you can do is to try and stop these issues from happening to begin with. Some of it is due to our genetics, if you want to prevent inflammation under the eye that comes from things like chronic sun exposure. So by wearing sunscreen every morning and by applying some antioxidant serum at night, you can actually slow down the rate at which you develop the bags.
You can also try applying products with retinoid in it. Vitamin A is the best go to skincare ingredient, they are your best bet after sunscreen in preventing aging. But make sure it is applied under the eyes not on the lids. I’m definitely excited about the next product I’ve got in mind : PHILOSOPHY miracle worker miraculous anti-aging retinoid eye repair
But the easiest thing you can do?
Grab a good concealer and get on with it. Well, I’m actually looking at a few! Would do a review soon!