Dark Circles Under My Eyes – How I Treat My Eye Circles
I lived with dark circles under my eyes for some time, that is, until I learned how to easily (and affordably) treat them. The dark circles under my eyes, I learned, are called periorbital dark circles, and are caused in my case by aging. Other causes include lack of sleep, high stress levels, allergies, and genetic disorders. While most of these can be treated simply by accommodating for the problem (getting more sleep, taking breaks to relax, etc.), in my case I needed a more direct treatment. Here, I’ll go over what I use to treat the dark circles under my eyes, as well as how you can do the same.
After doing a little research online, I learned that the dark circles under my eyes were caused by my skin starting to lose its natural collagen. This made my skin a little looser and more transparent, which showed the blood under the skin. This is why periorbital dark circles look like bruises, for some people. The dark circles under my eyes were really starting to bother me, and no matter how much sleep I got or what lengths I went to, they remained. I decided to turn to a specialized eye cream to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes.
The first thing I tried for the dark circles under my eyes was a special skin care product called Hydrolyze. This product is designed to be very gentle on the skin, because the tissue around the eyes is so sensitive. After a few weeks of use, I noticed the skin around my eyes start to brighten and tighten, even noting a decrease in the visibility of wrinkles around the eyes. The dark circles under my eyes were starting to disappear, but I ran out of the product before they were gone completely, and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pay for the cream again.
This was when I learned that I could treat the dark circles under my eyes using a homemade eye cream, which was guaranteed to be safe and gentle on the skin, yet effective for periorbital dark circles. Following instructions online, I heated beeswax in a double boiler until it was liquid, and then I heated olive oil to the same temperature. I added rose oil and aloe vera, and blended it all up. After applying once a day for three weeks, the dark circles under my eyes were almost completely gone!
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Also Remember These Dermatologist Recommended Important Tips:
- Age has nothing to do with the lines that appear on the corners of your eyes... it's a combination of heredity and careless abuse of the area.
- Skin is skin... it all needs to be cared for in one way or another. For my younger readers, this means not pulling on the skin when removing eye makeup.
- The eye area is prone to fine lines and wrinkles, so it is really important not over-work the area, squint, and stay away from smokey rooms. Your eyes won't like that either.
- One of the best ways to protect this area of your face is to put on a pair of sunglasses every single time you go outside spring, summer, fall and winter.
- There are very few oil glands in the eye area, so it can dry out very quickly, especially if you spend a great deal of time out of doors.
- When you chose an eye cream, be sure to choose one that is especially formulated for this delicate skin. Don't use a day cream that could be full of ingredients that will irritate this area. Too rich a cream can cause as many problems as ignoring the area.