One of the most common signs of aging is periorbital dark circles, which are dark blemishes that appear under or around the eyes. These are caused by a reduction in the skin’s natural collagen, which makes the skin appear thin and stretched, allowing blood to be visible through it. This gives the appearance of having bruises under the eyes. Getting rid of dark circles is, fortunately, not too difficult. Here, we’ll go over some techniques for getting rid of dark circles, as well as what to look for when considering creams for getting rid of dark circles.
If your periorbital dark circles are caused by factors other than aging, such as lack of sleep, stress, allergies, or medication, then getting rid of dark circles may be possible simply by adjusting your schedule or medications. Getting more sleep, taking steps to reduce stress, and treating your allergies can all contribute to getting rid of dark circles. For many people, however, getting rid of dark circles is more difficult, especially when they are caused by aging or a genetic condition.
For those that want to try getting rid of dark circles using eye care products, there are a few things to take into account. The tissue around the eyes is very sensitive, meaning most general skin care products can be irritating or even damaging to this delicate skin. Getting eye creams that are designed to help with getting rid of dark circles is ideal, but even general skin care for the area around the eyes can help. The way eye cream assists with getting rid of dark circles is through restoring collagen to the skin, which makes the skin fuller, tighter, and brighter. This will not only help you with getting rid of dark circles, but will also reduce the appearance of eye bags (periorbital puffiness) and wrinkles around the eyes.
When getting rid of dark circles using an eye cream, you will typically want to apply the cream once or twice a day for a period of several weeks. Some products may work quickly, taking only a week or two, while some may take up to two months. If after two months you have little luck in getting rid of dark circles, a different product may provide better results. After the initial treatment period, continue using the cream occasionally to help getting rid of dark circles before they appear in the future.
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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.
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