Unfortunately, dark circles under the eyes can happen to anyone. For some women the cause can be genetic, while for other women it is simply a sign of the aging process. While the aging process cannot be stopped, there are ways to minimize or even eliminate the dark under eye circles.
Purpose of Eye Creams:
The skin underneath the eye is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of the body, and is also unable to produce moisture to stay hydrated. This lack of hydration can lead to dry, flaky under eye skin along with the tired looking dark circles. Daily use of eye creams can help to minimize the appearance of these dark circles. There are three different types of under eye cream, and it is important to use each one for the purpose that they are designed for.
- Morning under eye cream can be used with makeup, and help to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.
- Eye creams formulated for night are generally more concentrated and generally do not work well with makeup.
- Under eye whitening creams are generally used at night, and over prolonged use a noticeable lightening of the dark circles will occur.
Along with helping to eliminate under eye dark circles, eye creams also help to fight other signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. For maximum results, health care professionals recommend using eye creams which contain Retinol, Vitamin K, or an alpha hydroxy. These ingredients can help to “wake up” tired looking eyes by diminishing dark circles and puffiness.
Uses for Eye Creams:
Eye creams for dark circles, vary slightly from other facial moisturizing creams. Not only do these eye creams moisturize the delicate skin, they can also help to minimize dark circles. Vitamin K helps to constrict the tiny blood vessels that can give the eye area a bluish tinge, while Retinol can help to revitalize tired looking eyes, and minimize swelling and puffiness.
Other under eye creams help to mask the dark circles with light reflecting properties such as iron oxide or mica. While this does not eliminate the dark circles, it can be especially helpful if the dark circles are caused by genetics.
Under eye whitening creams are perfect for women whose dark circles are caused by hyper pigmentation. As an alternative to surgery, these creams when used on a daily basis can reduce the dark circles, and in some cases eliminate them.
Things to Avoid:
Not all dark circle eye creams are the same, and it is important to do some research before applying any lotion to the sensitive eye area. Eye creams can be expensive, and in this case cheaper is usually not better.
1.) Many eye creams are made with natural ingredients that are generally safe for the delicate eye area. If chemicals are listed in the ingredients, it is important to know what the effects of these chemicals can be. Some of the side effects can be both dangerous and painful.
2.) Dark circle creams that contain excess fragrances can also be harmful to the eye area. The sensitive eye skin often will have an allergic reaction, which can make the dark circles seem like a minor problem.
Dermatologists recommend before purchasing any dark circle cream, try a small test sample first. If there are no adverse side effects, the product is probably safe for the under eye skin.
Eye health is extremely important for a number of reasons, and it can be difficult to take proper care of this delicate area and still look great. Before applying any new dark circle eye cream, it is always best to do some research. Reviews and testimonials are excellent ways to learn about a new eye care product. Not all eye creams are alike, but these creams are an important part of eye health and beauty.