The skin that surrounds the eye is very thin and delicate. You must build an eye -care ritual into your daily skin care. Spending $350 on eye cream doesn’t mean your dark circle and puffiness will disappear over night. Sometimes it takes few months to see the result. Expensive creams are expensive for aquality of ingredients and the research into finding what works best all cost extra return the cream right away because “IT’S NOT WORKING” ON YOU.
It’s common knowledge that different people can get very different results with the same products. I would explain this fact by variations in individual body chemistry or how you apply the products for the “active ingredients” to be penetrated. (I will talk about it later.)
As we age and skin gets thin, the network of blood vessels within the skin becomes more visible, making the eye area look dark like you are exhausted.
Dark circle under the eye can be caused by congestion of your blood vessels. Increase circulation,stimulating immune repair and removing toxin will help improving the condition but it’s almost impossible to lighten dark circle if the dark color is genetic.
Puffiness is a type of fluid build-up (edema) in the tissues around your eyes.
Edema = Consequence of imbalance between supply and drainage of fluid that result in abnormal accumulation of water in tissue. M.L.D. (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) around the eye will definitely reduce “swelling” look.
Determine if you have any conditions associated with dark circle / puffy eye.
Nasal congestions/Allergies/Sleep deprivation/Caffeine and Alcohol consumption/Dietary deficiency/Medication(thyroid problem,eczema)/Fat loss due to age.
Pregnancy and hormonal variation in the menstrual cycle, mononucleosis (infection)will temporarily cause puffiness around the eye area.
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Cutting down on salt and MSG/Exercise to improve circulation/Sleep well(slight elevation of the head during the sleep)/Eat potassium rich foods (banana and raisins alleviate fluid retention)/Chilled black tea bag on your eyes for 10 minutes (Tanninproduces an anti-inflammatory effect/Cucumber cold compress (95% water,skin contains potassium and magnesium)
It has been proven that gel based under eye products will absorb into the skin much quicker than cream based products but I personally prefer cream base for dryness,gel for puffiness.
Ingredients in eye cream
VitaminC helps to produce collagen,VitaminE helps to soothe and protect,Retinoid (VitaminA)stimulates cell turnover,helps to strengthen skin and reduce fine lines.Hyaluronic Acid helps to maintain hydration and plumping the skin cell.
Retinoid will make your skin more sun-sensitive and drying . If you have hypersensitive skin,you should go for Neuropeptideinstead.
If you are looking for a long-lasting result ,you can go a little bit more invasive.
IPL(Intense Pulsed Light) or Laser
Excess small capillaries and blood vessels can be treated .
Injectable filler containing hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid fillers are absorbed by the body within a several months to one year.Results are temporally .
Eye surgery (Lower and Upper eyelid) You need at least 4 weeks to recover.Result is visible and permanent.