How to Get Rid of Dark Circles, Fine Lines and Puffiness FOREVER!
Did you know that the skin that surrounds your eyes is the most delicate skin on your whole body? It is also however, the most vulnerable to damage. Using sunglasses, a hat and a good sun block can be extremely beneficial in protecting the skin under your eyes. Another interesting fact is that the skin under your eyes ages 40% faster than the rest of your body.
How can you help avoid damage, dark circles, puffiness and fine lines? Well, a very good eye cream can help. Here are the reasons and a few suggestions for how to get rid of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness.
Dark circles are not just caused by lack of sleep, like most believe. As we age, the fat and collagen that is within the skin cells underneath the eye lessens over time and therefore makes the skin thinner than that on the face. As the skin is thinner, the blood vessels underneath become more noticeable.
One way to help with the dark skin under the eyes is by using an eye cream which is rich in collagen. Using this kind of eye cream can help strengthen the skin under the eyes and rebuild the cell structures that become damaged and lost over time. Skin cells which contain Retinol is amazing for increasing collagen and reducing lines and dark circles. Other ingredients that you should look out for are vitamin k, hyaluronic and niacinamide. These ingredients are brilliant for increasing skin hydration and eliminating dark circles beneath the eyes.
Always use a high SPF around your eyes. Sun exposure can not only be detrimental to the skin, but can also increase the skin pigmentation, making the dark circles even darker. The sun can also cause the skin to dehydrate, which can make the skin under the eyes even thinner and therefore even darker. In this case, always use a high factor sun cream under the eyes and wear sunglasses, this will lessen the effect of the sun.
Try to minimise your caffeine and alcohol intake. Caffeine and alcohol both dehydrate the skin which makes dark circles become more prominent.
Fine lines are a common problem for women who are growing older. Depending on what the cause is for your fine lines, there are ways to help remove or drastically improve your wrinkles. There are a number of reasons why wrinkles form around the eyes these can include; smoking, dehydration, smiling too much, squinting, sun damage and poor diet.
Prevention is certainly better than a cure so wearing sun cream and sun glasses can help with sun damage. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables containing antioxidants. Using an eye cream containing Retinol is also a good idea as they work by neutralising the free radicals that promote wrinkles. A good eye cream which boost collagen can help to soften the wrinkles and reduce your fine lines.
If you have exhausted all of your options, then the ‘Exilis Insta-tighten Facials’ and laser treatment is a great way to reduce and even eliminate your bothersome fine lines.
Finally, puffy eyes can be a day-to-day drag and can leave you feeling unhappy and uncomfortable with the way your look. Puffy eyes are caused by a build-up of excess fluid around and underneath your eyes. It could be a sign of ill health as well as an allergic reaction to an environmental factor or even the skin care products or makeup that you are using. If you are suffering from allergy related puffiness, then using an anti-histamine is the best way to help you reduce puffiness.
Another cause of puffiness can be too much salt in your diet. Salt in the body can cause water retention around the eyes, so make sure that you lower your salt intake.
Alcohol can cause your eyes to become swollen and puffy. Alcohol, like salt causes the body to retain water. Reducing your alcohol consumption to 1-2 units per day can help to reduce puffiness.
Nasal congestion is not only painful, but can additionally lead to puffiness under your eyes. Trying a nasal decongestant can help reduce the inflammation in your sinuses and the fluid build-up surrounding your eyes, helping you to breathe better and reduce the pressure build up in your head.
A great eye cream to use is the ‘Nuriss Eye Perfecting Contouring Cream;’ “contains a rich source of antioxidants, peptides, hyluaronic and vitamin k” says our very own Dr Anita.
So ladies – not to worry, there are many ways to help prevent, reduce and even eliminate dark circles, fine lines and puffiness.