It’s true… the first signs of an ageing skin usually develops with crepey thin skin around the delicate eye area.
We usually become aware of this as our make up will cling to dry and wrinkly skin or you may find you are stretching the skin to apply your skincare products and make up.
It can be somewhat alarming and begins to become apparent around our mid 30’s. Loss of volume, fat and collagen around the delicate eye area can be disconcerting and lead to sensitivity in the skin. Or you may have a predisposition to dark circles. While lifestyle factors can contribute to this problem its often a genetic propensity to hyperpigmentation in this area that is the main cause.
But how do you know what the cause is? Adopting general lifestyle improvements; like keeping hydrated with plenty of fresh water and including lots of fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet is a great place to start and good for your general health too. There are specific fruits and vegetables that are said to help lift a pesky dark circle (and prevent them from getting worse), too. Tomatoes, for example ; contain an antioxidant called lycopene which boosts circulation and protects blood vessels. Other foods to fill up on include blueberries, watermelon, oranges and beetroot – incorporate plenty of these into your diet.
Common causes of dark circles
- allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- contact dermatitis.
- pigmentation irregularities.
- sun exposure
- dietary deficiencies
- thinning of skin
- reduced levels of fatty tissues around the eyes
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Key Ingredients and actions
- Regenerating and repairing: SCA PRO growth factors.
- Firming, decongestant peptides.
- Reducing puffiness: Protein of soy.
- Anti-ox: Superoxide dismutase.
- Instant luminosity: Soft focus microspheres.
Advanced Anti wrinkle Eye Contour – is a light gel with active ingredients which help reduce fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. Based on growth factors, it helps to regenerate skin and reduced visible signs of ageing. Delicately coloured pigments soften and brighten the eye contour areas and mask dark circles.
How to use : Gently pat a small quantity [half a pump only] onto the eye contour area morning and evening. Apply this product before any other.
In clinic treatments that can help
To help shrink dilated blood vessels, anything cold is your friend. Pop your Gua Sha blade in the fridge. Apply oil and gently glide the cool tool outwards towards the temples. You can use tiny circular movements too which will help to improve microcirculation.