How to Finally Banish Those Dark Under-eye Circles
Updated: Mar 23
Those damned dark circles. We scrub, we moisturize, we even try to sleep more - but those stubborn under-eye circles keep coming back! It kind of makes you wonder if maybe if you accidentally spurned witch or wizard and they cast a dark eye-circle curse upon you! With our current use of face masks (not the skincare kind), our eyes are truly the window to our souls. Here’s how you can keep your eye area in tip-top shape, and finally banish those dark under-eye circles!
Under-eye skin is a little different than the rest of your face.
So what's the deal with eye wrinkles, under-eye bags, and dark circles under the eyes? Why doesn't the rest of your skin get dark circles? The skin around your eyes is extremely thin and delicate, making it the first area on your face to see these common signs of aging. As we age, we experience loss of collagen which causes the body to lose elasticity and tone, hence creating under-eye bags and wrinkles. Your under-eye skin will also start to thin, which makes blood vessels more visible and gives the appearance of a darker under-eye. In addition to aging, there are also a variety of internal and external factors that affect the way our eyes age. Diet, sleep, genes, sun exposure, stress, and allergies can play a big part in your under-eye appearance.
At what age should I start treating my under-eye area?
At this point, it probably seems like the odds are stacked against you… Though many of us can’t change our genes or avoid stressful situations, there are still ways to treat the delicate under-eye skin. There really isn’t a fixed age to starting your eye skin health journey (though lathering up on sunscreen, which can start very young, is always recommended). As with many things, skin health included, prevention is better than a cure. Starting to treat your eye area in your early to mid-20s can help prevent wrinkles and bags as you age, thus minimizing the need for injectables and fillers later in life. Are your 20’s behind you? Don’t worry! There are under-eye treatments and products, which we’ll discuss more below, that are gentle enough to target your sensitive under-eye area and provide great results.
How to treat wrinkles, bags, and dark areas under the eyes.
Treatments for the under-eye area.
Unlike eye-skimping traditional facials, our Kalvera Med-Tech Facial covers the entire face, including the eye area! Our Med-Tech Facial device is gentle enough to cover the delicate eye area because we are able to adjust the power of the fine-tip suction, which provides gentle exfoliation and extraction. Gentle exfoliation around the eye area is important as it can dissolve cell buildup, target early wrinkles, and correct dryness, all of which will help our personalized infusions penetrate deeper to repair and rejuvenate dull, aging under-eye skin. What’s even better? Our personalized infusions are packed full of skin-loving ingredients, think hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, Vitamin C, etc., that can be customized to target your specific skin needs.
Products for the under-eye area.
Invest in the good stuff. There are a lot of under-eye products on the market but not all are created equal. The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate so be sure to steer clear of harsh ingredients such as synthetic fragrance. Instead, look for gentle, heavy-hitting ingredients like peptides, hyaluronic acid, and caffeine. Using an eye cream can help delay the signs of aging, brighten skin tone, depuff bags, and prevent dryness.
What do we recommend? Our Kalvera Eye Repair is a fast-absorbing, hydrating formula packed with nourishing ingredients proven to work. It is specifically formulated to treat the delicate skin surrounding the eye and contains targeted anti-aging ingredients. We pair various peptides to boost collagen production, stimulate skin fibers with evening primrose oil and caffeine, and use citrus fruit extracts to hydrate, plump, and brighten skin.
While eye wrinkles and bags can be reduced with the right plan of action. Add to your routine a good eye cream with the right ingredients and a monthly visit to Kalvera Skin Therapy: Jacksonville Beach and you’ll stay looking alert and fresh!
By Angela H.
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