One of the most common questions I’m asked in the treatment room is “how do I deal with dark circles around the eye area?”
A couple of relevant factors to remember about the under eye area as it relates to hereditary factors are variables like skin thickness, facial and bone structure as well as skin pigmentation. These factors are some of the more difficult variables to control. Luckily skincare has evolved over the years and skincare companies have created many effective and easy to use products that address under eye concerns and take care of this area which often is over looked in many skincare routines.
1. Pay attention to your water, caffeine and alcohol intake. These three choices or habits can be one the greatest causes of dehydration in the body. As a coffee and tea drinker myself, I do enjoy a great cup of cafe mocha or a soothing cup of green tea but I do limit myself to one cup per day. As an Esthetician, I’m obsessed with making sure I stay hydrated and often times I will drink 16 oz of water for every one cup or bottle of juice or soft drink. I often like to chose water as my drink in between meals and other drinks as a strategy to consume enough water for the day. Let’s not forget that choosing to include fresh fruits and vegetables is another way to increase daily water consumption 😊
2. Use an Eye cream in your daily and nightly skincare routine. This may seem like a no brainer but you would be surprised by the amount of people that believe that eye creams serve no purpose and don’t make a difference in the quality of their eye area. To me this is like not flossing your teeth. Flossing and using an eye cream could be considered a best practice habit in managing and taking care of your body. I know it can be overwhelming with choosing the proper product for your eye area. Look for products that contain humectants, peptides, natural skin brighteners and antioxidants. All of these ingredients support the delicate skin of the eye area.
3. Consider professional treatments such as chemical peels, microcurrent or injectables. This recommendation can provide your eye area with substantial results but it depends on how serious of a issue your under eye area is. Injectables can make a significant difference for someone with bone structure issues as well as micro-current can help to move fluid and retrain the connective tissue and muscles of the eye area helping to strengthen and support them. To be clear, I don’t recommend a chemical peel just for the under eye area but a chemical peel can definitely brighten and make the skin complexion more even.
4. Use an under eye concealer.This recommendation is definitely a cosmetic solution but one that makes a significant impact for photos and personal appearances. Remember, a concealer will not treat the under eye area so think of this as strictly a cosmetic solution. I get that you may want your under eye area to look like it does with concealer when you are actually not wearing it but I’m here to be a realistic voice and tell you that isn’t reasonable lol.
In summary, choosing to incorporate these recommendations to support under eye circles can provide you the best long term support. I hope you found these recommendations useful for your skincare routine. For more content like this please follow us on our Instagram page @memorialskincare and leave us a comment about how you care for your under eye area.
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