I have spent half my life asking this very question. For as long as I can remember, the dark circles and puffiness of my eyes has plagued me. I would sleep well, yet I would wake up looking like someone had rubbed charcoal around my eyes. Not Pretty.
Over time I began to realize that a good night’s sleep alone won’t get rid of your dark circles. While it can help, the appearance of your eyes, and the skin around it, also depends on things like diet, lifestyle, dehydration and your age (however, young people aren’t immune from it either).
Unfortunately for those (including myself) who have chronic dark circles, looking tired and aged is an all too familiar sight. How many times has someone come up to you and asked, ‘wow are you ok, you look tired?’ And you think to yourself, 'well I’ve had a good night’s sleep?
However, it’s not all doom and gloom - there are of course many things you can do to naturally alleviate this problem including getting enough sleep, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet that is rich in protein and leafy greens. Outside of those lifestyle changes, the skin under your eyes is capable of responding well to various skin-care products. Because the skin under your eyes is super delicate (almost as thin as an egg shell) it is very important that you use specialized products.
To get the skin under your eyes looking their best, these are some of the ingredients you should be looking for the sensitive eye area:
- Aloe Vera which cools, calms and soothes.
- Licorice is an anti-ageing agent
- Lots of berries to help with inflammation and fighting free radicals such as Goji and Acai (just like your favourite bowl they do just as well outside of the body as inside)
- Kakadu Plum which naturally contains Vitamin C, E + Folic Acid to brighten and rejuvenate.
My top pick is Aspect's Eye Lift which you can use day and night as it doesn't contain retinol.
An eye masque, just like the masque you would use on your face is an amazing way to revitalize the eye area. One of our favourites is Dermalogia's Stress Positive Eye lift. Not only can you use this as a masque, but it's perfect for that "big night" recovery in the morning when your not feeling your best.
Containing Wild Indigo to brighten the skin. Seawater and Artic Algae, that when combined, provides a toning action to help combat the formation of wrinkles and heavy eye bags. Used a couple of times a week as a masque and for those other times when you feel you need a little extra help!
If you need help with your individual concerns with dark circles or eyes even advice about your skincare concerns or goals, we would love to help you. Reach out to us via our complimentary online skin consultation here or call us on 1300 30 25 35.
About the Author:
Susan is one of our Senior Skin Experts and has a serious passion for making sure that everyone has the right product and regimen for their individual skin. Being in the industry for 30 years, Susan has seen significant change in the cosmecutical industry and loves learning about how these new developments can help her clients get amazing results. As a mum of two dynamic daughters, Susan understands the demands of life and being able to get the maximum results for minimum time.