Understand and treat dark circles

Having dark circles under your eyes may be discouraging! Trying to get rid of them often results in frustration and mis-invested money, which causes even more frustration. How many concealer creams have you tried without result. The "miracle" product that promised to finish, then the other, and then ... The hard truth is that the solution will probably not come from a single product. So, how to get rid of those black bars, or at least blur them?


The word cerne is used in all the sauces to talk about a problem that can have several causes. By dark circles, most of us hear small black lines under the eyes, but it is important to remember that puffy eyes and pockets are closely related problems. It is important to properly identify your problem in order to choose the right solution.

# 1: The circles

Definition: Dark circles (small black bars) are periorbital hyperpigmentation due to an increase in melanin.


- Avoid rubbing the area of ​​the eyes.

- Use a lightening agent. Hydroquinone creams have shown good results to mitigate. By applying twice a day can help to make the darker area brighter. They can be purchased at a low cost in pharmacies or prescribed by a doctor.

- Using a retinoic acid cream can help improve the situation. However, it must be used in small quantities and go gradually, as these products can be very irritating and cause allergic reactions.

- Consult a doctor for stronger treatments. There are laser methods to alleviate hyperpigmentation, or prescription-only preparations.

- Use a sunscreen. The sun is responsible for the premature aging of the skin. It is therefore doubly important to protect the delicate skin around your eyes. Every day without exception, apply a light sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Even when it's cloudy and it's raining! Wearing good sunglasses is also essential.

* Prefer a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and / or titanium dioxide. These are softer and you do not want to cause any irritation under your eyes.


# 2: Pockets and puffy eyes

Definition: With age, tissues and muscles in the area of ​​the eyes weaken and may result in an accumulation of fat that gives the impression of pocket under the eyes. The accumulation of fluid in this area also gives the impression of puffy eyes.


- Avoid rubbing your eyes.

- Consider taking antihistamine. It is not uncommon for puffy eyes and puffiness under the eyes to be caused by seasonal allergies. For more information on the subject, it is best to see your doctor.

- Add an extra pillow to sleep. This will help prevent fluid buildup under the eyes.

- Go with gentleness. The skin in the area of ​​the eyes is very delicate, always show gentleness. No need to scrub your products so that they are absorbed. Just tap gently. Also read always the list of ingredientsbefore using a product, you will avoid using irritating ingredients.


Generally speaking, using a very soft emollient cream to moisturize the area under the eyes can be a good idea. Apply gently.



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