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Your Ultimate Guide for Tackling Dark Circles

by Haruka Jifuku 10 May 2024 0 Comments
The Ultimate Guide for Tackling Dark Circles

Your Ultimate Guide for Tackling Dark Circles

As you stand before the mirror in the morning, you might notice darkness and swelling under your eyes—a stubborn issue that seems to linger. It's crucial to identify the type of dark circles to understand their cause and effectively address them with the right approach. Join us as we explore our guide to learn more about these adversaries and conquer them with proper skincare tactics!

Type 1: Pigmentation

One common cause of dark circles is pigmentation due to the overproduction of melanin, influenced by factors like genetics and sun exposure. This type of dark circle often appears in brownish-black colour. To effectively lighten the under-eye area, it's recommended to use an eye cream containing brightening skincare ingredients.

IUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream (30ml) - £15.99


IUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream (30ml)

This potent brightening cream revitalises dull skin and helps fade pigmented dark circles! Formulated with highly concentrated Propolis Extract and nutrient-rich Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, it promotes even skin tone and brighter complexion. 

Type 2: Loss of Fat and Collagen

As we age, our body produces less collagen, resulting in decreased skin elasticity and thinning. This change is particularly noticeable under the eyes, where the skin is naturally thinner, often leading to purplish-coloured dark circles. A common tactic to address this is using anti-ageing ingredients like Retinol, which stimulates collagen production and enhances skin elasticity.

SOME BY MI Retinol Intense Advanced Triple Action Eye Cream (30ml) - £19.50


SOME BY MI Retinol Intense Advanced Triple Action Eye Cream (30ml)

Enriched with Retinol and Retinal, this cult-favourite eye cream tackles signs of ageing and boosts collagen production and skin elasticity, leading to youthful skin. The potent formula also contains Niacinamide for assisting in fading pigmentation altogether. 

If your skin is more on the sensitive side, storing active ingredients may not suit you. Instead, try out a gentler formula with mild anti-ageing ingredients to avoid potential irritation.

ABIB Collagen Eye Patch Jericho Rose Jelly (60pcs) - £19.95

ABIB Collagen Eye Patch Jericho Rose Jelly (60pcs)

Featuring Vegan Collagen that stimulates collagen production and tackles wrinkles, this eye patch delivers nourishment and effective anti-ageing care. With added Caffeine, it helps depuff swelling under the eyes in the morning.

Type 3: Lack of Sleep and Nutrition

We can't overlook the link between skin condition and lifestyle, as they're closely connected at all times - that's why a healthy diet and good sleep are always emphasised as beauty secrets! When your body doesn't rest well and feels tired, it can show on the skin as bluish-coloured dark circles. For enhanced beauty, let's prioritise nutritious eating and early bedtime, avoiding junk food and hours of Netflix binge-watching.

Eye Care Q&A

We often get asked about the effective use of eye cream, so here we are answering all the commonly asked questions!

Q. When do you apply eye cream?

It's typically advised to apply eye cream both in the morning and at night before a moisturiser for optimal results. However, certain ingredients like Retinoids may not be suitable for morning use, so it's important to check the ingredients before applying.

Q. How much eye cream do you need for each application?

You only need a pea-sized amount of eye cream to cover both eyes. If you're using eye patches, you'll need one for each eye.

Q. What do you need to be careful of when applying Retinol under your eyes?

If you're new to Retinol, it's recommended to start slowly, like applying it every 2-3 days at night. The Retinol journey can often involve purging, which may cause irritation and itchiness as the skin adjusts to this potent active ingredient, so trying the sandwich method (applying moisturiser before and after the Retinol application) is worth considering.

Q. How long should I wait to see any results?

It's generally recommended to give skincare products 4 to 6 weeks of consistent use to see results. However, it's important to note that the effectiveness of skincare can vary from person to person, as everyone's skin is unique and may react differently.

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