Everything You NEED to Know About EYE Cream and Dark Circle Reduction
Ugh, we all know about them and dread getting them. What are we talking about? The not so glamorous life of dark circles. Unless you are the perfect candidate that manages to get the recommended eight hours of sleep, drinks water all day long, and have superhero genetics, you most certainly WILL get dark circles.
Yes, the truth hurts, but unfortunately, those dark circles are naturally part of your complexion, from your genetics, thin skin, and bone structure.
Listen up; we don't want you to lose hope. Some over-the-counter products work decently to help you eliminate your dark circles by adding hydration, brightening, and plumpness to your under-eye area. However, the downside of using over the counter products is that you have no clue how long they have been sitting on a shelf and may not know what you are putting on your face. The last thing you want to do is put anything toxic on your face that can adversely affect your skin.
At Nonie of Beverly Hills, we have the best solution to destroy those dark circles, while providing your skin with a nourishing cream that is full of all-natural and healthy ingredients, more on our AHA! Eye Cream in a bit.
But first, we will tell you Everything you NEED to know about EYE Cream and Dark Circle Reduction.
What are Dark Circles?
So, you may ask, are dark circles a severe health concern? The answer is no; many people think that dark circles make them look unhealthy or tired.
You get them for several reasons, and there are numerous ways to either eliminate them or make them fade, medically or naturally. Even though all treatments may not be permanent, with consistency, patience, and maintenance, there is hope to reduce the look of your dark circles.
What Can Cause Dark Circles?
- Fatigue: Lack of sleep, oversleeping, and physical and mental exertion can all be causes for your dark circles.
- Lack of sleep: May cause your skin to look pale and leave you with eye puffiness. In turn, this can make dark circles more noticeable.
- Age: As one begins to age, dark circles can appear due to excessive pigmentation. When you get older, the skin around your eyes gets much thinner due to collagen loss. This can increase the noticeability of darker blood vessels under your eye area.
- Eye Strain: When we stare with our eyes and watch too much TV, overuse our smartphone, and computers, this can cause the blood vessel to be immense under your eyes, thus leading to dark circles.
- Allergies: When we experience damaging bacteria and germs, our body's normal reaction is to release histamines that can have a side effect contributing to the dilation of blood vessels under the eye area.
- Dehydration: When your body lacks hydration, your skin can appear drab and pale. You can also have a sunken appearance in your eyes, again making your are under-eye area appear darker in color.
- Too Much Sun: When you are exposed to too much UV rays from the sun, your skin may produce excess melanin. In turn, this can lead to pigmentation in your skin around the under-eye area.
- Genetics (History of Dark Circles): If you have a family member that has dark circles, sadly, this may indicate that you too will have them in the future. Also, latent health conditions such as thyroid disorder can contribute to dark circles as well.
How Can I Get Rid of Dark Circles?
When it comes to getting rid of dark circles, there are several ways to reduce and even eliminate them. Just a side note, remember everyone is different, so what works for one person may not work for another.
Get Enough Sleep
As we already mentioned, having a lack of sleep can result in dark under-eye circles. Try to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, get in the habit of learning, and practice better sleep hygiene.
Elevate your Head
Before you go to bed, try to include extra pillows under your head. This helps lessen the puffiness and fluid going toward your lower parts of your eye (lids)
Ice Ice Baby
You can try using a cold compress, which can make your blood vessels constrict. As a result, you may see a reduction in dark circles.
Limit Sun Exposure
Try to spend less time in the sun and make sure your skin has less exposure to UV rays from the sun. Just another friendly reminder to always include a broad-spectrum SPF of 15+ in your skincare routine, even when cloudy out, and reapply every 2 hours.
A high-quality moisturizer can help with dark circles; ingredients such as vitamin E, aloe, hyaluronic acid, retinol, and caffeine can help.
Make sure to check out the array of AHA moisturizers we sell at Nonie of Beverly Hills, especially our AHA eye cream made from the magic ingredients Orchid Oil, Coconut Oil, and Almond Oil. All of these helps smooth, moisturize, and brighten under your eyes area to demolish those dark circles. If you are not sure which AHA skincare product is good for your skin, make sure to read our blog “Aha or Bha? How to Pick the Right Exfoliant for Your Skin.” In this blog we cover several types of AHAs and their skin benefits.
No cucumber is not only for salads. Compounds from cucumbers have natural healing properties. Slice some up, chill them for a bit, and then place them on your eyes for about 10 minutes. Make sure to rinse the area when you are finished and repeat it two times a day.
Almond oil and vitamin E
Almond oil is a fantastic way of eliminating dark eyes circles; it's a natural healing element. However, for a superhero strength formula, try mixing it with vitamin E. Before going to sleep, massage a dab gently under each eye. In the morning, make sure to wash under your eyes with cold water. Make this a nighttime ritual, and in no time, you will see a reduction of dark circles under your eyes.
Other Natural Methods of Reducing Dark Circles
- Vitamin K
- Use Teabags
- Use an antihistamine
- Mix retinol cream to your routine
- Use lightening products
- Wear sunscreen every day
- Eat more collagen-rich and iron foods
- Cut back on salty foods
- Quit Smoking and Drinking Alcohol
- Use Tomato and Lemon juice
- Be gentle with your makeup remover. Sleep on your back and use an extra pillow
- Sleep more, or at least get more restful sleep.
- Grapeseed and Rosehip Oil
- And Saved the Best for Last, Use Hemorrhoid Cream.
Can a Doctor Help Reduce Dark Circles?
Well, the answer is yes. But it may be costly since most of these procedures may not be covered by insurance. It is an option, but why not save the money and pain for that matter.
Anyways, a doctor, depending on a diagnosis, may recommend the following procedures to get rid of your dark circles.
A doctor (dermatologist) may prescribe skin lighting cream for use under the eye to correct dark pigmentation. You may also be prescribed a lighting cream with certain acids such as Kojic Acid, hydroquinone, or an AHA Cream containing Glycolic Acid. A specific formula that has less of these active ingredients can be purchased over the counter.
A dermatologist may recommend laser therapy, which uses heat energy to destroy damaged skin cells. The target, in this case, would be dark pigmentation under your eyes. Laser therapy can also increase more collagen to form.
For your dark under-eye circles, a dermatologist can suggest a chemical peel that would lighten the dark pigmentation under your eyes.
Most often, these can include the use of Retinoic Acid, Hydroquinone, or Glycolic Acid. Another peel that may be suggested is a Jessner peel, which uses a combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acid Skincare products, Salicylic Acid, Lactic acid, and Resorcinol.
This procedure is when fat is surgically removed in the lower lid region under the direction of a dermatologic surgeon, plastic surgeon, and oculoplastic surgeon.
This method may lower the shadow cast by your eyelid, reducing your dark circles.
This procedure consists of using a dermal filler with a hyaluronic acid-based ingredient like Juvéderm or Restylane. The filler will be injected into under-eye tissue. These fillers are supposed to help treat loss of volume under your eyes, and in turn, lessen dark under-eye circles.
The Debate About Eye Cream
There seems to be two confronting sides when it comes to the use of eye cream. The believers that feel they work, and of course, the non-believers, well, don't believe they do.
A bit of women and men, yes your read that correctly men, swear by eye creams, who dutifully use what can be an expensive formula on their eyes daily. All in the hopes that this magical potion (eye cream) will eliminate eye puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines, and of course, dark circles.
However, the non-believer adheres to the idea that whichever moisturizer they use for their face, of course, will be great on their eyes too.
Honestly, there is no candid answer on both schools of thought. What this all boils down to is your opinion which comes from what you read, people you speak to, and your end goal of using eye creams.
To start this, some specialists believe that eye creams can correct and help some issues, but not all. How much are you willing to spend or undergo to get rid of the dark circle?
Is There an AHA That Can Be Used to Reduce Dark Circles?
This is a debate answer, but we have found a few reasons why Glycolic Acid may help reduce dark circles. We already know that the skin under our eyes is thin and very delicate. However, you still need to use a product to exfoliate dead skin; most scrubs (physical exfoliants) are too rough to be used in the undereye area.
With a proper buffed and correct pH level, Glycolic Acid can be used as an eye cream and produce a dedicated exfoliant that offers impressive results.
Benefits of Glycolic Acid as an Eye Cream
- Evens Your Skin's Tone and Texture
- Firms the Undereye Area
Get the right results: Glycolic Eye Cream consists of two things: You must ensure that you have the correct formula specifically for the eye area, and make sure to use it routinely, morning and evening, to achieve the result you desire.
Therefore, if you desire to reduce adequately, be on the lookout for creams that contain AHAs as an ingredient. Glycolic Acid is your go-to for an eye cream, gentle yet effective to demolish dark circles.
Nonie of Beverly Hills Has the Best Eye Cream for You
Not sure what is the best eye cream to help destroy your dark circles? Well, look no further. Check out Nonie of Beverly Hill's AHA Eye Cream! Being the newest addition to The Nonie AHA Skincare line, our AHA Eye Cream will work wonders for your eyes and is suitable for ALL skin types. The lavish, creamy texture will help banish fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and brighten your skin, and, best of all, reduce dark circles. AHA eye cream contains all-natural and organic ingredients that will nourish your skin. The combination of Orchid, Coconut, and Almond Oil is a magical formula to reduce under-eye bags and dark circles.
Being the newest addition to The Nonie AHA Skincare line, our AHA Eye Cream will work wonders for your eyes and is suitable for ALL skin types. The lavish, creamy texture will help banish fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and brighten your skin, and, best of all, reduce dark circles. AHA eye cream contains all-natural and organic ingredients that will nourish your skin. The combination of Orchid, Coconut, and Almond Oil is a magical formula to reduce under-eye bags and dark circles.
AHA ingredient-based skincare helps with aging and dry skin while smoothing fine lines lessening wrinkles, dark spots, acne, and of course, dark circles.
Ultimately our skin will age; however, you don't just have to settle for it. You can do things to reduce the effects of aging by having a good skincare regime that includes AHA products and follow it day and night.
Check out our entire AHA based skincare line at Nonie of Beverly Hills and pick from various products that will address any skin need that you may have. Not only will these products help aging skin, but you can also rest assured that they are safe and suitable for your skin, since they contain zero toxins, and have all-natural organic and vegan ingredients.
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