Why do eyes contour need special care?
The eye contour is one of the most sensitive areas of our face because the skin is five times thinner and more delicate. It has a smaller number of sebaceous glands, that is, its dermis is made up of fewer cells full of lipids. These glands are responsible for synthesizing the sebum produced by lipids that are responsible for hydrating the skin and providing it with the necessary antioxidants to protect it from the external environment.
When we are tired, we see more puffiness and dark circles. In addition, it is where the first signs of aging usually appear with small wrinkles on the side and below the eye and dark circles that are becoming more and more intense.
Therefore, it is an area to which special attention and care must be paid with the correct cosmetic products that nourish and hydrate our skin.
What are dark circles and bags? And why do they appear?
Both dark circles and puffiness appear in the lower eye contour and their appearance can be due to different factors such as fatigue, an unbalanced diet, the toxins that are in our skin or they can also come due to genetic factors, kidney disease and hypothyroidism.
Dark circles are usually bluish, grayish or purple. This is due to the transparency of the veins that are under this very thin skin. They usually arise from accumulated fatigue and lack of sleep, which causes the blood vessels to dilate.
On the other hand, if our diet is low in iron, it can lead to the creation of blood clots in this area caused by poor tissue oxygenation.
The aging process can also be another reason for its appearance because the skin, over the years, is getting thinner.
Three types of dark circles can be distinguished:
- Vascular: when the skin is thinner than normal, the blood vessels underneath become transparent. These types of dark circles have a purple color.
- Pigmented: its main factors are genetic inheritance or atopic dermatitis, which cause an increase in melanin in the skin. They take on a dark color.
- Valley of tears: They are those sunken dark circles due to the loss of volume in the groove of the eyes. This is due to the decrease in fat or the result of aging. The bags make the area under the eye look swollen or bulky. It is due to fluid retention or fat herniation that exists in the eye area.
Around the eye, there are different groups of fat that are retained by membranes called the orbital septum. Over time, they increase causing the muscle tissue to give way and leave the cavity that normally contains them.
Fluid retention generated by excess salt intake may be another of its causes.
How to apply the eye contour cream?
Before applying the eye contour cream, we must first take into account which ingredients are good for this area.
As mentioned above, this skin is much thinner but it also has a different pH level. Therefore, it is important to use a specific cream that meets your needs.
The main ingredients that help to recover and take care of the skin are the following:
- Collagen: this protein is found in our body naturally and is part of our skin, but its production decreases with age. It is in charge of giving firmness and smoothness to the dermis. Improves the appearance of the skin by providing elasticity and resistance
- Hyaluronic Acid: thanks to its moisturizing power, it allows to recover the lost volume and fills in the dark circles, textures and brightens the area. It stimulates the cells of the connective tissue to produce collagen and other substances essential for the skin health such as its elasticity.
- Caffeine: this ingredient has a draining effect. Helps to decongest the area of dark circles thanks to its stimulating properties.
- Vitamin E: it is a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant that allows regeneration on the skin. It allows to improve and increase the micro-circulation of the skin, that is, the blood flow, ensuring a better recovery and regeneration of the tissue. In addition, it fights with free radicals such as pollution, the sun or the wind.
When applying the eye contour cream, it should be done around the entire eye. Not just below it. It is important that you cover all the eye contour area and even the area between the eyebrows.
It is advisable to do it with the ring finger because it applies less pressure as it has less strenght. With gentle touches so as not to damage the area.
However, for those who retain liquids in this area it is better to use a carry-over technique. The amount of product to use is the size of a lentil.
If we apply more quantity than necessary, we can cause fat accumulation in the contour of our eyes.
It is very important that before applying the eye contour cream, we clean the area with a specific product that does not damage or irritate the skin and that allows to remove makeup in depth.
What can I do to reduce bags under my eyes?
Apart from choosing a good eye contour cream, there are other changes in your daily routine that can also help improve and prevent the formation of bags and dark circles.
- Reduce salt and avoid very salty foods: high consumption causes the body to retain fluids and soft tissues to become swollen.
- Drink at least 2L of water daily. To cleanse your body and eliminate excess toxins.
- Do not smoke: cigarettes affect the circulatory system causing slower circulation.
- Rest and sleep on your back. This position improves the distribution of fluids in our body.
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