Updated: May 5
ow that face masks are the new normal, more emphasis are on the eyes!
Here are a few tips to help protect the skin around the eyes and keep them radiant and beautiful!
First, avoid rubbing your eyes, which remove moisture from the skin. It will also keep them free from any germs on your hands. Wear protective sunglasses when outside or exposed to UV light. Avoid using harsh chemicals in your makeup remover. Get enough sleep to ensure your body has time to repair dry skin.
Best Solutions for Under Eye Care
Vitamins C, K, & E are the go to for under eye care. Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients for dark circles because it brightens and lightens the skin. It can also significantly improve the skin around the eyes for more enhanced under eye issues like collagen loss and thinning. Vitamin C is a collagen booster that thickens the under eye area and helps with under eye discoloration. Vitamin K promotes healthy circulation, controls blood clotting and most importantly lightens dark circles. Vitamin E helps regenerate new skin cells reducing the signs of aging.
Carrier oils like Castor Oil help to reduce eye puffiness, reduce fluid retention, and shrink blood vessels due to the omega 3 fatty acids it contains. It also helps to reduce eye swelling while it soothes and lighten the skin under the eyes. Castor oil is loaded with antioxidants that keep your skin well hydrated and firmer while leaving your eyes looking brighter. It is a heavier oil so a little goes a long way. For a lighter alternative try Argan oil for dark under eye circles. It reduces puffy eyes and tightens the skin areas beneath the eyes. It contains inflammatory and antioxidant properties that work effectively on dark circles. The vitamin E and fatty acids in Argan oil is gentle and also helps smooth fine lines.
A Favorite for Under Eye Care
Prickly Pear Seed Oil contains higher concentrations of vitamin E than in Argan oil to repair skin and vitamin K to strengthen capillaries and reduce dark under eye circles and spider veins. Prickly pear seed oil moisturizes and balances skin, restores elasticity, and minimizes spider veins and dark circles.
5 ml $13
How to use: At bedtime gently apply a few drops of the oil under the eyes with your fingertips. Light oils like almond oil will absorb easily, heavier oils like castor oil will need to be lightly massage in soft circular motions. Leave on overnight and rinse off in the morning. For best results use nightly.
Using Essential Oils under the Eyes
To use essential oils under the eyes, mix 1 drop of oil with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Apply a drop of your mixture to your finger and lightly tap the oil onto the under eye area. Don't get too close to your eye and avoid the eyelid, as you don't want the mixture to travel down into your eye. Wipe off any excess oil.
Best Essential Oils to use:
Chamomile is anti-inflammatory and soothing to the skin.
Palmarosa is hydrating and rejuvenating.
Frankincense helps tone and tighten the skin.
Lavender promotes better sleep and relaxes the eyes. It also contains diuretic properties which help drain out any kind of fluid that causes swelling.
Hydrosols are a less potent option for under the eyes than essential oils. Hydrosols of lavender, rose, frankincense, roman chamomile, and geranium all help in fading under eye dark circles.
To use a hydrosol, soak two cotton pads with a hydrosol and place one over each closed eye. You will notice an instant reduction in puffiness, but you will need regular treatments to fade your dark circles.
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Another must have are eye masks to cool and refresh the eyes. AZN Labs offers hydrogel eye patches that firm and restore the eyes. These are incredibly cooling and so refreshing without any refrigeration!
30 Pair/60 Patches
What do you do to treat your dark circles? Comment below so other users can try your technique!
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