Eye Cream for Dark Circles
Eye Cream for Dark Circles
If you’ve ever experienced the situation where you had a good, full night’s sleep, but then all day long your co-workers/friends make comments like “You look tired”, or “Have you been getting any sleep lately?” This can be very frustrating, especially when you actually felt like you looked alert and vibrant that day. Many times they can base these comments on how your eyes look, especially if you have dark circles under your eyes. You’re really “in the rough” if you have legitimate reason for looking tired—i.e., working late hours (or too many hours), not getting enough sleep at night, etc., and it can drive you to want to look for some remedies for having bags under the eyes, such as eye cream for dark circles, or some type of concealer to hopefully lessen the “visual impact” of your tiredness. Some people, on the other hand, can have dark circles under their eyes, but yet regularly get eight hours of solid sleep a night. What I’ve found out is that dark circles can actually be caused by a myriad of factors other than just lack of sleep…that’s actually a common misconception. Some people have dark circles under their eyes due to sinus problems, while others have poor circulation issues that can produce an after-effect of puffy eyes or undereye circles. In others, dark circles are a genetic issue, especially if they have deep-set eyes or naturally pale skin. Some other common causes of dark circles include dehydration, thinning skin under the eyes (i.e. increased vascularity), and fluid retention due to excessive salt intake and the like. But regardless of cause, almost everyone that has dealt with this condition is looking for some type of remedy to it, whether it be a topical cream, or a dietary change, or even some funky home remedy that just may do the trick. This hub will focus more on using eye cream for dark circles.
Eye Creams for Dark Circles: Do Your Homework!
There are several eye creams out on the market, and all claim to produce significant results in reducing the visual effect of dark circles. Some creams have a pigmentation that has a reflective character, and it can actually lend an illuminating quality to the area under the eyes that usually is affected by dark circles. Other creams even contain a SPF agent to help keep the sun’s harsh rays from depleting the collagen contained in the thin, sensitive skin underneath the eyes. Several eye creams use natural substances such as Vitamin K or Vitamin E, which already promote healthy skin from the inside out. There are others that contain the plant hormone known as kinetin, which has been touted to have positive dermatological benefits. Other moisturizers such as DipalmitoylHydroxyproline can be found, as well as anti-aging compounds like beta glucan. The average eye cream manufacturer (think Estee Lauder, Neutrogena, Clinique, Aveda, Sephora, etc.) is well aware that modern-day consumers are much more health-conscious and synthetic-chemical-averse, so they are constantly looking for ways to implement more naturally-based ingredients into their products. Many eye cream manufacturers have added caffeine to their ingredient list, due to its ability to constrict the blood vessels, including the small capillaries that are found in the very thin skin directly under the eyes, again helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles. It is strongly recommended that whatever eye cream you choose, you should research the ingredient list thoroughly and also become very familiar with the potential side effects of each ingredient. It would also be a good idea to do extensive price comparison on the different eye creams that are available…my research has shown that the average price point for most eye creams on the market range from about $30.00 to $75.00, but this can greatly vary based on product size and manufacturer. The moral of my eye cream story? Definitely do your homework before you buy!