EYE CREAM FOR EVERY ISSUE


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by ALDIJANA

They say that eyes are the window to the soul, but I'm afraid my windows have a dark, purple frame. My mom jokes that her laughing lines need a half an hour to disappear after she smiles. Provided that in the meantime she does not accidentally laugh again. My friend says that she cannot wake up until she applies an eye cream around her eyes. Even a big cup of black coffee doesn't help, the skin just won't cooperate. And it seems that each one of us has some kind of problem when it comes to the skin around our eyes.

DARK CIRCLES

They are divided into two types: purple-blue and brown (sometimes brown-green) - pigmentation. The causes for their emergence are different and therefore the ways of coping also differ. The violet-blue rings are characteristic of light-skinned people and are caused by the shedding of capillaries (oxidized hemoglobin) through thin skin. The condition is exacerbated by lack of sleep, stress, and PMS. I, for one, look like a terrible vampire before my menstruation. My facial structure also contributes to this, since I always have a shadow under my eyes. Only injectable filler can solve it completely, but since I am afraid of needles, concealer is my best friend. The ingredients that help with purple under eyes the most are vitamin K, haloxyl, eyeseryl (acetyl tetrapeptide-5). Try Peter Thomas Roth Power K Eye Rescue or NIP + FAB No Needle Fix Eye Cream. These two made a really obvious difference to me.

Another type of dark circles is brownish-colored pigmentation, which is more common in people with a darker complexion and can rarely occur in people with lighter skin shades. For extremely dark pigmentation, IPL treatment is still the most effective. You can also use products that contain ingredients that have a brightening effect: arbutin, kojic acid, ferulic acid, licorice extract, vitamin C. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Serum and Murad Essential-C ™ Eye Cream are two of the more interesting ones.

 

PUFFINESS

This has probably happened to all of us. We woke up in the morning and our eyes were completely puffy. There are several reasons for this. One of them is water stagnation, which can be due to excessive salt intake or hormones. It may also be that your eyes look puffy but it's really fat that accumulates under the eyes and creates the appearance of puffiness. For me, the main reason for my puffiness is my sinuses. In this case, nothing really helps until I solve the sinus problem. Worst case scenario: PMS + sad movie + bag of chips + sad ending (quick shed some tears) and a big meeting in the morning. How to quickly or at least partially alleviate the situation? I keep a gel eye mask and jade roller in my fridge which quickly fixes the problem. My friend uses ice cubes made from green tea, wrapping them in gauze and circling them around her eyes for a few minutes. The other one swears by the cucumber slices, and the third one simply puts on chilled spoons. A common source of relief: cold. You know that doctors recommend cooling for sprains to reduce swelling. A similar principle applies to swollen eyes because with cooling and gentle massage, the lymph gets stimulated.

Products for puffy eyes often contain caffeine. This helps in the swelling of fat deposits. Caffeine alters cell metabolism, preventing excess fat buildup and promotes blood flow. Green tea extract and whey proteins are also commonly found among the ingredients. The Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector is interesting because of the metal applicator as it cools the eyes while using. Especially if you keep it in the refrigerator. The more affordable variation my friend swears by is The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG.

 

DRY SKIN

The skin around the eyes is significantly thinner than anywhere else on the face. In addition, we do not have sebaceous glands in this area, which can also be a reason for an uncomfortable feeling of tightness. In severe cases there's even skin flaking. The condition could be resolved with ingredients that moisturize the skin and prevent epidermal water loss. Such creams are usually heavier and greasier as they contain ingredients such as ceramides, shea butter, vitamin E, avocado oil or rose extract. In addition to regular use of eye cream, it is also important to do a mask every once in a while. That will intensively moisturize and nourish the skin. Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment is a classic that works. Or Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules. From the masks, however, I swear on the Peter Thomas Roth Gold Hydra-Gel Eye Mask and the Starskin Eye Catcher.

 

WRINKLES

There are two categories of skin aging. Internal (intrinsic) which is a natural aging process and external (extrinsic) due to environmental factors (UV radiation, cold, smog…). Of course, we cannot fix genetics but we can protect ourselves from the negative effects of the environment. We also deal with mimic (laughing) lines around the eyes. In principle, these are the first wrinkles to be noticed, since the skin is thinner in this part and therefore the most sensitive. We start to notice them when we're around thirty. It is important to properly protect the skin throughout the year with a cream that contains SPF. We must also keep the skin moisturized because lines are far more noticeable on dry skin. The ingredients that help with that are retinol, copper gluconate, argireline. Paula's Choice Resist Eye Cream and La Roche-Posay Redermic [R] are great choices.


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