About Dark Circles Under Eyes
Dark circles can be caused by several factors, and each one needs to be dealt with in a different way.
Dark circles can be caused by sun damage, veins and capillaries that show through skin, irritation, and the natural dark pigment that can occur in this area.
They can also be a result of natural shadows that fall within the eye area, making that area appear darker.
Plus, dark circles can be a result of dry skin making the area look dull and tired.
How to get rid of them?
Be sure you are using a lightweight moisturizer (gel or silicone-based moisturizers are best for this) under the eye area; too much or too heavy a moisturizer can make your concealer slide off.
Always use a sunscreen during the day, or wear sunglasses, which will prevent sun damage from stimulating dark pigmentation to occur
Puffy Eyes in the Morning
There are no cosmetics or miracle eye moisturizers that can alter puffy eyes, but a lot of things can cause the skin around the eyes to swell.
Lack of sleep is not as big a factor for puffy eyes as it is for bloodshot eyes.
How to prevent puffy eyes?
If anything, sitting up instead of lying down prevents fluids from collecting in the tissues around the eye.
Sleeping with your head slightly elevated and making sure that your neck has the support it needs can help prevent fluid retention.
Alcohol consumption and a diet high in salt can cause water retention and increase puffiness around the eyes.
Contact lenses can cause irritation and swelling, so be sure that you are wearing the most comfortable type for your vision correction.
Many of the same things that cause bloodshot eyes can also make the area around your eyes puffy.
Be sure to take your makeup off meticulously at night, do not rub your eyes, and take an antihistamine if you have allergies.
If you are sensitive to skin-care or makeup products, avoid them.
Preventing dryness around the eyes can also be very helpful in reducing swelling.
If dryness is your problem, a lightweight, fragrance-free moisturizer will help.
Be certain the moisturizer does not contain any irritating ingredients that could make matters worse. If you have time in the morning, place cool compresses on the eyes.
Thursday, February 12, 2009