Put The Eyes In Smize
Tired of being told you look exhausted because of the shadows and fine lines under your eyes? This article is dedicated to you.
Get rid of fine lines and shadows once and for all.
Your Eyes And You
People can tell a lot from your eyes; whether you’re a party animal or someone who gets a good eight hours of sleep every night. Arthur Pellegrino, Vice President of Research and Development at Elizabeth Arden, explains that the skin around our eyes is thinner, dryer, and more delicate compared to the rest of our body. It also has lesser pores which makes it more vulnerable to dry environments and sun damage. Therefore it’s the first place to show signs of ageing, stress, and of course, lack of sleep. Underlying health problems aside, how does the eye area lose its glint? Here are possible factors:
Not enough shut-eye
If you are exhausted from staring a computer screen for long hours or just not catching enough Zs, then fatigue is straining your eyes and making your skin look dull.
Skin thins as we age due to the loss of collagen. Also, as we get older, the blood flow beneath the skin around the eye becomes sluggish.
Heredity and genetics
Your family generally has a history of thin skin or more pigment beneath the eyes.
Allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and certain weeds can lead to allergic reactions/nasal congestion, which can cause blood to pool in the vessels of the skin under the eyes.
Though dark circles appear on all skin tones, it affects those with tanned or darker skin more. Sun exposure can worsen shadows around your eyes, which is why protecting skin from UV rays is important.
Dark circles are a sign of dehydration experienced through excessively consuming alcohol or caffeinated beverages. What can be done to tame this problem? Masking it with concealer, making better lifestyle choices, soothing tired peepers, or adding an eye cream to your skincare regimen can help minimise the effects tenfold.