Addressing Dark Circles and Puffiness
Because the skin underneath the eyes is very thin, the blood vessels in the area can easily become damaged. When this occurs, blood and fluid can pool beneath the skin, creating the appearance of dark circles and under eye bags. Fortunately, eye treatments can be used to address both of these problems.
Many skin care products
that are formulated to address dark circles and under eye bags contain ingredients like caffeine and vitamin K. These products help reduce discoloration and swelling. Formulas may also feature ingredients that ease inflammation like arnica, chamomile and aloe.
Minimizing Signs of Aging
As collagen levels decline with age and due to free radical damage from ultraviolet exposure, the skin around the eyes loses some of its elasticity, giving rise to fine lines. Anti-aging eye creams soften lines to make the eye area appear more youthful. Often, this is done with ingredients that help the body produce collagen or that repair damaged collagen, such as vitamin C, niacinamide and peptide complexes.
Eye treatments for wrinkles may also resurface the skin around the eyes to minimize lines with ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid. To protect the eye area from free radicals, some anti-aging formulas contain antioxidant ingredients, including coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid and vitamins A, C and E.
Moisturizing Around the Eyes
The eye area can easily become parched, making it more susceptible to wrinkling and giving it a dull appearance. Moisturizing eye treatments can be used to replenish moisture to improve the overall health of the eye area. Many eye treatments that provide moisturizing benefits feature hyaluronic acid, a hydrating ingredient that binds moisture from the air to the skin. Not only does this help to re-hydrate dry skin, but it also has a plumping and firming effect that can help minimize crow's feet.
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