Have you ever wondered how celebrities keep their youthfulness with zero to no wrinkles on their faces? Their skin also seems to be healthy and free from flaws. Though it can also be due to the interference of filters and makeup, it is undeniable that celebrities have their own routine that they are loyal to.
Furthermore, their under-eye area seems to be healthy and radiant despite working for long hours filming or performing. However, even if we are not celebrities, we can also experience such blessings. Under-eye area problems can be reduced and combated with the right practice and perseverance.
In addition, the skin around the eye zone is the most delicate area than the rest of our body as it has fewer oil glands and collagen. As such, this area is prone to show signs of premature aging faster if not taken care of properly. Some of the most common concerns include fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. If you have one of these problems, these are some of the tips to combat those problems.
Include An Eye-Treatment Product
When doing our skincare routine, often we overlook the importance of extra care under the eyes as we continue to dab our toner and moisturizer on the face. However, having only these or any added treatments such as oil and serums is not enough to combat eye-area problems as these products are formulated to concentrate only on certain issues.
Your under-eye area also needs constant care after long hours of exposure to the sun and sleepless nights. Hence, adding another step that focuses on our under-eye area can greatly alleviate the overall skincare regime. In addition, there are myriads of products that tackle different under-eye concerns that come in various types to suit one’s pick.
Read The Ingredients
As there are many choices to go for, you might feel overwhelmed and uncertain about which to opt for. Therefore, it is wise to look at the products’ ingredients beforehand. This is because some of the ingredients may have been formulated to tackle certain concerns that one might have. If you want to go for a specific under-eye area problem, here are some ingredients to search for.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Look for retinol or peptide-packed eye cream to encourage the turnover of skin cells and collagen production.
Search for products with caffeine, green tea, and coffee berry polyphenols, as these can aid in reducing puffy eyes much easier.
Products that have either niacinamide (vitamin B-3), vitamin K, or caffeine will surely help lighten the dark circles.
Give It A Massage
When we are tired, giving ourselves a body massage can make our body lighter. Using the same concept, our under-eye area must also be tended to. Massaging it gently daily can improve the blood circulation around the eye area.
To start the massaging session, you can use your fingers, ice pack, or tools, such as a jade roller, depending on your preferences. However, do note that you must not use too much pressure when massaging the under-eye area as it can give an opposite effect of what you wanted.
Hence, being gentle is extremely important. Furthermore, the massaging session would only take a few minutes of your day. Therefore, doing it daily would not be taxing to your body, and your under-eye area will be impacted positively.
Many dermatologists and skincare enthusiasts noted that sunscreen is the most important last step that needs to be embedded in your morning skincare routine. In addition, reapplying every few hours are vital as it can help prevent damaged skin caused by sun exposure. Amazing, isn’t it?
However, the wonders of sunscreen did not stop there. It also assists in slowing the skin aging process and lightening the dark circles. In addition, by applying sunscreen, you are shielding your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. As such, apply your sunscreen properly, and do not forget to lather it under the eyes to get maximum protection from the damaging rays.
According to Science, the human adult body comprises up to 60% water. Hence, lacking it can lead to a negative outcome that can impact your health and being.
Therefore, if you wonder, “will drinking water actually help?” Yes, it certainly will. By drinking water, you are doing a favor for yourself. Moreover, you can reap many benefits by drinking enough water daily. Some of them are the reduced appearance of under-eye bags and puffiness.
As such, staying hydrated is very important to help reduce eye area problems and your overall health. Also, if you are the type to forget to drink water easily, you can have a water bottle next to you to help aid you with your daily water consumption.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep can affect the human body in myriads of ways. Among them includes the increase in happiness and productivity level. Aside from that, it can also benefit the skin, including the under-eye area.
As easy and simple as getting enough sleep may sound, it is one of the hardest things to do. This is because being showered by various tasks to finish or responsibilities to shoulder can hinder the sleeping routine.
Nevertheless, doing only the skincare routine, albeit religiously, must be accompanied by getting a good night’s sleep. This is because having 7 to 8 hours of slumber every night can help reduce the appearance of dark circles. In addition, during that resting time, our body has ample hours to heal and rest.
Moreover, one of the reasons why dark circles appear is a lack of sleep. Therefore, to effortlessly counter the problem is by getting enough sleep.
These are simple tips you can follow to combat those under-eye area problems. However, miracles would not happen overnight. Hence, all these habits must be embedded in your daily life. In addition, being patient and consistent is the key to taking care of your skin concerns. So, by having this mindset, slowly but surely, you will get the desired outcome.