Bags and dark circles are the no.1 enemies of a fresh and rested look: here are all the most effective remedies to fight them
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to skincare is to reduce or hide bags and dark circles. Puffy eyes and marked by dark circles certainly do not contribute to giving a fresh and rested appearance. They immediately make you more tired, age and darken. The causes of this, let's call it, blemishes can be many, certainly starting from a genetic factor, passing through an incorrect diet, smoking, poor rest and inadequate skincare.
Dark circles and bags, especially the first ones, can indeed derive from hormonal imbalances and genetic predisposition, but it is also important to lead a healthy and fairly regular life both in terms of food and night rest. Drinking a lot helps to keep the skin hydrated and, in general, an optimal skin condition, as well as sleeping enough hours, at least 8. Even smoking and alcohol can worsen the situation under dark circles, it would be better to eliminate the first and drastically reduce the consumption of the second. , relegating it only to certain occasions: in addition to gaining health, bags and dark circles will also benefit. Even an unbalanced diet has effects on the health of the skin, including that of the eye area. So beware of a diet too rich in fat and hyper refined products.
In addition to these great precautions to be put into practice immediately if you want to obtain effective and long-term results, here's what you can do on an aesthetic level between masks, massages, packs, creams and natural remedies.
Eye patches and masks are lifesavers for a tired and marked eye area
There are a whole series of targeted treatments indicated for the eye area, to be applied under the eye to help circulation. Eye patches and specific masks are ideal in those days of little sleep, stress, fatigue, because they have the power to immediately awaken the gaze, illuminating it. The eye patches, often in hydrogel or fabric, are applied under the eye and can be stored in the fridge if desired for a greater decongestant effect.
They are left to act for the indicated exposure time, remove and then massage the remaining product until completely absorbed. The eye masks, on the other hand, are in cream or gel, they are always applied under the eye, wait for the shutter speed and then rinse, remove with a disk or, if specified, massage the residues as if it were a real and own cream. There are several night eye masks, which are left on and you go to sleep, making them act during the night. In the morning, then, we proceed with the normal cleansing and skincare of the face, applying the favorite products.
Eye cream is important, but you have to know how to choose it
An important step to combat dark circles and bags under the eyes is to apply an eye contour cream constantly, morning and evening, preceded by a serum. The important thing is to choose it based on your skin type, because dark circles and bags can be present both on those with a dry and dehydrated eye area, and on those with normal or oily skin. First of all it is important to apply the products; the skin around the eyes is much thinner than that of the rest of the face. The cream, except where specified, should be applied not directly under the eye, but by tapping it with the ring finger on the orbicular bone.
The ring finger is preferred because it is the most delicate finger of the hand, the one with which you can exert less pressure. As for the textures, for a normal or oily eye contour it is better to prefer gel textures, if instead you have dry or dehydrated skin, richer and more full-bodied formulations are better, which go to deeply nourish. As for the active ingredients, choose decongestant, soothing, moisturizing substances that reactivate the circulation, such as aloe, chamomile, rusco, cucumber, hyaluronic acid, vitamin K and caffeine but also anti-aging, to combat the signs of expression or prevent them, such as retinol, vitamin E, amino acids and antioxidants. Also remember to protect the eye area with a high SPF cream, throughout the year, even in the city.
Some extra and all natural remedies to try to defeat bags and dark circles
Other small effective tricks to reduce bags and dark circles are massages and cold packs. One of the most used tools for massaging the eye contour is the jade roller, which provides an immediate sensation of freshness and has a toning action thanks to the mechanical gesture of rolling it over the face. It is draining because it stimulates the lymphatic system, thus also reactivating the circulation and relaxing the features. Try keeping it in the fridge for a greater refreshing and invigorating effect; all cold packs, in fact, are a real cure-all for the eye contour.
Another ally to combat a tired look is cucumber, with the classic slices you see in the movies, to be applied over the eyes for a quick decongestant effect. Another trick that comes directly from the kitchen is to prepare a good tea and, after sipping it and letting the bags cool (you can also leave them in the fridge) apply them on the eyes, The cold effect combined with the theine contained inside deflates, decongests and lightens the eye patch.