The pigmented eye contour is a common evil that usually has different causes behind it, as well as solutions. Find out how to get rid of them properly.
Bags under the eyes often become a concern of the day today. Getting up every morning and noticing them becomes annoying. It is in this part of the fact that the first signs of aging usually appear and where fatigue, lack of sleep, and even allergies are most evident.
Dark circles are an alteration in the color of the skin around the eyes, mainly in the lower area. These get worse with the passage of time, rest, and inadequate nutrition.
However, lifestyle and genetics are the main causes of this condition, which in many cases is more aesthetic than medical. That is why before starting any type of treatment it is necessary to identify what type of dark circles you have.
- Pigmented dark circles
They are produced by an accumulation of melanin and usually occur in dark or black skin. You will distinguish them because they are usually genetic, they get worse with sun exposure and with age.
- Vascular dark circles
They usually appear due to the accumulation of blood due to poor local circulation. Although their coloration ranges from red to blue, they can also have the appearance of a bruise healing through yellow or grayish tones. If your dark circle changes a lot depending on whether you slept well, for example, you probably have this type of dark circle.
- Mixed dark circles
They are a combination of the previous two, pigmentary and vascular.
The solution behind every type of dark circle
- For pigmented dark circles, choose products with depigmenting ingredients such as kojic acid, vitamin C, retinol.
- For vascular dark circles, your allied ingredients are those that strengthen microcirculation such as butcher’s broom, vitamin K, caffeine, or Ginkgo Biloba.
- If you have mixed dark circles, the ideal will be a product that combines several of these treating ingredients.
If, on the other hand, what you want is to minimize them but not treat them, some tips may make them less noticeable or that their appearance continues to worsen, such as:
- Sleep at least 7 hours a day. Rest is essential to minimize bags under the eyes, especially those caused by poor circulation.
- Learn to lead a healthy lifestyle, both in your diet and in your exercise. Smoking is one of the bad habits that is most reflected in the contour of your eyes.
- Drink enough water daily, this will ensure that your body is hydrated and will keep the tissues healthy.
- Completely remove makeup under the eyes with the help of a specific cleanser for this part of the face. Cleansing oils, micellar water, and biphasic products are recommended.
- Wear sunglasses. Dark circles based on pigmentation get worse with sun exposure.