Working long hours at the office or having sleepless nights leaves our eyes looking dark and dull. Trust us, this is one of the most common concerns for men so you are not alone.
Puffiness and eye bags are common with ageing as the tissues around your eyes become thinner, with this blood vessels also becoming more visible which affect the area below your eyes to darken and contribute to loss of firmness in the skin.
What are the most common causes of dark eyes?
Lack of sleep: Sleeping less than 7 hours can result in the appearance of dark eyes, the impact of your blood vessels dilating create the dark tint to appear. Lack of sleep causes fluid to build underneath your eyes causing them to appear puffy, as a result the dark circles you see may actually be shadow cast by your puffy eyelid.
Eye strain: Excessive screen time from devices such as phones and computers can exhaust your eye muscles. This strain can cause blood vessels around your eyes to enlarge. As a result, the skin surrounding your eyes can darken.
Allergies: congestion and inflammation from allergies result in causing tint under the eyes. This is due to allergies symptoms being irritated eyes or nasal congestion caused by indoor allergens like dust or outdoor allergies like hay fever. It is advised specifically for irritated eyes to avoid itching and rubbing as it can worsen your allergic shiners.
Sun exposure: Love being outdoors? Sun exposure can also create pigmentation underneath your eyes as the skin in this area is more sensitive. Sunlight produces more melanin in the body and if not protected it can be prone to discoloration that is why the usage of SPF is important to apply for sun protection as well as protective eyewear.
How can I fix it?
Fragile areas require special maintenance, eye creams are designed to brighten and refresh your eyes to restore a youthful appearance. It is really a lifesaver in a little bottle. It improves skin texture underneath the eyes and lightens uneven tones. The mistake people tend to make is assuming that using regular moisturiser will hydrate the skin around the eyes as it does to the face assuming eye creams are then unnecessary.
Eye creams are specifically formulated to brighten and tighten other advantages include:
- It can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Strengthen and protects delicate skin
- Protects eyes from excessive strain
Add eye cream to your skincare routine now to have visible signs of ageing kept at bay.