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How to Treat Dark Circles Under the Eyes

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 36   |   Comments: 0

As we age, the skin around the eyes may become drier and more vulnerable to damage.  One visible sign that is most dreaded by most women are dark circles that appear.

There are many causes for those dark circles.  Age and lack of sleep are just two.  Other factors are heredity, medication, poor eating habits, and bone structure.

In order to prevent aging, applying a high quality eye gel or cream should be part of your necessary daily routine.  There are more than 150 different products on the market to help improve dark circles under the eyes.  To find out which works best, would be an expensive ordeal.

It makes sense to use products that contain collagen and elastin.  The reason is that these ingredients are what keep our skin youthful and are needed for healthy skin.  As we age, we produce less collagen and elastin. 

Stay away from products that contain the word €œsalicylate in any form.  These are a group of anti-inflammatory ingredients that may cause allergies and other side effects.  Many skin care products, even the high end expensive ones, contain salicylates.

It's important not to overuse the cream or gel you purchase.  Some people think if a small amount helps, if I use it all day and apply it several times, it will be even better.  Most products come with instructions.  Follow them instead of more is better.

The area around the eyes is very sensitive.  Make sure you do not pull or are too rough while applying any product to the area.

The eye gels or creams will help prevent damage and early aging.  In the meantime, a pure loose mineral concealer or foundation is great for hiding dark circles.  Loose minerals are actually good for the skin.

Some loose minerals contain bismuth oxychloride which may clog pores and cause allergies and redness.  Use loose minerals free of this ingredient.

If you are used to a liquid or stick concealer and foundation, you may be hesitant in trying loose minerals. With a little practice, you can learn to use the loose powder form and once you do, you may, never go back to the liquid or stick form.  Many find the loose minerals feel lighter and look more natural.

Make sure you use a moisturizer before applying the loose mineral makeup.  As with the eye cream or gel, with loose minerals, less is better than more.  Applying it lightly will cover dark circles and look natural.

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