The skin under your eyes is much more fragile than that on the rest of your face; as we get older, this skin begins to thin, making the blood vessels beneath the surface more apparent. This creates the impression of darker circles under the eyes, which, when combined with puffiness can leave you looking tired and aged.
There are, of course, other reasons for dark circles, but the most common cause is age combined with the effects of a stressful lifestyle and a less-than-perfect diet. So, what can you do to improve the appearance of the skin and revitalise your own appearance as a whole?
- First and foremost, take preventative measures to help your skin from within: take regular exercise, eat healthily, make sure you get enough sleep and stay away from fags and booze.
- Start using an eye treatment cream once you turn thirty and make sure this becomes a regular part of your skincare routine. Most eye treatments will rehydrate the delicate skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and ensuring the skin remains supple. If dark circles and bags are causing you problems, try using Dermalogica’s Age Reversal Eye Complex, which is a potent little potion designed to target the causes of puffiness and dark circles.
- Make sure you use a concealer on this area before applying your foundation. A little extra coverage will help to hide the darker areas while you are working on reducing their causes!