The eyes are one of the most common areas for women to have complaints about their appearance, and the problems they report are numerous. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at five of the most common problems to affect the eye area and give you some options of how to deal with them.
Oversleeping, extreme fatigue, or just staying up a few hours past your normal bedtime can cause dark circles to form under your eyes. Sleep deprivation can cause your skin to become dull and pale, allowing for dark tissues and blood vessels beneath your skin to show. Elemis Absolute Eye Mask helps decongest, firm, tone and minimise dark circles whilst nourishing and smoothing the delicate eye area.
Lines under the eyes are a natural result of ageing, although external factors such as sun damage or smoking can accelerate their formation. Fine lines under the eyes are treatable by various means including retinols and chemical peels, but we recommend Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment.
A bad night’s sleep can lead to puffiness around the eye area in the morning – especially if you’re stressed. Stress causes changes to the salt balance in the body and if salt balances are off, your eyes can retain water as a result and swell. It can also be caused by allergies, your diet and even central heating. To combat this, we recommend Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift.
Having dry skin around your eye area is quite common, as the thinner, more delicate skin in this area can make it difficult to absorb and retain moisture. This can lead to the skin feeling itchy and tight and looking flaky, and can also make it difficult to get your make up to sit properly. Decleor Hydra Floral Everfresh Hydrating Wide-Open Eye Gel is formulated to offer maximum hydration to the eye area.
Genetics and ageing are the primary causes of sagging skin under the eyes. As you age, your body slows collagen and elastin production, proteins responsible for giving your skin its elasticity. Damage from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and certain lifestyle choices also contribute to excess skin under the eyes. Decleor Peony Eye Cream Absolute is an eye cream that helps to plump the eye contour and has an illuminating effect, reducing the appearance of sagging skin.