Preventing Dark Circles Around the Eyes: Skincare Tips and Habits to Adopt

May 31, 2023

Dark Circles

As the saying goes, ‘The eyes are the windows to the soul’ and when your eyes look tired, your overall appearance is diminished. Dark circles can form under your eyes for a variety of reasons, but there are certain habits you can adopt, and skincare regimes to follow, that will prevent dark circles from appearing.

What are the causes of dark circles?

If you’re prone to experiencing dark circles under the eyes, then you need to find out what’s causing them. Here’s a look at some of the contributing factors to dark circles. These could be:

  • Poor sleep or poor sleeping habits
  • Constricted blood vessels causing hyperpigmentation
  • Thinning of the skin around the eyes
  • Allergies, including hay fever
  • Reduced levels of fatty tissue around the eyes
  • Anaemia from iron deficiency
  • Overexposure to sunlight
  • Frequent rubbing of the eyes
  • Ageing
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis

How to prevent dark circles under the eyes

There are many ways you can reduce the dark circles under your eyes, but you might find you need to try a combination of these to achieve your desired look.

  • Get sufficient sleep: If you’re not getting 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep at night, you might want to reconsider your sleeping times and habits. Going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day will ensure the body adjusts to a set rhythm.
  • Stay hydrated: When you’re dehydrated, the skin around your eyes will begin to appear dull and dark. You should limit excessive caffeine and alcohol intake while increasing your water consumption daily.
  • Eat a healthy diet: Dark rings under the eyes could sometimes indicate a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Ensure that you’re eating a healthy, well-balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals to maintain healthy skin and reduce the appearance of dark rings.
  • Manage stress: Stress and anxiety can have a detrimental impact on your health with dark rings under the eyes one example of what to expect. If you have a lot of stress, consider adopting stress management techniques like yoga or meditation.
  • Keep it cool: By using a cold compress or simply applying cucumber slices to the eyes will soothe fatigue and reduce swelling. The high water and vitamin C content in cucumbers will nourish and moisturise the skin, reducing the appearance of dark circles.
  • Use tea bags: Another home remedy is applying cool boiled tea bags to the eyes to lessen the dark circles and prevent puffiness. The caffeine in tea bags has antioxidant properties while stimulating blood circulation.
  • Facials: Regular facials can improve circulation around the face and eyes, which reduces the appearance of dark circles.
  • Wear sunscreen: Hyperpigmentation, which is one of the causes of dark circles, is often caused by sun exposure. That’s why it’s important to wear sunscreen and protect the eyes.
  • Use eye creams: It’s important that you’re using the right facial creams to firm and moisturise the skin, with a particular focus on the area around the eyes.  

Dr. Hauschka’s Treatments

When it comes to the best skincare treatment to tackle dark circles under the eyes, Dr Hauschka is undoubtedly one of the industry leaders. The eye care products contain no dispersible oils that could spread across the skin and get into your eyes. Instead, Dr. Hauschka uses oils specifically selected for eye care such as mango, cocoa and shea butter, rose wax and beeswax, which stay close to your skin to offer the highest level of protection. Medicinal plant extracts soothe, strengthen and regulate the area around your eyes, which can be irritated by long hours in front of a screen, heated air, lack of sleep, pollen, and various environmental factors. The formulations have been tested by ophthalmologists and are also suitable for contact lens wearers.

Here’s a look at some of the best eye care creams and sunscreen to incorporate into your skincare routine.

1.     Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream

Created for more demanding or mature skin, this eye cream is provides intensive skin care for sensitive eye areas.

It tones, smoothes, and refines the eye area, leaving the eyes looking refreshed and radiant. The Regenerating Eye Cream absorbs easily allowing make-up  tobe applied directly afteruse.

2.     Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream

 Regardless of your skin condition, Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream moisturises and refreshes the delicate eye area. It can be used in combination with all other Dr. Hauschka face care products. Additionally,it is  absorbed quickly and can be applied immediately before make-up.

3.     Dr. Hauschka Eye Balm

Dr. Hauschka Eye Balm offers effective and intensive care for the skin around the eyes, protecting it against external influences. When warmed between the fingertips, the solid, fragrant balm turns silky smooth, and the beeswax contained in the formulation ensures precise application. As Dr. Hauschka Eye Balm is so rich, it can be used sparingly.

4.     Dr. Hauschka Light Reflecting Concealer

If you’re still in the process of addressing your dark circles, this great product can help conceal them. It contains pigments that reflect light rather than simply covering up. These reflections soften shadows around the eyes and brighten darker areas of skin to enhance your complexion and leave it glowing.

5.     Dr. Hauschka Face Sun Cream

Ensure you’re getting optimum sun protection to reduce the risk of dark circles under the eyes. Dr. Hauschka Face Sun Cream provides you with the required sun protection while allowing the positive aspects of sunshine through, including Vitamin D exposure, which strengthens your bones and teeth and boosts protection against autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammation and allergies.

For more information on these and other Dr. Hauschka products, visit www.drhauschka.co.za.

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