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How To Choose The Right Under Eye Cream?

“My moisturizer is an all-rounder! But why aren’t my dark circles disappearing?”

Are you also one of those who think that moisturizer is self-sufficient when it comes to skincare and especially under eyes?
Well, the hard truth is that it doesn’t!

A regular face moisturizer will just nourish the skin and put a pause to dryness. That’s it. While it may be enough for the face in the young age, it may not take care of the under eye concerns. So, one should start giving under eyes the TLC (Tender Loving Care) it needs at an early age because wrinkles and dark circles appear around the eyes first. Topical creams with the right formulation can be suggested by the best dermatologists in Delhi at our clinic. However, if one has been dealing with under eye dark circles problem for a long time dermatologists will suggest to go for dark circle treatments in Delhi for better and fast results.

But, why do I have pigmentation under my eyes?
Dark circles and wrinkles in the under eye area appear for many reasons like:

  • Smoking
  • Hereditary
  • Vitamin deficiency and other hormonal imbalance
  • Lack of Sleep
  • Excessive screen time - TV, Laptop, Mobile phones etc.
  • Stress
  • Anaemia
  • Crash Dieting
  • Alcohol
  • Allergy

The truth is that the eye area has fewer oil glands compared to the rest of the face, which means it ages faster, wrinkles quicker and if it appears dull and dark, the rest of the face will too. The skin under the eyes is super sensitive which means all the late-night work, hangovers, sun damage, dehydration, dullness will appear under the eyes as dark circles and pigmentation.

How do I choose the right under eye cream?
Look for the right ingredients!

  1. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
    CoQ10 replenishes the skin with collagen and elastin which leads to shielding the skin from sun damage and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to prevent hyperpigmentation and dark circles, it does this by helping to stop the production of tyrosinase which is the catalyst for melanin production.

  2. Niacinamide
    Niacinamide is famous for treating hyperpigmentation and dark spots by interfering with the process through which freshly made pigment travels to the surface of the skin; basically, it stops the pigment from getting there. It is safe to be used near the eye as this anti-oxidant has a low risk of irritation or inflammation from using it, you can apply it to the delicate, thin skin around the eyes without worry.

  3. Hyaluronic Acid
    Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our body. It is a humectant by nature, which means it replenishes moisture in our skin. Each little molecule holds 1000 times its weight to refill the skin with moisture. When you apply it to your face it is like giving your skin shots and shots of water, which help the skin to glow and prevent your collagen from breaking down.

  4. Vitamin K
    This vitamin is great for people with pigmentation and dark circles. As this vitamin helps in reducing blood clotting and its effects on the blood that pools in the tiny vessels underneath the eye.

  5. Caffeine
    Caffeine helps reduce the puffiness and dark circles under the eyes and it can also help reduce the under eye bags around the eyes. Caffeine is a potent blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances provided that tightens the under eye and brightens the appearance of the skin, reducing the puffiness and pigmentation commonly associated with dark circles around the eye area.

  6. Retinol
    The skin on the eye area is thinner than the skin on the body. The delicate layer is more susceptible to wrinkles because it is often hard to target with the mainstream creams. Retinol helps slow the natural collagen breakdown that occurs because of aging and as a external factors such as sun exposure, smoking and pollution.

  7. Peptides
    Peptides are tiny molecules of an amino acid chain that resemble collagen strands. Peptides work like glue which holds together collagen strands. Collagen fibers facilitate skin cell repair and rejuvenation. They have been shown to help lighten dark spots and improve the appearance of puffy eyes while simultaneously having a lifting effect that stretches skin and improves skin firmness.

  8. Vitamin C
    As mentioned above, the eye area is typically one of the first areas of the body to show signs of aging. Vitamin C in your eye cream can help reduce dark circles around the eyes as it strengthens the delicate skin and reduces the visibility of blood vessels in that area. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect healthy skin cells by “giving” free radicals an electron, rendering them harmless. Vitamin C may be combined with other anti-aging products for additional benefits.

  9. Green Tea Extract
    Caffeine and tannins in green tea help shrink blood vessels around the eyes, making it a miracle for treating puffy eyes and dark circles. Green Tea Extract also moisturises and hydrates dry skin, providing a healthy glow to the thin, sensitive skin around the eyes.

If the right under eye cream is also not yielding the results then it’s high time to consult a dermatologist and get the apt treatment plan!

For details about under eye dark circle treatments in Delhi, please feel free to visit our clinic!