"Panda eyes", which cause tenderness in the animal world, in real life do not look cute and touching at all. Rather, on the contrary, they cause pity and make the face look tired and sickly. The mechanism for the appearance of dark circles is simple: two or three sleepless nights - and the job is done. The problem is that the skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate (about four times thinner than in other parts of the face), and when not oxygenated blood stagnates in the capillaries, it becomes instantly noticeable. Most often, this feature is due to genetics, but sometimes a simple violation of the regime leads to it: chronic lack of sleep, overwork, stress, frequent change of time zones. Fortunately, dermatologists today have a few tips to help improve the situation.
"It's ingenious is simple," says dermatology professor Jessica Wu, an instructor at the Los Angeles School of Medicine. - If you are worried about dark circles and bags under the eyes, then first of all stop washing with hot water. High temperatures contribute to fluid stagnation and swelling (by the way, a bath, sauna and hammam can also significantly worsen the situation). In your case, water at room temperature (and even slightly cooler) will be optimal for hygiene procedures. But notice that nobody is talking about hypothermia."
Fight bruising helps "finger shower" - light tapping movements around the eyes with your fingertips for two to three minutes. Massage can be done immediately after washing, moving from the temple along the line of the lower eyelid to the bridge of the nose (it is here that the central lymph and venous nodes are located, where interstitial fluid accumulates).
Help: products with a massage applicator
Moisturizing gel for skin care around the eyes, enriched with extracts of lemon balm, ginseng and cranberry Énergie De Vie, Lancôme
“People who are dissatisfied with the way things are in the area around the eyes need to choose cosmetics very carefully and purposefully,” says Karl Lang, chief physician at the Berlin University Hospital Charite. "Let's start with cleansers: they should be as soft as possible, so it's better to choose oils that work in a" gentle mode "for removing makeup."
Look for lightening ingredients in the composition of the eye area care: arbutin, kojic acid, vitamin C and violet extract gradually erase the "darkening" and even out the tone.
As for special creams and gels for regular care, we can recommend not to be afraid of such a component as retinol, which copes well with dark spots on the skin. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative. It helps speed up cell renewal and promotes collagen production. Both are especially useful when it comes to dealing with dark circles. But here you need to remember one very important thing: retinol makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight, so in combination with it, be sure to use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher (at any time of the year).
Help: remedies for dark circles under the eyes
Gentle moisturizing gel-mousse for the eye area, KENZOKI
Visiting a beautician
“Doctors work extremely carefully with the delicate area around the eyes, and this is understandable, because many methods are too aggressive for her,” says Justine Marceau, a dermatologist from Paris, who has been in private practice for 15 years. - The area around the eyes is not the best field for experiments. So you need to choose a care and rejuvenation program only under the guidance of a specialist, and not try all the available technologies in a row. Various lymphatic drainage procedures primarily help to solve the problem of dark circles and edema: ultrasonic lifting, darsonval (exposure to the skin with alternating high-frequency currents of high voltage and low force) and, of course, manual massage. With pronounced edema under the eyes, the courses of elos-rejuvenation, mesotherapy and biorevitalization are effective (by the way, with the help of mesotherapy, sometimes you can get rid of not only "bruises",but also from the formed fatty hernias). To do this, you need to use drugs that break down fat and increase the tone of the lymphatic vessels and venules. True, a prerequisite for a good result will be a full course of procedures (6-8 visits).
“When we need to visually align the skin around the eyes, we use concealer,” reveals professional secrets, art director Givenchy Nicolas Degenne. Try a salmon pink concealer. Do not be afraid of such a sugary-sweet name for the color ─ it will be absolutely invisible on his face. But it perfectly masks dark circles and, most importantly, suits everyone, regardless of skin color. In order to do the job cleanly and discreetly, it is better to use concealers with a creamy texture that mix well with other products and blend into the skin.
Help: corrective agents
Another trick is to make your eyes shine. To do this, it is enough to draw a line along the lower eyelashes with a light (but not white!) Pencil. It is important to choose a shade that is at most two tones lighter than your skin.
Photo: Getty Images, Press Services Archive
- Top Eye Care Mistakes and 13 Remedies to Fix Them
- Eyes wide open: 5 misconceptions about blepharoplasty
- What will happen to the skin if you stop caring for it
- 6 essential foods in the spring diet