Let’s face it, how many of us actually get enough sleep, and have to deal with dark circles the next day? Even genetically, some of us have those stubborn dark circles that are impossible to get rid of! Doctor Mia and I, have teamed up to bring you guys our favorite products of the moment (dealing with dark circles) and will reveal to you why they actually work!
What are dark circles, Doctor Mia?
Dark circles under the lower eyelids have several causes. There is no doubt that they are worsened by general fatigue, especially lack of sleep. Dark circles are generally caused by aging, genetics, lack of sleep, and stress, but two of the most important ones are vessel fragility and poor circulation under the eyes.
My Routine and why These Ingredients Work
In the Morning:
I use the AutoCorrect Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream by Sunday Riley. This product definitely brings a glow to my under-eye area. This eye cream is very lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin! This product is very hydrating, and my concealer goes on so beautifully over it! The results aren’t instant; it’s definitely a product you need to give a little bit of time for it to work its magic!
Doctor Mia says Auto Correct Eye Contour Cream ingredients work:
Caffeine has vasoconstrictive properties. It stimulates the blood circulation around the eyes and accelerates the flow of blood in the capillaries. This automatically makes the skin around the eye appear fresh and rejuvenated. Caffeine has antioxidant properties, protecting the skin against free radical damage and, therefore, wrinkles.
My Quick Fix:
My absolute favorite eye patches that I am obsessed with is Peter Thomas Roth Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches! All I have to say is wow! They are cooling gel patches filled with the most amazing ingredients: hyaluronic acid and contour hydra gel to hydrate, depuff, and help with fine lines. Let me tell you, these have become a ritual before an event, going out, or on a date!
How I Apply:
They are recommended to be worn for 10 to 15 minutes. I like to use them longer than recommended for that extra boost of hydration. Another great trick is to stick them in the fridge and have them extra cold before applying. Once you remove them, pat the remaining ingredients into your eye lightly.
Doctor Mia says Peter Thomas Roth Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches ingredients work:
Studies have shown the use of topical hyaluronic acid gel fills the periorbital hollows and restores volume. This has been shown to be a valid less invasive treatment option with promising results.
I use the Tata Harper Restorative Eye-Cream which is an all-natural eye cream that works on fine lines, dark circles, and elasticity. It is such a rich and soothing cream that targets all my eye concerns. I can always tell the difference in the morning compared to lots of other eye creams, I instantly feel hydrated and look refreshed! It’s definitely hydrating without being greasy and absorbs well.
Doctor Mia says Tata Harper Restorative Eye Cream ingredients work:
The cream contains date palm extract. Date palm extract is rich in Vitamin C and is a potent anti-oxidant. Multiple studies have demonstrated that topical application of date palm extract causes a potential increase in dermal collagen production and decreases vascular congestion. The cream also contains Centella Asiatica, which in addition to anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant actions has been shown to increase healing properties in the skin. Studies have shown that antioxidants can help prevent aging and dark circles and improve skin health.
What ELSE can we do to prevent dark circles, Doctor Mia?
Sleep hygiene is #1. Advanced treatment options include bleaching creams, topical retinoic acid, chemical peels, and laser therapy.