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Mar 18 2014 2:48 PM
Undereye circles are simply dark shadows beneath the eye, usually with a reddish-bluish tint. Dark circles are caused by a number of factors such as genetics, aging, dehydration, allergies and lifestyle factors.
Genetics plays a role in dark circles, with some ethnicities being more prone to them than others.
Thinning skin, loss of fat and collagen commonly seen with aging skin can make the skin more translucent making vessels underneath more obvious.
Dehydration also causes skin to thin which makes the area beneath the eye appear bluer/darker.
Allergies are a known cause of dark circles as well. They are known as allergic shiners and result when nasal congestion has dilated and darkened the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose.
Iron oxide and byproducts from red blood cells accumulate underneath the eye. Lifestyle factors such as stress, smoking, chronic alcohol use and lack of sleep or exercise are big contributors to undereye circles. All these factors and ensuing fatigue causes skin paleness making blood beneath more apparent.
Sun exposure prompts production of more pigment underneath the eye, but this is different than under eye circles.
To correct undereye circles, use an eye cream or serum that will hydrate the skin, improve blood flow and strengthen the capillaries beneath the eye. For stubborn under eye circles, you must use a product that will actually and break down the iron oxides and clear them away to effectively eliminate the appearance of dark circles.
Lifestyle modifications can definitely improve under eye circles. Reducing stress and getting plenty of rest is key as is drinking plenty of water to increase hydration. Becoming more active will also help improve circulation and blood flow and help minimize these dark shadows.
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Mar 18 2014 2:42 PM
Fine lines that start at the outer corners of the eyes are one of the first signs of aging and too much fun in the sun. These can become deep folds or creases over time, at which point they are true wrinkles or crow’s feet. Prevention is key for keeping the delicate skin around the eyes line and wrinkle-free.
The main causes of fine lines around the eyes include aging, sun damage, repetitive facial expressions, and dehydration.
Aging and sun damage cause collagen breakdown, which causes fine lines to form. Normally, collagen provides structure and plumpness to the skin. Facial expressions such as smiling or frowning along with squinting against sunlight causes further breakdown of collagen. Dehydration also plays a role.
To prevent and correct fine lines around the eyes, it is important to use a repairing eye cream that will nourish, hydrate, renew and smooth the skin surface with ingredients that will take care with this most delicate and sensitive area. The best ingredients to do this are naturally sourced Vitamins A, C, D and E, Hyaluronic Acid, and Glycolic Acid. Squalane and superoxide dismutase are also great ingredients for preventing and correcting those first signs of aging.
About these key wrinkle fighting ingredients:
- Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) - combats atrophy and hydrates
- Hyaluronic Acid - bonds moisture
- Squalane - nourishes and protects
- Vitamin D - regulates cell turnover and firms the skin
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol) - heals and fights free radicals
- Superoxide Dismutase - fights free radicals
- Glycolic Acid - prevents accumulation of dead cells and stimulates cell turnover
- Vitamin C - smoothes wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin.
Aside from good products, the best way to keep fine lines at bay is to limit sun exposure to prevent damage caused by UV rays. When outdoors, wear sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat to protect the delicate eye area and prevent squinting. Also, to beat dehydration, and plump fine lines from within, consume more water and water rich foods and beverages.
If you want fine lines gone yesterday, schedule Pevonia’s De-Stress Eye Treatment - Eye Wrinkles or Pevoreclaim Polypeptide Treatment to plump and smooth the appearance of fine lines, reduce crepiness and rejuvenate the eye contour.
Pevonia Botanica’s Evolutive Eye Cream is an ideal choice for those who are who are under 30 years of age, those just seeing fine lines appear or who want to prevent them from appearing. This product is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive, combination and oily.
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