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The area around the eyes is one of the most sensitive parts of the face due to its extremely delicate skin - up to five times thinner than the rest of the face. As such, the under-eye area tends to be prone to puffiness or swelling. Many women also report recurring dark circles, regardless of how much sleep they’re getting, as well as dryness and/or itchiness.
Genetics has an important role to play in our skin’s future, as does our lifestyle, with smoking, stress and fatigue all contributing to the appearance of a tired-looking under-eye area. Poor circulation can also lead to blood vessels becoming blocked, leading to the appearance of bruising or hyperpigmentation around the eyes. What’s more, the skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive to sun-related damage as a result of its delicate composition. This makes the under-eye area particularly prone to dryness and dehydration.
Lifestyle factors can have a considerable influence on how we look. Smoking and lack of sleep are big no-no’s. For those mornings where you might have overindulged the night before, facial massage can help improve the appearance of under-eye bags, as stimulating circulation is important in reducing water retention. When choosing an eye cream, we recommend hyaluronic acid for an intense dose of moisture.