What causes dry skin and dark circles under the eyes?
The area around the eyes is one of the most sensitive parts of the face due to its 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 individuals also report recurring dark circles, regardless of how much sleep they’re getting, as well as dryness and/or itchiness.
Genetics play an important role in our skin, 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. The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive to sun-related damage because of its delicate composition. This makes the under-eye area particularly prone to dryness and dehydration.
How can you improve dry skin and the look of dark circles under the eyes?
Lifestyle factors can have a considerable influence on the look of our skin. A 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, look for dermatologist recommended ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and visibly plump the skin. We recommend Minéral 89 Eyes if you’re looking for a lightweight eye gel to hydrate, brighten, and smooth fine lines around the delicate eye area. LiftActiv Supreme Eyes has anti-aging benefits like reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, depuffing the look of under eye bags, and minimizing dark circles. Both are dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested for safety and efficacy.