how to minimise dark circles and hyperpigmentation under your eyes

how to minimise dark circles and hyperpigmentation under your eyes

Did you know the skin around our eyes is 10 times thinner than the rest of the face? Being so fragile, this area of skin is more vulnerable to damage and any form of skin discolouration is more noticeable.

Lack of sleep, sun damage and genetics can all contribute to discoloration around the eyes. Regardless of the cause, any form of darkness can make us feel self-conscious, appear fatigued, as well as adding years to our perceived age.

The best treatment for dark circles under the eyes

Vitamin C is a superhero in the world of skincare. Along with protecting against oxidative damage from environmental stressors, increasing skin firmness, Vitamin C is incredible at brightening the skin, which is precisely why Dermalogica has launched BioLumin-C Eye Serum.

Featuring a highly stabilised, bioavailable Vitamin C complex, BioLumin-C Eye Serum dramatically brightens the eye area, helping to improve both dark circles under the eyes and periorbital hyperpigmentation. Let’s explore the different types of dark circles and how Dermalogica’s new BioLumin-C Eye Serum can help.

What causes dark circles?

The are several different reasons as to why we may experience dark circles under the eyes. The three primary causes are genetics, sun damage, and stress.

dark circles are commonly attributed to genetics, making it tricky to treat. Although it can’t be permanently corrected, Vitamin C will help to boost radiance around the eye area and diffuse darkness. In addition to the sophisticated Vitamin C complex, the new BioLumin-C Eye Serum contains chia seed oil, mushroom extracts and cross-linked Papain. This botanical trio work to gently buff away dead skin cells and improve hydration, so that the skin reflects light more evenly and appears more luminous.

The skin arounds our eyes has more melanocyte cells than the rest of the face. If you’re not familiar, these cells are responsible for producing pigment in the skin. When they are exposed to UV rays, they make more pigment to protect the skin. Over time, significant sun exposure causes these cells to behave erratically, leading to hyperpigmentation or dark patches. The good news is that Vitamin C can target this cell and fade existing hyperpigmentation, whist preventing future skin discolouration.

Sadly, stress is a term we hear frequently today. We’re all busier and trying to achieve more, which leaves us wound up feeling exhausted. A knock-on effect of this can be less sleep. This may be because sleep is not made a priority or because we simply can’t switch off at night. What we know from recent research, is sleep is vital to skin health. When we’re asleep our skin uses this time to renew and repair itself from damage. If we have several nights of poor sleep this is most noticeable around our eyes. When we’re tired, circulation tends to slow and oxygenated blood pools under the eyes, showing up as dark circles. And if we have long term poor sleep, this can play out as premature skin ageing. We may want to pick up the junk food when we’re stressed, and this only makes matters worse. In Chinese face reading, the under-eye area is linked to our kidneys and liver. They believe that if these organs are overloaded due to excess consumption of stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and chocolate, this can show up as dark circles under the eyes. Vitamin C will not only brighten the eye area, but protect and firm damaged tissue. The Vitamin C complex in the BioLumin-C Eye Serum is fused with Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To treat stress related dark circles, couple skincare with plenty of good sleep each night - around eight hours – and taking time to relax.

Brighter eyes, everyday

The new BioLumin-C Eye Serum is a go-to for brightening the eyes. It can be used both morning and evening on a clean skin. All you need is a small drop, applying gently around the eyes from the outer corners inwards to avoid unnecessarily stretching the skin.

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