Concealer not cutting it? Tired of looking tired when you are not? You're not alone – dark eye circles are the bane of many women's (and men's) existence. Being the most delicate area of the face, eyes are the earliest to register signs of abuse and time's depredation, and certainly one of the most tricky to treat. Here are the common culprits, along with targeted solutions to boost your peeper power.
Brown discolouration that may affect the entire eye area is caused by melanin pigment pile up. Skin allergies (like eczema), frequent eye rubbing, sun damage and genetics can all contribute to the hyperpigmentation.
Sloane-Aid: Avoid offending factors such as irritating products or cosmetics; and protect your lids with sunscreen and sunglasses against harmful rays. Use gentle creams with Vitamin A or C (try Sloane Inc Vitamin A Eye Renewal Cream ) at night, and soothing hyaluronic acid (like Sloane Inc Oxygen Eye Serum) in the day to illuminate and revitalise your lids on the regular.
Poor Blood Circulation
Bluish or purplish half-moons under the eyes are due to sluggish skin microcirculation. These bruise-like rings can be worsened by stress, insufficient rest, smoking, alcohol and nasal congestion.
Sloane-Aid: Besides relieving your rhinitis attack with anti-histamines, cold compression and light massaging in of soy, Vitamin K or caffeine-containing products (try Sloane Inc Oxygen Eye Serum) will help send blue-black puffy bags packing. “Battered” shutters will benefit from sprucing up with Eye Fabulosity, the quintessential eye-cial to get the blood flow going and turn the tides on time (and lifestyle indiscretions).
Thin Lower Lid Skin
Translucent fair skin (which is inborn and highly sensitive to thinning effects of age) can also result in dark circles: The purplish-hued lid muscles become visible beneath the skin, very much the same way black panties are visible through thin white pants.
Sloane-Aid: Counter the clock with collagen-boosters like retinol-containing products (try Sloane Inc Vitamin A Eye Renewal Cream) early and religiously. Some makeup should camouflage any VPL in the meantime.
A common and under-recognized cause of perpetually tired eyes, this anatomical congenital depression below the inner corner of the eyes cast shadows that are resistant to the best of eye creams. The hollowing tends to worsen with age due to deflation and sagging of the face.
Sloane-Aid: Tiny droplets of natural fillers like Restylane and Juvederm can banish those age-piling undereye hollows, along with their shadowy companions. The best part? Results are visible instantly and last many months.
The Bad News...
To complicate complex matters, a combination of problems frequently co-exists in the same person, which calls for expert assessment and a multi-action plan.
The Sloane Clinic's Eye Revival Program is a unique game-changing protocol to rescue woeful panda eyes with a multitude of deep issues:
Laser Toning dispels the dark cloudy pigments, while activating intensive collagen production and improving microcirculation to put fine lines and puffiness out to pasture. Revitalift works synergistically to level out undereye trenches, quench thirsty dull lids to ignite a healthy sparkle from within, and restore dermal elasticity and thickness for that youthful bounce as you spring across the winning line!
Give us a shout on any of our S.O.S (Save Our Skin) hotlines today to schedule an appointment and find out more.