From genetics to sun exposure to a lack of sleep, there are so many different factors out there that can cause dark circles. Figuring out the root cause of the issue should always be a priority but, until you do so, the right eye care products can work wonders in lightening and brightening the eye area, making those dark circles look lighter and less noticeable.
However, with so many eye serums and creams to choose from, how do you know which one/s will produce a visible difference in your skin?
That’s where OROGOLD can help. Read on as we share some tips for making sure that the products you buy will actually be able to reduce the look of your dark circles.
Look For Formulas Designed Specifically For the Eye Area
Did you know that there are quite a few differences between the skin that surrounds your eyes and the skin on the rest of your face?
One of these is in relation to thickness – the skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin anywhere on your face and body. It also contains fewer sebaceous glands, meaning that there’s less sebum in the eye area to keep the skin moisturized and lubricated. Of course, the skin around the eyes is almost constantly in motion too. This leads to the skin here experiencing more wear and tear than the skin on other parts of your face.
All of this is why the eye area experiences unique skin concerns that aren’t usually seen elsewhere on the face, with one of these being dark circles. This makes it important to look for eye-specific skincare products when trying to reduce the look of dark circles. Sure, many of the ingredients that we’ll soon be featuring can be found in face serums and creams but, ideally, you need a formula that has been tailored to the thin, delicate, dry, and vulnerable skin around your eyes if you want to see the best results.
Look For Ingredients That Hydrate the Skin
A lack of hydration is a surprisingly common cause of dark circles. When the skin isn’t receiving a sufficient amount of moisture, it starts to look dull and sunken, as opposed to full and plump. Due to how the bone that sits under the eyes lies in close proximity to your skin, sunken skin leads to dark circles and shadows showing through.
This is why one of the most effective ways to counter the look of dark circles is to hydrate your skin. Hydration will immediately plump up and volumize your complexion, making it appear as though your skin has been lifted. This will make those dark circles much less noticeable.
Humectants are what you need. This ingredient group is revered for how it attracts and binds moisture to the skin. This instantly gives the skin an extra splash of moisture, which it can then soak up.
Some of the best humectants out there include:
- Sodium hyaluronate
- Aloe vera
You’ll find all of those ingredients in the super-hydrating 24K Anti-Aging Eye Serum from OROGOLD. This lightweight serum also contains several other ingredients that we’re about to recommend, from vitamin C to licorice root extract. This enables it to tackle the appearance of dark circles from multiple angles, meaning that you’ll see results so much sooner!
Look For Ingredients That Lighten the Look of Discoloration
Another common cause of dark circles is sun damage. Whenever your skin is exposed to the sun, it produces more melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. Too much sun exposure means that too much melanin is produced, making it difficult for your skin to evenly distribute the pigment. Instead, it deposits the excess melanin beneath certain areas of the skin. When the skin under the eyes receives an extra deposit, it takes on a darker color, causing those dark circles you’re seeing.
If overexposure to the sun is the cause of your dark circles, then you need to be looking for eye care products that are capable of lightening the look of hyperpigmentation. Unlike hydrating ingredients, these won’t work instantly. You’ll need to use them for at least a few months before you start to see an improvement in the look of your skin. With that said, combining multiple complexion-lightening ingredients will help you speed this process up.
Some of the best ingredients available for tackling the appearance of hyperpigmentation include:
- Licorice root extract
- Vitamin C
- EGCG, an antioxidant found in green tea
- Other antioxidants
You’ll find those ingredients in the OROGOLD 24K Intensive Eye Serum. The additional antioxidants are provided by the numerous botanical extracts in this formula, including ginkgo biloba, aloe vera, and calendula. Use this serum daily, or even twice a day, and you’ll soon see your dark circles looking lighter and less visible.
Look For Ingredients That Thicken and Volumize the Feel of the Skin
Aging is something else that can lead to the appearance of dark circles. Remember how we talked about dehydrated skin turning sunken, causing the bone that lies underneath the eyes to show through as dark shadows? Well, aging does the same thing to the skin.
Not only does aging inhibit the skin’s moisture retention abilities, meaning that dehydration becomes more of a problem, but it also leads to the skin thinning. This exacerbates that sunken look. The thinning is down to the natural decline of collagen and elastin in the skin. These are the two proteins that would otherwise give your skin a firm and thick finish.
So, if your dark circles are down to the aging process, you’ll need eye care products that provide ingredients capable of thickening and volumizing the feel of your skin. Some of the best for doing this include:
- Vitamin A
These ingredients can be found in the OROGOLD 24K Intensive Eye Formula Cream. Being an eye cream instead of an eye serum means that this formula will instantly provide a thicker layer over the surface of your skin, leaving your skin feeling stronger. Use this cream daily and your eye area will start to look firmer and more youthful, with your dark circles becoming less and less visible.
Look For Ingredients That Soothe the Feeling of Inflammation
Inflammation in the skin can occur for a number of reasons. Whatever the cause may be, it can leave the skin looking red and irritated while also contributing to dark circles under the eyes. When your skin is inflamed, the blood vessels that lie beneath your eyes dilate, resulting in dark circles and, sometimes, puffiness, on the surface of the skin.
The good news is that you’ll be able to lighten the look of your dark circles pretty quickly if you opt for eye care products containing ingredients that lower the feeling of inflammation in the skin. The sooner you’re able to calm your complexion down, the sooner your dark circles will become less visible.
Some of the best ingredients to keep an eye out for include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
The last one on that list, caffeine, is particularly effective because of how quickly it works. This makes it a very popular ingredient in eye care products.
If you’d like to work on the appearance of your dark circles ASAP, look for a product that contains all of the above ingredients, like the OROGOLD 24K Dark Circle Eye Solution. This is a lightweight eye cream that can work wonders on the look and feel of the skin. Begin by using it daily and then once you start to see an improvement, you can cut this back to weekly applications.
Eye Masks Can Be Useful Too
The right eye serum and eye cream can be a game-changer when dealing with the appearance of dark circles. However, don’t ignore the benefits that eye masks can provide too. Like serums, masks are super-concentrated with active ingredients. In fact, some are even more so, which is why many formulas should only be used once a week.
At OROGOLD, we have a few different eye masks that you can choose from. Each one will help with the visibility of dark circles in its own way. The Pure Soothing Eye Jelly Masks Limited Edition, for example, is packed with antioxidant-rich plant extracts. Not only will these work to thicken the feel of your skin, making the underlying blood vessels and bone structure look less prominent, but it will also soothe the feeling of inflammation while providing hydration.
Our Collagen Eye Renewal Mask is also a superstar at hydrating the skin. It’s brimming with humectants, along with a few ingredients that will soothe and calm the feel of an inflamed complexion.
Adding Eye Serums and Creams to Your Skincare Routine
Once you’ve chosen some eye care products to tackle the appearance of your dark circles, you need to make sure that you incorporate them into your skincare routine in the right way if you want them to work to their full potential.
This means always ensuring that you start by cleansing your face. If there are any impurities on your skin when you apply your eye serums and creams, the ingredients within those products won’t be able to soak into your skin. This will prevent them from working properly.
Since the eye area is so delicate, always use a gentle cleanser here. The OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser, which is full of moisturizing ingredients, would be a great choice!
Once you’re done cleansing, apply your face serum before moving on to your eye care products. Then, start with an eye serum, using your ring finger to pat this into your skin. Follow up with an eye cream, layering this over the top.
Reduce the Look of Dark Circles With OROGOLD
As you can see, there are so many different causes of dark circles. Each one needs to be tackled with different ingredients, making it important to know the reason behind the appearance of your own dark circles. Once you’ve figured this out, you’ll be able to pick the perfect eye care products, enabling you to effectively lighten the look of your dark circles in no time!