Eye bags or dark circles under the eyes are incredibly common skin complaints and can affect your confidence in daily life. They can make you look older and more tired than you really are and can be annoying to try and cover with make-up in the morning before you head out the door!
Don’t panic! At Peace Out Skincare, we’ve had our fair share of eye bags and dark circles under the eye area and we’re here to help. Here, you’ll find our go-to ultimate guide for dark circles and bags under the eyes - what causes them and how to treat them effectively!
“Dark circles” or “under eye bags” are officially called periorbital hyperpigmentation (POH) by dermatologists. Many of us associate dark circles around the eyes with tiredness, although this can be a contributing factor, many other things can cause dark circles under or around the eyes. Here are some of the most common causes:
There is not just one cure or treatment for eye bags and dark circles, but we have some great tips and product suggestions to help tackle those irritating puffy under-eye areas and darker circles!
Okay, this first one may seem a bit random, but listen up! If you notice that you suffer from puffy or baggy eyes, particularly in the morning, it could be down to the position that you sleep in. Prevent fluid from accumulating overnight in your undereye area by adding a couple of extra pillows under your head while you sleep. This will keep your head at a slightly higher angle and reduce the amount of fluids pooling on your face!
Retinol can drastically help to reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles. With repeated use within a suitable skincare routine, Retinol Eye Care products or serums can help to rebuild dermal collagen within the skin and support the recovery of volume and firmness which can lead to less dark under-eye circles! For a full 360° targeted treatment around your eyes, check out our Retinol Eye Lift Patches! These patches are meticulously crafted to lift, firm, and revitalize your entire eye area.
Yes, we’ve said it a thousand times, but just in case you missed the memo… Hydrate Your Skin! Not only does it help the overall appearance and feeling of your skin, but it is key to protecting your skin from the signs of aging, acne, and dark circles!
Make sure to moisturize every day and take extra care when applying around the eyes to avoid dragging your skin which can lead to irritation and wrinkles! You can add a dash of radiance under the eyes while hydrating and visbily smoothing your skin's texture with our Vitamin C Glow Stick.
Also…make sure to drink plenty of water!
If you need a quick go-to treatment for puffy eyes or dark under-eye circles, then applying some soothing Eye Patches is a great option. Our Peace Out Puffy Eye Patches are soaked with caffeine, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid which work together to battle dryness and to gently reduce inflammation in your under-eye area. These patches work within just 15 minutes, so they’re great for those times you’re in a hurry!
For an extra cooling and depuffing sensation, don't forget to keep your eye patches in the fridge. The coolness not only soothes your skin but also enhances the effectiveness of the treatment. It's a simple yet effective pro tip for revitalizing your eye area.