It's better to be safe than sorry.
We have all grown up with proverbial sayings like these, and yes, it holds good for skincare too. If your 20s were all about college, parties, travel, and other adventures, 30s is about multitasking - chasing those personal and professional goals! If you are somebody who needs to spend a lot of time using your phone or laptop, the collagen, elastin, and muscle fibres around your eyes get strained, resulting in fine lines. Your diet, which includes cocktails and salty food, can result in water retention and puffy eyes. Add to that, lack of sleep, smoking, allergies to any eye cosmetics, constant rubbing of eyes, and dryness all contribute to lines around the eyes and dark circles.
Like with machines, we need proper care too. Our skin is delicate, even more so around the eyes, and needs gentle care so that you wake up looking fresh and well-rested.
Starting early with a proper skincare routine can go a long way in keeping your skin radiant and gorgeous for longer. Want to know what's the right age to start using eye creams as a part of your skincare regimen? We'd advise starting in your late-20s so that it effortlessly becomes a part of your routine in your 30s.
All you need is an excellent under-eye serum for dark circles like Kailon's Undereye Radiance Serum. With an infusion of actives and plant extracts. Containing Lactic acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine extract, and Shea butter, regular use of the serum moisturizes and nourishes the under-eye skin.
It stimulates collagen levels, smoothens fine lines, reduces puffiness and dark circles, combats pigmentation, and evens the skin tone.
- Use during bedtime.
- Cleanse your face with a good cleanser allowing your skin to dry.
- Take a sufficient quantity of serum on your palm and apply it evenly to the skin.
- Once it gets absorbed, leave it on overnight and rinse in the morning
Can a regular moisturizer be used as eye cream instead?
Good question, but the answer sadly is no. Given the skin around our eyes are super thin and delicate, it's essential to give it the right kind of nourishment.
A few lifestyle tips for better eye-skin health:
As you age, topical products can only help you to a specific limit. It's essential to incorporate certain lifestyle changes for better eye skin.
- Follow a good sleep routine. Avoid late nights and try to sleep before midnight as much as you can.
- Cut down on salt, alcohol, and smoking drastically.
- Stay away from rubbing your eyes.
- Try and keep your under-eye area moisturized almost always, even if it's with a regular coconut oil.
- Keep shades handy and wear them while stepping out.
- Keep a tab on the expiry of all the eye makeup products you use
Here are some quick fix natural hacks to help you get rid of dark eye circles:
- Cold water
Start your day with a splash of cold water on your face and eyes. Besides waking you up, it constricts your blood vessels, limiting fluid flow to the soft tissues around your eyes, thereby reducing puffiness.
You can also use a towel dipped in ice-cold water and place it over your eyes for 15-20 minutes.
Naturally cooling, rich in vitamin C and caffeic acid, Cucumber, a commonly available vegetable, helps reduce puffiness, soothe the skin and helps remove dark circles under eyes. Just place the slices over your eyes for 5-10 minutes. You can also cool the slices in the fridge for a while and then use them!
Rich in catecholase, which reduces water retention, and starch with anti-inflammatory properties, keeping potato slices on your eyes for 15-20 minutes helps in reducing water retention and puffiness
- Rose water
One of the best tips to remove dark circles is rosewater! Soaking a couple of cotton balls in rose water, rich in vitamins A & C, and place over the eyes for 5-10 minutes also helps in reducing dark circles and puffiness
- Tea bag
Immerse green or black tea bags in water for about 5 minutes before squeezing out excess water and refrigerating them for 10-20 minutes. Place the tea bags on your eyes for 15-30 minutes. The caffeine and antioxidants in tea can help reduce puffiness, besides reducing inflammation and irritation.
Though age is just a number, you would always want to look your best. A mix of the above-detailed product usage combined with lifestyle tips and home remedies are sure to help you maintain your skin at its best!