HOW TO CARE FOR SENSITIVE UNDER-EYE SKIN

Image shows woman gently touching her under eye Image shows woman gently touching her under eye

Your eyes can be your biggest beauty asset. However, the delicate skin under your eyes can be one of the first places to show signs of ageing as well as stress and fatigue. Would you like to say goodbye to dark circles by pampering your eye area? Discover our advice and tips to fight against dark circles and regain a glowing and rejuvenated look.

Why Does Under-Eye Skin Require Special Care?

Skin under the eyes is much thinner than skin on the rest of the face and more sensitive to harsh chemicals, UV rays, and the environment. It also thins faster than other skin. Because thin skin loses its elasticity more quickly, the skin under the eyes is one of the first places to show signs of ageing, dark circles or puffiness. As a result, under-eye contour requires particular care and attention to prevent or reduce the amount of eye puffiness and dark circles.

The image shows the face of a woman touching her under eye The image shows the face of a woman touching her under eye

Different Types Of Dark Circles

After a short night's sleep, you may wake up with dark circles. As the skin around the eye is extremely thin, it easily reveals signs of fatigue. In this case, the blood struggles to circulate in this area, it stagnates and produces purple or blue tone under the eyes.

There is also second category of dark circles which mainly affects Mediterranean skin. In this case, the halos are brown or golden in colour – this is a result from an overproduction of melanin and often appear in people with a family predisposition.


Choose The Right Eye Care Product For You

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Identifying the type of dark circles you are experiencing is good, but it's only the first step. It is then a question of find products to fit your needs.The good news is, whatever type of dark circles you have, L'OCCITANE offers specific treatments to help reduce these marks and restore radiance to your eye area. 

To combat vascular dark circles, use treatments enriched with the best decongestant active ingredients like escin or caffeine for example. For dark circles, it is more suitable to use a treatment enriched with depigmenting active ingredients such as Vitamin C...

Whatever your type of dark circles, do not hesitate to make small circular movements from the inside to the bottom and outside the eye. When applying your treatment, they will help decongest the area and regain a glowing look!

How To Reduce Puffiness & Swelling

Don’t panic! As for dark circles, you can adopt a few small reflexes and your puffiness will decrease visibly. Use treatments containing an active known to revive the microcirculation and do not hesitate to associate it with a massage. You should also know, short term remedies can come in handy:

Apply a cool compress - You want something that is cool to the touch but not overly cold. Lie down on your back and cover your eyes with cool wet tea bags or cucumber slices, which contain antioxidants that reduce irritation.

Calm eyes with Chamomile Tea remedy - Boil chamomile flowers with purified tap water. Strain and put the tea in the refrigerator until cold. Soak cotton wool pads in the cooled tea and place over the eye area for 15 minutes while lying down to soothe the eyes.

Massage - Lightly massaging the pressure points around the eye can improve the effectiveness of your eye care. See our how-to guide on massaging the eye area below!



Our Eye Treatments

Nature is full of assets that can stimulate and tone the eye area, to illuminate the eyes and fight against the visible signs of ageing. It is at the heart of this nature that we draw our ingredients to offer you treatments adapted to your needs. Formulated without perfumes, our eye treatments take care of your eyes…


How To Keep Your Eyes Their Best

As you can see, it is essential to pamper your eyes in order to fight dark circles over time. For this, L'OCCITANE advises you to adopt a daily beauty routine. Combined with a restful sleep, it ensures a resplendent look.

1. ALWAYS REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP

This step is essential to allow your skin to breathe. Remove traces of makeup and impurities morning and evening using a product suited to your eye area and ensure use of cotton balls when removing the eye make-up (avoid excess tugging and pulling).

2. APPLY YOUR TREATMENT

On a clean skin, apply the eye treatment you have chosen according to their properties. The equivalent of a grain of rice is sufficient. To obtain visible results, we recommend that you repeat this gesture morning and evening. The product should be evenly spread over the entire area around the eye, from the brow bone to the top of the cheekbone. The action of the eye treatment is optimized when you lightly massage the area. Make circular movements to penetrate the product and activate blood circulation in the area around the eye.

3. CAMOUFLAGE THE CIRCLES

If you want to cover your dark circles, many makeup products can help to conceal. Corrector stick, concealer or complexion corrector, fluid or in powder form, these cosmetics offer high coverage and a natural effect. Depending on the colour of your dark circles, you can choose specific correctors: for dark circles, use treatments with orange pigments, they will help you to hide them in a stroke of the brush!




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