How do I reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles?
Dark circles may be more common with people suffering from eczema or sensitive skin due to rubbing their eyes frequently leading to damage to the delicate blood vessels. Those trapped in front of computers at work may experience dark circles and puffiness due to the reduction in circulation, since the skin is thinner around the eye area, de oxygenated blood contributes to the appearance of darkening around the eye area. Overexposure to sun, pollutants and smog can also cause inflammatory responses which cause pigmentation. Even our diet can affect puffiness through too much salt, or alcohol and not enough raw fruit and vegetables. Dr Murad recommends to use eye products with Vitamin C, and to use sun protection. his unique Murad recipe is in all Murad products, namely a combination of hydrators, anti-inflammatories and Antioxidants all essential for eye care, and always wear sunglasses on brighter days.
Since the skin is so thin around the eyes the blood capillaries are more visible beneath the skin. Furthermore, red blood corpuscles leak from the vessels and explode into the skin, liberating haemoglobin. This haemoglobin turns into dark pigment in the skin due to further oxidation. In skin with serious dark circle problem, there are accumulated darker pigments. So it is important to use products that protect against the environment and to massage the skin gently to improve circulation. This darkening is made worse by dullness and dryness of the skin.