Eye creams used to reduce and eliminate dark circles and spots are some of the most popular cosmetics sold in the US. At first glance many people just assume that like many cosmetic products they work by covering up the issue. However, this is not the case. Many of these creams actually work to fix and heal the problem casing the dark areas, rather then just cover them up. But what causes the issue exactly? Why are some creams effective and others are not? What main ingredients do the best creams of the market share? In this article I breakdown these questions and more to shed some light on this sector of the cosmetic market.g
What Causes Dark Spots Around The Eyes?
There are several reasons why we develop dark areas under the eyes. Most reasons center around aging and genetics.
1.) Genetics and Aging– The area of skin underneath our eyes is the thinnest layer of skin on our bodies. Unfortunately, some of us are born with thinner skin then others, and most us will increase in thinness as we age (or decrease in thickness, whatever :P). What happens when the skin in this area is to thin is that the blood underneath the skin becomes visible. The “dark circles” are really just the visible blue color blood ( blood doesn't turn red until it leaves the body and hits oxygen) underneath our face.
How To Correct– People with this issue need to use a skin cream that works to strengthen and “fatten” the skin underneath their eyes. My favorite for this is Alleure Skin Cream– you can read the full review and get a free sample here.
2.) Periorbital Hyperpigmentation (darker skinned people)- Periorbital hyperpigmentation refers to the over production of melanin. Melanin is the element produced by our bodies that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people produce more melanin than light-skinned people and vise-versa.
How To Correct– People with this problem should use a skin cream that works to lighten the skins complexion. Stemologica is one of the best, and currently offering a free sample. You can read more about it here.