By: Catharina Pehrson, Owner and Aesthetician of Skincare Butik
One thing is for sure- it is hard to hide those pesky “bags”. Once the internal causes have been addressed, consider the following tips and tricks on how to get rid of bags under eyes or minimize dark circles:
Use Different Moisturizers for Face & Eyes
The eye area consists of thinner skin than the rest of your face and is therefore more delicate than other areas. It is best using products specially formulated for the eye area that will work effectively and restore a healthy barrier to the skin around the eyes. Look for powerhouse ingredients like peptides, as well as extracts such as buckwheat and vitamin C.
Choose a good quality Vitamin A serum for your skin type. It will help firm and tighten loose or “puffy” skin lines, improve dark circles and is gentle enough to use on the delicate skin around your eye while you sleep. It also increases nutrients, collagen production, and elasticity for overall healthier skin.
Wear a moisturizer with at least an SPF 30 daily. A bit of sunshine doesn’t harm, 10-15 minutes a day actually infuses your body with vitamin D. However, prolonged exposure to sunlight exposes our skin to harmful UV rays that hasten wrinkle formation.
Sunglasses prevents from squinting in bright light and help prevent crow’s feet and wrinkles. It’s best to use glasses that have a special coating that filters ultraviolet light, which will be indicated on the lens label.
Daily movements that increase cardiovascular activity will improve blood circulation and regenerate the skin. It will also stimulate the lymphatic system, our internal “garbage disposal” that removes excessive fluids and toxins and therefore “de-puffs” the eye area.
Give Self Massage
Stimulate the blood circulation topically with a daily face massage that will help relax the muscles and diminish lines, while improving blood flow. If you are too tired to do it yourself, try the uniquely designed and ophthalmologist approved IRIS eye massager which utilizes alternating T-Sonic™ technology to reduce the visible signs of crow’s feet, dark circles, and bags under your eyes. IRIS will also dramatically improve the absorption and efficacy of your favorite eye cream or serum.
Face Rollers and Gua Shua
These age-old skincare tools made of jade or rose quartz help products penetrate deeper into the epidermis and brightens tone by increasing lymphatic drainage (like a fingertip massage) as it reduces the blood vessels and appearance of pores. The face roller gets rid of puffiness and acts on the lymphatic system as a real life “pump”. If you struggle with large pores, acne or puffy eyes, you can ice the Gua Sha and slide it over skin reduce to swelling and inflammation.
A monthly facial treatment will deliver instant gratification with unique massage techniques and high-tech treatments like micro-current, LED Light and oxygen infusions. Express your concerns during the skin consultation so there will be extra focus added to this delicate area.
Stop by Skincare Butik for a complimentary skin consultation with one of our experienced, licensed estheticians, receive a demo of IRIS eye massager + a free eye cream sample.