For black or brown skin, the eye contour is sometimes a complex, generally due to brown or black circles, consequence of hyperpigmentation of the epidermis. At times, makeup seems to be the only solution to reduce this particular color under the eyes, darker than the rest of the face. Pockets and wrinkles can accentuate these spots and lead to a real loss of self-confidence.
Fortunately, there are tricks to effectively treat these problems. Discover how to take care of the eye contour area, in order to say goodbye to dark circles and have a luminous and revitalized look!
In a minimalist logic, it is sometimes tempting to have only one product to take care of your face. Unfortunately, it is essential to treat the eye area in a targeted manner. We explain the reasons for this advice.
The skin around the eyelids is very thin. It is therefore naturally listed among the most fragile areas of the face. The sebaceous glands that produce sebum are also scarcer. As a result, the skin is more prone to dehydration and skin slackening.
In addition, there is a greater reactivity: redness, intolerance or swelling from multiple causes. The blood and lymphatic vessels, responsible for the dual microcirculation of this area, can also be sensitive and function at a slower pace. They therefore sometimes need to be boosted.
However, expectations for the eye contour area can vary. Some people will look for a cream to fight wrinkles and crow's feet. Others will be looking for a product that can reduce dark circles, black, blue or purple circles and reduce puffiness.
It is possible to fight against all the problems of the eye area. There are eye care products with multiple benefits: clarifying, relaxing, moisturizing, smoothing or even firming! For black, dark or mixed-race skin, it is also essential to be able to treat hyperpigmentation spots in this particular area.
Finally, it is not necessary to wait for the first signs of fatigue or age to appear before intervening. Preventive action is even widely recommended by dermatologists to avoid the effects of time, the sun or certain excesses.
Whether you want to moisturize, smooth, deflate or treat dark circles, the skin around the eyes requires a special formula. The skin care product must undergo rigorous and certified tests on the eyes and the contour area. The high ophthalmological and dermatological tolerance of the product is essential.
This is not systematically the case for creams intended for facial care. You can notice it with the sentence mentioned on some cosmetics "avoid application on the eye contour". Thus, some active ingredients can be aggressive for the eye contour area, such as AHAs (fruit acids), for example.
In addition, most creams are not sufficient to nourish and moisturize it. As we have seen previously, the needs of the epidermis of the face are less important because the sebaceous glands are more numerous.
Conversely, products that are too rich and unsuitable for the eye contour area can cause congestion, leading to swelling and puffiness. In some cases, they can even migrate onto the cornea, which can cause irritation and water retention.
It's best not to take unnecessary risks. For that, privilege a formula conceived to treat the problems the contour of the eyes. According to your expectations, check that the selected care is suitable for the whole contour. Indeed, some products are only intended for use under the eye and cannot be applied to the eyelids!
Imperfections in the eye area are not inevitable. There are solutions for blurring, reducing or even completely erasing them. Let's review the different possibilities adapted to darker skin tones.
We list the natural methods recommended to treat problems related to the eye area. Some will limit excess water. Others are more recommended to activate blood circulation and safely lighten the area under the eyes.
First of all, a healthy lifestyle, a healthy diet and a restful sleep are at the origin of a fresh and bright look. Sufficient hydration is also essential. But did you know the beneficial power of your refrigerator? The action of the cold is naturally enough to activate the circulation.
Do not apply ice cubes directly to your bags or eyelids. However, you can place two small spoonfuls in the fridge every night. When you wake up, apply them directly to your eyelids: instant effect guaranteed on dark circles and bags!
Here is a list of natural ingredients known for their benefits on eye contour problems:
*: to use with precaution. Not recommended for children or pregnant women. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
To observe a real improvement, it is recommended to set up an appropriate routine.The treatment of black or brown circles requires in particular a targeted anti-stain treatment over the long term to benefit from the visible results.
You can therefore use these natural remedies in addition to a targeted dermatological protocol. It can combine several simultaneous effects: anti-dark circle, anti-puffiness, anti-wrinkle or anti-aging, etc.
Eye contour care is part of a daily ritual. First and foremost, it is essential to thoroughly cleanse the face. A product that is both a cleanser and makeup remover is recommended. It is ideal for removing persistent traces of mascara or eye shadow from the eye area. For the morning, you can alternate with a cleansing foam, which is pleasant to use in the shower!
On clean, dry skin, apply an eye contour care product, morning and/or evening, to both eyelids. If your product has a roll-on, this is an opportunity to perform a draining self-massage.
The advantage of this accessory, in addition to its practical and hygienic aspect, is its decongesting action on dark circles and bags. It can even be reinforced by putting the eye contour cream in the fridge for a very pleasant sensation of freshness!
Eye contour application tips: start from the inner corner of the eye outwards. Gently tap with your fingers. Apply very light pressure towards the top of the cheekbone. These points are strategic areas.
Blue or purple circles are said to be "vascular" and are therefore treated by activating the blood circulation. When you have black or dark skin, it is more common to have dark marks under the eyes. A specific treatment formulated to fight against these pigmented dark circles - brown or black - is then essential.
The product must have an anti-stain action. The goal is to bring light to the eyes and therefore to lighten the area around the eyes without danger. An eye contour cream formulated for hyperpigmentation spots can act in a targeted manner.
Our special beauty tip for dark circles: if the dark spots under the eyes are old, you can reinforce the benefits of the external care provided by the eye contour. Act internally with a food supplement unifying & brightening the complexion.
For a radiant complexion, we recommend using a day cream every morning, adapted to your epidermis. Contrary to popular belief, black skin is not systematically oily, with acne. As for Caucasian skin, there are several categories: dry, oily or mixed. If you are not sure which type to choose, you can get a free diagnosis. You can also contact us for a personalized advice (chat, email or phone).
Finally, for the evening, discover our best beauty secret: a repairing night formula, specifically designed for the needs of black skin. Massage your face and neck with circular movements from the inside to the outside. The advantage of this unique dermocosmetic product? Fluid and ultra light, it can be applied around the eyes. Its moisturizing, protective, and regenerating power will complete the targeted eye contour care, plumping up the fine skin of the eyelids.Add to favourites
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