One of the most useful products on the market for women with blemishes and discoloration of the skin is concealer. Heck, I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve used it.
After battling a breakout, it’s less than shocking to be left with a dark spot. This is actually common for women with our highly pigmented skin.
Another common pigmentation problem for women of color is dark circles or dark spots under the eyes. Dark circles are a result of one of the following:
- lack of sleep
- side effects from medication
- overexposure to the sun
- hereditary factors
The standard practice of treating discoloration or even bruising caused by dark circles is to apply a concealer that’s 1-2 shades lighter than your complexion to the affected area.
While there’s nothing wrong with hiding your imperfections, that’s not your best solution.Those dark circles are not the only problem for the delicate under eye area. Dark circles also bring with them swelling and fine lines.
While hiding the dark circles with a concealer is a good first step, what about all that swelling and the impending wrinkles that follow?
That’s where a good under eye cream comes in. If you have sensitive skin, you want a gentle under cream that’s more natural than chemically formulated. It will require certain ingredients to reduce the swelling, impart moisture, tone up the eye area and prevent future damage.
Here are some ingredients to look for in a nature based under eye cream for it to lighten discoloration and protect your eye are from future damage:
- Water – Water should be the first ingredient in any moisturizer for it to be effective
- Natural oils – These wil seal in the moisture and impart necessary nutrients to the area
- Vitamin E – A natural antioxidant that provides protection from the sun and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Willow bark Extract – Helps slough off dead skin cells and stimulates the growth of new skin cells (just what your under eye area needs to get rid of and replace the skin that’s in essence….damaged)
- Neem – Helps lighten scars and darkened pigmentation
As you can see, having dark under eyes circles isn’t just about beauty. It isn’t the only problem under the eyes. There’s the puffiness and wrinkling that comes with it.
Using a nature based under eye cream that contains the ingredients listed above as a base can help. It certainly beats expensive surgeries and costly injections.