CANTIKA.COM, Jakarta – Skin care around the eyes has a special way of care. The skin around the eyes is very thin and is often prone to unwanted dark circles and puffiness. Many people worry that dark circles make them look older or tired.
Several home remedies and over-the-counter products can help tame this type of inflammation. Some very easy and inexpensive ways to treat the skin around the eyes can be found in the refrigerator such as a slice of potato and cucumber which can help reduce swelling and reduce dark circles under the eyes.
Start by applying cucumber slices to your eye area for 5 minutes. Then, replace with potato wedges for 5 minutes. Repeat two or three times. Cucumbers contain powerful antioxidants that reduce irritation, and potatoes contain enzymes called catecholases that help lighten the skin.
Focus on dabbing under the eyes rather than rubbing. Wipe gently repeatedly using a soft cloth. This serves to reduce friction and inflammation in the area. Angie Seelal, PA-C, of Advanced Dermatology PC also recommends storing the cream for your face at a cooler temperature which can also help reduce swelling and inflammation.
You also need to get enough sleep and managing stress is key in taking care of the skin under your eyes. Lack of proper rest or stressful life events can cause physical changes around the eye area and make a person look more tired. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults generally need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.
You also need to use a quality eye cream. Ata that is used twice a day can help improve skin texture and wrinkles and reduce swelling. There are many eye creams on the market, so the best way to find the right eye cream is to consult a dermatologist or skin care professional.
Experts recommend avoiding alcohol or adjusting your diet. Excessive salt intake, as it can worsen circles or swelling. If you want to reduce pigmentation under your eyes, ophthalmologist Dagny Zhu MD advises against rubbing your eyes.
“Allergies can cause you to rub your eyes to relieve itching, but rubbing causes the delicate skin around your eyes to loosen, causing capillaries to burst and darkening the skin around your eyes,” says Zhu.
To help with eye allergies, he recommends using over-the-counter antihistamine drops and artificial eye drops to reduce itching.,You can also try eye creams that contain caffeine, which constricts capillaries. Crying is a part of life. For some people, it happens regularly, while others may only cry occasionally.
Regardless of how often you let the tears flow, caring for the skin under and around your eyes during and after crying can make a difference in how your skin reacts.
As much as possible, avoid rubbing your eyes. This can increase swelling and discoloration, and may worsen any acne you may have. You also run the risk of getting dirt and bacteria in your eyes, which can cause irritation or infection.
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