FICTION. One of the facial features that receives a lot of attention as we age is the delicate area around our eyes. It’s also an area of skin that visibly suffers from all kinds of biological and environmental aggressors—from sleep deprivation to sun damage, and allergies to heredity. When people talk about ‘dark circles,’ they could actually be referring to a variety of skincare issues, each of which may be the result of genetics, the environment or skin changes.

As we age, skin around our eyes becomes thinner and the exposed capillaries underneath can create a bluish undertone—that’s just one type of ‘dark circle.’ For some people, this issue is linked directly to their genetics, but for others, rubbing the eyes too much, inflammatory skin diseases or weight loss and aging could also be the culprit. Avoid tugging or harsh scrubbing of the eyes which can lead to dark, thickened skin. Instead, treat your eyes to REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream, featuring powerful peptides to reduce the appearance of dark circles, while visibly brightening your eye area with optical filters that reflect light.

If you notice puffiness in the eye area (caused by fluid collecting underneath thin skin around the eyes) and or under-eye bags, these may stem from a variety of factors, such as seasonal allergies, sinus infections, crying or water retention. Consider sleeping on your back to avoid fluid pooling in your eye area. Look for solutions that are multi-taskers for your skin, like REDEFINE Eye Cloths, which gently remove makeup while depositing anti-aging peptides to help reduce the appearance of puffiness.

While aging is a complex phenomenon, there are daily changes you can make in your skincare routine to help improve the appearance of your eyes and protect against the effects of time and environment. A consistent approach is key, along with products clinically proven to treat your skincare issues.

What’s the story behind your eyes? Comment below and share your biggest eye concern.

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