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Eye Care, How to Tackle Dark Circles and Puffiness in Melanated Skin

Dark circles and puffiness.  Tiredness, stress, and a poor diet are some of the most common causes of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

However, for people with melanated skin, there are other factors that can contribute to these issues.

What Causes Dark Circles and Puffiness?

Did You Know That The Sun's Rays Can Cause Dark Circles and Puffiness?

It's been said that one of the main causes of dark circles and puffiness in melanated skin is sun exposure. The sun’s UV rays can damage your skin, causing it to become darker or to develop hyperpigmentation. This can make the area around your eyes look darker than the rest of the face.

In addition, sun exposure can also cause your skin to produce more melanin, which can make your eyes look darker and swollen.

Okay, this is not the case for everyone, yet it can still hold true for a lot of you.

To protect your eyes from sun damage, always wear sunglasses or a hat when you are outdoors. And be sure to apply sunscreen around your eyes before going outside.

Dehydration can also cause Dark Circles and Puffiness

Another common cause of dark circles and puffiness in melanated skin is dehydration. When your body doesn’t have enough water, it can cause your skin to look dry and dull. This can make the area around the eyes look darker than the rest of the face.

To prevent dehydration, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. And avoid diuretics such as caffeine and alcohol, which can dehydrate your body.

Allergies can also cause Dark Circles and Puffiness

Allergies are another common cause of dark circles and puffiness in melanated skin. When your body is allergic to something, it can cause the blood vessels around the eyes to swell. This can make the area around your eyes look dark and puffy.

To prevent allergies from causing dark circles and puffiness, avoid triggers such as pollen, dust, and pet dander. If you have a food allergy, be sure to avoid trigger foods. And if you have an environmental allergy, be sure to stay indoors when pollen counts are high.

How to Care for Dark Circles and Puffiness

There are many different treatments for dark circles and puffiness. The best treatment depends on the cause of the problem.

If dehydration is the cause of your dark circles and puffiness, the best treatment is to drink plenty of fluids. This will help to rehydrate your body and reduce the darkness around the eyes.

If allergies are the cause of your dark circles and puffiness, the best treatment is to avoid triggers. This may require some trial and error to find out what triggers your allergies. Once you know what triggers your allergies, be sure to avoid them.

If sun exposure is the cause of your dark circles and puffiness, the best treatment is to protect your eyes from the sun. This can be done by wearing sunglasses or a hat when you are outdoors. And be sure to apply sunscreen around your eyes before going outside.

Choosing Eye-Care Treatments for Dark Circles and Puffiness in Melanated Skin

When choosing an eye-care treatment for dark circles and puffiness in melanated skin, it is important to select a product that is designed for your skin type.

For example, if you have dry skin, you will want to choose a product that is hydrating. If you have oily skin, you will want to choose a product that is oil-free. And if you have sensitive skin, you will want to choose a product that is gentle and non-irritating.

In addition, it is also important to choose a product that contains ingredients that are known to be effective for dark circles and puffiness.

Some of the Best Products for Dark Circles and Puffiness Include:

1. Shea Butter Eye Creams

Shea butter is used worldwide by women in general.  But when it comes to Dark Skin Beauties, shea butter is a staple in your skin care arsenal. 

For skin care in general, studies have shown shea butter to increase collagen and produce firmness.  When it comes to eye care products, it's known for reducing inflammation associated with puffiness under your eyes.

Combine shea butter with seabuckthorn, amazonian fruit, sunflower, and avocado oils and you've got an eye cream worth trying.

Looking for a way to revitalize your eye area, shea butter and some, if not all, of the ingredients mentioned above could be a solution.

2. Caffeine Eye Creams

Caffeine eye creams are designed to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. They often contain other ingredients such as vitamin C and niacinamide to help brighten the skin and reduce inflammation.

3. Vitamin C Eye Serums

Vitamin C serums are designed to brighten the skin and improve collagen production. They often contain other ingredients such as caffeine and niacinamide to help constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling.

4. Niacinamide Eye Creams

Niacinamide eye creams are designed to lighten the skin and reduce inflammation. They often contain other ingredients such as caffeine and vitamin C to help constrict blood vessels and improve collagen production.

When selecting a topical product for dark circles and puffiness in melanated skin, be sure to choose one that contains one or more of these ingredients.

Summing things up ...

Dark circles and puffiness are common concerns in melanated skin. The best way to treat them is to choose a product that is designed for your skin type and contains ingredients that are known to be effective for dark circles and puffiness.

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As always ...

Dedicated to Your Beauty,

Juliette Samuel,

Esthetician/Author/Publisher,

Nyraju Skin Care