What Causes Under-Eye Circles/Puffiness?
Skin around the eye area is much thinner and more delicate than on other parts of the body. Capillaries are also closer to the surface and blood may become oxidized and cause dark discoloration in the eye area. Although some people are more genetically prone to dark under-eye circles, one can be affected by the condition at any age. As blood vessels are closer to the surface and they are subject to increased free radical damage from the environment.
Puffiness and swelling are also common issues in the periorbital area. These relate to inflammation and leaking of fluid from small blood vessels into the surrounding tissue. In younger people, swelling may occur only with allergic reactions or irritation and then resolve. If these processes repeat over and over, chronic puffiness results.
iS Clinical products include wound healing and anti‐inflammatory ingredients that are extremely effective in treating visible under-eye issues. The products outlined below can be used as their own regimen or included with a more advanced skincare routine.
What is the Best Way to Treat Wrinkles?
Skin laxity associated with aging can be attributed to the loss of three main cellular components.
- Elastin: Elastic fibers in the skin
- Collagen: Support structures of the skin
- Ground Substance: Area between cells that contains hyaluronic acid and other molecules
Signs of aging related to skin laxity include sagging tissue, crepiness of skin, loss of definition, deterioration of skin texture, and superficial and/or deep wrinkling. Wrinkles around the eye are actually scars that result from repeated inflammation and oxidative damage followed by the body’s attempt to heal. The wrinkles visible in the outer corner of the eye, commonly known as “crow’s feet”, are often the first to appear.
Thickening of the skin under the eye would make the skin less translucent and cause the underlying vessels to be less obvious. Collagen synthesis and improvements in skin thickness can be encouraged by growth factors.
These issues may be addressed with iS Clinical’s YOUTH EYE COMPLEX. Powerful peptides and antioxidants work together to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and visibly brighten the under-eye area, keeping skin well moisturized.
Why is it Important to Use Moisturizer Around the Eyes?
Excess inflammation in the skin contributes to the characteristic red bumps, irritation, and even pain associated with acne. Inflammation also leads to more puss and more acne lesions. By reducing inflammation, we can calm the skin and improve the healing process. While inflammation can be helpful when properly regulated, it easily gets out of control. When it comes to acne, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories are incredibly helpful.
Free radical damage from sun exposure can further exacerbate dehydration around the eye. Sunscreens with moisturizing ingredients are as essential for photoprotection in the vulnerable periorbital region as they are for exposed skin elsewhere on the body. In addition to providing broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays, these iS Clinical sunscreens also include Vitamin E (Tocopherol), a potent antioxidant and moisturizer.