The Cause of Eye Bags and Circles

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We all lead hectic lifestyles, and sometimes it is difficult to get the right amount of sleep to take care of our bodies. Your face features skin that is thinner than most areas, especially when it comes to the area around your eyes. When you are trying to battle the signs of ageing, understanding more about the science behind bags and circles can help you stay looking fresher for longer.


The skin beneath your eyes is very thin

The skin under your eyes is especially thin and requires a lot of collagen and elastin production to stay taut and plump. However, this production slows over time and when coupled with repeated UV ray exposure, results in faster collagen and elastin break down.

One way to protect yourself is to use sunscreen, wear sun hats, and avoid sunbeds. Additionally, you can boost these efforts with ReFa EYE VEIL CREAM. This eye cream boosts circulation to bring heightened nutrients delivery to the eye area. Plus, it'll protect your skin's lamellar barrier, making it less susceptible to that loss of collagen and elastin.


Gravity plays a role too

Past the age of 25, your body becomes more vulnerable to the effects of gravity. As time passes, it pulls the thin skin beneath your eyes down, thinning it, increasing visibility of blood vessels underneath. As those blood vessels carry dark colours, you develop dark bags.

Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about gravity. However, you can fight against it using facial fitness or massage tools. With a little exercise, those circles become less prominent, giving you a fresher look.


Not getting enough sleep takes its toll

Sleeping well is the heart of healthy-looking skin. When you're not sleeping enough, the blood vessels beneath your eyes become bigger, making the bags appear darker. To add to the big blood vessels, a lack of sleep means you're not giving your body a chance to repair. Every day, you come into contact with pollution and your time in bed is your key opportunity to tackle the free radicals that come with it.

Aim for between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night to reduce the size of your blood vessels and tackle pollutants. If you are struggling with insomnia, you can use devices such as the ReFa O STYLE to improve circulation to relax and rejuvenate your skin.

With more sleep, a battle against pollution, and less exposure to UV rays, you can boost your beauty and reduce those bags beneath your eyes.