Ever wondered why those lines and dark circles won’t disappear?

#1 Genetics

Genetics determine the thickness of the skin, and how well your microcirculation functions. For example, the thinner the skin under the eye, the more visible the micro-vessels are under the skin, leading to more noticeable dark circles. A predisposition to poor lymphatic circulation could also mean that fat residues and toxins remain under the eye area, resulting in persistent eye bags and dark circles, regardless of sleep and diet.

#2 Lifestyle

Early mornings, late nights, constant use of phones and computers, exposure to pollution, long hours in air conditioning. All of these factors inflame and damage blood vessels under the eye, which result in the appearance of dark circles and eye puffiness. Dehydrated, tired skin also tends to mark more visibly, emphasizing early lines and wrinkles.

#3 Glycation

Glyaction is known as the process in which digested glucose attach to proteins such as collagen and form new molecules called advanced glycation end products (AGEPs). AGEPs degrade collagen and elastin, causing them to harden and lose elasticity which translates to thinner skin with reduced firmness. Glycation also causes damage to micro-vessels, which cause dark pigmentations to appear the under-eye area. This results in the appearance of sagging eyelids and fine lines on top of age-related eye puffiness and dark circles.

Understanding the key causes of changes to our eye contour is part one of our Eye series. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be sharing on the ingredients used in our Eye serum to help address our eye concerns. As always, please reach out to use at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Updated April 5, 2019