Being the most used sense we have, our eyes sure take quite a beating. They need proper prep-time, sleep, and general care in order to keep up their functioning - as well as appearance. Have you ever woken up completely exhausted with the biggest bags under your eyes? Or how about your makeup removal; do you sometimes feel just a bit too lazy to clean it off properly at night? What about those tiny white bumps under the eye?? Have you ever wondered what are those things? Answers to these questions - and much more are available in this guide of how to properly care for the area around your eyes. Enjoy!
Bags under the eyes are usually the most common side-effect for lack of sleep. Sometimes, before the actual inflated and puffy bags appear, dark circles will surround the lower section of the eye. On top of sleep deprivation, several other factors could play a role in the appearance of dark circles and bags under your eyes. Allergies, bad diet, and even a lack of exercise can all affect those ugly blemishes. Of course, age also plays a significant role as well. While some of these aspects can't be changed, or helped without the aid of sharp medical tools, there are some great eye creams, exfoliants and moisturizers that can significantly help clear up the flawed skin. Make-up is also a nice tool to use as a superficial cover up for your ocular imperfections!
The little white bumps that appear beneath the eye actually have a medical name: Milia. Technically these bumps are cysts. However don't be alarmed by that; they are harmless. You can think of them more like a pimple really. However, unlike a clogged pore, milia is made up of protein that is trapped within the bump. This all happens underneath your skin (again, unlike pimples). Like other eye blemishes, you should try using creams and exfoliants to help the removal of milia. Regarding your exfoliant treatment, you want to be absolutely sure that it is gentle enough for the under-eye area. You also don't want to overuse exfoliants as they can be harmful to the soft skin; try about two to four times per week. Fruit extract exfoliants are infused with vitamins and antioxidants that help to clean up the area immensely - including those pesky dark circles and puffy bags!