What's the first thing you do in the morning? Check your phone or have a stretch? I hope it's the second because as soon as you look at your phone, you know you're prematurely aging your skin right? With everyone's eyes being attached to their screens even more lately with quarantine, I had to share the one of the best under eye wrinkle creams ever.
If you can't wait until the end of the article, it's Vital Eyes Eye Serum. Brilliant for dark circles and skin aging around the eye area. Scroll down to see the amazing before and after results.
Digital eye strain
We know technology these days has many advantages, especially at a time like now to keep us all connected, but skin damage around the eyes is one of its downsides. In this digital age where information is easily accessible through digital screens, it's not just common for office workers to suffer from digital eye strain, but all of us. Hence, why devices offer an option to check your screen time to reduce our screen time as long periods of exposure to digital devices can be harmful to our eyesight.
Digital eye strain is caused by blinking less, as we tend to stare too long at our digital devices without blinking as often as we usually would. So don't forget to blink! Long amounts of time spent staring at our screens leads to dry, dehydrated eyes which is one of the most common causes of dark circles. The reason we get dark circles is due to lack of circulation. Check the skincare routine post to see how to stimulate the circulation under your eyes.
Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain AKA Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS):
- Dry eyes
- Strained eyes
- Blurry vision
- Watery Eyes
- Eye discomfort
- Burning eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Difficulty keeping eyes open
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
Causes of Dark Circles
The skin darkening under the eyes can be caused by several factors, both environmental and biological including:
- Eye strain
- Lack of circulation
- Lack of sleep or oversleeping
- Allergies such as hay fever
- Dry skin conditions such as eczema and contact dermatitis
- Rubbing, itching or scratching your eyes
- Genetics. Those with more pigmentation are more prone to them.
- Pigmentation irregularities
- Sun exposure including blue light from devices
The display screens of our computers, phones, laptops, and any other digital devices also emits a blue light which prematurely ages our skin just as much as the sun does, if not more. This does not mean to say wack a load of sun cream around your eyes to protect them. The skin around the eyes is thinner than the rest of the skin on the face, so it needs a separate cream that's especially formulated to be used around the eyes. A little really does go a long way with eye creams too (check the skincare routine post to see how you can maximize your eye cream and use it effectively).
One of the best ways to get rid of dark circles is to prevent your skin from ageing and further damage, by using an antioxidant. Like a fruit oxidizes and turns dark when exposed to oxygen, the same thing happens to our skin on a daily basis. That's why an antioxidant should be an essential part of your daily skincare routine. The blue light tricks your body into thinking it's daytime and keeps you awake, which isn't great to reduce dark circles either. This is why it's best to set your device displays to automatically switch on to night mode after sunset to help you sleep and keep those dark circles at bay.
If you can not help to reduce your screen time and you absolutely must finish that Netflix series, or work from home, here are some ways to look after your eyes.
How to prevent digital eye strain, dark circles & aging around the around:
- Set your devices to automatically switch to night mode so there's less blue light at night
- Blink more often to refresh eyes
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule - for every 20 min of screen time, take a break and look 20 ft away for at least 20 seconds
- Use hydrating eye drops
- Take regular break to stretch
- Be aware of your posture when you are sat down
- Drink cold water to keep hydrated
- Increase text size so you're not squinting and straining your eyes further
- Wear computer glasses
- Tap underneath your eyes gently to stimulate the circulation
- Use an eye product with antioxidants - see how to fit an eye cream into your skincare routine
One of best under eye wrinkle creams ever
If you read the skincare routine post, you'd know a serum is better than an eye cream as it gets into the deeper layers on the skin. I've tried many eye creams and eye serums over the years but this has to be the best under eye cream I've come across. Never have I seen an eye product with better results than this CBD infused Vital Eyes Eye Serum. CBD as we know is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Vital eyes contains Shea Butter & Hydrogenated Olive Oil that moisturizes the delicate skin in the eye area. The Hydrogenated Olive Oil is a rich source of antioxidants along with Rosa Damascena, which also has several pharmacological properties including antibacterial, anti diabetic and a relaxant effect. The Hydrolyzed Collagen helps to reduce wrinkles and improves skin conditions in general as you can see. Eye love it! (Sorry, I had to.)
Before and after results of skin care images
After 30 minutes - 3 hours of using Vital Eyes
After 4 days of using Vital Eyes.
After 7 days of using Vital Eyes
After 7 days of using Vital Eyes with full CBD infused skincare range.
The whole skincare is Vegan friendly, cruelty free, paraben free and tested by dermatologists. Suitable for both men & women. See the full range of CBD infused skincare products here.
Blink. Blink! BLINK!
So what have we learnt? Get blinking if you do have to use a digital device, try to reduce your screen time, and spend time being in the present moment and living life. Set your devices to automatically switch to night mode, and using an antioxidant under your eyes is imperative!
Hope that helps anyone with skin conerns around the eye area.
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