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Cernes pigmentaires : les reconnaître et les traiter

The eye contour is a sensitive area . Attacked daily by the sun, the wind, pollution, or an inappropriate lifestyle, this part of the face is very easily marked by dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles. In Nubian skin, we often see very unsightly dark circles . How to get rid of it? Find out all in this article!

How to recognize pigmented dark circles?

There are indeed different types of dark circles, but those that most often affect black and mixed skin are brown or black dark circles called dark circles. This skin discoloration mainly affects the lower and/or upper eyelid. In some cases, it can extend to the temporal and malar parts of the face.

Benign in character, dark circles do not remain unsightly. Indeed, they dull the look. In black skin, this phenomenon is caused by an overproduction of melanin around the eyes . But what can accentuate this hyperpigmentation on the eye contour?

The causes of dark circles

Just like pigment spots on other parts of the body, dark circles are caused by the excessive production of melanin pigments. This phenomenon can be caused by:

Genetics : often we notice that dark circles affect several members of the same family. They usually appear around puberty or adulthood between 16 and 25 years old. We then speak of constitutional rings.

Stress : Stress is the number one enemy of our health, including that of the skin. When we go through a period of stress, our body secretes more cortisol, a hormone that allows the body to resist stress. In the event of prolonged stress, the adrenal gland becomes exhausted and can no longer produce more cortisol. This causes a hormonal imbalance because to increase the production of cortisol, other hormones will activate, including ACTH, then alpha-MSH at the origin of melanin secretion and therefore the appearance of dark circles .

Pregnancy and contraception : this is the same phenomenon as pregnancy spots or melasma which appear when the production of sex steroid hormones such as estrogen increases.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation : The skin around the eye is very thin and fragile. Thus, in case of dermatosis, it reacts excessively and healing becomes more difficult, leaving spots or dark circles.

Sun exposure : remember that black skin is more sensitive to the effects of the sun's rays. As the eye contour is more sensitive, it then undergoes the most degradation with the appearance of dark circles.

How to fight dark circles?

First of all, it is important to adopt the right routine because you have to use a specific product for this part of the face. At Nubiance, we have developed cleansing products suitable for the entire face, such as our Micelliance micellar water to remove make-up and our cleansing gel for gentle but deep cleansing to be used morning and evening.

This sensitive area then needs high protection. Our EYE RE-7 multi-corrector eye contour not only protects this area of ​​the face. It's also :

  • A dark circle eraser that helps correct hyperpigmentation spots
  • A filler for dark circles
  • A decongestant for pockets

EYE RE-7 also moisturizes and smoothes the eye contour for a luminous look. Finally, don't forget to adopt a healthy lifestyle such as a balanced diet and a regular sleep cycle to keep your eyes looking refreshed.

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