“I am on-the-go and find myself in the “dark” about under-eye puffiness and circles. Please help.”

Both men and women encounter this problem, starting as young as late teens and early 20s.  It can get worse over time, so addressing this early-on is most helpful.  Causes include heredity as does one’s general lifestyle. Stress, sleep deprivation, lack of exercise, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking are some of the common physical factors that contribute to under eye dark circles and puffiness.

MALIN+GOETZ Rice Bran Eye Moisturizer is a great treatment and offers general daily prevention and maintenance. It is free of residue, fragrance and oil, combining natural rice bran and soy amino acid proteins to promote capillary circulation.  This specifically addresses puffiness and dark circles.  Storing the moisturizer in the refrigerator not only feels refreshing when applied but the cold can help calm puffiness.

When applying any eye moisturizer, always remember to lightly dab it along the bone under the eye with your finger; don’t pull! The skin under the eye is extremely delicate and constant pulling can cause creases and nobody wants that!  It is not necessary to moisturize the lid.  It also does not produce oil on its own, so, keeping this area moisturized is of utmost concern.  Since our moisturizer is highly absorbent, it will not “bleed” into the eye creating irritation or tearing and make-up can be applied immediately.  And, yes, make-up can help conceal the dark circles when all else fails.

Brian Lynch, Training Manager