Eye’m in Pain: Skin Problems Under Your Eyes

The skin beneath your eyes can be extremely irritable. This is because the nature of its thickness. It makes the skin very susceptible to certain disorders, ones that can be painful and leave the person feeling insecure about their appearance. There is hope, though! If you know how to correctly care for your skin and do so routinely, you can avoid some of the following painful or irritating skin disorders.

Skin DiscolorationEye'm in Pain: Skin Problems Under Your Eyes

Dead or useless skin cells can increase and cause a brownish discolored area below your eyes. Certain factors in the environment can also cause this skin tone dysfunction. The sun often damages the fragile layer of skin, sometimes unavoidably. Whatever the cause, as there are many, it can make you look tired or older.

The Solution

There are safe chemicals you can buy, alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid,  that will safely exfoliate the skin. These are better and healthier to use than grainy exfoliants because they don’t tear up and irritate the skin. If used, you can get ride of those pointless dead skin cells, liven up newer and healthier skin, and consequently gain back that smooth, light skin that used to be there.


Though the reduction of bags is purely for a cosmetic adjustment, once removed, they can ease up your daily routine vastly. For example, if you don’t get enough sleep, you not only wake up tired, but everyone knows. Even worse, it makes putting makeup on much more difficult, eliminating any chance of getting rid of them with cover up. The good news? Fixing them doesn’t require buying any expensive creams, serums, or tools. There are simple changes in your daily routine that could expel the swell!

The Solution

As allergies irritate the eyes and the skin, doctors suggest to avoid anything your body may react adversely to. Furthermore, sleep is important for many reasons, this being one of them. By sleeping well and with your head above the rest of your body, you reduce the chance of blood pooling around that area and causing inflammation. Finally, if you can’t avoid these two things and find you face puffy, a simple cool compress will get rid of the swelling. Chill a cloth in the refrigerator and apply it to your face while relaxing. Problem solved!

Dry SkinEye'm in Pain: Skin Problems Under Your Eyes

Dry and flaky skin is a cause for concern. Often easily missed when moisturizing the face, the sensitive skin beneath your eyes can easily be ignored. Also due to their fragile manor, they can get dehydrated easily, causing the skin to peel and flake. Consequently, the skin becomes red, irritated and more susceptible to other issues.

The Solution

Next time you moisturize, just make sure you don’t forget about the skin that needs it most. Reach below those eyes and avoid pain, discomfort, and redness. Moisturizers with glycerin are better for this job than those without.

Dark Circles

The skin below your eyes is so thin that the veins beneath it can be seen through the top layer of skin. This is what causes darkened circles. Luckily, there is a safe way to thicken that skin so you can have a “thick skin” and not worry about what others see.

The Solution

Doctors suggest that any moisturizers with alpha hydroxy acids, retinol, vitamin K or vitamin C are great for this job. They contract the vessels, making them smaller and less noticeable, and hydrate the skin so that it thickens.

So, while a lot of the issues that come with the thin skin below your eyes are unavoidable, there are ways to control them. With good moisturizers, sleep, cold compresses and exfoliants, you can look younger, healthier and can feel more confident.