Your Guide to Eyecare: What to do with Dark Circles, Puffiness, Dehydration and Wrinkles

The eyes, often referred to as the windows to the soul, are a delicate and intricate part of our body. Unfortunately, they are also susceptible to many conditions that can affect their health and appearance. From dark circles and puffiness to fine lines and wrinkles, our eyes often bear the signs of stress, fatigue, and ageing. 

The skin around the eyes deserves personalised care. Incorporating an effective eye cream into your eyecare routine is more than a beauty regimen; it’s a commitment to the health and vibrancy of your eyes. Consider it a daily self-care ritual, a small yet powerful step towards bright and radiant eyes. Investing in eyecare is a small but significant act that can yield immense benefits. 

In this blog, we will explore some common eye conditions and learn how we can elevate our eyecare regime to provide viable solutions to these concerns. 

Dark Circles

The skin around the eyes is thinner, making it prone to discolouration. These pesky dark circles, properly referred to as periorbital hyperpigmentation, are a cosmetic woe that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Dark circles under the eyes are a common concern for many individuals and are caused by various factors, including genetics, lack of sleep, allergies, nasal congestion and ageing.

While dark circles may persist due to a combination of factors, understanding the underlying causes and adopting a holistic approach to their management, including eyecare, can go a long way towards minimising their visibility and restoring a more refreshed look. Having adequate sleep, a balanced diet rich in nutrients, and hydration are essential to overall skin health. Treating underlying allergies is important as eyelid eczema and excessive eye rubbing can cause pigmentation of the skin. When there is nasal congestion from allergic rhinitis, the nasal congestion can also lead to hyperpigmentation, commonly known as allergic shiners. 

What can I do?

This can be supplemented by eyecare routines that include gentle eye creams containing ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid that help improve skin texture and reduce pigmentation. For example, Renewa Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Eye Serum and Renewa Eyelid Repair Balm containing hyaluronic acid, bakuchiol and vitamin C that tackle dark circles and provide deep hydration, firming the skin and reducing the appearance of dark shadows.


Swollen or puffy eyes are a common aesthetic concern that can arise from various factors, ranging from benign causes to more severe health issues. Common causes of puffy eyes include fluid retention, allergies, or poor circulation.

Fluid buildup, influenced by factors like a high-sodium diet or dehydration, can lead to puffiness. Allergies, which trigger an inflammatory response, cause blood vessels to dilate and fluid to accumulate around the eyes. Lack of sleep is another well-known culprit for dark circles and puffy eyes. When the body doesn’t get enough rest, it can lead to poor circulation and fluid retention, causing the eyes to appear swollen and tired.

What can I do?

The best way to reduce puffy eyes is to understand and manage the underlying causes, including dietary adjustments, hydration, allergy management, lifestyle changes, and a robust eyecare regime that complements these measures. Products such as Renewa Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Eye Serum and Renewa Eyelid Repair Balm are formulated to be gentle yet effective in soothing calm the under-eye area, reducing puffiness and promoting a more refreshed and revitalised look.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

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As the years pass, several intrinsic and extrinsic factors contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. The skin naturally changes as collagen and elastin production decrease, reducing skin elasticity and firmness. This natural decline in essential protein results in the skin around the eyes becoming more prone to forming creases and fine lines. The skin loses its tautness and resilience, giving way to a tired or aged look.

Moreover, the eyelids, being a crucial component of the eye area, are prone to sagging and drooping over time because of collagen and elastin depletion. Eyelid problems, such as sagging or drooping, can contribute to an aged or tired appearance, affecting the overall aesthetic. 

What can I do?

Despite the inevitability of the ageing process, there are various strategies to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including the eyelids. A comprehensive approach to eyecare that includes moisturising, the use of sunscreen, and the inclusion of anti-ageing ingredients like retinoids and antioxidants can help maintain skin health around the eye. Renewa Eyelid Repair Balm takes a targeted approach with revitalising components like bakuchiol and vitamin C which can effectively reduce signs of ageing and restore a youthful glow to the eyes. 

Dryness and Dehydration

The skin around the eyes is exceptionally delicate, making it particularly susceptible to dryness and dehydration. When this sensitive area lacks sufficient moisture, it can lead to a range of issues contributing to a tired and lacklustre appearance.

Dry skin around the eyes can manifest as flakiness, redness, and tightness. Dehydration, on the other hand, occurs when the skin lacks water content, leading to a loss of suppleness and the development of fine lines. The under-eye area, being a common focal point for signs of fatigue, is quick to reveal the effects of dryness and dehydration. 

What can I do?

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Applying products with intense hydrating and instant repairing effects will help to infuse the skin with moisture and prevent further dehydration. Products like Renewa’s eyecare range have a lightweight texture that ensures quick absorption, leaving the eye area nourished and supple.