If you are reading this article, it is because you are seeking ways to ameliorate the skin around your eyes, especially dark circles, puffy eyes, saggy skin, and wrinkles. Yes, and I´m sure you have also read about celebrities such as Sandra Bullock or Jennifer Aniston claiming that they use hemorrhoid cream for eyes obtaining fantastic results. The idea of substituting your expensive eye creams and serum for a simple and affordable over-the-counter hemorrhoid cream sounds very tempting, and you are all almost decided to give it a try, right?
However, before you do so and buy a hemorrhoid cream for eyes´skin area, I strongly recommend you to make an informed decision, know what these creams do, which ingredients they contain, and how they may affect the skin around your eyes and its appearance.
Hemorrhoids are the small veins around the rectum and anus, which are swollen, dilated, or inflamed. External hemorrhoids can be a nuisance, itchy, and even painful. So, the creams to treat them, are formulated to relieve or cure those symptoms. Their main active ingredients typically are ephedrine or phenylephrine, shark liver oil, lanolin, lanolin alcohol, and benzocaine among others. These ingredients constrict the blood vessels, reduce the swelling, and alleviate the discomfort.
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On the other side, the one that concerns you right now, how can hemorrhoid cream for eyes help you? The blood vessels contracting effects of hemorrhoid products will reduce the puffiness and shrink your bags. However, if the puffiness is caused by allergies, there´s not much it will do for you. Besides, you must make sure before applying it for under-eye skin appearance, make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients! It is advisable to make a small test before applying it around your eyes.
Simply apply a small amount of it in another area of your body such as your hand, wrist, or arm. Apply a small patch and wait thirty minutes to see if you don´t develop any irritation. If nothing happens, you can use it to reduce the bags around your eyes.
The other fact you have to consider is that hemorrhoidal creams also make you drain fluids from the area. As such, they can cause dehydration of the skin, which in the long term produces the appearance of wrinkles and lines due to dry skin. Summarizing: yes, such creams really work, and you can actually reduce the bags, puffiness, and wrinkles on the under eyes area with hemorrhoid cream, but the effects will work only temporarily.
Hence, the best advice is to use hemorrhoid cream for eyes only on those special occasions in which you want to look fantastic, or when you really notice you particularly need it, don´t make of it a daily beauty or skincare treatment.