Dark Circles under the Eyes
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First excuse the obvious shallowness of this whole question,
(I'm a bit embarassed) however, when I look in the mirror I see
my eyes looking like racoons and my whole face seems changed.It
is starting to really get to me. I am in my 50's and it has, of
course, increased with age. I was told that injections of one's
own fat under the eyes can remedy the sunken look and with it
the darkness under the eyes at least temporarily. Anyone had
any experience with this proceedure or know anyone who did? I'd
love to hear about it pros and cons as well as learn who some
good MDs in the area are.
I would recommend dealing with any allergies you have before
having injections. I got rid of the dark circles under my eyes by
getting rid of perfume and other scented products. It could be
you are sensitive to mold, dust or animals. anon
Ever since six months post partum with my first child, I've noticed
that the skin area below my eyes has darkened quite a bit. Has this
happened to anyone else. Admittedly I've had interrupted sleep and
continue to wake up a few times a night with my baby. For those this
happened to, did this eventually go away once the baby started
sleeping through the night? Any suggesetions on possible makeup to
cover it up or other ideas?
don't like the racoon look
I recommend using a brush to apply undereye concealer. It looks much
better if you use a brush. I am happy with Jane Iredale concealer.
I read somewhere the undereye circles can be caused by an iron
deficiency. No idea if that's true.
Check out Factor A by Jan Marini. Its for dark circles. It works on my
eyes and I also tried their vitamins to help with the internal issues.
Between the two, I have seen an improvement over the past 5 months. I
think I was lacking vitamins from both pregnancies. I purchased them at
Spa de Esperanza in Albany on Solano Avenue. Talk to Kristina, she is
most knowledgeable about that. My friend went to her for dark circles,
and she put her on a serum for hydration and does lymphatic something to
her facials to drain the fluid from her allergies. It has helped her
with the puffy dark circles. She swears by it. Their number is
510-525-8700. Give that a try. It should help.
My 5 year old daughter has always had somewhat dark circles
under her eyes (not so noticable unless you are a compulsive
mom!). Her doctor has said not to worry, but I wonder if she
might be deficient in a certain vitamin or if there could be
other reasons for it. I don't think it is soley related to
sleep because she has always had it. On the other hand, I do
wonder if she gets enough sleep. She usually sleeps from 9pm
until 7:30/8:00 am
I would love to hear from other parents and get any advice as to
Dark circles under eyes could be an allergy. Maybe something she
is eating, drinking or breathing. Try a rotation or elimination
diet to figure out if it is something she is ingesting. It could
be pet dander, ammonia, perfume, new carpet, or many other
things she is breathing. Try cleaning up indoor air pollution.
I don't have a lot of info. about this but a friend of mine has
suggested that dark circles, and also in paricular, circles with
a purplish tint, can be caused by/ related to food allergy or
intolerance. The child would not necessarily have very
noticeable allergic symptoms, but may have the circles, and/ or
other subtle symptoms such as frequent ear infections or
Dark circles, in my experience, are very often related to
allergies. This can be environmental allergies, like dustmites
or mold, or food sensitivities, the most common of which are
wheat, dairy, and corn. See if she has any other symptoms of
allergy and maybe consider applying some allergy-reduction
techniques to her envirnoment and see how she reponds.
Tara Levy, ND
Does anyone know of any natural remedies to lessen the
appearance of under eye circles? I know that sleep is a great
remedy, but with a newborn . . . .
Nothing substitutes for a good night's sleep but when I can't
get one and want to lessen the circles (as well as the crows
feet that I am now developing) I use two products (that I also
distribute) -- one is an eye gel called Aestival Firming Eye Gel
and the other is an eye mask developed by Dr. Berman. The eye
gel is inexpensive while Dr. Berman's is a little pricier. You
can email me for more information or
check out my website at www.unicitynetwork.com/lbytof.
I got some cream at Bare Essentials on 4th street, and also the same
kind of stuff at Macy's. It's just for what you're talking about. I think
any good makeup line sells it.
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