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I am hoping that someone can recommend a treatment for the
puffy bags/circles under my eyes. I have bad allergies and
take various remedies on and off to include claritin,
children's benedryl, neti pot saline soution washes, etc. I
need a treatment that will help bring down the puffy bags.
They are making me look ancient and I'm not really the botox
type. Anybody had any luck with creams or accupuncture (I'm
thinking of accupuncture for the allergies anyway?)Any
looking haggard all the time
I think a good acupuncturist would abe able to help you.
I believe that bags and puffiness under the eyes is related to
liver energy (often alcoholics will have that look from a toxic
liver from too much alcohol). You said you've been taking
medication...which also would be toxic to the liver.
I know how you feel and can highly recommend a two level
solution. I am having treatments in both acupuncture and BIOSET,
which is an energy-based allergy elimination program. Yes,
elimination. I have been having great relief and success with
Dr. Anita Chen Marshall in Alameda ( she is in an office
building right across the street from Alameda Hospital) 510-523-
1072. She is a lovely, healing woman whose first career as a
pharmacist really adds to her understanding and expertise now as
a doctor of acupuncture. She herself suffered from terrible
allergies and asthma, and got into this because she found great
health with acupuncture and BIOSET. It works so well.
Email me if I can answer any more questions.
Hi - I had the same problem from being exhausted from a crazy
work schedule. I was in my mid 30s and looked awful. I tried
Loreal Revitalift Eye cream before I went to bed and again in
the morning, and still use it each morning after I shower. It
really helped with puffiness (I didn't have circles, so can't
speak to that). I even recommended it to a male colleague, who
liked it too! People regularly mistake me for 10 years younger
than I am these days, so I'm happy. Good luck.
looking much better
I had dark circles under my eyes for years that even makeup couldn't cover and had
gotten used to it. So when I noticed the dark circles had disappeared after the
wonderful accupunture & herb treatments for my severe allergies I was suprised. My
accupunturist said the dark circles had been a result of my energy being low because
of the allergies. Perhaps you'd like to try Dr. Jing Li or Dr. Janet in Oakland on Piedmont
(just down the corner from Chapel of the Chimes) @510-654-1567.
No more dark circles, only wrinkles!
Does anyone out there have a recommendation on how to get rid
of bags/puffiness under the eyes? I tend to get enough sleep
so I'm thinking the puffiness and darkness is caused by
There are a lot of expensive creams etc out there and I don't
want to risk spending a lot of money on something that turns
out to not work.
Teabags - cheap black tea bags (caffeinated)! You can buy 100
Lipton or store brand bags for a couple of bucks, tops. Just run
them under very cold water for a few seconds squeeze them to get
the tea to release its magic, run them under the cold water again
for a second, very lightly squeeze out, lie down on your bed with
a towel under your head, relax for about 5 minutes, et voila!
My experience with undereye puffiness and darkness is that this
often due to allergies of various types, but year round
puffiness are most commonly due to food allergies. You may want
to analyze your diet a bit and notice if there are particular
foods that are extremely promient in your diet, as these are the
most likely culprits. The most common food sensitivities are
wheat, dairy, citrus, corn, egg, and soy. Try eliminating for a
period of 3 weeks or so, then challenge the foods and see what
happens. Good luck!
Tara Levy, ND
one thing that helps is no eating salt before bedtime, ideally
none after 6 pm. This has helped my puffiness. the darkness
might be hereditary or hormonal. I read to keep eye gels in the
fridge but haven't tried (cools the swelling I suppose) I
haven't tried many creams/ gels but I like one I got at Elephant
pharmacy Jason brand ''new cell'' or something like that.
sleeps but puffy too
Allergies can cause puffiness, too. You might check that, if you
I really like California Baby products for my kids, and have
discovered that their cream (in the yellow-label jar) feels great
under my eyes, very soothing.
I am an esthetician that deals with many clients who get enough
sleep and have puffiness under the eyes for other reasons. I
am finding that puffiness and discoloration are due to an
accumulation of toxins underneath the eyes. The area under the
eye has difficulty draining the toxins at times. The key is
to improve circulation under the eyes. The product that I use
is from Methode Physiodermie which is an extremely high quality
product. The micro eye contour gel along with the normalizing
and decongesting biaromes will improve drainage and circulation
of residue and drainage. You can buy this product as Polish on
Piedmont Nail and Skin Spa. 510.601.0909. 4319 Piedmont
Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611.
Puffiness under the eye is due to a stagnation of the lymphatic
system, you need to drain the eye area. You should try the
Phyto Contour from YonKa based on rosemary. The rosemary drains
and detoxes which will help puffiness as well as dark circles.
Those products are totally natural-based on Aroma-Therapy and
work well with the immune system.
You can get this product at www.beautenature.biz or Beaute
Nature in Emeryville at 510 823 5933.
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