dark circles under eyes...

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    Aug 26, 2010 9:49 PM GMT
    has anyone found anything that helps?
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    Aug 26, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    drink water...

    also squinching the skin under your eyes and moving it left and right overtime will build up the collagen again and thicken the skin under your eyes. It takes two weeks or so to see it working, and it may look worse after doing it, but it does work. Many women who do facial exercises swear by it.
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    Aug 26, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
    OMFG saiddrink water...

    also squinching the skin under your eyes and moving it left and right overtime will build up the collagen again and thicken the skin under your eyes. It takes two weeks or so to see it working, and it may look worse after doing it, but it does work. Many women who do facial exercises swear by it.


    I drink plenty of water...the squinching thing works?.....hmmm..gonna try that..thanks man.

    For me, it's genetic..my 6 yo daughter has it to...light skin and dark circles...
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    Aug 26, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
    OMFG saiddrink water...

    also squinching the skin under your eyes and moving it left and right overtime will build up the collagen again and thicken the skin under your eyes. It takes two weeks or so to see it working, and it may look worse after doing it, but it does work. Many women who do facial exercises swear by it.

    No. This will not work. It might even make the circles darker as more thin blood vessels under the delicate skin of the eyes are burst. Collagen is a protein, not a muscle. The movement is not going to help build more protein-you would need more building blocks to build more proteins.
    Dark eye circles are often an inherited trait. The thinner your skin is the easier it is to have dark eye circles. Your daughter may just have inherited the thin skin or maybe even has iron deficiency.
    Retinol and Vitamin K help reduce the darkness. Nothing has worked for me. I've tried prescription creams before, but they only work as long as I keep using them.
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    Aug 26, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
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    OMFG saiddrink water...

    also squinching the skin under your eyes and moving it left and right overtime will build up the collagen again and thicken the skin under your eyes. It takes two weeks or so to see it working, and it may look worse after doing it, but it does work. Many women who do facial exercises swear by it.

    No. This will not work. It might even make the circles darker as more thin blood vessels under the delicate skin of the eyes are burst. Collagen is a protein, not a muscle. The movement is not going to help build more protein-you would need more building blocks to build more proteins.
    Dark eye circles are often an inherited trait. The thinner your skin is the easier it is to have dark eye circles. Your daughter may just have inherited the thin skin or maybe even has iron deficiency.
    Retinol and Vitamin K help reduce the darkness. Nothing has worked for me. I've tried prescription creams before, but they only work as long as I keep using them.


    I agree its hereditary, we all have them, my siblings, my uncles and aunts, inherited them from my grandfather
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    Aug 26, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    Stay away from the football war-paint ;)
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    Aug 26, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    Besides genetic reconstruction…(thanks mom)...water, lots of it and sleep; again, lots of it.
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    Aug 26, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    dash3echo saidStay away from the football war-paint ;)


    lol...you know you like it....


    anyone notice the ads (at least on my page) they put in between the posts are for eye cream...lol
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    Aug 26, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    sinus congestion and allergies make this worse. Blocks the venous return from around the eyes. That may be your primary problem?
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    Aug 26, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    carmineastoria said
    OMFG saiddrink water...

    also squinching the skin under your eyes and moving it left and right overtime will build up the collagen again and thicken the skin under your eyes. It takes two weeks or so to see it working, and it may look worse after doing it, but it does work. Many women who do facial exercises swear by it.

    No. This will not work. It might even make the circles darker as more thin blood vessels under the delicate skin of the eyes are burst. Collagen is a protein, not a muscle. The movement is not going to help build more protein-you would need more building blocks to build more proteins.
    Dark eye circles are often an inherited trait. The thinner your skin is the easier it is to have dark eye circles. Your daughter may just have inherited the thin skin or maybe even has iron deficiency.
    Retinol and Vitamin K help reduce the darkness. Nothing has worked for me. I've tried prescription creams before, but they only work as long as I keep using them.



    You clearly aren't a dermatologist or know anything about working out your own facial muscles. Most guys don't and they wonder why gravity takes it's toll when they are in their late 30s-40s and look much older. Pulling your under eye skin and rubbing it between your fingers left and right creates friction which can help to thicken the skin. It worked for me. It's also used at flexeffect.com. You can check out many of the women's results on their results page. You can transform your face like your body. Your face has many muscles in it which can be worked out or you can get wrinkled and look like Grandma wrinkles, it's in your hands.

    The under eye area is also connected to the kidneys, if the tint of the skin is bluish it means your kidneys aren't working effiicently in chinese medicine. So detox them.

    I've also found getting the right ratio of potassium and sodium helps to diminish the apparance of dark circles under your eyes as well.
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    Aug 26, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    I have had pretty good luck with Nivea for Men Revitalizing Eye Roller Gel.
    Likewise, I inheirited the darker circles and find this stuff by Nivea to lend positive, visible results. I also read somewhere to reduce your caffeine intake, but this may simply go back to the "hydration factor," of drinking plenty of water..
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    Aug 27, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    sleep, lots of sleep makes mine go away.

    I think being on the computer all the time makes them look worse.
    Monitor radiation and what not...
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    Aug 27, 2010 12:15 AM GMT
    Detox yourself. I find that I have less of the problem in the summer when you sweat a lot. In the winter, I find that a lot of time in the sauna or steam room in the winter helps to detox and the circles fade.

    I don't detox with herbs or chemicals so I don't know how that will work.
  • fitartistsf

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    Aug 27, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    I found that lots and lots of water have diminished mine. Although I do suffer from lack of sleep, so they are puffy sometimes.
    Also, I have heard that the less fat under the skin under the eyes, the dark color is actually the muscles of the eye, and the blood showing through the skin....
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    Aug 27, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    moscowmikey saidhas anyone found anything that helps?
    Sleep
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    Aug 27, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    I do have a grain dust allergy..prolly shouldn't live out in the middle of the grain fields....
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    but that's not it. I've had them for as long as I can remember...not super bad...but I'd rather not have them.
  • Matia79

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    Aug 27, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    Vitamin K.
    Actually, there's a company called Naturapathica who makes a great Vitamin K product. I've been using it for a month and have noticed massive differences. You can order it online from a spa here in Toronto called Pure + Simple.
    Remember it's important not to RUB under the eyes...the skin is ultra sensitive and extremely thin there.
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    Aug 27, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    Grate some potatoes, chill them and then put them under your eyes. Putting cotton balls dipped in cold milk can help too.
    I have tried both and it keeps them light till you do it everyday. But am afraid there is no permanent solution to this problem.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 27, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    My best friend has that and doesn't like it.
    Roll my eyes.
    I think it looks great.

    If it bothers you that much, go to a dermatologist and get some of that Michael Jackson bleach.
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    Aug 27, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    Matia79 saidVitamin K.
    Actually, there's a company called Naturapathica who makes a great Vitamin K product. I've been using it for a month and have noticed massive differences. You can order it online from a spa here in Toronto called Pure + Simple.
    Remember it's important not to RUB under the eyes...the skin is ultra sensitive and extremely thin there.


    it's a bit pricey.. $84/0.5 oz.....hope it works?!
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    Aug 27, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    One of my co workers used to have dark circles under her eyes. It looked almost like she was unhealthy.

    She went to see several doctors and they said she was healthy, and everything. They couldn't offer any solutions.

    One day when we were in the office, she rubbed her gold ring on her forehead and it left a black mark. She freaked out and wondered what it was...I told her I had heard that it means she was low in iron.

    She didn't believe me but then grabbed an iron supplement and took it. Her dark circles faded away and she looked a lot healthier!

    Not sure if you have tried an iron pill but I would try it and see what it does for you! Don't overdo it on the iron though, just add the pill for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference. It most definitely did for her and then suddenly she didn't look like she was unhealthy....the dark shadows almost went completely away!

    You never know....
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    Aug 27, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    Could be iron.. I'll pick up some pills with 100% iron...prolly should be doing that anyway...

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    Aug 27, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    So ironic. Way back in the 1980s I loved the goth look and thought dark circles around the eyes looked cool. Now that I have them no matter how much sleep I get, I hate them!
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    Aug 27, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    I think those circles are attractive in a guy.
  • Matia79

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    Aug 27, 2010 9:06 AM GMT
    westdave said
    Matia79 saidVitamin K.
    Actually, there's a company called Naturapathica who makes a great Vitamin K product. I've been using it for a month and have noticed massive differences. You can order it online from a spa here in Toronto called Pure + Simple.
    Remember it's important not to RUB under the eyes...the skin is ultra sensitive and extremely thin there.


    it's a bit pricey.. $84/0.5 oz.....hope it works?!


    It does. It's a very popular product and all the estheticans recommend it too. Using a 5 or 10% collagen elasten solution underneath is a big help as well.