Dark Circles Under Eyes

  • kuroshiro

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    Oct 14, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    Howdy all,

    I've noticed lately as my overnight shifts drag on, that the circles under my eyes are getting somewhat darker. Is there any sort of cream that people recommend that can reverse this? I'm not sure what's causing it... I know it isn't lack of sleep because I usually sleep 7-8 hours a day anyways. I think it just may be the time switch?

    Comments? Suggestions?
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
    I use Kiehl's Eye Alert. If you have a Kiehl's store near you they'll give you a few samples so you can try it. A lot of people put cucumber slices or tea bags over their eyes.
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    I think it's genetic, I tried everything; sleeping a lot, drinking a lot of water, creams, but now I gave up and wear concealer, it's not noticeable, without it, I look like a zombie. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
    these have been flying off the shelves

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    Oct 14, 2011 5:39 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidthese have been flying off the shelves

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    Wait are these new?

    Put these thing on your eyes helps:

    Used tea bags 15 mins, or
    Sliced cucumbers, 15 mins, or
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  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 14, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    Alot is genetic for dark circles. I read a story on eye wrinkles where they tested 4 creams on over 12000 woman.
    One top shelf 240. per ounce.
    one mid Clarins 25 "
    Garnier store approx 5-10 bucks "
    one cheap moisture cream Pennies per ounce.

    They all worked about the same and they said the Garnier one was the best bang for the buck. The important thing was to add moisture and avoid sun exposure/smoking and drink alot of water.
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:12 AM GMT
    icon_cool.gif ?
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:15 AM GMT
    Do you have nasal or sinus allergies?

    A lot of the darkness is caused by constant irritated or congested nostrils or sinuses.

    They're actually called 'allergy shiners' ... I know cuz I have them icon_redface.gif
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:17 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidthese have been flying off the shelves

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    is it because they're small enough to shop lift?
  • trl_

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    Oct 14, 2011 7:17 AM GMT
    i always thought mine were from sleep issues, but i get enough sleep.

    mine were actually from allergies. i started doing a nasal rinse (you can do it with a netti pot or the NeilMed Sinus Rinse bottle) as well as started taking claritin everyday and i noticed they really were barely noticeable after a week or so.

    my doctor said when our sinuses are full, they put pressure on the eye area and blood pools in the eye sockets since it cant move as freely.

    if nothing works well for you, this is worth a try i guess?
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    Oct 14, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    If you go to any dept store they'll give you a free sample. I got a little vial of the Clarins, enough in there for a month or more you use so little.. I think it helped a little but not really worth the asking price.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Oct 14, 2011 3:54 PM GMT
    Hydrolyze

    its as seen on Tv and works. Also go on ebay and buy it or samples see if it works
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    Oct 14, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    IPL therapy works very well in many cases. I'm not sure how expensive it is.