I have always had really dark circles under my eyes since I was young. But they seem worse then ever at the moment. Before I had kids I would wear makeup everyday to minimize how dark they were but now as a mum of 3 I rarely wear makeup but I hate the way I look! I always get comments like oh you look tired and I'm sick of it. 😫
I have read several theories as to why I have it such as low iron which I have, sinus which I have and olive skin which I have but nothing I have ever done has reduced the darkness besides makeup.
So my question is does anyone else suffer from this? Can you have something cosmetically done about it? Or tablets or something?? Or is makeup the only cure?
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30-04-2013 06:50 #1Member
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Black circles under eyes can this be treated?
30-04-2013 07:07 #2-
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I've had dark circles my whole life as well, it's just my complexion. I constantly get comments that I look tired if I don't wear makeup or don't apply it well. I have a pretty fair Scandinavian complexion but tan very well. If my face is tan from a holiday then the circles don't appear so bad.
I'm fairly certain you can't make them go away, as it's your complexion. But I think some things do make them worse.
Do you rub your eyes a lot? The skin around your eyes is incredibly thin and if you rub them then you break the tiny vessels making your eyes appear darker. I'm horrible about rubbing mine and have noticed if I try to refrain then they are a bit better after a couple weeks.
They are worse if I'm tired.
I've heard before that eating food with purple skin can help (eggplant, plums, etc) but I don't know if that's a load of cr*p or not.
I don't by into that a cream can help them. I actually only poke little holes in vit E capsules and dab the oil around my eyes gently at night. I can honestly say at 32 I have no wrinkles, whether that's genetics or the vit E I don't know but I think it helps a little with the darkness as well.
30-04-2013 07:18 #3
I would get an allergy intolerance test done, black circles can be a sign of food intolerance or allergy. I can tell when certain foods react with my 3 year old just by looking at her under eyes.
Do you drink plenty of water?
30-04-2013 17:35 #4Senior Member
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This is me too. It is worse when tired but there ALL the time, so I know how frustrating it is. The "Are you okay?" comments...... Especially after I've had a migraine and my body is in recovery mode. Anyway. I looked into the cosmetic procedures.
There is some rejuvenation laser/peel thing but that just refreshes the skin so it won't last forever, then there is the op.
It sounds pretty horrid. It is an actual eye lift thing that sounds extremely painful.
So... I looked into the home remedies and discovered the usual:
Some simple Home remedies get rid of Dark circles under the eyes -
Home remedies cannot remove dark circles permanently, but they provide short-term, inexpensive solutions that can help diminish the dark circles.
1) Mix a little almond powder with milk cream and massage the mixture around your eyes before going to bed. This is useful Home Remedy for Dark Circles under Eyes.
2) Slices of cucumber or potato can be used to reduce circles around the eyes. Close your eyes and cover your eyelids with a thin slice for up to twenty minutes. This soothes tired eyes and increases the circulation to the skin around the eyes.
3) One can also apply a little cucumber juice to the area. You could even grate the potato, wrap it in thin cloth and place it over the eyes. Make sure to wash the area thoroughly afterwards and apply a little cream or oil around the eyes to moisturize the area. This is another good Home Remedy for Dark Circles under Eyes
4) Detoxing the body helps in certain cases. This involves fasting for short periods of time, but continue to take in plenty of water. Cut out all the unhealthy foods that are a regular part of your diet. Give up alcohol, caffeine, sugary drinks, fatty and sugary food, smoking, etc.
5) Dab a little lemon or tomato juice in to the darkened areas two or three times a day. Be very careful not to let the juice in to your eyes. This is also useful Home Remedy for Dark Circles under Eyes.
6) Soak a couple of tea bags in clean, cold water for a few minutes, squeeze out the excess water and place them over your eyes. Keep them there for ten minutes or so.
7) Buy some Vitamin E supplements in capsule form. Carefully break open the capsule and squeeze the gel on to your finger. Gently and carefully, rub the gel around your eyes.
8) Squeeze the juice from a cucumber and cool it in the refrigerator for an hour or so. Add a little lemon juice and lanolin cream. Apply around the eyes for up to twenty minutes. Wash off carefully. This is useful to get rid of Dark Circles.
Personally I have too many other issues to contend with to be worrying about them too right now, so I've put them on the back burner, but when I'm right as rain again my first step will be to head to a Dermatologist.
08-05-2013 12:07 #5
The skin around your eyes is very delicate. Be careful what you rub into them.
It's hard to say what causes your dark circles without a health history. Do you have any other symptoms at present?
Dark circles under the eyes could be caused by dehydration, fatigue, liver issues, bruising, bad diet, bad bowels, candida, poor food combining (if you are vegan/vegetarian), anaemia, rough treatment (eg. excessive rubbing)....and the list goes on....
As a beauty therapist, the majority of women I saw with this had them due to a mix of poor diet, fatigue and dehydration. However, this can also be a sign of something goin' on in your body. Food sensitivity is also a big one. My DH had issues with gluten. Once he eliminated this from his diet no more dark circles.
I would be asking for a few blood tests from your GP and eliminating a few foods from your diet, just to see. Then take it from there.
13-05-2013 19:01 #6Member
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Thanks so much for your replies!! I do have severe sinus and allergies (such as dust which is very hard to avoid) so I am constantly rubbing my eyes (my brother with same condition has rubbed his eyes so much he rubbed the top layer off his eyes and now needs to wear glasses) I also suffer from low iron so I guess it's just a result of my problems.
But I will try the vitamin E and the other suggestions to see if I can reduce the darkness.
15-08-2013 20:44 #7Junior Member
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15-08-2013 21:02 #8
I have had this all my life as well and can I just say I'm so sick of being told my diet/lifestyle/choices/etc that "cause" it. I've tried every product, have been tested for every allergy and intolerance, and tried all the home remedies etc to no effect. One day I was talking to a doc about it (old family country GP, who has known and treated my family for years) who said, "love, look at your mum, sister and aunts. You all have it. You're all healthy. It's just hereditary!" Yup!
15-08-2013 21:03 #9
Oh, and my 20 month old daughter also has it. :-)
15-08-2013 21:19 #10
Dd had this really bad.
To the point it looked like 2 black eyes starting up form, they looked kind of like black sunken bags.
No one could tell us what was going on.
It wasn't until she was 20mo and had an anaphylactic reaction that a hospital nurse said she had allergy shiners.
When we seen our specialist he was able to tell us the anaphylactic reaction was caused by an egg allergy but the allergy shiners (dark circles under eyes) was from a gluten/dairy intolerance.
She is 2.5 now and they went away about a week after we cut out her allergens.
Not that long ago she tried some of Dh's toast and her eyes had the big dark circles under them 2 hours later and stayed for a good week.
She had no other symptoms for the dairy/gluten allergy that we knew of (she could have had tummy upsets but she couldn't talk well to tell us)
The only thing was she was always a very tired baby/toddler.
She would sleep ALOT.
Once we cut out dairy/gluten she was so much more lively and energetic.
If you rule out all other possible causes and still don't have an answer it might be worth requesting a allergy test.
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