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Most women have under eye circles they usually try to "camouflage" covering them with under eye concealer. But when we do not have time to hide the darker areas under the eyes what should we do? Go out in the society looking like ghosts that haven't got a good night's sleep for weeks? No. The best solution is, as always, the simplest one: to prevent or treat them naturally. This will free us from concerns about the way we look and the way the others see us. No under eye circles will emphasize the beautiful eyes we are proud owners of and will
brighten up our whole complexion.
Dark circles under the eyes have various causes, such as: lack of sleep, diet deficiencies, allergies, prolonged sun exposure, heredity etc. As a genetic flaw, the shadowy circles can appear as a result of bone structure, hyper-pigmentation or vascular inflammation.
The general remedies that will help you get rid of the dark circles under the eyes consist in drinking at least 1,5-2 liters of water daily, having a healthy diet in which vegetables and fruits should prevail, getting enough rest and sleep, avoiding cigarette smoking etc. In a nutshell, leading a healthy life from A to Z. But sometimes this is quite hard for us, while the instant methods are most at hand and not that demanding.
Therefore, try using one of the following natural recipes in your spare time. It only takes a minute, but the effect on our appearance will be worth a hundred years' living.
The most common home-made remedy against shadowy circles under the eyes is applying thin slices of cucumber exactly on the dark area the bothers us. The slices should be left under the eyes for 5-10 minutes. Besides the fact that they will chase away the problematic circles, cucumber slices also sooth and cool the eyes. It is a very efficient method that gets you rid of the redness of tired eyes after a night of hard work on the computer, for example. After removing the slices from under the eyes, rinse with cold water.
Cold teaspoons applied on the skin under the eyes also do wonders. Put two clean teaspoons in the fridge and when they are cold lay on your back and put the spoons on the dark circles. They will refresh both the area and the eyes.
Cool empty teabags on the skin under the eyes are also a very efficient remedy they calm the skin and prevent it from swelling. Of the full herbal teabags the most recommended in treating dark circles are the ones that contain chamomile. Chamomile tea is a natural anti-inflammatory that will leave your face brighter and less swollen.
Besides the remedies applied on the skin under the eyes there are also simple massage techniques that can be performed on your own at home. For example, place the ring fingers at the inner corners of the eyes and press gently for a few times; then move the fingers towards the outer corner of the eyes (the temples). Mildly press the skin with the middle fingers all the way from the inner to the outer corner of the eyes. This will calm down the inflamed areas under the eyes.
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|Comment #1 by: Syyed on 18 Feb 2008, 12:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well, i never really had a porblem with dark circles before, however it strated gradually when i started getting less sleep due to my college distance and routine and it increased when i would stay up till too late. Lately ive moved to another country where at times i have exposure to scorching sun at times, and the diet here isnt as nutritious as i used to take in, and gradually i got even less sleep due to staying up late or going out with my cousins and not sleeping enough. My dar circles got sooo bad tht i started to worry about them, however i try to sleep enuff and eat well now....but still im worried about them.....however hope things get better and they go away. Ameen
|Comment #2 by: Ryan8055 on 22 May 2008, 18:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I used to get bags under my eyes all the time mostly due to my inability to fall asleep easily. I would stay up late thinking about something then wake up early next morning only to see little bags under my eyes. I somehow managed to kick the habit of staying up late but my eye bags wouldn't go away.I then recently read an article about a woman who supposedly got rid of her eye bags using a particular eye care product. I tried it and it worked really well. Within 3 weeks my eye bags were very much reduced and it soon disappeared.
|Comment #2.1 by: mase87 on 05 Jun 2008, 17:39 GMT|
what was the ey care product?
|Comment #2.2 by: lawrence white on 04 Aug 2008, 22:41 GMT|
In response to you post May 22 2008 I was excited on the success you had re eye bags treatment. Im a 49 yr old male and seemed to have inherited eye bags in the last 6 months. Things seemed to have started when my thyroid went wacko. WE seemed to have things back to normal but my puffy eyes have not gone away. I certainly would appreciate if you could tell me what product has reduced and dissappeared you puffy eyes thank you very much
|Comment #2.3 by: Sahar on 23 Feb 2009, 15:05 GMT|
Hi I was wondering if you could tell me which product it was that you used to get rid of your under eye circles? Thanks
|Comment #2.4 by: maddiedog on 15 Apr 2010, 21:53 GMT|
can you please tell me what the product was??
|Comment #2.5 by: Harvey Peakar on 22 Jul 2012, 21:15 GMT|
Thanks Ryan, Thanks alot... We will never know now... The secret shall remain hidden for another 1000 years...
|Comment #3 by: carleyy m on 17 Aug 2008, 22:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i am 14 yet i have been battling dark circles for as long as i can remember.. i think my dark circles are hereditary and i have tried pretty much all of these remedies but they dont work for me...what should i do??
|Comment #3.1 by: Gio on 22 Jun 2010, 18:53 GMT|
hey i actually have the same problem lol im 15 and looked like a zombie for as long as i can remember if you even find a solution please let me know
|Comment #3.2 by: 13smith on 21 May 2011, 20:01 GMT|
i have way the same problem! help anybody
|Comment #3.3 by: Jas on 12 Sep 2011, 14:00 GMT|
Im 14 too and i get the bags under my eyes when im tired, i hate it because when i look in the mirror i just see them. im trying the tea bag and teaspoon thing above ^^
To prevent them is hard, because i find it very hard to fall asleep, but ive been drinking camomile tea and my eye bags are gone now, camomile tea tastes awful but it works wonders :) hope this helps. x
|Comment #3.4 by: Pariiiiiii on 05 May 2012, 10:15 GMT|
hi, i'm 14 and i recently god very bad dark circles. I think it is because lately there has been a lot of stress and problems in my life. I've been sleeping for 8 hours or so and it doesn't seem to ever work. I'm starting to wonder whether dark circles can become permanent...? I don't use concealer or anything like that because I don't like to. I can't wait to try out the cucumber treatment. Thanks a lot for this!
|Comment #3.5 by: 28 on 12 Jun 2012, 12:33 GMT|
too much internet probably
|Comment #3.6 by: Susan on 08 Aug 2012, 03:46 GMT|
Everyone looks exhausted. Concealer, you guys. Concealer.
|Comment #4 by: josie on 23 Aug 2008, 11:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have started getting puffy under eyes lately . I used to have them about a year ago but they disappeared when i went on holiday and stayed gone for the next 6 months now they have come back and i dont know why they reappear because my diet etc hasnt changed. does anyone know any products or solutions that actually work for a long period of time?
|Comment #5 by: Wendy on 24 Sep 2008, 15:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have almost always had puffy eyes I think mostly due to allergies but I would also like to know what eye cream you used. Thanks
|Comment #6 by: ben on 09 Nov 2008, 20:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i dont no wat to du im a 15 year old boy and have very dark circles round my eyes and my eyes r also very puffy and look very tired all the time ive had them since ive been born but i get well enough sleep and i am very healthy email e and tell me wat to du or tell me wat to use to solve this problem
|Comment #7 by: mo on 12 Feb 2009, 20:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Comment # 2 talks about using a product to get rid of the bags under her eyes but doesn't reveal the product???
|Comment #8 by: swapna on 23 Mar 2009, 12:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i am 25 yrs i have a dark circle problem i am not able to under how to get rid of this problem please suggest me any remedy
|Comment #9 by: randi on 02 Jun 2009, 18:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
omg i am 17! i never look l had like i got a good nights sleep. I ALWAYS look tired even though im not. itss very unattractive! help
|Comment #10 by: kim s on 02 Jun 2009, 20:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
All eye creams seem to come in tiny .5oz / 15ml containers - which is a waste of money...i like the Made from Earth Olive Night creme because its a large 2 ounce container and has worked WONDERS under my eyes and wrinkles on the sides of my face.
I really enjoy the Olive Night creme - I use it as an under eye cream as recommended by their website. My routine has been putting some of the cream along my lower lid and then gently rubing under my eyes before i go to bed at night. The cream stays put, and doesn't get into my eyes. It also doesn't have any fumes or aromas to make my eyes water since it is organic and chemical free. I'm the one whose eyes will tear if our cat wanders next to me and rubs my shoulder, so my eyes are generally rather sensitive.
I use this each morning and evening. I really can tell the difference, that my eyes look less tired, that the skin looks more healthy. And really, it makes sense. All skin needs moisture to stay healthy. That skin beneath and around your eyes is extremely thin, so if any skin on your body is going to show dehydration first, it would be your eyes. People look at your eyes all the time when they talk to you, so they notice that pretty quickly.
The downside of course is that eye cream is rather pricey - but again, for the above reasons, I don't think it's as bad as it might seem at first. You use tiny amounts. The cream is specially formulated to be safe for use near your eyes, and to be light enough to absorb into that delicate skin. You really DO need to take care of that skin area in a special way, since the skin is so delicate. And it's well worth it to do that, since people who talk to you are generally looking at your face and your eyes when they do so.
I tend to be frugal, but this is one of the areas where I think taking good care of yourself is worth it in the long run. I bought from the website because I believe they only have stores in London and New York - highly recommended for healthy women looking for an under eye with proven results!
|Comment #10.1 by: Minnie on 22 Dec 2011, 05:07 GMT|
Hi. Is the products also available in Philippines? Thanks and hope to hear.
|Comment #11 by: Robbie on 13 Aug 2009, 20:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My youngest daughter had this same problem as a baby and child, we noticed that when she drank/ate alot of dairy products that she would get worse darkening under her eyes. We had her tested for food allergies and turns out that she was allergic to milk/milk products. Try getting tested for food allergies-it helped her alot with alot of things too once we figured it out.
|Comment #12 by: marushka on 13 Oct 2009, 08:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hi doc......im a teen and have been trying millions of creams and been to millions of doctors but nothing seems too help.....having dark circles really makes me feel insecure and ugly imagine being asked if u sad or did you have enuf sleep and imagine being told u look older or dead!!people can be soooooooo mean sometimes...anyhow i hope ur remedies work .....i reali doo...il get back 2 u in a few minths or soo....afterall rome wasnt built in a day....even if it d=ont work thanx anyway
|Comment #13 by: Allison Miller on 14 Oct 2009, 21:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I used to have puffy dry skin under my eyes...very sensitive. I've used other under eye creams and end up irritating my eyes, since most contain alchohol and other chemicals. What solved my problems was the Made from Earth Olive Night Creme. I tried over night and the next morning felt refreshed. My under eye area was soft, moisturized and HYDRATED. I use it once or twice a week.
I've been using it for quite a while now and I've seen a dramatic difference. I found that by applying it and then laying down - I kid you not, you'll see better and immediate results if you do it that way and look great!
I'm completely sold on the Olive Night Creme (from Made from Earth) and am stocked for the next 3 months :)
|Comment #14 by: mav__ on 25 Oct 2009, 15:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think allergy is your problem, allergist can be your solution.
|Comment #15 by: angel on 04 Dec 2009, 12:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hi, i am starting to get dark eye circles, i wanted to know does the cucumber really work and how long does it take for the eye circles to go away, and how many times during the week do you have to use it, please reply , thanks
|Comment #16 by: Alexandria on 19 Aug 2010, 14:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I never had a problem with my eyes. I started using the acne washes to clear up my adult acne, scars from pimples, and dark spots or uneven skin tone. And, that's when my skin dried so bad, I'd always rub the inner and outer corners of my eyes. The skin would crack and itch. I also rubbed my eyes.
Eventually, I developed the "Egyptian Pharoah" look. The top lid was darker, creases appeared in them, the outer corners had dark lines going downward. Then, under my eyes started looking puffy and swollen. Now, everytime someone talks to me, they ask, "Why aren't you getting enough sleep?" Or, "Have you been getting enough sleep?" I look old in my eye area only. I've finally gotten my adult acne spots and scarring controlled and have even skin tone. But, I can't get this eye skin under control.
|Comment #17 by: kc on 09 Mar 2011, 19:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've heard of these before but they're only temporary. I have bad puffy eyes and circles along with tired eyes but i get plenty of sleep, and drink water, i probobly just dont eat enough veggies but I try to take multivitamins. I'm only 24 and I dont get why I always look like i'm sick or something.
|Comment #18 by: jessa on 19 Apr 2011, 05:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi, i'm 14 and have really dark circles under my eyes, and also they are HUGELY puffy when i wake up and only get normal by the evening. Its so frustrating. Does anyone know a good product (under $15, mind you) that works well and prevents puffyness/darkness?
|Comment #18.1 by: yuvika on 27 May 2011, 18:47 GMT|
i share the same problem..i look tired, sleepy and frail during the day and my eyes are puffy throughout..its only in the evening that they look rather normal...someone told me its bacause of water retention...try n avoid having water after 9 in the eve and consume 90% of it during the day...it works a little..dont expect dramatic results
|Comment #18.2 by: Mona on 08 Nov 2011, 18:23 GMT|
Hi you might be allergic to the soap used for washing clothes or feather pillow even blanket. might want to wash bed stuff and use 1/2 cup vinegar with just a bit of soap and don't use bounce or any thing like that.
|Comment #19 by: Loritta on 27 Jul 2011, 01:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
when people look at me they said i look angry, gosh i thought that was my best look but not. everytime i look my eyelid are so heavy they always want to close. My eyes look tired all the time. I really need to get rid of it. Any suggetions pls?
|Comment #19.1 by: jo on 10 Jan 2012, 01:44 GMT|
|Comment #20 by: anonymos on 03 Aug 2011, 20:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i am 13 and have dark under my eye and my concealer works to cover it up but i want the problem gone for good not just cover it up!!cucumbers kinda work but i need something better!
|Comment #20.1 by: Mom on 29 Dec 2011, 22:19 GMT|
I have 2 daughters, and a son... all developed darker, somewhat puffy bags under their eyes. Make's you feel terrible to see your kids hurt from people. Comments like are you tired or sick? really people, they may be feeling just fine.
But here's a few things: don't keep your bedroom like a sauna !!! anything cold ( really ) one of my girls preferred a bag of frozen peas... not all night but she did get use to falling asleep with them...we found them on the floor every morning. Yes, try cutting out the milk... also great advice. and Chamomile tea is amazing both to drink and then wear the chilled used tea bag... OK... a lot to try but .... my kids love that I at least try. Honestly we have found all products are the SAME !!!!!
|Comment #21 by: cjw on 06 Dec 2011, 22:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Was very helpfull;I'm so glad I found these remendys going to try.
|Comment #21.1 by: anu on 10 Jan 2012, 17:31 GMT|
throw ur mirror...............
|Comment #22 by: josie on 20 Feb 2012, 06:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i tried the Chamomile tea bags and the only thing they have done was lighten up my eyes a little.... I have always had dark circles but none of my other family members had them so i don't really know what to do.. any ideas??
|Comment #23 by: dusheni on 29 Apr 2012, 11:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i dnt know what to say i tried everything bt no results cn anybody plz help me to get rid of these darker eyes
|Comment #24 by: dusheni on 29 Apr 2012, 11:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hi i wanna have an effective remedy plzzzzzzzzzzzzz
|Comment #24.1 by: Sunshine on 30 May 2012, 13:17 GMT|
I have the same problem. I think potato slices work well.
|Comment #25 by: Bebsyb on 03 Jun 2012, 14:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Preparation H, I found is a good anti inflammatory solution that help reduce my puffy eyes. It works for me!
|Comment #26 by: jessie on 28 Sep 2012, 07:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
thankyou i have had black underneth my eyes but hopefully this will help me
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