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I am and always have been in search of a way to get rid dark under eye circles. Every make up line seems to say the can and non can. I know most of the issue for me is genetics but there must be a cover up that doesn't look like stage make up. I just heard about GlyMed on a tv show. Any HELP would be greatly appreciated. P
 

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I have heard that Vitamin K helps with dark circles.
 

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On browsing the skin care forum, there seems to be alot of people, like me, who have a problem with dark circles under their eyes.
My friend recommended a product she was using called Eye Slices Verve. These are like cucumber slices and I keep mine in the fridge when not using them. I have found them really brilliant and my eyes have really improved.
I also find that they are really refreshing after I have been staring at the computer screen for hours.
 

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Try either cucumber slices and used cold tea bags. I heard they both work gr8 for dark circles.

Also, many people in SCT have recommended vitamin K gel for dark circles. You can give it a try.

Hope this helps.
 

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I've heard that dark circles around the eyes, could also be caused by an allergic reaction to wheat, dairy and corn... The FDA has minipulated the human populace with Genetically Modified Food and Bovine Growth Hormones, which the human body doesn't agree with. The FDA is genetically changing our human DNA by feeding us poison....(main cause of health problems and fetal deformities!).
 

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I myself have never tried it. I grew tired of worrying about my "racoon Look" I started getting more concerned with my wrinkles. But I do sure know how to hide em'. i saw it on t.v. Look alike show, pretty neat show. all you need is a cheap white eye shadow and you dab some on the inner corner of the eye as well as the very inner space beside your nose, and tada it really works for me! It may not get rid of them, but it does wonders to hide them! I don't know why it works but heck it really does!
 

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I have trouble with dark circles and part of it is genetic, maybe allergies since I have those too. But if you're like me, you don't care if they're due to things you can't change...and you just want to know what to do about them. Mine aren't little dark areas close to the nose either - we're talking dark circles all the way from corner to corner of each eye. Ugh.

I abandoned all the creams and things to supposedly lighten about 6 months ago, and just started using Retin-A on the undereye area. At first they looked worse than before, but with continued use, some improvement (Retin-A stimulating collagen maybe?). I also started using a copper peptide serum (the Skin Biology brand). THAT made a big difference I believe. It could have been cumulative with the daily use of Retin-A and the periodic glycolic and/or TCA peels I started...but when I use copper peptides..the skin seems to tighten and tone and turn opaque again..not blue/green and dark! Yes I still have dark circles, I don't look like my 15-yr-old daughter, but they are much, much improved. I know this because of the amount of concealer I use.

This bring up the other part of controlling dark circles - coverage. I own probably 20 types of concealers, from Wet n'Wild to MAC. They either crease, clump, or just don't have the pigment needed. I've tried loading on moisturizer before the concealer to keep it from sinking into wrinkles..nothing works for long if it does at all.

But, I found a theatrical make up called Ben Nye - and they have a neutralizer concealer wheel (4 colors with yellow, orange, green, and bluish toned concealers) that has been amazing. A wheel is about $10, and by patting this on the under eye area first...then following with a liquid concealer of choice (cheap has worked great), and powdering immediately, it stays put and doesn't crease or sweat off. I swear by the Ben Nye stuff now...and you can check out reviews of Makeup Alley.

Lastly, this girl has wonderful makeup tutorials...and I have been using her method of applying concealer to hide the dark areas. Maybe this will help you deal with these circles...as they are such a pain!!! Good luck!
 

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Hi there,

Heredity plays a part in the appearance of dark circles. While fatigue does not cause them, it makes them worse. Another cause of them appearing more pronounced is excessive sun exposure because of the subsequent breaking down of elastin and collagen.

To minimise dark circles use chamomile tea bags. Chamomile helps to minimize dark circles because it is a herb which constricts blood vessels, including those beneath the eyes.

If you are not sensitive to pollen which could mean an allergic recation to chamomile, then proceed as follows: For 10-20 minutes in the morning put a steeped, chilled chamomile tea bag under your closed eyes.

Alternatively: Soak cotton wool balls in witch hazel and place on the skin under your closed eye for 20 minutes.

Still, you need time to do this. In the mean-time, you can cover them with a yellow-based stick concealer.

Best wishes,

redrose
 

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Here are a few tips you can use along with using the best eye serum/cream you can find.

*stay hydrated
*keep a "normal" sleep pattern
*track your diet when you get dark circles. Often times they are food-ingredient related.
*avoid stress.
 

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If you believe in DIY, try this cause it worked for me;

Blend one medium potato
Mix it with a few drops of fish oil and vitamin C oil
Empty 2 green tea bags
Mix green tea brewed from the tea leaves with potato and oil to form a paste.
Fill the 2 emptied tea bags with the paste and hey presto! your eye masks good to go!

Keep the leftover paste in a small air tight container and fridge it - can last abt 3-4 days.

I usually leave the mask on over night - (not so sure how long they stayed on my eyes though) but I think 20-30 minutes will do the trick!

Good Luck! Hope it'll work for you too!
 

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Pumi babe,

I have been using Shaklee's Omega fish oil. I take it as a daily supplement too. Btw, your skin looked flawless!
 

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One thing I can definitely say is dont waste your money on Hylexin which claims to help with Seriously Dark Circles. It seriously doesnt work and it costs $140 AUD. Can anyone tell me where you get the Vitamin K gel so many of you mention? I'd like to give that a try.
 
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