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Dark Circles under the eyes

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Thought I'd post this ..found this interesting and though MANY could use this information (taken from here.)

Many of us suffer from dark circles under the eyes. These black rings make us look exhausted and ill. They are very obvious and annoying. They are difficult to cover up and even harder to get rid of.
In short, they are the bane of many people's lives.

There are many contributing factors to the development of these dark circles and even more things that can make them worse. Some factors are unavoidable -- like age and ill health -- but many can be prevented and treated easily.

I created this site to help people, like myself, who suffer from severe dark circles under the eyes. It contains a detailed discussion of the causes of these dark circles and a great deal of advice about how to prevent, cure or cover them up.

Dark Circles Under The Eyes is split in to two sections; the first discusses why dark circles under the eyes occur and how to prevent them; the second lists dozens of remedies, tips and recommendations to reduce, cure or conceal them.

My input:
No ..I'm not talking about CROP CIRCLES.....I'm talking about that baggage under our eyes....those dark pesky circles that appear as we get older ...and WHY?

The eyelids are already the thinnest, softest areas of skin in the body. Normal skin is around 2 millimeters thick, but eyelid skin is only 0.5 millimeters thick.

Causes of under eye dark circles (just a few)

1. Lack of sleep.
2. Inherited condition having a family with the kind of skin that makes dark circles more likely.
3. Fluid retention which causes puffiness that may cast shadows.
4. Aging which thins and relaxes the skin around the eyes.

Dark eye circles - Treatments and Remedies

1. Powdered fenugreek and milk are said to tackle dark circles. Apply a paste of fenugreek mixed in milk on dark circles in the night. Wash off in the morning and watch dark circles vanish for good.

2. Freeze grated cucumber. Massage the grated cucumber ice cubes on the eyes.

3. Soak cotton wool in cucumber juice or potato juice & apply around the eyes.

4. For eye puffiness, any tea bag (herbal is better, especially eyebright), slightly cooled, placed on the eyes while you rest.

5. To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

6. The best overall eye tonic is eyebright (an herb). Make a tea of it and either use the teabags or soak cotton balls or soft gauze in the tea and apply to eyes as a compress while lying down.
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Be very careful around your eyes. Try not to rub your eyes, and when applying product around your eyes, use the ring finger as it is your weakest finger and will do the least amount of damage in the delicate eye area.
I've heard good things about potatoes and how they remove discoloring. Like with bruising or something to that nature....but of course, can't remember the I'm no help.
I've got the worst circles. It runs in my family so I dont think I can really do anything to get rid of them. Plus I'm a guy so makeup isn't even an option.
i only get sort of dark circles under my eyes when i dont get enough sleep for like 3 or 4 days in a row. and then whats reallly WEIRD is i only get the dark circle under my left eye. barely noticeable under my right eye, but the left one..... ugh. totally weird!! and sorry Rishi, but thank goodness for makeup!!!
I was just recommended some really great eye creams by Kimberly Sayer, Skyn Iceland and Alkaitis (which I use religiously). I think concealer is really our only best friend LOL
Thanks for the post, I've never heard potatos!!! Cool
plz recommend me sumthin which help me in gettin rid of these dark circlesssssssssssssssss
Very interesting home remedies :) Maheen, I was recently recommended trying Eye Brightening Treatment from Be Fine Food Skin Care. I have been using it for about a week now and it is certainly doing the trick-getting rid of my dark circles. Not entirely, but I notice a major change. I am not sure if it is long lasting (permenant), but it makes my skin less puffy and firmer. On the box, it says it is all natural with seaweed peptides and avocado oil. I got it at CVS and it wasn't too pricey either.
has anyone tried hylexin?

Thanks for the tip riverside. I will be sure to look for that next time I'm out.
I found that Kiehl's also makes eye cream that contains avocado oil and I bought it for $23.00 and its pretty good stuff too. I read a review about it from
Me, I tried lots of famous brands then i came accross oriki firming eye serum
in 2 weeks, improved about 60% ,bagginess ,wrinkles also improved
apparently it was peptides, hylexin and some other botanical oh licorice, cucumber...
I will continue until I finish the bottle, it should last 4-8 months form my estimate
will report again
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