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Remedies for Dark Circles Under Eyes

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Dark circles can make you look even older than wrinkles or grey hair. They can be the result of such things as fatigue, allergies, or aging. This is a guide about remedies for dark circles under eyes.
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April 26, 2010

To "erase" under eye circles that can be caused by a lack of sleep, dehydration, allergies etc-try dabbing a cream rich in vitamin K on the dark area. This well-known bruise healer helps brightens the skin by strengthening the capillaries under your eyes, which boosts circulation.

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April 21, 2017

My mom has dark circles around her eyes due to red eye. There is also puffiness. She's been using Olay products for dark circles. What other solutions could be done to help this situation?

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

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Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one and a half teaspoon of lemon juice.
Gently apply this mixture on your dark circles and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
Rinse it off well with cool water.
Follow this remedy twice a day for 2 - 3 weeks to see results.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Have you tried putting cucumbers over your eyes? It should sooth the dark circles and puffiness.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

I don't know what redeye is, do you mean pink eye? That is a highly contagious infection and she should see a doctor. Also, has she had her blood pressure checked lately? Puffy eyes are a sign of sodium retention and when you have high blood pressure and eat salt it usually shows. Like most people she should consciously reduce her salt intake after speaking with her doctor.

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April 22, 20170 found this helpful

Hi her pressure is all Good. And the red eye also known pink eye has left her with those dark circles

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April 22, 20170 found this helpful

Hi my mom had tried this remedy for many years.

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April 22, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you will let her try it it

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April 22, 20170 found this helpful

Those types of dark circles are called allergic shiners. Putting a hot towel over your eyes will immediately improve the appearance of allergic shiners.

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April 22, 20170 found this helpful

dark under the eyes is a classic sign of iron deficiency or anemia. The first thing i would do is make sure I'm getting adequate nutrition, upping fruit/veg consumtion, etc. After that, the tomato and cucumber are classic tried and true solutions, as is making a solution with comfrey and soaking the eyes in it.

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July 25, 20130 found this helpful

What home remedies can you use to lighten up dark circles or get rid of them?

By Renee

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July 27, 20130 found this helpful

All the home remedies and high priced cosmetic remedies in the world will not work according to my Opthamologist. Of course getting enough sleep on a regular basis, is your best course of action. And, this bit of advice, I am sure of due to experience. According to the doctor, the same advice goes for bags under the eyes. It is fluid retention. Cosmetics can't help.
Harlean from Arkansa

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July 29, 20130 found this helpful

In Ayurveda, bags under the eyes are a sign of kidney trouble. This goes with the doctor's idea of fluid retention. Try a new sleep routine (one night will not do it) and up your water (yes - water) intake.

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July 29, 20130 found this helpful

Cut two cool thin cucumber slices. Lay down and put the cucumber slices on your closed eyes. Relax like that for about 30 minutes. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water and get enough sleep.

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July 30, 20130 found this helpful

Really really dark circles can also be a sign of Liver problems.

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April 23, 2007

I have been using glasses for years and I have now switched to contacts. The only bad thing is the rings under my eyes. Are there any remedies for making them fade away or make up tips to cover up?

Sana.m from Durban, South Africa

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 26, 20070 found this helpful

avon has a new product out called anew alternative that is suppose to get rid of under eye circles

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May 2, 20070 found this helpful

Dark circles under eyes are usually "Allergy Shiners" if you are an allergy sufferer, chances are , wearing the contacts are causing you more problems, hence, the darkness under the eyes. Perhaps get your eye dr. to prescribe some allergy drops such as patanol or optivar and see how that helps.

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 9, 20070 found this helpful

umm... i have no help to how you're supposed to make the circles leave but i know why they're there now that you have contacts!! the same thing happened to me, i was scared it was th econtacts at first but its not. ok, when you have glasses on the bottom rim usually covers up the area where circles are most common so you can't see them and when you take your glasses off then its too fuzzy to see the circles!! so they've been there all along! i've heard that putting ice under your eye helps because the circle is really just a swollen part of skin under your eye but i have no idea if this theory works... i think i'm going to try it now though! bye bye

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October 22, 2010

How do you get rid of dark circles under your eyes?

By Teresa

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October 22, 20100 found this helpful

Vitamin B-12 might help if it is an iron deficiency and see your doctor as you may need iron or more blood. Pernicious anemia is nothing that should be over sighted. Eat more spinach for example and higher content iron levels of foods.

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November 6, 20100 found this helpful

Try cucumber juice. Grate a little bit of cucumber & squeeze the juice out. Apply with a cotton ball. Its soothing, refreshing & removes dark circles.

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October 16, 20120 found this helpful

What can I use to get rid of dark circles around my eyes?

By Audre

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October 22, 20100 found this helpful

I'm 21, but I have really bad dark circles under my eyes due to heredity and chronic iron-deficiency anemia. I've tried quite a few products and nothing seems to work at all!

I have no puffiness, in fact my undereyes are slightly sunken because of high cheekbones. Does anyone have any (preferably cheaper) solutions that actually work?

By Jennie from Tempe, AZ

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Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Try eye creams containing caffeine (they help dilate blood vessels, which are the main causes of dark undereye circles). Cover FX concealer is also really great for hiding circles. (08/29/2010)

By mollyring

Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Call your local Avon dealer, they have a product that a co-worker used to swear by. Good luck! (08/30/2010)

By yoder178

Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Get rested. Learn new make up tricks and get your health treated. And don't think that every one else notices it all the time. It may be a big issue cause you see it and know it. (08/30/2010)

By T&T Grandma

Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Purchase a high quality grapeseed oil. Dab a little each night before bed. (08/31/2010)

By theshrimp

Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Try heating a Chamomile tea bag and then cooling it in the refrigerator. Place a bag on each eye and relax for 15 minutes. The Chamomile tea works as an anti-inflammatory and will fix the darkness, albeit temporary. The first time I did it could feel the skin contracting. Amazing! (09/06/2010)

By Enchanted Angel

Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

I have read some articles about this, I have noticed it in myself. Try drinking more water than usual. It certainly can't hurt and it doesn't cost a thing. It can be contributed from dehydration. (09/12/2010)

By mamaeverett

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August 27, 20100 found this helpful

How do you cure dark circles under your eyes?

By Kavi from Chennai

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Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

I am very fair skinned and 70 and have allergy "shiners". Allergy medicine helps as does reducing salt in one's diet. To even out my skin tone, I also use Jergen's self tanner and this somewhat blends the "shiners" into the color of the rest of the face. I hope you find something from all the above suggestions that helps. I don't think there is much more to be tried. (07/21/2010)

By Chloelizabeth

Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

If you are getting enough sleep and don't have any allergies going, this is a sign of a health issue. It could be anything from simple allergies, dehydration, to more complicated issues. (07/29/2010)

By TandT Grandma

Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

If you're puffy under your eyes too, try a cucumber and drink lots of water. (08/08/2010)

By jigglebunny456

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July 21, 20100 found this helpful

Does Mederma gel help reduce dark circle around eyes?

By Hrb from Bangalore, India

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February 24, 20100 found this helpful

Here's a beauty tip that works for me. If you have dark patches under your eyes, grate some cucumber and apply it 2 or 3 times a day.

By Dorothy from SA

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Remedy for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Remember not all dark circles are from lack of sleep. Some denote heart conditions, so if you have a family history or poor health, make sure you get checked out. (10/11/2009)

By nekocat

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September 28, 20090 found this helpful

Any ideas on hiding dark circles under your eyes? I wear concealer but the dark circles are still there.

Dixie35481 from Alabama

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Hiding Circles Under Your Eyes

Have you tried a yellow concealer? Regular concealer may not be enough. Check out those specialty concealer kits (I think Avon makes one - cheap!) that has the yellow and green concealers. And maybe try getting a little more beauty rest! (Hey, any excuse to sleep more!) :) (04/11/2006)

By sierraskyesmom

Hiding Circles Under Your Eyes

I have extremely dark circles under my eyes and the only thing I have found that really works is the yellow concealer by Mary Kay. blend in well with fingers or sponge, see if it covers and if not use another light coat and follow with make up foundation. It may seem expensive to begin with but it will last for years. if you have a lot of gray in your skin, as my friend does, she uses a blue or green undercover, I think she got them from Beauty Control.

Have you ever noticed on TV that a blue top or shirt be used by make up artist to draw the eye from dark circles, especially for males? (04/11/2006)

By justmyimagination2002

Hiding Circles Under Your Eyes

I do makeup professionally and here are my best tips: use a pink based concealer first. Pink cancels the bluish tone of shadows. To apply, turn your head downward in front of a mirror as if looking at your feet. Look into the mirror with only your eyes and apply the pink concealer in the shadowed area. Use a brush for best results. LIGHTLY dust with powder. Then apply a concealer most appropriate for your skin color. Blend well by tapping with your ring finger. Never rub or you'll ruin your hard work. Don't use a lot of powder or a concealer that dries to a powder finish - that makes you look like you have wrinkles! ) (04/11/2006)

By Becky

Hiding Circles Under Your Eyes

Get a lukewarm cloth and in the morning, massage around your eyes and they will be gone. (04/12/2006)

By blondebabe

Hiding Circles Under Your Eyes

Put used teabags under your eyes and leave it for 30 minutes. Repeat every day for about a week. (04/14/2006)

By Zameera

Hiding Circles Under Your Eyes

Do you notice if they get darker after eating certain foods? I ask because I 'had' dark circles that I was able to get rid of once I discovered that dairy made them darker. If I ate more than the recommended serving of ice cream or cheese frequently, it would 'highlight' those circles. ;-)

(04/15/2006)

By Alex

Hiding Circles Under Your Eyes

The best thing you can do is use a good undereye concealer to hide it, but you also should use an undereye cream to actually lighten the area. I use Prescriptives Vibrant undereye cream (available at department stores) it lightens the undereye area and uses mother-of-pearl to reflect light. You will be able to see the difference immediately! And over time you will see a HUGE difference. I don't even put extra concealer under my eyes any more!! (04/22/2006)

By Beth

Hiding Circles Under Your Eyes

Dark circles under the eyes can be a sign of not drinking enough water! I always have a water bottle on hand. I find it easier to drink from on a regular basis. This improves skin and headaches too! (04/23/2006)

By houmeri

Circles Under Your Eyes - Chronic Illness

Circles under the eyes are typical of someone with a chronic illness. This is especially true with those stricken with Lyme disease. I have Lyme disease and also have circles under my eyes. I drink at least a gallon of water daily and they still are there. I would seek the advice of a doctor!

Jim in Jax (05/05/2006)

By smartfell-r

Hiding Circles Under Your Eyes

My dermatologist recommended I use Avon's ANEW Alternative intensive eye cream. He said it is the same product he would sell me from his office but Avon's is cheaper. It works. You have to be consistent in using it. (04/30/2008)

By Linda

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September 28, 20090 found this helpful

How can I get rid of black circles under my eyes?

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September 28, 20090 found this helpful

Any ideas on homemade remedies for dark circles under eyes and puffy bags, besides surgery?

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September 28, 20090 found this helpful

I want to know how can you get rid of dark circles around and underneath your eyes. I have tried potato and cucumber didn't make a difference.

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September 28, 20090 found this helpful

I have had dark circles since 2004. I have tried many things to get rid of this. I put cucumber, tomato, potato, lemon juices, almonds, etc. Is there any other homemade tips to get rid of this?

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June 23, 20090 found this helpful

You can slice cucumber and put on your eyes for half an hour everyday for 15 days to lighten dark circles. You can massage under eye area with sweet almond oil before going to bed to lighten dark circles.

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