CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Dark Circles

Does anyone know of anything to help get rid of dark circles under their eyes? I get 8-10 hours of sleep a night and don't feel tired. I am only 30 but can't seem to get rid of them. I use a Mary Kay concealer and it is just doing nothing. Any help?

Tue. Feb 5, 6:22pm

Add comment  
My aunt had dark circles under her eyes her whole life. She always knew she had low iron, but she didn't know why or how to fix it (it runs in my family). A few years ago, she was diagnosed with Celiac's Disease (allergy to wheat gluten). Ever since her diet change, she has had a rosy pink glow and no dark circles. She looks 10 years younger.

Worth looking into. Your intestines may not be absorbing the iron/other nutrients you need, which can be giving you those circles, and also causing you to want to eat all the time (because you're never getting all the vitamins you need).

I would love to hear what you think!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 9:52 PM

Add comment
The darkness you see is usually blood under the thin skin around your eye. Venous drainage of blood away from the eye region is generally not very good, and becomes more difficult with any kind of swelling in the face. So if you sleep face-down, for instance, there might be a little swelling for the first hour after you get up, and your dark circles will look worse in the morning.

Allergies are another common cause of swelling in the face --even mild ones. Sometimes these are hard to track down. It might be a food allergy, but is more likely a dust or mold allergy, or even a mild allergy to a household cleaner you use.

As the pp says, anemia is another cause, but less common.

Personally, for me it turned out to be getting rid of the Formula 409 cleaner I was using in my house! I'm using Citra-Solv instead, and have a lot fewer "black eye" days.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008, 9:29 AM

Add comment
OP here, thank you for your suggestions.

9:52...is this a simple test that your dr. can perform? I am not hungry all the time but the dark circles look horrible.

9:29...I use natural cleaning products but it could be allergies.

Does anyone have a good concealer they wear for under eyes?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008, 1:56 PM

Add comment
bump

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 9:23 AM

Add comment
Another possible cause/solution that I read about was an accumulation in your nasal passages. You can use a netti pot (sp?) and a warm saline solution to clear out your passages. Maybe Google 'dark circles' and you'll get more info.

As far as concealer - I had a professional make up artist help me out and she used a stick concealer, which seemed to be lighter than my skin, and then followed up with a liquid concealer (in the tubes with the wand) that was more closely matched to my skin tone.

Good luck!

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 9:44 AM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!