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Old 07-03-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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I looked at old pictures and it turns out I've had them since I was a little kid. It has nothing to do with lack of sleep, hydration, or whatever. Today I did a before and after photoshop job where I fixed my complexion including under my eyes, and noticed I look dramatically better. The only thing I can think to do is be tan, since that will decrease the contrast.


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Old 07-03-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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Do you drink much caffeine? Maybe caffeine contributes to dark circles.
Would you mind using a cover-up?
Also, use a bronzer.
Use some type of undereye cream. Avon is decent.
Geez, I don't know ... ???
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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You have deep set eyes with deep tear troughs, which is a different animal than dark circles -- those are higher up under the lower lash line -- and there's less that can be done about troughs. Some plastic surgeons will inject with fillers like Restalyne and others consider that malpractice b/c of high incidence of bad results.

However, save your money b/c with those deep tear troughs, in time will come bags under your eyes, and bags can be improved greatly with plastic surgery. Beyond that, plenty of sleep, not too much booze at any one session, stay hydrated, and good general skin care are about all that can be done.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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Young man, your photos cause you to appear startled. Are you deliberately holding your eyes more open than if you are just relaxed? And, I'm sure your dark circles didn't come from from caffeine since you were born with them. As it happens, you are a very good-looking man. I wish you could stop worrying about your looks. I'm sure you don't want to be wearing cover-up creams or other makeup. The only way I could get rid of the circles under my eyes was with photoshopping touch-ups; however, I promise nothing about them ever created problems for me relevant to my social, schooling or business life. I don't believe it has for you, either. I'm certain only twice in my life were the circles ever mentioned. Once by my mother and once by a boy in elementary school. So, stop it already! Convince yourself of the truth of your fineness.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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"How can I fix the dark circles under my eyes?"
Photoshop worked!

Sorry, couldn't resist!

Seriously, I don't even notice them. Not much difference between the photos outside the brightening.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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I don't see any dark circles.

What I do see is a tear trough deformity.
Try Restylane. It will set you back $700 dollars though.

Ps...don't do Juvederm,esp Juvederm Ultra. Its too thick.
I had it injected and my undereye area looks worse than before.
The good thing? It only lasts 6 months,same with Resylane.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I've always had dark circles under my eyes, and I'm pretty self conscious about them. (This is why I hate to leave the house without a bit of concealer and foundation/powder).

I did start using a new under-eye cream several months ago, and it's helping - it's pretty expensive, though - runs me several hundred dollars a year. If you have a Sephora nearby, or a top-tier department store, you might talk to one of the skin care specialists and see if they recommend anything (Sephora will probably give you enough samples to try something for about a week and see if you notice a difference). I should point out that the eye cream I'm using just gives me temporary results - reduces the appearance of the dark circles, but hey, I'll take what I can get!
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:03 AM
 
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Are their any natural or home remedies for dark circles or puffy eyes?
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:07 AM
 
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These are some of the home made remedies as mentioned below
1. Cucumber juice is a common remedy. It should be applied daily around eyes and washed off with plain water after 15 minutes.

2. Mixing potato juice with cucumber juice in equal quantities helps if there is puffiness along with dark circles. Follow the same procedure.

3. Dark circles can also be treated by mixing cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal quantities. Apply daily and wash off with water after 15 minutes.

4. Tomato juice is also said to lighten skin colour.

5. Consult your doctor about daily exercises. Include deep breathing exercises in your exercise schedule. This helps to deal with stress and also oxygenates the body.

these will surely help you to get rid off dark circles.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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Are their any natural or home remedies for dark circles or puffy eyes?
Puffy eyes are generally due to lack of sleep and water retention. Eat less salt and get more sleep. For a quick fix, a cool compress on the eyes will reduce the puffiness.
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