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Old 04-22-2017, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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It's hereditary, but ice on the bags for a few minutes works for me in reducing them.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I am going to share my secret with you all. Sudden Change eye serum:

https://www.amazon.com/Sudden-Change...00KJSD1DG?th=1

This stuff is fantastic. Effects are only temporary of course, but you can just reapply. I have it on almost all the time. It won't completely deflate the bags, but it really improves them. It takes a bit of practice to get it just right, but I will never be without it.
If this stuff is similar to the stuff I tried that tightens the bags, BEWARE that you don't get any foundation on it. The stuff causes your foundation to ripple and crack in a strange manner making your skin look even worse where it is applied.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:50 AM
 
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If this stuff is similar to the stuff I tried that tightens the bags, BEWARE that you don't get any foundation on it. The stuff causes your foundation to ripple and crack in a strange manner making your skin look even worse where it is applied.
True, you cannot use any makeup under/over it. But I don't put anything under my eyes anyway. I do have both puffiness and dark circle (hereditary) and it helps me with both. The stuff tends to look a bit white when dry. Overall, the majority of people love it, but there are some who won't. For me, a great alternative to surgery, which I would never have. The active ingredient is serum albumin. There is a trick to applying, skin should be clean and dry, no makeup, put a drop or two on finger and swipe from corner to outer edge: it should not look too wet, if it does you used too much product. After applying you must let it dry without making any expression for about 3 minutes. I am absolutely in love with this stuff, and a tiny bottle lasts me a long, long time.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I have to be very careful what I put on my skin especially near my eyes... allergies cause eye circles.. I get them quite bad when Ive breathed in chemicals.. and it makes me eyes look tired for days... as I said I cant use anything so just wait for it to clear up.. I wonder how many top models and actresses have these too and how they hide them.. http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-be...nder-eye-bags/
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:49 PM
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Drink more water, take a multivitamin, get some exercise.

When I had dark circles under my eyes, it was because I was anemic. I had to take iron for a year to improve it. Since you're male it's unlikely that you would be anemic, but you might be lacking some other vitamin.

You can use concealer to cover them. If you get one that's very close to your skin tone and blend it well, you will just look well-rested, not like a man wearing makeup.
What is a good safe concealer? Which brand or type? For me, it's just the lack of sleep.
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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Dark circles (not the same thing as under-eye puffiness, which is what is often meant by "bags under eyes") are often hereditary.

Things that treat swelling/water retention/puffiness aren't going to do much for dark circles.
I see. OTOH, I don't think I've ever seen dark circles without bags under the eyes.

If there are really dark circles unrelated to puffiness or bags, that's a melanin issue, I would think. Like other dark spots & areas. Retin-A and/or skin lightening cream (a "spot cream") should help.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:02 PM
 
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What is a good safe concealer? Which brand or type? For me, it's just the lack of sleep.
I use Revlon. Moisturizing, but it covers well.

Actually, the cheaper ones cover almost as well, but are lacking in the moisturizers. Seems to me that can be resolved by dabbing on finger or skin a minute amt of your own moisturizer & mixing it with the concealer.

I have not found the pricey products are any better than the lower priced ones, except in the moisturizing ability, and in the way the container it comes in holds up over time. Tops break off the cheaper products, and such.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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Just curious what you do to lessen the dark rings under your eyes? Tried getting enough sleep and it doesn't work. Searched youtube and there are a bunch of tips but don't know which to choose.

Wondering what works for you and what you would recommend. If it's a permanent thing I can live with that but if I can lessen or get rid of them that would be better. Thanks for any tips.
Eye bags and dark rings are different I think. It can be genetic, but when you don't sleep enough your eyes do look different. It's not just about sleep enough. It's about sleeping at a specific time, before you start getting tired. I don't know how to explain it, but there is a difference in the way the eye looks when I've given myself lots of hours to sleep and slept before I wanted to sleep.

The other I would say is that you should try washing with soap. Just wash, I notice some people don't wash. Obviously, you don't want to go too hard, because they are your eyes, but you do want to slowly and smoothly lather around the eyes, so that you wash that skin.

Some people do have darker eye circles because of genetics, though.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Can you attach a pic if it isn't identifying?
As others have mentioned if it's dark circles that is a challenging one. Just get checked out to make sure there isn't something going on from a health standpoint.

If it's eye bags- like puffy bags then surgery is the only real solution. If there is hollowing under the eyes (which looks more like darkness - it's a play of light and shadows) you can get filler- you can look up tear trough filler- results are incredible. Sometimes even with actual bags- puffiness filler can be used by someone highly skilled to fill around the puffiness (if there is an indentation before the puffy begins).
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:32 PM
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Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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Urban Decay Naked Skin color corrector is excellent. It is pink in color and really high
Ishtar the eye
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