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225237 tn?1333138999

Dark Circles....

Does anyone know what causes really dark circles around the eyes??  And what an you do to get rid of them??  I have always had dark circles around my eyes but some days its worse than others.  I am pretty pale skinned and dont ware make up so its very noticable.  
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932659 tn?1332118704
Hello,

Causes can be:  fatigue, allergies, thinning of skin through loss of fat and collagen which is usually due to aging, smoking or chronic alcohol use, physical and emotional stress, etc. (just to name a few lol).    Cold compresses or used tea bags can help, extra sleep, concealer and make-ups, rinsing your sinuses, or the dermatologist can prescribe something if it is real bad and just keeps getting worse.  Dark circles are also hereditary.  I also have them and some days they are much worse than others.  Being blond and blue eyes, a mint green concealor under the eyes, sleep, and drinking plenty of water seems to help.  Good luck to you :)
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134578 tn?1614729226
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Ditto the above.  Talk to a dermatologist if it is really bad.  But in the meantime, get some concealer.  Compare it to the inside of your wrist, to judge the proper color (some can be chalky looking and some can be too green and some can be too dark).  When you get the right color, it really works.  Whether you don't wear other makeup or not, concealer can be a real boon because it makes you look less ghoulish and tired.  No offense, I'm describing myself.  lol  I wouldn't be seen in public without lip gloss, a little blush, and concealer, because I am otherwise so pale in the cheek and dark under the eye that I look decked out for Halloween.
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225237 tn?1333138999
i am very pale and havent ever wore make up so I dont even know what color I should buy??  Sounds horrible but I dont have much time too get myself ready, not that I wouldnt like to sometimes!!
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134578 tn?1614729226
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I do my makeup in the car.  It only takes about two minutes, so doing it at stoplights works fine.  lol
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