getting rid of undereye circles? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-09-2009, 04:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
Knittin' in the Shade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: near Philly, PA
Posts: 4,541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No matter how well I sleep, how hydrated I am, how well I eat, etc - I still have dark circles under my eyes. It's genetic, I'm sure. But dang - people are always telling me how tired I look and I'm NOT. So, I do use the mineral concealer (yellow) to cover them up, but it doesn't work completely, so I'm curious if y'all have a better answer? Some magic cream that makes it go away? Anything? Help!
Knittin' in the Shade is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-09-2009, 06:17 PM
 
jocelyndale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 3,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Addressing any potential causes is useful. Allergies are a huge one. Dehydration and sleep, of course, can contribute. Thyroid, maybe? I really can't remember.

I've pretty much given up on mine. When I was a bit younger and had no children (read: possessed an abudance of free time), I typically just gothed it up.

I used to kvetch about them. And then I realized that DS has them, too, no matter how he's feeling or sleeping. I guess it's just a family legacy. And yeah, I do hate looking tired and haggard all the time. Maybe I need to bring back the raccoon eyes and giant hair falls.

Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.

jocelyndale is offline  
Old 04-18-2009, 04:29 AM
 
daisycullen2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: northern california
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have heard these can be caused by food allergies.

here is a good way to discover food sensitivities. hard to do w/ kids, but i think using a heart rate monitor would make it much easier.

http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/0201...20108.coca.pdf

lisa
daisycullen2003 is offline  
Old 04-18-2009, 05:28 AM
 
Meg_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My family has them too.. but mine are reduced about 80 percent by avoiding
all gluten (religiously)
almost all corn
wine and other grapey things
Meg_s is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Tizzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,059
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also common with dairy allergies.
I see it a lot in kids...

DH and I - totally winging life with our four children, DS1 (6.5yrs), DS2 (5yrs), DD (3yrs) and DS3 (1)!

Tizzy is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off