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#1 of 5 Old 03-09-2009, 03:10 PM - Thread Starter
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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!
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#2 of 5 Old 03-09-2009, 05:17 PM
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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.

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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.

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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
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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)!

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