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How do I get rid of dark circles under my eyes?

CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot(Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
The title says it all, no matter how much sleep I get I always have huge bags under my eyes. Is there any way short of resorting to make up (no.) to get rid of them?

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited August 2013
    You have to fist figure out the cause. If you're getting enough sleep, it's probably not related to sleep deprivation.

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  • GrobianGrobian What's on sale? Pliers!Registered User regular
    Possible causes are plenty: genetical, allergies, low iron/vitamin C/zinc, or too much staring into monitors.

    Household remedies I have heard of are cold tea bags (brew them first, then cool them down) or cucumber slices. There are also beauty products from just general moisturizer to specific stuff that then often has coffeine in it.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo HAPPY WAALUWEEN Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Assuming proper diet and sleep with no allergies, it is most likely a combination of genetics are the reason. Either way, makeup is probably the easiest to solve the issue without expensive stuff like a medical examination.

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  • CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot (Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
    Cause is... I have no idea. I really don't, my sleep schedule is a little whacky at times but i'm mostly getting between 7-9 hours at a time.

    My diet is a probable cause, I know next to nothing about healthy eating.

    Allergies is less likley, I don't have too many of those.

    I have lately been suffering from the probably related problem of finding it extremly difficult to get up in the mornings.

    If this post gives you the impression I have no idea how to look after myself then that's probably a fairly accurate impression for you to take away.

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  • CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot (Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
    Oh also I do a shitload of staring into monitors. At least eight hours a day at work followed by another 3 or 4 at home in the evenings usually.

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  • AustralopitenicoAustralopitenico Registered User regular
    Stress can do that to you very easily. Genetics can be a common cause, too, especially if your genetic legacy is from around the Mediterranean. If stress is the cause consider exercising more often and taking some mental time off.

  • FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    Have you tried bleaching?, Lemon juice is a natural skin bleacher, be careful with your eyes though. There is also a cream called Drula, normally used for skin care. However, I recommend that you see a Dermatologist first.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    You're getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night and still have trouble getting out of bed in the morning?

    Could be an iron deficiency, could be not getting enough oxygen. Do you sleep in a small room with all doors, windows and vents closed?

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Registered User regular
    To you drink lots of caffeine? I think it was NPR was saying that could aggravate these things. I've heard a hot wash rag massaged gently into the bags under your eye will help.

    If you sleep eight hours and still feel exhaustion then you probably aren't getting quality sleep. Don't stare at screens right up til bed time, keep alcohol consumption right before bed low and dial it back on caffiene (that'll make it worse at first but then better). At least no caffeine within a few hours of bed time.

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  • NotYouNotYou Registered User regular
    There are creams and lotions made specifically to get rid of the dark spots under a person's eyes. No idea if they work well.

  • ZythonZython Registered User regular
    Another possibility with being tired in the morning is that you have sleep apnea. However, the only way to be sure about this is through observation, so you would need to go to a sleep clinic. If money/time are tight, I would try the other suggestions first and see if that helps.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo HAPPY WAALUWEEN Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Yeah, something is not right if you're feeling tired after 7-9 hours of sleep.

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  • CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot (Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
    You're getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night and still have trouble getting out of bed in the morning?

    Could be an iron deficiency, could be not getting enough oxygen. Do you sleep in a small room with all doors, windows and vents closed?

    cant imagine oxygen is a problem, i sleep next to an open window

    also i drink a couple of cups of coffee a day

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  • CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot (Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
    Zython wrote: »
    Another possibility with being tired in the morning is that you have sleep apnea. However, the only way to be sure about this is through observation, so you would need to go to a sleep clinic. If money/time are tight, I would try the other suggestions first and see if that helps.

    i wouldnt rule it out

    my energy levels are typically very low

    i nearly always feel a little tired

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  • AustralopitenicoAustralopitenico Registered User regular
    edited August 2013
    Casual wrote: »
    Zython wrote: »
    Another possibility with being tired in the morning is that you have sleep apnea. However, the only way to be sure about this is through observation, so you would need to go to a sleep clinic. If money/time are tight, I would try the other suggestions first and see if that helps.

    i wouldnt rule it out

    my energy levels are typically very low

    i nearly always feel a little tired

    I know the feel, bro. I was actually thinking about going to one of these places where you sleep while they monitorize you. Do you snore a lot? If you do I reccomend you do the same.

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  • CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot (Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
    Casual wrote: »
    Zython wrote: »
    Another possibility with being tired in the morning is that you have sleep apnea. However, the only way to be sure about this is through observation, so you would need to go to a sleep clinic. If money/time are tight, I would try the other suggestions first and see if that helps.

    i wouldnt rule it out

    my energy levels are typically very low

    i nearly always feel a little tired

    I know the feel, bro. I was actually thinking about going to one of these places where you sleep while they monitorize you. Do you snore a lot? If you do I reccomend you do the same.

    i'm told it's not unknown :P

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  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    Casual wrote: »
    Zython wrote: »
    Another possibility with being tired in the morning is that you have sleep apnea. However, the only way to be sure about this is through observation, so you would need to go to a sleep clinic. If money/time are tight, I would try the other suggestions first and see if that helps.

    i wouldnt rule it out

    my energy levels are typically very low

    i nearly always feel a little tired

    Do you exercise?

  • CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot (Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Casual wrote: »
    Zython wrote: »
    Another possibility with being tired in the morning is that you have sleep apnea. However, the only way to be sure about this is through observation, so you would need to go to a sleep clinic. If money/time are tight, I would try the other suggestions first and see if that helps.

    i wouldnt rule it out

    my energy levels are typically very low

    i nearly always feel a little tired

    Do you exercise?

    its difficult when i have no energy but i try to get some in here and there

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  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    What do you typically eat in a week?

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    OP, do you wear glasses? I know my eye circles get out of control FAST when I'm due for a re-up on getting my prescription re-tested.

    The monitor is another major factor, can you lessen your resolution and sit back a bit? even getting a footish further away can help , depending on how close you are now especially.

    Eyedrops can sometimes help also, especially when the cause is monitor-eye, you forget to blink is the main problem with monitors, so eyes overdry/tend to squint more.

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  • CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot (Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    What do you typically eat in a week?

    yoghurt and/or fruit at breakfast
    sandwich with crisps and usually chocolate at lunch
    dinner is more variable, meat and veg, pasta dishes, pizza

    sometimes dinner is healthy sometimes it isn't

    as i already said i drink a 1-3 cups of tea/coffee day, maybe a can or two of diet coke here and there, i don't know what the American term for flavoured water from diluted concentrate is but i drink a lot of that

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  • CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot (Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
    i wear contacts mostly, the perscription is a couple of months old

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  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    The dark circles are likely genetic, though you being tired is not good in itself, go see a doctor, and get a CMP and iron panel done.

  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    i've had a long and fun journey of trying to figure out what's wrong with my body. I have persistent fatigue and weakness in addition to feeling exhausted when I wake up. So I've had two home sleep studies done (you take home a kit, hook it up to yourself, sleep, take it to the doc and then discuss the results). the sleep doctor is having me take melatonin suplements (3mg 3 hours before bedtime), limit my screen usage before bed, and install a color temperature changer on my computer (I use f.lux). blue light which is produced by screens is said to disrupt your production of melatonin, a necessary sleep hormone. F.lux blocks the blue light on your monitor as the sun goes down, and is supposed to be easier on your eyes and circadian rhythms.

    now my dark spots under my eyes, my fatigue/weakness have not gone away, but the feeling of exhausted/non restorative sleep has been abated somewhat. I still drink coffee to get through the day, but I have less trouble getting up in the morning. The sleep doc discussed good 'sleep hygiene' habits, which include some other stuff in addition to the things above. the second sleep study revealed that while my breathing was normal, I was tossing and turning until 3 am meaning I wasn't getting meaninful sleep until about 4.5 hours before I had to wake up, despite having the sensation of being asleep at around midnight.

    IF you don't drink caffeine past a certain time before your bedtime (I usually have my last espresso at around 2 PM, 4 PM at the very latest) it is unlikely to disrupt your sleep. Since you have healthcare I would recommend you consider a home sleep study - a GP prescribed my first one and was able to interpret the results and refer me to a sleep specialist.

    as for your dark spots, I'm pretty sure I'm stuck with mine. you MAY want to consider makeup for important occasions, IE an interview or an important social gatherings where it's a good idea not to give the impression that you're a tired tired sleepy time cuddly bear. I walked into a nice makeup place, asked a nice makeup lady for help, and walked out with a $20 concealer that helps considerably. I do not wear it frequently, but I do to important things.

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  • CasualCasual Revolver Ocelot (Revolver Ocelot)Registered User regular
    I'm going to see a doctor about this next week, I'm hoping I just need iron supliments or something (my sister takes those). I'll update the thread when I have some word from the doc, but what eddy describes is distressingly familiar to me.

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