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Dark Circles And Puffiness

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  • Posted By: lleeza
  • November 16, 2006
  • 04:15 PM

I HAVE 2 JOBS , AND SINCE I'VE BEEN WORKING LIKE THAT MY EYES SEEM TO BE TIRED AND SUDDENLY I GOT DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFINESS IS THERE ANY GOOD OR EXELLENT EYE CREAM??? PLEASE HELP :confused:

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  • This is going to sound really weird and maybe I was told a lie, But I have heard of some models using preperation H for the puffiness around their eyes. Also, I cover up my dark circles by taking a dab of foundation on my finger and patting it towards my nose until it's not thick. Hope this helped a little.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 16, 2006
    • 05:29 PM
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  • I am Italian and have dark circle (not puffiness) all of the time (since I was born). I hate them and have tried every cream in the world-- none work. I would say just get some rest and be thankful that it is only a temporary condition for you:)
    New MKE User 15 Replies
    • November 17, 2006
    • 08:25 PM
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  • Hi, I have just started a blog that writes about things related to dark circles: the cause of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews and make up tips. It would be wonderful if you can drop by to visit my web site www.mydarkcirclesblog.com to check out the latest information about dark circles. I hope it helps. Thank you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 00:37 PM
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  • Artistry Eye Replenishing Cream WILL help. I have seen it and used it. I too don't get much sleep and the difference I see is night and day. If you are interested in trying this product please contact me tjwmarket@bww.comMy name is Jessi
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 06:27 PM
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  • Hi, I have just started a blog that writes about things related to dark circles: the cause of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews and make up tips. It would be wonderful if you can drop by to visit my web site www.mydarkcirclesblog.com to check out the latest information about dark circles. I hope it helps. Thank you
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 5, 2006
    • 04:09 AM
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  • sorry for double post from www.mydarkcirclesblog.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 5, 2006
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  • In your case I would say the dark circles are a sign of Kidney exhaustion (in Chinese Medicine) due to your working so much...if you don't slow down, your body will slow you down with illness. You need to be balanced and eat right and get enough sleep. Otherwise all the creams in the world are not going to resolve those dark circles.I know this is hard, but see if you can make some possitive changes in your stress.Best of luck.
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 03:26 PM
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  • Get off the dairy. Period.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 9, 2006
    • 07:24 PM
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  • I tend to agree with Acuaan. However, here are some other causes of dark circles should you start to take better care of yourself and the dark circles persist. (the Nutrient lists come from the book, The Nutrition Almanac)Adrenal Exhaustion: Dark circles can be an indication of adrenal exhaustion, when these other symptoms are seen: low energy in the morning (rising tired) with increasing energy at night followed by insomnia then eventually sleeping soundly, but only to repeat the same cycle again; weakness; weight loss; mild pigmentation or bronzing of the skin; loss of appetite; vomiting; nausea; abdominal pain; intestinal disorders; and salt craving. Dieters are especially prone because when stored fat is burned it taxes the adrenals. This is why athletes and dieters should support their adrenals with supplements. Anyone who has gone on a low-carb diet that made them feel great initially as they burned excess fat, but eventually feel exhausted may suffer from this. Stress and overwork can contribute. Menopause may result in exhausted adrenals as they replace the ovaries in producing estrogen and androgen. Good nutrients for the adrenals are: B Vitamins, B2, B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid, potassium and sodium. Other vitamins that can help are: vitamin C with bioflavonoids, beta-carotene, vitamin K, calcium, copper, zinc.Allergic Shiners: So called because they look like black eyes. The comparison is more easily seen in children, but it can apply to adults as well. (Here is an example of why we should look at the body holistically and not see one part as separate from another.) Dark bluish circles under the eyes can be caused by congestion of the nose because the veins from the eyes drain into the veins of the nose. If the nose is blocked up, the veins around the eyes become larger and darker because they aren’t draining properly (see also Poor Vein Health and Poor Circulation below). Nasal congestion is often caused by nasal allergy or hay fever, chronic sinus infections, recurrent colds, or blockage of the nose by large adenoids. Parents often first notice allergic shiners when a new food such as wheat or eggs is introduced. The child is said to be sensitive or allergic to that food. See below for Allergies and Sinusitis.Atopic (hereditary) eczema: More noticeable in people with darker skin. Nutrients that may be beneficial: Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Choline, Inositol, PABA, SOD, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Unsaturated fatty acids, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Primrose oil, Kelp.Bruising: Some people get bruises almost spontaneously. If you were to be punched in the eye you'd probably have a worse bruise then if the punch landed elsewhere. This is because there are a lot of small veins close to the surface. Nutrients that help with Bruising are: Vitamin B complex, Folic acid, Pantothenic acid, Thiamine, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Coenzyme Q10, Germanium, DMSO, Iron, Calcium, Selenium, Zinc, Magnesium, Alfalfa, Proteolytic enzymes.Dehydration or probably more likely Underhydration: Judging from the literature, most people don’t drink enough water, including myself. It’s said that we need about three quarts (7 to 8 tall glasses) of water daily. Find on this website a hydration calculator based on weight and other factors such as climate, altitude, exercise. There are quick 9 questions to answer. You may need less (or more) than those recommended 7-8 tall glasses.http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htmWhat if you completely lack thirst? It may be a problem with your hypothalamus, which controls the pituitary. The hypothalamus consists of two zones, a medial zone that tends to stop eating and inhibits aggression and a lateral zone, which tends to turn eating on and excite aggression. In animal studies, damage to the lateral go-system results in animals who eat little and tend to starve. The hypothalamus is also the link through the pituitary, (which it controls) to the body's hormonal network. It regulates the pituitary gland, which in turn regulates the endocrine glands. Hormones are the blood-born molecules that regulate our metabolic and reproductive functions. If the hypothalamus fails so do a lot of other functions.Excess sugar: Sugar should be avoided by those suffering dark circles. Sugar can cause skin problems through inflammatory responses. Inflammation leads to eye puffiness and dark circles. It's effect on effect on protein has been well researched. It can age the skin and the body prematurely through a process called glycation. Read labels. Find out which foods are highest in sugars and stay away from them. If you must eat sugar eat it right after a meal and not on an empty stomach. The damage to proteins is worse if eaten on an empty stomach. Fluid retention/Edema: Blood vessels under the eyes of which there are a high concentration, can become engorged. Excess salt and smoking are common causes. Salt causes fluid retention and this increases the pressure in the small capillaries in your eye area aggravating your dark circles. It is very important to know what an acceptable level of sodium is and how much you should cut from your diet in order to see improvements in your dark circles. Smoking depletes the blood of oxygen causing it to darken. Other conditions that cause fluid retention are heart, thyroid, kidney and liver diseases. Swelling of tissue can be a symptom of high blood pressure. Medicines that cause blood vessel dilation can be a factor. Nutrients that may be beneficial in alleviating/preventing edema: Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Kelp, Silicon, SOD, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Potassium, Protein, L-taurine, L-carnitine, Low sodium, Garlic.Iron deficiency anemia: Can give a bluish tinge. Dark circles alone do not indicate anemia. Other symptoms are constant tiredness, headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, poor memory, frequent colds and infections, and pale skin. Nutrients that may be beneficial for iron deficiency are: Iron (ferrous blood glucoante), Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Folic acid, Biotin, Choline, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin A, beta-caroten, Vitamin C, Molybddenum, LIPSOD, Calcium, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin E, Zinc.Kidney problems: Chronic dark circles can be an indication of kidney problems. Nutrients that may be helpful for the kidneys are: Vitamin A, Beta-carotene, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Pantothenic acid, Thiamine, Choline, Inositol, Lecithin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, Vitamin K, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium, Zinc, Protein, L-arginine, L-methionine, Acidophilus, Digestive enzymes.Low Stomach Acid/Lack of digestive enzymes: Those that are anemic who don't respond to taking iron or other supplements may have low stomach acid. Some people take betaine HCL for this. Digestive enzymes may be needed as well.Liver problems: Dark circles and bags under the eyes are only a couple of the signs of liver disorder and by themselves can not be used to diagnose a liver problem. Nutrients that may be beneficial for the Liver are: Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphatidylcholine, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Lecithin, Inositol, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Protein, Conezyme Q10, Protein, Branched chain amino acids, L-cysteine, L=methionine, L-glitathione, Unsaturated fatty acid, Acidophilus, Hydrochloric acid, Digestive enzymes, Brewer’s yeast and Garlic.Food allergies: See Allergic shiners above. Nutrients that may be beneficial for allergies: Vitamin A, Beta-carotene, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Unsaturated fatty acids, Digestive enzymes, Proteolytic enzymes, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Zinc, Querctin C, Coenzyme Q10, L-tyrosine and cysteine, Germanium, Acidophilus, Protein.Poor Vein Health: Rubbing the eyes as a result of allergy can break tiny capillaries especially if the capillaries are weakened due to poor nutrition. Nutrients that may be beneficial for veinous health: Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Potassium, Calcium chelate, Magnesium Zinc, Protein, Unsaturated fatty acids, Lecithin, Brewer’s yeast and water. Poor Blood Circulation: Exercise can help reduce dark circles by moving the blood. When blood stagnates, it pools and veins are stretched, leading to varicose veins and spider veins. Bioflavonoids are very helpful for vein health as is Vitamin C. Nutrients that are great for the circulatory system are: Lecithin, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B6, Choline, Inositol, Vitamin E, Iodine, Niacinamide or nicotinic acid, Vitamin C, Coenzyme q10, Germanium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc chelate, Copper chelate, Lipotropic factor, L-cysteine and L-methioine, Garlic tablets, Digestive enzymes. Proteolytic enzymes, Unsaturated fatty acids.Sinusitis: See explanation under Allergic shiners. Nutrients for Sinusitis: Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, Vitamin E, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc gluconate, Germanium, Coenzyme Q-10, Protein, Proteolytic enzymes. There is an excellent book on sinusitis called "Sinus Survival".continued
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2006
    • 07:11 PM
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  • Sleeplessness/Insomnia: Anyone who has ever been told that his or her permanent dark circles are caused by not enough sleep can often feel exasperated if they are getting enough sleep, but he/she still has dark circles. Sleeplessness as a cause of dark circles could be a myth that it is time to put to rest (pun intended). It may be true only in that a person who lives a harried lifestyle lacking in sleep may be skipping meals or eating fast foods. But the lack of sleep gets blamed. Read about this study:http://women.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,17909-1824396,00.htmlEven so, while lack of sleep may not cause dark circles, there are vital functions that only take place when we are asleep. So while lack of sleep may not be a singular cause, it can contribute to other conditions that may lead to dark circles. Nutrients that may be beneficial for insomnia: pantothenic acid, B6, B12, Folic acid, Inositol, Niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, GAB, DMAE, Protein, L-tryptophan.Smoking: Smoking reduces oxygen in the blood and causes vascular problems, making blood vessels appear more prominent and bluer beneath the skin.Sun damage to the skin: Sun exposure is often blamed, but there are fair-skinned people who avoid the sun and still have this problem. However, the following nutrients that may be beneficial for Sunburn if that is determined as a cause: Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B6, PABA, Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Silicon, Potassium, Zinc, Water, Protein, Unsaturated fatty acids, Aloe vera.Thin or thinning skin: The thinning of the skin is noticeable on those areas where the skin is stretched over bony structures without thick layers of fat and other tissues beneath. The skull is typical, especially around the eyes. Another area is the back of the hands, which often show our age even if our faces don’t. Nutrients for skin for a variety of ailments include: Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Niacin, Folic acid, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Unsaturated fatty acids, Kelp, Copper, Selenium, Magnesium, Zinc, Water, SOD, DMSO, RNA/DNA, PABA and Brewer's yeast.Vitamin A in excess: An overdose of Retin-A or Vitamin A can cause liver problems, which can cause dark circles under eyes. This is why Beta-carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A) is recommended.Looking at the above lists, do you see any nutrients that are shared by all? You might want to get some nutritional supplements that contain these nutrients.Hope this helps
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2006
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  • I have allergic shiners really really bad. not only that but my eyes are dry, my eyes feel weird, i have light sensitivity and I am very tired ALL the time. It has caused alot of grief for me for the last 3 years...I am to tired to work, I wear my sunglasses everywhere i go so nobody sees how sick i look, and i never go out.... I stay home and have no life because of this. I am misrable. My blood tests show i am allergic to stuff like dairy and peanuts but i dont nottice any reactions to them so i eat them...i never thought it would be the cause of my eye problems. Anyways i am going cut out these things and see what happens. My question is has anyone out there actually have their bad allergic shiners go away after cutting out their food allergies? I read alot about peoples complaints ect, but no success stories! Is there hope?Tracy Ltracyl30@telus.net
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