Why do some people get it more than others, what can be done to reduce them apart from more sleep?
I have quite large bags under my eyes, circles/puffiness of tiredness that covers the sockets. In the corner of my eyes - the skin near my nose, they are blue/purple, and is reminiscent of being punched in the face.
I think they are more noticeable to me, but they really really bother me.
The sleep issue, is an issue that is on the list of resolving, but not looking at being sorted anytime soon.
So I would quite like to know what I can do to reduce them in the meantime, to give the appearance of being more freshfaced than I perhaps feel sometimes!
I have tried the light reflecting foundation pen by No.7, and have the green red-reducing cream from them too. What is the name of that other green stuff that is meant to be brilliant, and what does it cost?
What else? Please? I am only 31, feel like I am 45 right now.
I have the same problem! Never really thought what causes it, I'd be interested to know tho!
I've always had dark rings under my eyes, ever since I was about 14! I've always tried to cover them up but no foundation or concealer seems to manage it.
Now ds' sleeping is completely crap, i look like a corpse and I feel like one too!
I've heard that drinking lots of water helps too and also sheercover make up available on the internet as a package with concealer is supposed to make the disapper! I'm sceptical but have ordered mine anyway!
watsthestory that is quite interesting actually as I am often quite stuffy. I have always suffered from stuffy nose, and general congestion is normal for me (made worse by breaking my nose a few times too, can't have helped )
Where would I get a decongestant eye gel? I currently have an Oil of Olay, bloody expensive, not done a thing! But not decongestant....
So perhaps dealing with the congestion would help? I think its in my sinus' to be honest, its deeprooted anyway. Dr doesnotgiveatoss usually refers to it as a virus if I ever complain about it. I appear to have a lot of virus's .
zazen oh possibly an allergy of some sort? I have always been prone to blue bits near my eyes, but the lack of sleep feels and looks like my eyes have been pulled out and put back in, much much worse than normal. Perhaps there is something in that too.
violetsmile it is not nice is it? sleep depravation is so bad on so many levels and not least on how we feel and how we look! I found the No.7 light diffusing concealer worked brilliantly when I first used it. It did not hide them but certainly made them softer. This time, they seem un-concealable .
The congestion theory makes sense. I don't suffer from these, but my dh does, very badly. In his case it is linked to his asthma, in fact his asthma nurse can tell just how bad he has been by his 'asthma eyes'.
And he drinks a lot of water, at least 2 litres a day...