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Old 03-18-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Lighter color skin around the eyes...how to match rest of face?

The area around my eyes is whiter than the rest of my face. Being a guy, I really shouldn't go the route of "eye makeup", for obvious reasons.

My question is, would there be anything that will even out the skin tone of my face? I'm light colored in my skin tone, with a more "pinkish" hue in my cheeks.

I hope you can offer something for me. Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:57 AM   #2
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Re: Lighter color skin around the eyes...how to match rest of face?

From the deafening silence . . . . . . I take it that there isn't anything I can do about it?
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:05 AM   #3
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Re: Lighter color skin around the eyes...how to match rest of face?

since you cannot and won't use a concealer, (understandably), you can try some of the self tanners that are on the market, I can't suggest which one to try as I don't use them, but I understand that are good, also, they do spray tanning in the tanning salons.

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Re: Lighter color skin around the eyes...how to match rest of face?

I thought about that, but my natural skin tone of my cheeks is red-ish, whereas the self tanners will give a more orange-ish/brown-ish color and wouldn't look right. Doing my whole face would cause my face to not match the rest of my head, and they say not to use the product on the hairline.

I do appreciate your input though, Sunny!

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Old 03-28-2009, 08:10 AM   #5
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Re: Lighter color skin around the eyes...how to match rest of face?

I am in the same boat and this is what my derm told me 1- this summer do total sunblock on face except eye area (let eye area play catch up) 2- Ipl laser to get rid of red tone on face again not eye area and maybe very light peel (same) in an atempt to even out whole face. I have not tried yet as this is start of summer but am going to and I know its not a quick fix but I hope by summers end it will be looking better.

 
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Re: Lighter color skin around the eyes...how to match rest of face?

Thank you, checkers, for your input. I've thought of that, using sunblock on the rest of my face but my eyes, . . . but they've never really reacted to the sun before. Perhaps a commulative effect will help.

Yes, my face is more red than my eye area, so maybe I should do some sort of facial work, . . a mask or something. I just want to have a more even skin tone to my face. Any advice is appreciated!

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Re: Lighter color skin around the eyes...how to match rest of face?

OMG, that is shocking to me. A dermatologist is recommending that you don't use sunscreen?!? Especially around such a vulnerable/delicate area? WOW! I really don't know how to reply to that other than that you need to find a new dermatologist stat! Not wearing sunscreen = begging for skin cancer... and major wrinkling, especially around the eye area. Would you really want the skin to wrinkle and get damaged just because it's a bit lighter than the rest of your face? No amount of unprotected sun exposure is healthy for the skin... or the eyes.

As for the difference, I doubt that it's very noticable. But if it really bothers you than I agree that you should do something about the redness in you cheeks, not the eye area. I would see a dermatologist because redness could be caused by a different problem (i.e. rosacea). Treating that potential problem could solve your dilemma.

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Re: Lighter color skin around the eyes...how to match rest of face?

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No amount of unprotected sun exposure is healthy for the skin... or the eyes.
While I respect your opinion I have to say that this is incorrect. Moderate sun exposure is very good for your body, even the cancer council will tell people that, in Australia we are having a problem of people being low in vitamin D from wearing sunscreen and not getting enough sun exposure. Tanning is actually very beneficial to humans, it is only dangerous when it is overdone.

 
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