| | Redness, rash swelling under eyes
I have been struggling with redness and swelling under my eyes for about 5 months now. I posted recently how a mix of apple cider vinegar/water was helping, but then it stopped working. In reading some other posts, there are some who think it could be a gut problem and taking a probiotic helps. Others say it could be a zinc or biotin deficiency. So I started taking all 3 supplements about 10 days ago and it is SO much better. I am hoping this is finally the definitive answer for me. Update: right after I posted this, the redness/swelling came back with a vengeance. So through a suggestion on another website, I am now dabbing on a mixture of olive oil and tea tree oil which is working great so far (it's been 4 or 5 days). I look normal again! I use a Q-tip and swab it on twice a day. Mix 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 tsp. tea tree oil. Make sure not to get it in your eyes, just on the affected skin. This has been VERY frustrating and for anyone going through this, I feel your pain. Your face is the first thing people see and having this problem is just plain embarrassing! Another update: the combo of olive oil and tea tree oil is still working great after about 10 days! I've added lavender oil to the mix and that is very soothing to my skin...the concoction is 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 tsp. tea tree oil and 1/4 tsp. lavender oil. Good luck and hope this helps!
Last edited by kmk1024; 11-28-2012 at 12:22 PM.
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