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Quencher 03-18-2004 06:31 PM

Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
I'm fifteen, and I already look like a panada! There is no doubt that I have the darkest circles around my eyes in the whole entire school. I'm not really sure why, though. I think I get enough sleep. My classmates sleep less than I do, but they don't have dark circles... yet I do, and I sleep like 3 hours more than they do! Why is that so?

Anyways, regarding baggy eyes/dark circles... how do you get rid of them? I've been told that they don't diminish easily! And takes years. (Besides eating a lot of vitamin K, resting your eyes, and whatnot?)
Thanks
-Jan

Dakota 03-19-2004 12:20 PM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
You know this is something I guess I can say no matter how little or how much sleep I get...I've never gotten this.

So....I don't quite know what to tell you.....Except how much sleep each individual needs varies. Your classmates may only need say four hours...but you may need eight to ten for example.

Do you have a healthy diet?.....I see how that could contribute.

is it possible some of this is mascara that didn't get washed off? (that's the only time I ever experience dark circles. odd since I'm on an insomnia binge now....LOL)

well I know I wasn't much help...but good luck!

HeyThere 03-19-2004 02:07 PM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
Welcome to the Panda Club or Raccoon Club.
It has nothing to do with sleep it has to do with heredity and hormones and allergies or kidneys/adrenals or a very rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma(usually strikes 2-6 year olds)-Don't freak out if you are healthy other than the panda circles then its not neuroblastoma.

my great grandma had them and so did my great aunt my grandma did not have them nor my grandpa nor my mother nor my dad but an aunt on my dad's side has them not to bad. Mine came around puberty 12-14. One sister doesn't have them another slightly does.

Me too about school-"Why does she have such dark circles or is that eyeshadow? Simple solution the miracle of cover stick don't get the one with 10% titanium dioxide it will give you a rash.

Use a coverstick the blue tube one works pretty good. Drink alot of water to flush out any toxins and don't drink soda or high sodium or msg products cause if you do your lids ontop get puffy.

Do you have 2 lines coming from the bottom lid? ...
chances are you do if you are deemed allergic shiners. So don't rub your eyes this is the thinest skin you have and the vessels break easy and don't cry either. :nono:

Please watch out on the vitamin K- don't overdo it. You don't want to cause serious other things.


When you are older and laser technology has improved try to seek a specialist in laserdermabrasion - I heard it works better on lighter skined people.

People of all ethnicities have this cosmetic issue.

Everybody is different and everybody is self concious (sp)of something about themself. Don't let this hinder who you need to become.




[QUOTE=Quencher]I'm fifteen, and I already look like a panada! There is no doubt that I have the darkest circles around my eyes in the whole entire school. I'm not really sure why, though. I think I get enough sleep. My classmates sleep less than I do, but they don't have dark circles... yet I do, and I sleep like 3 hours more than they do! Why is that so?

Anyways, regarding baggy eyes/dark circles... how do you get rid of them? I've been told that they don't diminish easily! And takes years. (Besides eating a lot of vitamin K, resting your eyes, and whatnot?)
Thanks
-Jan[/QUOTE]

Quencher 03-19-2004 08:59 PM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
[QUOTE=HeyThere]Welcome to the Panda Club or Raccoon Club.
It has nothing to do with sleep it has to do with heredity and hormones and allergies or kidneys/adrenals or a very rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma(usually strikes 2-6 year olds)-Don't freak out if you are healthy other than the panda circles then its not neuroblastoma.

my great grandma had them and so did my great aunt my grandma did not have them nor my grandpa nor my mother nor my dad but an aunt on my dad's side has them not to bad. Mine came around puberty 12-14. One sister doesn't have them another slightly does.

Me too about school-"Why does she have such dark circles or is that eyeshadow? Simple solution the miracle of cover stick don't get the one with 10% titanium dioxide it will give you a rash.

Use a coverstick the blue tube one works pretty good. Drink alot of water to flush out any toxins and don't drink soda or high sodium or msg products cause if you do your lids ontop get puffy.

Do you have 2 lines coming from the bottom lid? ...
chances are you do if you are deemed allergic shiners. So don't rub your eyes this is the thinest skin you have and the vessels break easy and don't cry either. :nono:

Please watch out on the vitamin K- don't overdo it. You don't want to cause serious other things.


When you are older and laser technology has improved try to seek a specialist in laserdermabrasion - I heard it works better on lighter skined people.

People of all ethnicities have this cosmetic issue.

Everybody is different and everybody is self concious (sp)of something about themself. Don't let this hinder who you need to become.[/QUOTE]If it's heredity-stimulated, wouldn't that mean I would've have them ever since I was a child? I've only started noticing them the last two or three years.

HeyThere 03-23-2004 09:35 AM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
Not neccesarily: They seem darker in the colder months ruddy looking, and it is hormonal heredity which apear at the onset of puberty. Its nothing to worry about. And if you throw up periodically or frequently you are busting these blood vessels same with crying or rubbing the eyes all which make it darker. It is not debilitating nor a sign of brain/mentality problems. Even guys have this even men have estrogen issues. If you are that concerned have a hormone panel done when you are still young and use that as a base through out your life before you start any bc if at all.

I am assuming you are speaking of the full circle orbital skin kind of light paperbag brown color/light copper.

There is something called hemochromotomis which has to do with the body's inability to deal with copper a natural mineral in the blood then most of it gets stored in the brain or major organs-guys get this more often than females.

Sara Dancer 05-25-2004 02:36 PM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
I asked my plastic surgeon about MY dark circles and he said they were from veins. :confused: So he gave me a maginfying mirror and with his pointy-pen showed me the individual veins. Believe it or not, I had never noticed this before -- and I apply my make-up with a magnifying mirror! This may also be the case for you. My sister has the same problem. If it is veins, there's not much that can be done without risking worse veins elsewhere.

californiasunflower 05-27-2004 11:15 PM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
Do you sleep on your tummy? That can cause baggy eyes but I don't know if that causes dark circles too! (Gravity)

If you have no other symptoms then I wouldn't worry about it. Some individuals with thyroid problems get puffy eyes and dark circles but that is usually adults. Do thyroid problems run in your family hx?

cuRIOUsLexy 06-03-2004 03:10 PM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
I think its hereditary. I have small bags under my eyes :eek: and it makes me look tired. Ive always hated them and blamed sleep but then one day I took a close look at my baby pictures and realized I had them even when I was little. I stopped trying to get rid of them and now I just try to minimize their appearance with eye creams and makeup.

Quencher 06-03-2004 07:25 PM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
Hello, and thanks for your responses!
I would also like to know, though, can eye-strain cause this? And if it does, then would NOT straining it reverse the process, so to speak? Thanks.

californiasunflower 06-05-2004 11:53 PM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
I don't know the answer to your question, but if your eyes respond to eye strain, and/or eye fatigue, by dark, baggy circles, then I would assume that, yes is the answer.

I'm one of those types that never gets baggy eyes and dark circles, usually. I think since I have a thyroid problem that I get it now when it is acting up. So for me, dark circles, baggy eyes means I'm presenting with a symptom. For some, it is customary and usual for them to have 'em.

Have you tried rest with any success of ridding yourself of them?

sbbeachwalker 07-18-2004 09:42 PM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
The dark circles under my eyes have always been a mystery to me too but now I am pinpointing why and when I get them. For one, I tend to get both the puffy eyes and circles when I have had more than 6 hours of sleep (which also results in feeling groggy all day too). They also come with eye strain from reading or staring at something too long. I think the majority of people that have dark circles are ones in need of glasses. Rubbing the eyes is a good thought too, maybe the eyes are getting bruised this way? :cool:

Devoid 07-22-2004 04:26 AM

Re: Baggy eyes/dark circles
 
I get dark rings under my eyes too but only when I use the computer a lot and don't see a lot of direct sunlight, I had pretty bad dark rings a month or so ago then I went on holiday to turkey and by the end of the 2 week holiday there was no sign of them and it wasn't because I got a tan it's just the direct sunlight takes blemishes and stuff away like that


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