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    I have dark circles under my eyes. Anyone have any advice on this?

    I also might add that I am anemic.

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    Perhaps it is a symptom of your anaemia. My skin is naturally blueish under the eye because I'm very white, but it looks worse if I get a bit anaemic due to menstruation.

    Do you know why you're anaemic and are you doing anything about it?

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    No idea how true this is, but I read in a magazine (must be true then!! ) that refined sugar can cause/worsen dark circles. I think it must be at least partially true because when I ate sugary foods (as opposed to sweet foods) my eyes always looked worse the next day. Since going vegan I've not eaten so much refined sugar and my eyes look a whole lot better - the circles are much less visible.
    But I agree with VeganDaze that the anaemia could be the culprit (and my mum would say are you sure you're getting enough sleep?! )

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    Perhaps it is a symptom of your anaemia. My skin is naturally blueish under the eye because I'm very white, but it looks worse if I get a bit anaemic due to menstruation.

    Do you know why you're anaemic and are you doing anything about it?
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    It is impossible for anemia to cause this so that is nice to mark off of the list of factors.

    Est @ I have never heard the refined sugar theory but that may be why I had circles under my eyes this morning with my sugar overload last night.

    Mellie @ I would imagine that most of this is due to stress, lack of sleep, restless sleep, or could even be cause by slight cases of depression. Mental outlook has such a huge impact on our bodies sometimes we don't even realize.
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    Default Re: Dark Circles

    I've always had dark circles under my eyes, and I've never been anemic, almost never have refined sugar, and even when I get tons of sleep. Sometimes it's just thin skin. If it's new, however, it could be nutritional or conditional (sleep).

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    I've also got dark circles under my eyes - I think mine is genetic. I use a good concealer when I want to hide them.
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    i also have dark circles. mine are genetic/sleep deprivation/allergy related...

    when they get especially bad i get asked why i have black eyes...
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    I used to get them when i was kickboxing (well, all round the eyes sometimes) , dunno why?
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    some people (including me) just always have dark circles, nothing to do with nutrition/lack of sleep/anything else, although some things can cause them to look worse, it's just thin skin under the eyes.
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    sadly it can be hereditary. the only really effective sure is a good night's sleep, lots of water, a healthy diet and exercise. i have horrendous circles from many late nights and lots and lots of wine. i know which i would rather have though. best bet: but some decent concealer.

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    I haven't tried this yet but I have tried several of there other products and I was really impressed http://www.naturalelements.co.uk/restoring-eye-gel/
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    I’ve had dark circles under my eyes for as long as I can remember caring about that sort of thing. I had it in my head that I was anaemic but having finally plucked up the courage to get a blood test, it turns out I’m fine. I get plenty of sleep, drink a good amount of water and eat pretty well so I think it’s just the way I am (I’m very pale so I guess that doesn’t help).
    I have my doubts about any creams helping but I wondered if anyone had a positive experience to report about a particular product? Otherwise I might try the one that Maisiepaisie suggested above. I guess concealment is the best way to go but whenever I’ve tried this I end up with makeup caked under my eyes looking really dull and unhealthy. Can anyone recommend a concealer for dark circles? Plus any tips on how to apply it and what to use in conjunction with it? (at the moment I just use a tinted moisturiser).
    Thanks!
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    I've puffiness and baggies under my eyes that are really noticeable but there's no darkness. Preparation H seems to help a little bit but I'm not sure if it's psychosomatic. Aside from that, a good concealer for the color.
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