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why do i ALWAYS have bags under my eyes???

it seems like no matter how much sleep i get i ALWAYS have bags under my eyes. anyone know why??

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Jun. 13, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • OP here- i forgot to add, HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM!?!?

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • Your shiners, your raccoon eyes, your blue luggage... whatever you call your dark under-eye circles, here's what they really are: oxidizing hemoglobin.

    Dark under-eye circles begin in the capillaries, the tiny blood vessels that web the delicate skin around the eyes. Now, your capillaries are so small that red blood cells sometimes have to line up, single file, to get through. Frequently, red blood cells get lost and wander into the surrounding skin. This isn't a problem - it happens all the time - and your body has a mechanism to mop up these escapees. Enzymes in your body break down the red blood cells, including their hemoglobin (the molecule that gives them their distinctive red color).

    No problem, right? Except for one thing: when hemoglobin is broken down, its remaining components have a dark blue-black color. Just like a bruise. So your dark under-eye circles are actually caused by leaky capillaries.


    Answer by desert_diva at 6:24 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • (con't)

    I've got 'em too, and have tried just about everything. Only thing I've found that has any effect(and still doesn't completely do the trick) is glycolic acid. I do light peels about once a week.

    Answer by desert_diva at 6:25 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • this can be due to food or seasonal allergies. Also can be due to sugar in your diet

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:26 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • My hubby has them ALL the time and it's due to his allergies/sinuses. His are so bad at times he looks like he's been in a fight.

    Answer by LorisChar at 8:00 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • This is what I use to depuff my eyes in the morning. Works really well.


    Answer by ZaTa at 10:09 AM on Jun. 14, 2010

  • Have you been tested for food sensitivities? Dark circles are very common with wheat and dairy allergies/sensitivities.

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:40 PM on Jun. 14, 2010

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