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Old 05-23-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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Ladies: Getting rid of undereye circles

So, 4 months of sinus infection, eye infections, and allergies has left me w/ pretty obvious circles/bags under my eyes. I have been getting plenty of sleep, but it hasn't really helped, at least not in the past two weeks. I'm not about to plaster myself with makeup and concealer every morning, but I feel like I look like a drug addict who hasn't had a good night's sleep in months. Is there anything I can use to help them go away? (the cheaper the better!)
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Old 05-23-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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Isn't Preparation H supposed to shrink those?

Probably won't do much for the colour, but it's supposed to help with the puffiness I think.
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Old 05-23-2005, 08:47 PM   #3
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Prep H works...for various reasons...

I don't know if you'd be object to it but tanning really helps if you can't find a good concealor. If you are using a concealor creme form is always better than liquid for blending, use two shades lighter than your natural tone...If you still think that looks wierd, then try those yellow-based concealors--those work.

If the allergies are causing it, I'd try an antihistamine/decongestant. Substances that you are sensitive to can dilate the blood vessels, and then the blood shows through the skin more...giving you that circle look.

Also, water. Drink lots of it.
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:07 PM   #4
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yeah I have also heard about Prep H helping with the circles.
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:15 PM   #5
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and of course there's the age old cucumber slices.
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I thought PrepH was for wrinkle fighting instead of circles

Not cheap, ($18 at Sephora) but worth the $: Benefit's "Ooh La Lift"
It brightens, tightens and isn't a concealer or makeup and one tube lasts a good long time.
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preparation h also fights pimples iirc. i've got bumps all over my neck from having to wear that damn neck brace every day for months. it's been a month and the bumps (they're little pimples really) are still there. it seems the chlorine helps though.
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Well, the things you learn on the internet!

If you're going the make up route, I definitely recommend MAC's concealer. It gives you the skin you wish you had.
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I definitely recommend MAC's concealer. It gives you the skin you wish you had.
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philosophy's "hope in a jar" eye and lip firming cream really does make a difference on my eyes, I think.
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I've tried everything, nothing really works to my satisfaction. I use this stuff made by Nivea that's actually white, it's an eye cream. The white is supposed to lessen the appearance of the circles. Then the creamiest concealer you can find, I like Smashbox. My dark circles are genetic not from allergies.

There's this stuff by Yves St Laurent called Touche Eclat that I'm dying to try, it comes in a "pen" sort of applicator. I think it's around $35.
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I've tried everything, nothing really works to my satisfaction. I use this stuff made by Nivea that's actually white, it's an eye cream. The white is supposed to lessen the appearance of the circles. Then the creamiest concealer you can find, I like Smashbox. My dark circles are genetic not from allergies.

There's this stuff by Yves St Laurent called Touche Eclat that I'm dying to try, it comes in a "pen" sort of applicator. I think it's around $35.
Where does one get this Smashbox? I've had dark circles all my life and I know it's genetic, but I have to use concealer and I bloody well hate it! I know St. Ives makes a dark circle reduction cream that's around $15.00 Cdn. but I can't afford any such luxuries!
A somewhat funny anecdote: when I was having my son, I so worried about taking "ugly" post-birth photos that I made sure to have my concealer at hand prior to taking pics, but in all of them, I have all of this white half-moon stuff under my eyes! Horrid.
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There's this stuff by Yves St Laurent called Touche Eclat that I'm dying to try, it comes in a "pen" sort of applicator. I think it's around $35.

My Mum has this. She loves it.
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Is preperation h the only thing that works or could you just rub the actual hemroids on your face as well?
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