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Under-eye bags and dark circles at a young age

By Anonymous October 10, 2017 - 11:39pm
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Hi there,

I'm fifteen years old and, for about a year now, I have had very noticeable dark circles under my eyes. No matter how much or how little sleep I get, their condition never improves. I drink plenty of water, I avoid rubbing my eyes and going to bed with makeup on, and I have tried most of the home remedies out there. However, they seem only to be getting worse, and I am extremely self-conscious about them as no one my age seems to have such severe eye bags. I do wear very light makeup under my eyes to attempt to conceal them, but this offers little to no improvement. Please, I can't feel beautiful whilst I have these; how can I get rid of them?

- In Need of Help

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

The following tips can help you reduce or eliminate bags under eyes:

Use a cool compress. Wet a clean washcloth with cool water. While sitting up, apply the damp washcloth to the skin under and around your eyes for a few minutes using mild pressure.

Get enough sleep at night. For most adults, seven to eight hours a night is a good amount of sleep.

Sleep with your head slightly raised. Add an extra pillow or prop up the head of your mattress. Or elevate the entire head of the bed a few inches. This helps prevent fluids from accumulating around your eyes as you sleep.

Reduce allergy symptoms. Avoid allergens when possible. Try over-the-counter allergy medications. Talk to your doctor about prevention strategies if you develop under-eye reactions due to hair dyes, soaps, cosmetics or other allergens.

These suggestions may help with the dark circles.


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