Question for the ladies: dark circles/puffiness

I've had dark circles under my eyes even when I was a child. When I started experiencing vertigo, though, the need to sleep in a certain position caused fluid to build up under my eyes and make it look much worse.

I've tried every home-remedy I've heard of, except chamomile tea and baking soda (separately), bought both but unsure if either will be helpful.
My old approach of using concealer (like Erase) only makes the puffiness look more extreme.

If any other ladies have these problems, could you share what works for you?
 

Original Poster
Janice. I don't suffer with dark circles, but what about cucumber slices? I've also heard tea bags work well, too.
I tried cucumber slices, plain black tea, cotton pads soaked in milk- all had the reputation of being able to reduce puffiness, but none worked.
I could deal with the dark circles (cosmetics) if I could somehow get rid of those puffy bags. They add around 20 years to my appearance. :(
 

Eye products containing caffeine. I used FAB Detox Eye Roller with so-so results, but so-so is about the only thing a topical cna do. Or you could try a mask like Yes To Coconuts Coffee Eye Mask. And keep it in the fridge so it goes on cold, which also helps. But honestly, anything you use topically will only give temporary results.

Sorry to hear about the vertigo. :(
 

Lashann

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Ontario Canada
Dark circles (but no puffiness) under the eyes has been a problem for me for years now. A good quality "concealer" liquid makeup product carefully applied, although not a perfect solution, helps to cover it up.
 

Treacle

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I have read that potato slices can help. Have no evidence for that 'fact' but perhaps look on web sites to see what the claims are. Anything is worth a try and I am always for natural alternatives where possible, Good luck ☺
 

chic

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I've had dark circles under my eyes even when I was a child. When I started experiencing vertigo, though, the need to sleep in a certain position caused fluid to build up under my eyes and make it look much worse.

I've tried every home-remedy I've heard of, except chamomile tea and baking soda (separately), bought both but unsure if either will be helpful.
My old approach of using concealer (like Erase) only makes the puffiness look more extreme.

If any other ladies have these problems, could you share what works for you?
Beverly Hills MD dark circle corrector does the job. I've been using it for years. It contains caffeine which gets rid of the bags and has a luminescent ingredient to brighten the skin.

Problem is BHMD has been out of it since April due to supply chain disruptions from Covid. So I've been using Neostrata Brightening Eye Cream instead. It tightens but does not brighten the eye area like my Beverly Hills Md. but I've gotta use something. So I picked that one. I add some concealer after applying and the results are pretty good.
 

chic

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Location
U.S.
Beverly Hills MD's Dark Circle corrector became available again in August after four months of a supply chain disruption so I bought some cuz it's my absolute favorite and makes my eye skin look much younger than it is. Love it.:love:
 

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