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Home remedy for dark circles under the eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi!
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   I will be turning 20 very soon.
Doctor :   Ok/
User :   I have deep under eye cicles
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Previously I used to starve coz of my studies
User :   but now that I am regular at it
User :   and
User :   Even sleep well
Doctor :   Ok
User :   even then the dark circles dont go
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Its been one or two years for my regular pattern
User :   I feel like a panda
Doctor :   Ok, Dont worry.
User :   And the area is deeper then the cheeks
User :   since my birth
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   so that makes them even more profound
Doctor :   May I know if you are prepared for a surgery for that as the best way to treat deep dark circles is cosmetic surgery.
Doctor :   And is very helpful.
User :   I am female
User :   some natural wont do???
Doctor :   Yes some naturals might help you . but the best is through cosmetic surgery help especially for females.
Doctor :   It is very common and successful.
User :   I want to try some natural first.
Doctor :   I shall give you some tips medically
User :   please
Doctor :   and naturally
Doctor :   But would also suggest a consultation from a cosmetic surgeon.
User :   sure
Doctor :   1.Diet: Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet, drink plenty of water (eight 8-ounce glasses daily), and avoid alcohol, coffee, tea and caffeinated soft drinks. These go a long way in preventing bags, circles and wrinkles. Supplement your diet with Dr. Grossman's Whole Food Multivitamin and a good green drink such as Nanogreens.
Doctor :   2.Tea Bag Treatment: Try applying a cold compress of tea to increase circulation, which helps reduce swelling around the eyes. Make tea by bringing a half-cup of fresh and a quart of water to a boil. Steep for 20 minutes, then strain and chill. Soak a washcloth in the tea, ring out extra liquid anal place over eyes for 15 to 20 minutes, once a day, as needed.
Doctor :   3.Cold compress: Close your eyes and cover them with a cold washcloth for about five minutes. Repeat several times throughout the day. That will help constrict your blood vessels, minimizing darkness, and it may help minimize tissue swelling and eliminate some of the darkness.
Doctor :   4.Moisturizer: To minimize the appearance of bags, plump up skin with moisturizer, one that contains vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects skin cells from damage and supports collagen production; licorice (or fennel) extract, an anti-inflammatory; and stabilized oxygen, a form of hydrogen peroxide that promotes circulation.
Doctor :   5.Potato/Cucumber combinations are helpful.
Close your eyes and cover eyelids with slices of raw potato or cucumber for 15-20 minutes. Wash with warm water and apply a cream.
Grate a cucumber, squeeze to take out its juice and refrigerate. Make a mixture of lemon juice, lanolin cream and cucumber juice and apply around the eye for 10-15 minutes.
Dip some cotton in a 1:1 mixture of potato and cucumber juices. Put the cotton on your eyelids and keep for 20 minutes. Wash your eyes with cold water.
Doctor :   6.Lemon/Tomato combinations are helpful.
Apply a mixture of lemon and tomato juice (equal parts) on the black circles 2 times a day.
Make a paste out of the following: 1 tsp. tomato juice,
1/2 tsp. lemon juice,
a pinch of turmeric powder, and
1 tsp. of flour.
Apply around eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, Bye for now.
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