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Question on baggy eyes

Postby Frostfire » Sat Jan 24, 2004 10:50 pm

Hey, I was wondering if anyone out there had some advice on how to get rid of the somewhat sunken/somewhat baggy eye look that I now have because I work the graveyard shift. I never get to see the light of day hardly anymore! I sleep, but my eyes just look horrible. Everyone assumes it is because of my diet! I hate giving off the wrong impression about vegans, I've even stopped wearing all my vegan-promoting clothing because of this. The rest of my body is muscular and healthy looking. Any tips? I need my job so I can't change that aspect of it. :D Nothing too expensive either, I'm just a college student!

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Postby i live in omaha » Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:14 am

Hmm, i didn't really have that problem when i worked my graveyard shifts in college... but then again i would always run in back and go sleep in the back room or whatever.

You could always get a better job or start wearing sunglasses :)
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Postby stateofflux » Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:02 am

Try using either raw potatoes or apples over your eyes.

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Postby blackdaisies » Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:46 am

Yeah, enough sleep should take care of that. ;)

You get baggy eyes either because you're genetically prone to get them, dark veins are more visible under your skin or when fluid starts to accumulate under the skin. That could be caused from poor eating (salty foods) or just being tired.

Try using the apple, potato and even cucumbers. Tea bags (try chamomile) can help you too. Just soak them a bit and sit back with them on your eyes. Tea has tannin which acts like an astringent to help reduce the puffiness. If any of these aren't available, put a couple of tea spoons in the freezer and when they're sufficiently cold, put them over your eyes to help reduce the swelling.
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Postby ctchrinthry » Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:09 pm

I'm very prone to eye bags too. I think eating less salt and more water helps, because of less fluid retention. I notice that since i eat less salt, i get less baggage under the eyes. And the water causes less fluid retenntion, counterintuitively.

I also got better at catnapping, which helps.

I worked nights in college, so i can empathize with your situation.

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if you can handle the embarassment of buying it use...

Postby nanoking » Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:44 pm

preparationH or similar anti-inflammatory creams.

google google google

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Re: if you can handle the embarassment of buying it use...

Postby i live in omaha » Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:02 pm

[quote="nanoking"]preparationH or similar anti-inflammatory creams.

google google google

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I tried placing google on my eyes while i slept and it seemed to help quite a bit. Thanks nanoking!
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Postby Frostfire » Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:34 pm

Thanks everyone! This has been very helpful :D!
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