I have been doing cleanses, pH balancing and 2 parasite cleanses over the last year. I radically changed my diet about 18 months ago and am continually refining it.
While the dark circles have receded and faded somewhat and the skin looks much healthier, I still have dark discoloration around the inner corner of both eyes - about 25% of what it once was. Healing takes time, perhaps I have a ways to travel yet ;-)
Personally I think the dark circles are an indication of the health of the organs although some races display them more than others. I notice mine and my boyfriends show up after a night out on the tiles, so there may be a connection with the liver and it's detoxification process. Would you try the parasite/liver cleanses? Thats my next mission!
If you're getting enough sleep each night- it can be caused by allergies--but yet allergies are a symptom of having parasites-- especially roundworms- (which often go unnoticed in a person until they do a month or two or longer of parasite cleanses)
So , yeah , your doctor may be right- but it can go beyond allergies. Allergies are yet one more symptom and not the root of the problem.
Many people who have rid themselves of an intestinal parasite situation and have done Liver Flushes have found they dont even get hayfever anymore.
To tell the truth- dark circles under ones eyes is actually a symptom of worms-
Some may have worms and not have this symptom too- it all depends on each persons' physical inherited weaknesses .
In my case, I had dark circles under my eyes. I lived with worms for years and since society -- or doctors -- ignore this problem in society, I did too and just ended up looking for the best under eye concealer cream advertised instead of getting to the root of the problem.
Now I am 43, and have been parasite cleansing this last year and 1/2 -- and have noticed the dark circles have diminished alot-- and the whites of my eyes are much brighter too.
Does your friend also have dull eyes? The condition of the eye tells alot about what is going on inside a person .
Wow... funny you should say that about the whites of the eyes. I am on week 3 of Humaworm and noticed my eyes looked bright and clear... I hadn't made the connection.
My dark under-eye circles aren't as bad, either, come to think of it.
My Dr. says the dark circles are signs of allergies. MAYBE they're just a sign that your immune system is working overtime... that would fit with both things.
Treat your skin while you sleep. There are overnight facial masques available that may help reduce the appearance of puffiness or discoloration, but you can also make your own. Just before you go to bed, take a washcloth and wet with cold water. Then squeeze out excess water and place it over your eyes as you sleep. Treating your skin may help, but the real problem may also be that you have a poor vitamin and mineral absorption problem that must also be corrected. Seeing a naturopathic physician may help for those people who suffer other ailments such as miscellaneous aches and pains that come and go and a general run down feeling.
Apply cool tea bags, an ice cube wrapped in soft cloth, or cucumber slices to your eyes daily. The tannin in tea bags has been shown to reduce swelling and discoloration, and cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes. Lie down, preferably in the morning, and leave fresh cucumber slices or cool, damp caffeine tea bags (you can refrigerate them overnight so they’ll be ready) over your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. Keep your eyes closed.
Try to relax the space. You can do this by wetting a cotton swab and then freezing it for a little while. Then you should gently wipe under your eyes in the areas where the circles are occurring. When wiping, close your eyes and try not to flinch.
Apply an eye cream containing vitamin K and retinol. Dark circles may be caused by a deficiency of vitamin K. Regardless of the cause, however, recent research has shown that skin creams containing these two ingredients reduce puffiness and discoloration significantly in many patients. Long-term daily use seems to have the greatest effect.
Avoid rubbing your eyes. Usually rubbing of the eyes is brought on by allergies, but not always. Regardless of the reason, stop doing it. The rubbing irritates the skin and can break tiny capillaries beneath the skin, causing both puffiness and discoloration.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet, take vitamins, and drink plenty of water. A whole host of cosmetic problems can be attributed to vitamin deficiencies. Dark circles and puffiness are often attributed to lack of vitamin K or inadequate antioxidants. Also, a deficiency in B12, which is usually anemia-related can result in dark circles. Be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially cabbage, spinach, and other leafy green vegetables and take a daily vitamin supplement if necessary. Get adequate fluids to improve circulation.