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i feel i'm very educated about being vegan and about health in general (making sure i'm taking care of myself, getting everything i need, etc.) but i've noticed lately that i just <i>look</i> sort of run down and i don't think i'm sick or anything. my skin seems sallow and while i've always been one to have dark circles under the eyes, they seem worse to me lately and i know i'm sleeping enough (geesh, maybe too much recently!). i'm really hoping this isn't part of aging....especially since i am only 27. thoughts?
 

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I would think 27 is too young to be the cause of aging skin. If you feel that you are eating a balanced diet and getting adequate exercise, you could try upping your omega 3's and antioxidants. They are supposed to be good for healthy skin.
 

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Also make sure you are drinking enough water. Good for the skin. A nice moisturizer is good too. 27 is about when I started noticing my skin shining on its own a little less, its young, but not that young :p<br><br><br><br>
Bad circles, btw, can be caused by seasonal allergies, even if you don't feel you have much in terms of other allergy symptoms. They certainly aggrevate mine.
 

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Trust me, you are not just aging at 27. Get a 27,000 mile checkup and see if something is amiss. Have you had any life changes or stresses lately, job changes, got married, had a baby, changed bosses, developed an allergy, changed apartments, lost a loved one, something like that? That can temporiarily make you so tired. Even good new things can just wear you out.
 

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definitely not normal. if it is a organic problem (not stress or lack of sleep or anything like that) sounds to me like it could be a thyroid problem. at the very least, it is worth ruling out - make sure you get a blood test for it. best of luck.
 

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to all of you who have mentioned a doctor's visit, i guess it would have been appropriate of me to mention that i do get regular check-ups and everything always checks out okay. i definitely drink enough water, that's for sure! no new stresses that i am aware of, but i guess i tend to be a little bit on the "easily overwhelmed" side to begin with.
 

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allergies maybe pollen count is rather high lately and you can develop hayfever as an adult that would also cause the dark circles round the eyes and the tiredness
 
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