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I have been vegan 4 months now and noticed about a month ago that I was getting darkness under the eyes. I have never had this problem before.<br><br>
I take a veggie multivitamin but maybe I am missing a nutrient?<br><br>
Does anyone know?
 

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I've had this for YEARS. They stretch down to my cheekbones and make me look like a zombie. When I figure out how to get rid of them I'll let you know.<br><br>
Until then, have you considered a lack of sleep? If you're losing sleep a lot (like I am) then that could be the cause. Or it could be dehydration - try drinking a few more glasses a day and see if it improves.<br><br>
ETA: Actually, you could go to the doctor and ask for a blood test for iron. If it was brought on by your veganism it could be that you are missing out on iron in your diet. Dark, leafy greens are rich in ron if you want to boost your levels.
 

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I sleep lots so I don't think that's it.<br><br>
I have always had low blood pressure? Not sure if that has anything to do with it.<br><br>
I will try get more leafy greens. I eat LOTS tho.<br><br>
Good to know about the water too thanx!
 

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<a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346/DSECTION=causes" target="_blank">http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dar...SECTION=causes</a>
 

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doesn't seem to be due to the food :d<br><br>
maybe I lost a tiny bit of weight on my face... hmmm
 

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Genetics plays a large factor in some cases as well, including my own.
 

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Yes, I have this and it's certainly genetic. In photos of me when I was 5 years old I have bags under my eyes.<br><br>
Sounds like it isn't genetic for you though, since it came on recently. Hydrating the area can help make it look better - think cucumber on the eyelids.
 

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That's nothing. I have crop circles under my eyes. And to make it even worse, there's a M.I.B on my left cheek just hanging out, eating a sandwich.
 

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Mine are genetic. I look like a tan corpse most of the time, since I apparently can't be bothered with makeup to conceal them.
 

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I seem to like to do google searches for people, so I plugged in Vegan+dark circles under eyes and this is what came up with some tips to lessen them. Good luck<br><a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=vegan%2B+causes+of+dark+circles&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?q=vegan...archBox&ie=&oe</a>=
 

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To those with dark circles: do you eat a lot of carbs and sugars, drink alcohol?<br><br>
If you don't think they are genetic, candida is another cause of dark circles. Some of my clients I can tell just from looking at their face if they are having an overgrowth of candida because of the way the dark circles are and usually the way they smell too...<br><br><a href="http://www.ei-resource.org/articles/candida-and-gut-dysbiosis-articles/my-battle-with-candida/" target="_blank">http://www.ei-resource.org/articles/...-with-candida/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.leakygut.co.uk/Candidiasis.htm" target="_blank">http://www.leakygut.co.uk/Candidiasis.htm</a>
 

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thanx everyone.<br><br>
I don't think it is genetic. nobody in my family has it.<br><br>
I highly doubt it can be any fungus or anything like that. I am in perfect health.<br><br>
I also eat very healthy. I decided to add more green smoothies just incase I am missing some nutrients.<br><br>
My mom mentioned that I had been getting slightly tanner too, so maybe it is just some pigmentation from the sun? I must remember to wear sunglasses.
 

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My mom mentioned that I had been getting slightly tanner too, so maybe it is just some pigmentation from the sun? I must remember to wear sunglasses.</div>
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This is it.
 
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