Eye bags

AF Retired 462
By AF Retired 462 Latest Reply 2012-09-06 11:41:55 -0500
Started 2012-08-26 19:56:03 -0500

I know I am "getting older" but it seems to me that my diabetes is causing dark and puffyness under my eyes. I see people my age or younger worse than me and I know that they must me diabetic too. Anyone else notice this?

24 replies

girl steele
girl steele 2012-08-29 21:38:28 -0500 Report

I get the puffiness & absolutely hate it…I use Prep H on it. I also have allergies so got a mixed bag(no pun intended)… some days are worse than others.

Lizardfan 2012-08-27 17:03:14 -0500 Report

I used to have those dark circles and puffiness too! I use a skin care product specifically designed to correct it and it took care of the issue.

tabby9146 2012-09-02 20:57:04 -0500 Report

what do you use? mine are that way due to heredity and sinus allergy issues. I have tried many creams, and makeup and most don't help at all or very little.

girl steele
girl steele 2012-08-29 21:40:19 -0500 Report

Can I ask what product you use? I don't have dark circles but definitely get puffiness & haven't found anything that really works.

lacat87 2012-08-30 17:32:02 -0500 Report

i get puffiness too and haven't been able to find anything just for that in the beauty section…like a cream.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-27 05:49:20 -0500 Report

Omg and I thought it was the age am 49 and have been seeing this lately! I found this cream kind of expensive and I couldn't believe it it actually works! I put some gently under my eyes at night and it seems to fill in the old age saggy stuff. It's called Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Eye Treatment. Got it at we sephora.com

CJ55 2012-08-26 22:51:54 -0500 Report

Wow.. I didn't know this could be caused from my D.. I have the blackest circles and puffiness under my eyes. I have had them for years. Nothing takes them away. Not good eating, coldpacks, serums, Prep H, Cucumbers.. Can anyone else suggest something to use? I have guessed out!!

Nick1962 2012-08-26 20:02:15 -0500 Report

Yeah, looks like I was up all night with a bottle of Jack some mornings. Tried the Preparation H remedy, and it seemed to help after a few weeks, but not permanently. Ice packs do also, but again only temporarily. When did we men start worrying about this?

MAYS 2012-09-06 08:41:40 -0500 Report

Be very careful about what you place on the skin around your eyes, especially the skin underneath your eye because that skin is so thin and absorbant that you can actually do damage to te eye itself when the skin absorbs whatever you place on it, not to mention that the skin above, below and around the eye itself has very little fat there to protect the blood vessels in the area from harm, so in trying to resolve the issue, you may just make it worse!

Nick1962 2012-09-06 11:15:35 -0500 Report

I agree with you there. I’m kind of allergy prone and it always shows up in my eyes first (I guess I must just have sensitive eyes). Even putting sunblock on my face irritates them. Just now after nearly 40 years have I found a set of contacts I can wear.

AF Retired 462
AF Retired 462 2012-08-26 20:13:04 -0500 Report

I don't shave much anymore so I don't see my face as much…noticed it lately.

Nick1962 2012-08-26 20:58:39 -0500 Report

I've got one of those high maintenance Paul Teutul Sr. type beards so daily maintenance is a must. If I stay up too late saturady nights, looks like I got in a bar fight. Gettin' old is hell.

flipmom 2012-08-26 20:01:56 -0500 Report

i didnt even know that puffy eyes caused by diabetes.

granniesophie 2012-08-26 21:27:18 -0500 Report

And many, many other things as well. Can't blame this one all on the big D!! Try cold cucumber slices on your eyes, or even cold teaspoons. Both work pretty good on theose "Saturday" shadows! And the cold cukes taste pretty good, too ;)