Sunday, April 19, 2009

Signs of Aging

This morning, as I looked in the mirror to wake up, I noticed, even more, the dark circles under my eyes. I also wear glasses which have left pressure scares as well. It seems the older I get, the more I will look like racoon! I have tried everything! Either it does nothing or I end up with hives all over my face!

I've thought of a few possible causes, besides simply getting old. One is that we live very, very close to an extremely large lake. Everyday, I am reminded that the lake is not the cleanest of lakes. The lake is a natural run off and hit is (was) HUGE. Apparently, many years ago, long before we moved here, the city has placed a dam somewhere and the lake hasn't been the same since. At one time the lake actually began to smell pretty bad, that was shortly before we moved here. To repair the problem, the city raised money to build a system that would provide the lake with "movement" so the water would not be stagant and no longer smell. All those little "specks" around the lake...those are houses! Well....that money was used to build our stadium. So, there you go.

Another possible reason for my racoon eyes is that of allergies which I have had all my life. The final possibility is that of lack of sleep which I pretty much have done all that I can to get as much as I can. I've created and maintained a system with my grandson to be as consistent as possible...which is going pretty well. The only two things that really soothe my eyes are 1) closing out the sun...horrible on my eyes! and 2) applying cold compresses as often as I can.
In conclusion, I believe...in addition to aging... these dark circles are due to allergies. My reason and plan for moving away from our previous location was that it was not a safe, constructive place to raise my kids. My youngest is a freshman in high school. The plan is to return to our previous city, but not the same location, when he graduates. Our plan has gone very well.
Apparently, the dark circles is one of the prices I am faced to pay. No fun:(.

4 comments:

Karin said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that i did answer your question in more detail in my blog comments, if you want to follow up and read it. the short answer her is no, I'm not, at all :)
Happy belated birthday, and I hope once allergy season eases, so will raccoon eyes! I can totally relate... best to you, Karin

Linda and her Twaddle said...

Sometimes dark circles under eyes are genetic. Makeup, concealer does help hide it if they bother you. The best type is Minerals make up - all natural and takes no time to put on. Great for people with sensitive skin.

Allergy time of year brings all sorts of itchy things for me. And runny noses.

I don't care what all those magazines say - aging sucks. But the alternative is worse.

presious said...

Linda,

Thanks for the encouragement. I am very self-conscious about them because they really make me look so much older. I do have some concealer but it is a basic brand from the drug store. I've tried everything to lighten them up. It's as if they are permanent. My mom was so beautiful. Her skin was flawless. Her sister does have the dark circles and so does my youngest son. Possible I may not be able to do anything about them. :(

Polly said...

You could try some slices of cucumber?

I forgot to say happy birthday in my last post. SOunds like it was a wonderful day.

I hope that the allergies ease up.