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A 22-year-old male asked:

My skin in both eye contours looks bruised and a vein is visible under left eye. will thickening skin with 1% retinol restore a natural colour?

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
55 years experience
Not likely: Discoloration in the lower eyelids is genetic in some individuals, related to lack of sleep in others and related to chronic nasal allergies. Review your lifestyle. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food. Get a good night sleep, exercise and move through the day, and eat wholesome unprocessed food with fresh vegetables, high quality protein, anti-inflammatory whole grains, and fresh fruits.
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