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White skin under eyes. The skin under my eyes is completely

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White skin under eyes.

The skin under my eyes is completely white. It is more pronounced in summer when the rest of my face gets a little tanned. I have been to a dermatologist and she could not find anything wrong. It is very obvious after exercise or when hot.
I have read that it could be some sort of deficiency or from eating too much white sugar. I completely changed my diet about 8 months ago. Removed sugar from my diet, ate 70% veg, 20% fruit and nuts and rest animal meat. I have given up coffee and alcohol completely for the last month. This has not helped at all.
Can you offer any advise to help with this?
Thanks!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hi there

Still need help?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi, yes I do. Can you offer some advice?

Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Yes, I can

do you have allergies?

Do you take any medicine?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I don't take any medicine.

I used to have allergies before, lots of sneezing, non stop for days. Allergy was from dust, doghair and pollen. Since I changed my diet and don't have a dog anymore this has completely stopped. I avoid dairy as much as possible too with a little cheese and eggs maybe once a week.

Any other info that will help?

Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
you're welcome

I think the problem is that the blood vessels under your eyes aren't opening up

Like when you exercise and the rest of your face gets red, this area doesn't

I think you need to try some things to open up the blood vessels

I would try an exfoliating cream or a microdermabrasion

something to open up the vessels

Here is a good product

http://www.sephora.com/microdermabrasion-skin-exfoliant-P45503