I have terrible dark circles under my eyes. How can I deal with the comments I get about how tired/sick I look? Any other advice for coming to terms with people constantly pointing out something I dislike about my appearance?
If I go a day without wearing concealer under my eyes, it's almost guaranteed that at least one person will say "are you tired? you look really tired today" (seriously, this happened today) or even "are you on drugs? you don't look well" or "why do you have two black eyes?".
I've always had these dark circles under my eyes. However, I don't want to keep wearing makeup on them. Feeling like I need to wear makeup just to go out in public or to class makes me feel worse about my appearance, but I know someone will ask if something is wrong if I don't wear it.
(FWIW, I had a few difficulties with personal/health issues in high school that made the questions people asked hit closer to home. When someone comments on my dark circles or says "wow, you look super exhausted", it reminds me of this. This bothers me because the people who ask these things just don't know
if there's something going on in my life (being exhausted all the time or on medication, etc.), and it still makes me feel bad even if my life is great right now.)
Inspired by this