I am a 47 year female, swimmer for over 20 years. I bought new goggles this past year that used suction to stay in place, and estimate I wore them 25 times over the summer at 20 - 40 minutes per swim. I would notice redness and swelling under the eyes that would go away after a few hours.
In August, I started noticing deep bluish rings, dark shadows I had never seen before. I am now left with puffy eye bags and seemingly permanent goggle marks around my eyes that I did not have 6 months ago. They are unsightly. I have very thin skin under my eyes as it is. Concealer doesn't help, and in certain lights I am absolutely appalled at the change in my appearance. Could I have accelerated the aging process by wearing swim goggles? Will this problem resolve on it own over time?