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This morning I got up early and headed to the gym. Knocked out a decent swim workout. Quick shower and change. I guess I didn't really look in the mirror. I went to church directly from the gym.<br><br>
At church several people gave me weird looks. A couple people asked if I was feeling okay. Uh, yah, why? Once back home I looked in the mirror. Aw crap! I still had impressions from my goggles (swim cap, too, just not as bad) and also had bags under my eyes.<br><br>
Is there a trick to getting rid of goggle marks?
 

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Prevention may be the only way to eliminate them.<br><br>
The tighter your goggles are, the more visible (and for longer) the marks are.<br><br>
Time, for the most part.<br><br>
I've experimented with drinking lots of water afterward, too, thinking that that might help, but the results weren't all that great.
 

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At least I know I am not alone! It takes a few hours for the goggle marks to fade on me. Then I look like I have two black eyes for another few hours. I get some strange looks...
 

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I usually go straight from the pool to work, they don't comment on them... I assume it's because I usually either have bags under my eyes from sleeping in or from goggles <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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<span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">For workouts, I use an open-nosed "sport mask" similar to this one. Mine is made by Speedo but I can't find a picture of the specific model. They’re really so much more comfortable than goggles and not cumbersome at all. They have a lower profile than you'd think. No goggle/mask marks afterward.</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Dan</span></span><br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.swimoutlet.com/photos/8792-2T.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I have found that Swedish goggles are the only ones that don't leave horrible goggle marks. I tried a different brand of knock-off Swedes and they are terrible too. For me it has to be the original Swedes.
 

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Thanks all! I am due for new goggles, so that does give me some ideas. Normally when I put my goggles on, I adjust the strap but maybe Sunday I didn't get it "just right". Although, I suspect that people at church are just going to have to deal with me getting there right as service starts, smelling faintly of chlorine, and sporting goggle marks.
 
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