Sweet almond oil, also known as pure almond oil is a traditional remedy for removing dark circles, a common outcome of stress, unhealthy lifestyle, and hereditary reasons. A proper application of sweet almond oil can reduce the problem within a few weeks.
Is Almond Oil Really Good for Dark Circle
Although no clinical research has been documented yet confirming its positive effects, still people using this have experienced positive impact regarding prevention and elimination of dark circle under eyes.
How Does it Work
Its anti-inflammatory properties make the dark circle appear lighter and eradicate them completely, while vitamin K lessens the discoloration. This non-comedogenic oil is a storehouse of antioxidant properties, vitamin E and monounsaturated fats that are good for a healthy and glowing skin.
Due to its Retinol and palmitic acid content, this oil works as an emollient, moisturizing the sensitive under eye zone, reducing dryness by maintaining water content. Moreover, it also prevents the dilation or enlargement of the blood vessels that is a major cause of dark circle.
How to Use Sweet Almond Oil for Dark Circles Under Eyes
Just Almond Oil
Apply few drops of almond oil on dark circles and massage gently. Leave it on overnight and wash off with cold water next morning.
Almond Oil Mixtures
Mix two teaspoon each of almond oil and honey and apply on the affected areas at night. Rinse with fresh tepid water.
With Rose Water
Mix five drops of rose water with the same proportion of almond oil. Soak a cotton ball and apply on the dark circle and leave for around forty minutes. Rinse well and let dry.
With Coconut Oil
Mix same proportion of coconut oil and almond oil and slowly massage around your eyes. Let it stay overnight and rinse off with cold water the following morning.
With Castor Oil
Mix your almond oil with castor oil of same quantity and gently apply on the dark circles. Leave for one hour to overnight, then wash with warm water and pat dry.
With Vitamin E
Mix along four to five drops of vitamin E oil with one teaspoon of almond oil and softly massage your under eye zone for around two minutes. Take a gap of four to five minutes before washing it.
Blend a few drops of lemon in one teaspoon of almond oil and massage your dark circled zone for around five minutes. After that, wash with cool water and let it dry.
Almond Oil Paste
Make a paste by mixing together moderate amounts of almond oil and milk (regular or powdered). Apply, wait until it dries off completely before washing with warm water .
Create a paste with a moderate quantity of almond oil and turmeric powder and massage with it on the dark circle. Let it dry and wash with fresh cold water.
Mix one tablespoon of Vaseline, few drops of almond oil and a half teaspoon of matcha powder (green tea). Apply and leave for half an hour, then rinse and pat dry.
Follow these methods on a regular basis, with positive results usually becoming visible in 2-3 weeks.
Safety and Precaution
There is no side effect of using almond oil but people allergic to nuts should not follow the methods, in case you are not sure, perform a patch taste before going on with the procedures.
Use organic sweet almond oil (cold pressed refined almond oil ) and not the detrimental bitter almond oil.
Make sure the oil never comes in contact with your eyes; if that happens, immediately rinse off your eyes with cold water.
For Pregnant Women and Babies
Pregnant women should consult a doctor before using almond oil for their skin. It generally has no adverse effect on babies, but it should only be used after your pediatrician’s permission.