How To Use Almond Oil To Reduce Dark Circles

By Subodh / February 21, 2014

It is said that a lot can be said about a person looking at his or her eyes but what do you say when there are dark circles around the eyes. Oops, if you’re reading this, that ought to have hurt. If eyes are the gateway to your soul, dark circles are like the devils standing on the gateway shouting at anyone who looks at them.

While it is true that eyes are arguably the most attractive part of your body that you can flaunt without getting conscious, what is also a hard truth is that dark circles around your eyes can make you and your eyes look unattractive. You might wish that eye mask would come in fashion on of these days but another hard truth is that dark circles can never look good and make you look tired and unattractive. So enough about the problem, let’s see what’s the solution.

Causes of Dark Circles

The causes of dark circles could range from stress to lack of sleep. In today’s world, the problem of dark circles is further aggravated thanks to unhealthy lifestyle like stress, lack of sleep and improper diet. Some other reasons of dark circles can be aging, over exposure to sun without protective wear and deficiency of necessary vitamins in the body. Some experts say that the problem of dark circles could also be hereditary in few people.

Solution

One of the best solutions to reduce dark circles is get proper sleep. 8 hours of sound-sleep is necessary and it is often said that dark circles is an indicator of lack of proper sleep. However, in today’s time of mental and financial stress it is hard for everyone to get proper 8 hours of sleep. Therefore, another proven remedy for reducing dark circle is almond oil. Almond oil has been used for many ages as one of the best natural remedies for skin related problems. It is a natural moisturizer and helps in blood circulation too. Here are few suggested treatments that can help in reducing dark circles using almond oil.

Treating Dark Circles Using Almond Oil

Almond Oil

Massaging Your Eyes With Almond Oil

Almond oil is a natural moisturizer without being too harsh on your skin. It is much better than most of the products you find in the market, as the chemicals can be harsh as the area around your eyes is very sensitive and needs to be treated delicately. Every night just before you retire to bed, make sure that you gently massage the area under your eyes leaving the eyes. Almond oil being a natural moisturizer helps in removing wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, which aggravate the problem of dark circles. Massaging helps in blood circulation around the eyes reducing the dark circles even further. Almond oil is also used as massage oil in many massage parlors and spas to moisturize your skin and rejuvenate the cells. Unfortunately, dark circles cannot be reduced overnight and thus you need to follow this treatment everyday in order to get better results.

Almond Oil And Honey

Honey is soothing to the skin and it is can be mixed with almond oil to reduce dark circles. To make the mixture, mix sweet almond oil and honey in the ratio of 1:1. You can mix it in a small container and use it every night, as the mixture does not go bad. The preservative property in honey does not let the mixture go bad for several weeks or even months. Every night apply this mixture to the area around your eyes just before going to bed. You can either massage for few minutes or dab it using your index finger. Alternatively, you can also dip cotton swab into the mixture and gently dab on the area around your eyes. However, make sure that the mixture does not seep into your eyes and you might face a tough time washing your face next morning, as honey can be quite sticky. However, it will not do much harm to you as it is good for your skin and is used by many beauticians to moisturize and bring natural glow to your skin.

Almond Oil Paste

Sometimes you may not have the time to wait overnight to reduce dark circles. In such a situation, almond oil paste can come to your aid. It may not completely remove the dark circles but it can considerably reduce them. Firstly, you would need to make almond oil paste by mixing almond oil with milk. Pour some almond oil in a bowl and add some milk powder to it. Keep mixing it using a spoon and keep adding the milk powder until a thick paste is formed. Apply this paste on the area around your eyes and wait for ten minutes. After 15 minutes, wash your face with like warm water. If you are unhappy with the results, follow the process again. It may not solve the problem completely but may be enough for the time being. You can also add honey to this paste but make sure that the paste is thick enough to stick to the eyes.