Lack of sleep, constant stress, and sometimes even due to natural reasons, we end up developing dark circles under the eyes, and these dark patches of skin just dont seem to go away! If this is something you have been struggling with, then you will have been recommended almond oil as a cure for dark circles, but how to use it?
Worry not because, in this article, we shall tell you six ways you can use almond oil to effectively reduce dark circles under your eyes, so let’s dive right into it!
Methods to Apply Almond Oil
Almond oil is beneficial in reducing the signs of dark circles and speeding up its fading; it can be applied alone, but pairing it with other ingredients can help increase its efficiency! Scroll down and locate the products you have available in your house to create a DIY under-eye mask for yourself!
Precautions to take before using almond oil-
- There are two types of almond oil bitter almond oil and sweet almond oil; you should only use sweet almond oil on your skin. Always choose a bottle of almond oil, which is cold-pressed, organic, and dermatologically tested.
- Use the almond only externally, and do not eat it.
- Do not use almond oil if you have a nut allergy,
- If you have sensitive skin, make sure almond oil is safe for you. Apply a few drops of it on your hand and check for any reactions or breakouts before using it under your eyes.
- If you are pregnant or lactating, you should consult your doctor before using any of the below-mentioned methods.
Now let’s look at the methods –
1. Direct Application
Almond oil can be applied directly to the skin without causing it any harm. The best time to use almond oil will be at night, before sleeping, letting it stay overnight for best results.
With clean hands, take a few drops of almond oil and gently massage it under your eye with the pads of your fingers to increase blood circulation. In the morning, wash off the oil with lukewarm water. Repeat this for a few weeks to start seeing results!
Remember, almond oil will not give you instant results, but you will gradually begin seeing the benefits with regular use!
2. Almond oil and milk
Take a teaspoon of both milk and almond oil, mix it and then massage it onto your dark circles. Leave it on for 30-45 minutes until the milk dries, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this regularly for a few weeks to see results.
We have all heard our dadis tell how the queens in ancient India bathed in milk to keep beautiful; this was because milk has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties helping keep your skin bright and supple. It also has skin-restoring antioxidants, which will help reduce the pigmentation around your eyes.
3. Almond oil and honey
Take one teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of almond oil and mix them. Gently massage this mixture under your eyes and let it stay overnight. In the morning, wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this for a few weeks for the best results.
Honey has amazing skin lightening and moisturizing properties that will help reduce your dark circles and keep your skin soft and hydrated. Combined with almond oil, it will work on your dark circles, allowing them to fade away quickly.
4. Almond oil and Rosewater
Apply a few drops of rosewater under your eyes using a cotton ball and let it sit for a few minutes. Then take a few drops of almond oil and massage it under your eyes over the rose water. You can also mix two teaspoons of rose water and one teaspoon of almond oil and then massage it on your dark circles. Leave it on overnight and rinse in the morning with lukewarm water.
We have seen our moms apply Gulab Jal or Rose Water and glow all day! Search out her cabinet for a bottle of rose water to use on your dark circles because rose water is anti-inflammatory and possesses anti-aging properties, which will help reduce the dark circles around your eyes while keeping your skin soothed and supple.
5. Almond oil and olive oil /castor oil/ Coconut oil/Vitamin E oil
Take one teaspoon of almond oil and one teaspoon of either olive, castor, or coconut oil, mix it and massage it onto your dark circles, letting it stay for 30 minutes. After that, wash it off with lukewarm water.
For Vitamin E oil, extract the oil from one capsule and mix it with one teaspoon of almond oil, mix it and massage it under your eyes. Let it stay overnight and wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning.
Olive oil, castor oil, or vitamin oil all three come with their benefits in reducing dark circles-
- Olive oil will help reduce the effects of aging and keep your under-eye area moisturized.
- Castor oil will help reduce dryness around the eye area and protect it from inflammation.
- Coconut oil will help hydrate the skin and slow down aging.
- Vitamin e oil will help reduce the puffiness around your eyes and lighten the skin while keeping it hydrated.
6. Vaseline and almond oil
Take a teaspoon of both vaseline and almond oil and massage it under your eyes. Let it sit for 15-30 minutes after washing it off with lukewarm water.
Did you know the versatile vaseline sitting on your bedroom cabinet can help reduce dark circles? It will help hydrate your skin and reduce signs of aging by helping decrease fine lines found around the eyes.
1. What can I use other than almond oil to reduce dark circles?
There are many creams, serums, peels, and medical treatments available that you can use. Consult a dermatologist before choosing one.
2. How can I hide my dark circles?
You can use makeup to hide your dark circles. Choose a concealer that is a maximum of one shade lighter than your skin tone.
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Dark circles can be very stubborn and annoying, but with the six methods listed in the article making use of ingredients you can easily find around your house, you can reduce its signs quickly!
Let us know in the comments which method you found most useful!