How To Use Almond Oil For Dark Circles: 14 Remedies

Dark Circles Under Eyes

The skin of the lower eyelids is thinner than the skin on the rest of our bodies. It tends to lose moisture more easily, and the blood vessels beneath it are more visible. These qualities, in addition to vitamin deficiencies, stress, aging, lack of sleep, over-exposure to sun or electronics screens, allergies, or illness, are the culprits behind dark circles.

Dark Circles Treatment

Most commercial dark circle creams are expensive and ineffective. Why waste time and money on those when you can reduce dark circles using a safe, natural, affordable home remedy?

Almond Oil For Dark Circles

People have been using almond oil to treat skin issues for centuries. In addition to lightening skin tone around the eyes, it reduces scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Let’s take a look at the many properties that make almond oil such an effective treatment.

Does Almond Oil Reduce Dark Circles?

  • Almond oil is naturally anti-inflammatory, so it reduces puffy bags under the eyes and dark circles.
  • It’s a good source of vitamin K, which improves clotting, reducing discoloration under the eyes.
  • It contains palmatic acid and retinol, which moisturize delicate under-eye skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
  • Almond oil contains anti-oxidants that keep skin healthy.
  • It also helps contract dilated blood vessels that cause discoloration.
  • It provides the monounsaturated fats and vitamin E your skin needs to remain youthful, supple, and radiant.
  • As a natural emollient, almond oil balances the skin’s water content, preventing dryness.
  • It helps to lighten the dark spots and removes the dark veins appearance to clear dark circles.

How To Use Almond Oil For Dark Circles:

Now you know why almond oil works. Below, you’ll discover several methods for using it to treat dark circles. Try them all until you find the one that works best for you.

1. Almond Oil Massage

Massage improves circulation, reducing the dark appearance of the veins beneath under-eye skin.
  • Wash your face with a mild cleanser and pat dry with soft towel.
  • Apply a few drops of almond oil around the eyes night time before going to bed.
  • Massage gently in circular motion for few minutes.
  • Leave on overnight.
  • Rinse with cool water in the morning.
  • Eat 10 almonds daily along with application.
  • Apply regularly to reduce dark circles.

2. Almond Oil with Honey

  • Mix 5-6 drops of almond oil with 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey.
  • Massage around the eyes before bed.
  • Leave on overnight.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water in the morning.
  • Repeat regularly.
  • Note: You can mix equal quantities of almond oil and honey.

3. Almond Oil and Avocado

Avocado contains essential fatty acids and vitamins B,E, and K, which moisturize the skin and promote proper circulation.
  • In a blender, mix 3 slices of avocado with 5-7 drops almond oil until smooth.
  • Apply around eyes.
  • Leave on 15-20 minutes, or until dry.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat regularly to get rid of dark circles.

4. Almond Oil with Night Jasmine

Night jasmine is a natural astringent and it reduces the inflammation that causes puffy under-eye bags. It cures dark circles formed due to stress or lack of sleep or due to any other health problems.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of almond oil with 2 drops of jasmine oil.
  • Massage around eyes for 2 minutes to stimulate circulation.
  • Leave on 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Apply regularly.

5. Almond Oil with Milk Paste

  • Mix equal quantities of almond oil and powdered milk to make a paste.
  • Apply on the dark circles.
  • Leave on until dry.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Make sure it does not go into eyes.
  • Repeat regularly.
  • Note: You can also use regular milk instead of powdered milk and leave it on 10 minutes.
Note: You can also crush or grind 5 almonds to make a powder and add few drops of milk to make a paste, and leave it on 10 minutes.

6. Almond Oil with Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile is anti-inflammatory, and it calms and relaxes to prevent dark circles.
  • Wash your face with a mild cleanser and pat dry.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of almond oil with 2 drops of chamomile oil.
  • Massage around eyes for 2 minutes before going to sleep.
  • Leave on overnight.
  • Rinse with cool water in the morning.
  • Repeat regularly to clear dark circles and puffy eyes.

7. Almond-Lemon Paste

Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent.
  • Soak 10-15 almonds in water overnight.
  • Peel them in the morning and grind or blend them to make a paste.
  • Mix a few drops of fresh-squeezed lemon juice into the paste.
  • Apply around eyes.
  • Leave on 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Follow the process daily.
  • Note: You can use rose water instead of lemon juice.

8. Hot and Cold Pads

  • Wash your face with a mild cleanser and pat dry.
  • Apply hot cloth pads under eyes and leave on 5 minutes.
  • Apply cold cloth pads under eyes and leave on 5 minutes.
  • Use fingers to massage almond oil around eyes for 2 minutes.
  • Leave on overnight.
  • Rinse with cool water in the morning.

9. Almond Oil with Rose Oil

Rose oil reduces stress and softens skin.
  • Mix 5 drops of almond oil with 5 drops of rose oil.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply under eyes.
  • Leave on 30-40 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.

10. Almond Oil with Turmeric

People have been using turmeric as an anti-aging treatment for centuries. It is naturally anti-inflammatory and it contains anti-oxidants that keep skin healthy.
  • Mix enough almond oil and turmeric powder to make a paste.
  • Apply on the dark circles.
  • Leave on until dry.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily to cure dark circles.

11. Almond Oil with Coconut Oil

  • Mix equal quantities of almond oil and coconut oil.
  • Apply and massage gently around eyes for 2 minutes at night time before going to sleep.
  • Leave on overnight.
  • Rinse with cool water in the morning and pat dry.
  • Apply regularly to get rid of the problem.

12. Sweet Almond Oil and Lemon Juice

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of almond oil with a few drops of fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
  • Massage around eyes for 2 minutes.
  • Leave on 5 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily for 15-20 days to get relief from the dark circles.
Note: You can use almond paste (prepared by grinding the soaked almonds) instead of almond oil.

13. Almond Oil and Vitamin E Oil

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of almond oil with 4 drops of vitamin E oil.
  • Massage around eyes for 2 minutes.
  • Leave on 5 minutes.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.

14. Almond Oil and Castor Oil

Castor oil contains essential fatty acids, and the ricinoleic acid in castor oil serves as an anti-inflammatory agent that reduces puffy under-eye bags.
  • Wash your face with a mild cleanser.
  • Mix equal quantities almond oil and castor oil.
  • Massage around eyes for 2 minutes.
  • Leave on 40-60 minutes or overnight.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Re-apply regularly.

Tips And Precautions For Using Almond Oil To Reduce Dark Circles:

  • Do not use other creams or lotions while using almond oil.
  • Unless otherwise noted, repeat each method twice daily.
  • Make sure not to get any of these mixtures in your eyes.
  • Store almond oil in a cool, dark place to prevent it from going rancid.
  • If you are pregnant, consult a doctor before using these treatments.
  • Before using almond oil around your eyes, apply a small amount to other skin to determine whether you are allergic to it.
  • Use organic, pure almond oil.
  • These treatments usually take 2-3 weeks to produce noticeable results.
  • Use sweet almond oil rather than bitter almond oil.
  • If you are allergic to nuts, don’t use these treatments.
  • Biotique Almond Under Eye Cream is an effective dark circle treatment. Apply it before applying make-up.
  • If you see no results after 2 weeks, see a doctor to find out if your dark circles indicate an underlying health problem.

Natural remedies require patience, but they are very effective over time. 

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