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Almond Oil for Dark Circles - How to Treat Dark Circles with Almond Oil

 

Dark circles’ is a commonly used term to define hyperpigmentation under the eyes. Fatigue and lack of sleep are considered to be the most common causes of dark circles. However, these are not the only ones! 
So before we find out how to remove dark circles with almond oil, let’s understand the various causes of dark circles first-

Causes of dark circles

  • Age -
As we age, our skin gets thinner. Fat and collagen deposits tend to break down and skin begins to thin out. Due to this, the dark blood vessels beneath the skin become more visible causing the undereye area to appear darker.
  • Dehydration -

Not drinking enough water is another major cause of dark circles. When our body is dehydrated, the under eyes tend to appear dull and sunken.

  • Sun exposure -

Excessive sun exposure can lead to hyperpigmentation around the eyes leading to the appearance of dark circles.

  • Genetics -

If you are young and have developed dark circles, there is a fair chance that your genetics are the reason behind them.

  • Strained eyes -

Long screen hours are another major cause of developing dark circles. This leads to overstrained eyes and causes the blood vessels around the eyes to enlarge making the under eyes appear darker.

  • Fatigue -

Lack of sleep, oversleeping, and extreme fatigue are also potential causes of dark circles. They can make your under eyes look dull and pale and may also cause the fluid to build up underneath the skin making it look puffy.

  • Allergies -

Allergic reactions may also trigger dark circles. They can cause the blood vessels to dilate and become more apparent causing darkness under the eyes.

 

Almond oil for dark circles

Sweet almond oil for skin is abundantly rich in omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids. Here’s the primary composition of the oil:

  • Oleic acid - A godsend for mature and dry skin, oleic acid helps lock moisture into the skin. It penetrates deeply through the layers of the skin and intensely moisturises it. It also helps slow down skin ageing.
  • Linoleic acid - This one helps to fortify the skin barrier. It is also responsible for keeping skin hydrated and nourished.
  • Palmitic acid - It is anti-inflammatory and helps soothe your skin.
  • Stearic acid - It helps replenish the skin barrier and improve skin's hydration.

Owing to its rich fatty acids content, almond oil helps deeply nourish, moisturise and replenish the under eyes skin. Its antioxidant content helps reduce the appearance of dark circles by improving moisture retention and slowing down the formation of other signs of ageing such as fine lines. Almond oil is also rich in Vitamin E and K which help soothe and hydrate the skin.


How To Use Reduce Dark Circles With Almond Oil?

Here is how you can incorporate almond oil for face in your routine to reduce dark circles and replenish your under-eye area -

  1. Pick an organic cold-pressed almond oil
  2. Cleanse your face and pat it dry
  3. Take a drop or two of the oil and gently massage around the eyes
  4. Use your ring finger to massage exerting the least pressure
  5. Try this every evening and leave it overnight

It takes several weeks to show results, so kindly be patient and use it diligently every night to reduce dark circles with time.



How To Get Rid of Dark Circles With Lifestyle Changes? 

  • Sleep well

A good 8 hours of sleep is a must. Try to sleep on your back and take extra pillows for elevation to avoid fluid accumulation under the eyes.

  • Drink more water

Drinking a minimum of 3 to 4 litres of water a day works like magic for the skin. It keeps the under eyes hydrated and plump thereby not allowing the dark blood vessels to become more visible.

  • Reduce salt intake

The skin under the eyes is especially thin and more prone to dehydration. When our salt intake is high, we tend to feel bloated and look puffy. Regulating salt intake can considerably increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture and reduce under-eye bags.

  • Exercise More

Regular exercise helps improve blood circulation which is not only good for your overall health but also for your skin, especially under the eyes.

  • Follow a proper CTM routine

We can not stress enough the importance of following a proper AM and PM routine. It helps keep skin nourished and assists in repairing the skin overnight. Keeping your under eyes moisturized is the best way to keep dark circles at bay.

  • DO NOT sleep with makeup on

If you want your skin to replenish itself, always remove makeup before you sleep no matter how tired you are.

  • Monitor your screen time

Tired and strained eyes are other reasons for developing dark circles. Monitor how much time you are spending on screen and try to reduce it to whatever extent possible.

  • Eat foods rich in omega 3 fats

Omega-3 fatty acids help deeply moisturise the skin and keep it youthful. Foods naturally rich in omega-3 like walnuts also work against fluid retention.

  • Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol consumption leaves the body dehydrated which is not the ideal scenario for your delicate under eyes.


How To Choose The Right Almond Oil for Dark Circles?

There is an overwhelming variety of almond oils available in the market but do not worry, here’s a checklist you can follow to buy the best one for yourself -

  • Check the method of extraction. Cold-pressed Almond Oil is known to retain its nutrient profile post-extraction.
  • Look for certification - check if the label reads Certified Organic or Certified Natural
  • If it is certified, check if it is certified by a credible organisation or not.
  • Read the ingredients list and if it has only ‘ Sweet Almond Oil’ mentioned then it's an undiluted pure oil.
  • Check for country of origin.

Juicy Chemistry’s Sweet Almond Carrier Oil is Certified Organic by Ecocert ( France ) by COSMOS V3 standard.

You may also reap the benefits of almond oil for dark circles in our Prickly Pear, Tamanu & Chia Under-eye Roll-on. It is a lightweight and fast-absorbing formula that you can use on the go!

Tamanu oil is packed with antioxidants that help even out the discolouration around your eyes and smooth out fine lines. Prickly Pear is packed with Vitamins E and K that leave your under eyes hydrated and nourished. 

Chia seed oil helps improve skin elasticity and improve hydration. Almond oil deeply moisturises the skin and enhances its capacity to retain moisture.

Check out our entire range of products with the goodness of Almond oil here.

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References -

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/2017/2609549/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20129403/

https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/19/1/70/html