Yup! Almond oil are great for those unsightly dark circles and eye bags!!
Are you feeling tired and lack of energy? Are you starting to look like him?
What is dark circle?
Dark circles are the patches of dark, bruised-looking skin that appears under your eyes after a late night out or forgetting to take your makeup off or simply working till late into the night. Fatigue is the most common cause of dark circles under your eyes. Sometimes, what appear to be dark circles under your eyes could merely be shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging. Some other possibilities includes dehydration, allergies, sinus problems, genetics and smoking . The bad news is these dark circles can make you look much older just like wrinkles does. So before we can understand how to get rid of dark circles, we need to understand more on what causes them.
What causes dark circle?
Dark circles (a.k.a. Periorbital Dark Circles) are caused by stress factors mentioned above that restricts blood flow around your body and including to your face. This restriction of blood flow prevent our body to remove toxins accumulated and/or dilate the blood vessels around your eyes thus making discoloration more obvious especially around the eyes where skin are thin and delicate. Sometimes dark circles could also be caused by simply puffy lower lids, which cast a shadow on the skin beneath them.
What is Sweet Almond Oil?
Sweet Almond Oil is pressed from the dried kernel of sweet almonds and are rich in omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids. Traditionally used by massage therapists to enhance their client’s experience, it also makes the external layers of skin softer and more pliable. It increases skin’s moisture level by limiting evaporation and are rich in Vitamin E and other nutrient rich lipids. Using as base oil for soaps, in lotions and for aromatherapy, it can help bring the vitamins D and E directly to the epidermis and are generally suitable for all skin types.
How does Almond Oil helps remove dark circles?
- It is naturally anti-inflammatory which helps reduces puffy bags under the eyes and dark circles.
- It’s a good source of vitamin K, which may improves clotting, reducing discoloration under the eyes.
- It contains palmatic acid and retinol, which helps moisturize delicate under-eye skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
- Almond oil are packed with anti-oxidants that keeps our skin healthy.
- With regular use, it may help contract dilated blood vessels that cause discoloration.
- Helps provides monounsaturated fats and vitamin E for skin to remain youthful, supple, and radiant.
- Being a natural emollient, almond oil balances our skin’s water content, preventing dryness.
- It may help to lighten dark spots and reduce unsightly veins appearance to clear dark circles.
How to apply Almond Oil for Dark Circles?
Gently massage sweet almond oil onto the skin under your eyes in the morning and night or mix equal amounts of pure sweet almond oil and honey in a bowl, and apply it to the skin under your eyes. Relax and let the mixture work for 10 minutes or so before carefully washing it off . Drink at least two to three liters of water daily as water is essential to help flush out the toxins accumulated.
Using almond oil to remove dark circles under eyes is a natural remedy without chemical additives so please do not expect any immediate results like commercial products. Sweet almond oil as a dark circle treatment will achieve its optimum results if applied daily and given time to work with proper hydration.
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References: Dark circles under eyes – Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/dark-circles-under-eyes/basics/causes/sym-20050624  Sandra’s Home Remedies By Sandra M. Finlay
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