Cholesterol spots or deposits that you can notice around your eyes are bumps of fat that develop underneath your
skin, usually in the inner canthus of the upper eyelid. While one of the main causes is a high level of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body, it can also be due to genetic factors, diabetes, liver disease and other conditions.
It’s also more common among people who are between 40 and 60 years old. This problem does not cause pain or itching, but it may impede vision if the bump grows large enough. Its important to find out what is the main cause of these cholesterol deposits so that you can address the root cause. However here are some home remedies that can help in the meantime
The best and most popular home treatment for xanthelasma is garlic. The enzymes present in garlic help flatten the small, bumpy deposits. Garlic is also beneficial for reducing a cholesterol level
Slice up a garlic clove or crush a few garlic cloves to make a paste. Apply it on the affected area and
cover with a gauze so the garlic doesn’t get into your eye. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off
with warm water. Repeat once daily for a few days.
Alternatively, crush a garlic tablet into a fine powder. Add a little water to form a paste and apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for about 1 hour before rinsing it off. Do this daily until you get the desired result.
Also, you can eat 2 to 3 raw garlic cloves on an empty stomach daily. If you prefer to take a garlic supplement, always consult your doctor first.
Do not use garlic on your skin for a
longer duration as it may burn the skin.
Avoid using it completely if you have
Another effective remedy to treat cholesterol deposits is castor oil. The acid in castor oil helps shrink the cholesterol
deposits. However, this oil works best on small deposits that are new.
1.Soak a cotton ball in cold-pressed,pure castor oil.
2.Apply it on the affected area, keeping your eyes closed.
3.Massage for a few minutes and, if possible, secure the cotton ball in place with a bandage or tape.
4.Leave it on overnight, and clean the area with warm water the next morning.
5.Repeat this remedy daily until you are satisfied with the result
Apple Cider Vinegar
If you have high cholesterol and it is the prime reason behind the cholesterol deposits near your eyes, apple cider
vinegar is just what you need. Apple cider vinegar helps reduce the bad cholesterol level in the body. It liquefies
the cholesterol and fat as well as aids the liver in removing toxins from the body. Plus, the acetic acid in it is corrosive in
nature, which helps remove the bumpy deposits.
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it to the affected area. Use an adhesive tape or bandage to hold the cotton ball in place. After 2 hours, remove the cotton ball and rinse the area with warm water. Do this a couple of times a day.
Also, mix 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a little raw honey in a glass of
lukewarm water and drink it twice daily.
If you have sensitive skin, dilute
the apple cider vinegar with a little water
This staple kitchen ingredient is another effective treatment, which you should surely give a try. First of all, onions contain compounds that inhibit bad cholesterol and fat buildup, one of the main reasons behind this problem.
Secondly, their acidic nature helps flatten the bumpy deposits on the skin.
Extract the juice from 1 onion, add a little salt to it and set it aside for a couple of hours. Before going to bed, apply it on the affected area, massage gently and leave it on overnight. The following morning, wash the area with warm water. Repeat daily.
Also, mix 2 tablespoons of onion juice in a glass of water and drink it
1.Boil 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds or powder in a cup of water.
2.Cover and allow the mixture to steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
3.Strain out the seeds and drink the water.
4. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day to bring down your cholesterol levels.