almond for dark circles

almond for dark circlesThe 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.

 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 DIY home remedies?

 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

  1. Mix equal quantities of almond oil and powdered milk to make a paste.
  2. Apply on the dark circles.
  3. Leave on until dry.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  5. Make sure it does not go into eyes.
  6. Repeat regularly.
  7. Note: You can also use regular milk instead of powdered milk and leave it on 10 minutes.
  8. 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.
  • 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. Have you tried any of these treatments for dark circles? Let us know which ones worked best for you!

      1. I have dry skin and also I have sensitive skin also I not using soaps creams I will use only bath powder please tell me how to maintain my skin healthy and Glow

  1. I have had dark circles since I was in my twenties my question is Will this almond oil still work .me?

    1. Yes, it will work. Apart from that drink plenty of water to flush out toxins from the body, don’t scratch or rub your eyes and take 60 seconds break for 15 minutes while using computer.

  2. Hi. Why do you suggest NOT using any other creams with it? I feel like I would need more moisture than just almond oil.

    1. Almond oil is enough to provide appropriate moisture to the skin. Applying other creams make your skin greasy or chemicals present it can disturb the process of healing.

    1. Hi Garima, it is difficult to tell the exact time as everyone’s skin is different. Don’t lose hopeand repeat the application regularly.

  3. Are Almond oils for dark circle around eyes and hair growth different? I have Almond oil for hair. Can I use it for dark circles around eyes for external use?


    1. You can use sweet almond oil for both skin and hair. But don’t use commercial ones which contain chemicals in them.

  4. I’ve had dark circles for 4/5 years now. I’m a 22 years old men with heavy dark circles around my eyes.
    can you suggest me some home and clinical remedies ?

    1. Almond oil contains vitamin E and K, mono-saturated fats and antioxidants which help to contract dilated blood vessels causing discoloration strengthen the skin cell production and balance water content in the skin cells. The natural bleaching agents of honey lighten the skin tone under the eyes. Here is the process of using almond oil and honey for dark circles.

      – Combine 1 tablespoon honey and 5 drops of almond oil.
      – Gently massage the mixture around the eyes.
      – Leave the application over night and rinse off with lukewarm water in the morning.
      – Repeat regularly.

      Apart from following the remedy, don’t rub the skin under eyes and wash your face regularly.

        1. It is hard to tell the exact time as it depends on the person’s skin type, sleeping pattern and other habits. So, try the remedy regularly with some patience until you achieve the results. However, you can see the improvement in 2 – 3 weeks.

  5. Hlo rubbing the dark circles with badam rogan tail would make the skin oily???
    I have massaged my head earliar and my head was full of pimples then

    1. Almond oil doesn’t make the skin oily if applied in enough amounts. If you apply more than your skin requires it makes the skin oily and clogs the pores causing pimples.

  6. Can I apply Almond oil in skin? Or should I use sweet almond oil ? may I know the difference between almond oil & sweet almond oil? Thx.

    1. Sweet almond oil is extracted from sweet almonds. It contains a large amount of polyunsaturated linoleic acid, monosaturated oleic acid, vitamin E and B. Almond oil or bitter almond oil is extracted from bitter almonds. It contains some poisonous compounds as hydrogen cyanide, glycoside amygdalin and benzaldehyde. While both are used for medicinal purposes yet bitter almond oil can only be used under doctor’s supervision for specific problems. So it is very important to try sweet almond oil for treating dark circles under the eyes.

  7. Hey , thanks for helping people by this way , i have a question , i bought khadi sweet almonds oil . Is it good for dirk circle ???? Make out some time and reply thankyou.

  8. Hey. Thanks for such an informative article.
    Do we have to follow all the above remedies or just doing one of them regularly would suffice?
    I’m following the first one at present- massaging just the oil at night.

    Will this help?

    1. You have to choose any one remedy and try it regularly. Yes, that is enough but make sure to repeat it regularly without fail.

      1. Thanks for replying.
        Yes, I’ll be doing it regularly. Hope this works. Will keep on updating about the progress.

        Thanks again 🙂

  9. Ive been having dark circles since high school, now l’m 31 years old . I brought Beauty Aura sweet almond oil. Will this oil work for my dark circles?

  10. I use shea butter for my face during the day. Can I still use shea and use the almond oil at night for my dark circles?

    1. It is better to apply only almond oil on the dark circles. Our skin has only certain capacity of absorbing creams or oils. Once the skin absorbs the shea butter, it cannot absorb the almond oil immediately and it becomes greasy. Restrict the shea butter application only to the day after before going to bed, wash your face, pat dry and apply almond oil. Hope this helps.

  11. Hi. I would like to know how much specifically the amount of drops of almond oil needed when massaging dark circles. As far as I’m concerned too much can cause the skin to become oily

    1. The amount of almond oil for massaging dark circles depends on the skin texture of an individual. If you have oily skin then 3 – 4 drops should be fine. For dry skin, then you may need more than 5 drops. Choose the amount as per your skin texture.

  12. Hello maam,
    I am 22 year old male I have excessive dark circles which I guess is heredity. Will sweet almond oil cure my dark circle?
    If yes, please suggest me a good brand.
    Thank you.

    1. u can use Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin Sweet Almond Oil. its easliy awailable at any general store or chemist shop. i m also using this.

  13. hello
    i have bought aroma magic under eye gel and hamdard rogan badaam shirin oil. I would like to know if i can use both simulataneously?

    1. It is better to use any one of the treatments. Try any of the treatment for few days, if it doesn’t work then try another.

    1. You have to use pure sweet almond oil for best results. Almond oil that is chemically processed will not show any positive results.

  14. Can i mix sweet almond oil with honey/jasmine oil/turmeric or others and store it? Or i can only make them when i want to apply them?

    1. Yes, you can. Remove the contents of a vitamin E capsule and gently rub it over the face concentrating more on the dark circles. Do this daily before going to bed.

  15. hey.. i have bought dabur badam tail.. please te me that this product is sweet almond oil or bitter almond oil.. and can i use this oil for dark circle.?

  16. I am using rogan shirin almond oil 100% sweet almond oil. I am using this oil since 2 months and no results. It showed the result in the 2nd week but now my dark circles are become more darker. Please help me what to do?

    1. Apart from following the remedy, you have to get enough sleep, avoid applying any other creams under the eyes, if you are using almond oil and include vitamin E, D and C rich foods in your daily diet.

      1. I applied this almond oil before going to sleep. At morning i used to apply patanjali aloevera gel 30 mins before bath and at going to school i apply makeup of enami fair and handsome to get fairness.plz help i am in 10th class with very much dark circles.and i have a fair body but my face is little dark plz help me for my face&dark circles plz

        1. Try the routine you have mentioned for a month and check the results. If you don’t see any improvement, then try a different method. Apart from trying out the methods, you have to get enough sleep and reduce stress levels.

  17. I applied almond oil yesterday n went to bed ..i started feeling irritation in my eyes after 5 mins..n when i woke up in the morning i also felt some strain ..amd i was also very careful while apllying the oil..what’s the reason behind it ?

    1. As per your comment we are unsure of the type of almond oil you have used. If you have used the oil which is processed with chemicals then you might have got the irritation because of it. If you have used only cold compressed organic almond oil then your skin might be allergic to it. Try a different remedy mentioned in this article –

  18. Hello, this is very helpful information. Can I use the sweet almond oil mix with coconut oil after I get out of the bath or shower as well as treating my dark circles and wrinkles?

  19. Thanks for the amazing article, the sweet almond oil does really work. :))
    my dark circles have reduced a great bit.

    Could u also suggest a remedy for even toned fair glowing facial skin?
    I do not use any artificial product on my face except for nivea facewash.

  20. I’ve been recommended Avocado oil aswell… Which one is better?
    On the package it says that Avocado oil helps to reduce signs of tiredness which is probably what dark circles are… but you recommend Almond oil…. which one should I use?

    1. As both avocado oil and almond oil are effective in treating dark circles, you can try any one as per your interest.

  21. I somewhere read that mixing coffee with almond oil gives better results?? Does it work? Should I apply the mixture?

    1. Yes, you can try coffee and almond oil combination. The caffeine and tannins present in coffee improve blood circulation and dilate blood vessels. Almond oil rejuvenates, hydrates and lighten the skin.

    1. Sweet almond oil is good for treating dark circles. You can buy it at any local store or online stores like Amazon.

    1. If you can get organic coffee grounds then it can be great. However, if you cannot get them then you used the normal ones as well.

  22. Hiii i m viky 27 year male..i m using roghan badam shirin sweet almond oil…will it work ??????

  23. Can we apply sweet almond oil instead of daily cream and go out in sun ? Will it clog pores or lead to sunburn

    1. Yes, you can use sweet almond oil as daily cream and go out in the sun. If you use in less amounts then it will not. If you use more than your skin can absorb then it will clog the pores.

  24. Hello I’m a 21 year old male. I have been using Hamdard Sweet Almond oil for the last 2 months, still I see​ no improvement. Should I consult a doctor to check whether it is hereditary?

    1. Sweet almond oil provides more effective results than regular almond oil. In some cases, chemicals used in the process of making regular almond oil can cause harm to the skin and worsen the problem.

  25. i have a problem of dark circles due to using of spectacles..
    what should i do to get rid of this problem… ?

    1. Before going to bed, apply almond oil or freshly extracted potato juice on the dark circles. Leave the application overnight and rinse off in the morning.

    1. Definitely!

      Coconut oil can be used alone or in combination with other natural ingredients that keep skin healthy, firm, smooth, and bright. Try all the methods below until you find the one that works best for you.

      here’s a guide

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