One of the most common signs of high cholesterol is the cholesterol deposits around our eyes. This condition is also known as corneal arcus or as xanthelasma. However, this condition doesn’t mean that it always signals high cholesterol, but it would be wise if it occurs to visit a doctor and get your blood checked, because there are a lot of other serious conditions that are connected to this symptom.
These cholesterol deposits that occur around the eyes, are not causing any pain or discomfort, but they are very unpleasant to look at. They are appearing in many different sizes, and their color is yellowish. They can occur everywhere around our eyes, they can even occur right on the corners at the end of our eye.
The cholesterol deposits can be easily removed with a surgery, but sometimes it is not possible. Because sometimes they can be dangerously close to our eye, and they leave scars as well.
However, there are some natural remedies that have the ability to reduce the appearance of the cholesterol deposits that can occur in around our eyes.
Causes of cholesterol deposits around the eyes
Anyone might experience the development of the cholesterol deposits, but seniors are more likely to experience this condition, because they are more likely to have high cholesterol than younger people. There are some other issues that may cause the appearance of the cholesterol deposits, such as metabolic disorders, primary biliary cirrhosis, diabetes and cancer. The lipid levels in our blood can be elevated in these conditions, therefore the cholesterol deposits around our eyes can be triggered.
Natural remedies to get rid of cholesterol deposits around the eyes
Apple Cider Vinegar -- It is one of the most famous natural remedies, due to its ability to reduce cholesterol, it has the ability to reduce the bad (LDL) cholesterol in our blood if it is consumed regularly. You can grab a cotton ball, soak it in Apple Cider Vinegar, you can then dilute it with a little bit of water, and then you can topically apply it on the area where the cholesterol deposits appeared.
Castor Oil -- The cholesterol deposit’s appearance can be reduced with the consumption of castor oil, because the acid found inside it has this ability. Get pure cold-pressed castor oil, soak a cotton ball in it and add it topically on the area. You can gently massage the area with the cotton ball, or you can use a tape to tape it, that way it will stay overnight, and you can clean it with warm water in the morning.
Onions -- Try to extract the juice from the onions, mix it with a little bit of salt, and let it act for a few hours. Before going to bed, you can topically apply this mixture on the area, you can just leave it on your skin or massage the area with it. Also adding some onion juice into your water will reduce the cholesterol in your blood, and reduce the appearance.
Fenugreek Seeds -- You can reduce the cholesterol levels by soaking these seeds in a glass of purified water, then drink it in the morning on an empty stomach when you get up. Also you can topically apply this liquid on the area.
Coriander -- Get the coriander seeds, put them in a heating pan with water, and leave them to boil for about 10 minutes, then strain the mixture, and drink the water from it, you can reduce the cholesterol levels this way.
Banana Peels -- Get an inside of a banana sliced and apply it topically on the area around the eyes, use a bandage and a gauze to secure it to stay overnight. Remove the bandage in the morning gently, and clean the area with lukewarm water.
Almonds -- You can improve your cholesterol only by consuming 3 nuts like the almonds on daily basis. Also you can try to mix almond powder inside a glass of milk, and topically apply it on the area.
Orange Juice -- LDL cholesterol can be improved by orange juice, therefore you can drink it a few times on daily basis and you can lower your cholesterol, and with that the appearance of the cholesterol deposits will be reduced.
Other methods to manage cholesterol deposits around the eyes naturally
If you want to reduce the appearance of the cholesterol deposits in the eye area, first you must know that the decreasing of cholesterol levels is a must. And you can accomplish that only by exercising regularly, staying on a healthy diet, balancing your body weight, quit smoking, reduce the intake of red meat, increase the intake of foods rich in fiber, eat more veggies and fruits, and also avoid alcohol and dairy products.
If the cholesterol deposit’s appearance was caused by another condition, like diabetes, then you need to manage and treat this condition properly in order to prevent the blood liquid levels from going up.