Almond Oil for Dark Circles – 10 Ways to Use & Precautions

Almond Oil for Dark Circles – 10 Ways to Use & Precautions

Authored by : Shreya Dalela
  • 22 March 2022
  • 11 mins read
Reviewed by : Dr. Kanchan Kachroo

Having dark circles makes your face appear pale and tired. While you may find different short-term ways to conceal them, no artificial product offers a long-term solution to your dark circles. So, why not try out some natural remedies like Almond oil for dark circles?

Let us introduce you to the excellent benefits of Almond oil that works wonders in minimizing your dark circles. Almond oil contains fatty acids and helps keep the area under the eye moisturized. Read this article to know some benefits and home remedies of almond oil to treat dark circles.

Can Almond Oil Help With Dark Circles?

Yes, Almond oil can help lighten up dark circles and even reduce puffiness under your eyes. Dark circles are a result of blood vessels under the eye becoming more visible. This happens when the blood vessels get dilated or when the under eye skin becomes thin (due to ageing or loss of moisture content). Massaging with Almond oil helps contract dilated blood vessels. It also nourishes the under-eye skin to restore the natural moisture barrier. 

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Almond oil provide relief from puffiness. It also contains retinol, vitamin E, and vitamin K that smoothen the under-eye skin without causing any irritation. 

The under-eye area is sensitive and easily influenced by external and internal factors. Therefore, it's prone to several skin-related issues. Almond oil is the most suitable dermatologically approved solution for dark circles that is also safe for long-term use.

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How To Use Almond Oil For Dark Circles?

While using Almond oil for dark circles, the most important step is to choose a high-quality pure organic cold-pressed Almond Oil as it guarantees the best results.

First, start with washing your hands with soap and water. After that, wash your face with your favourite cleanser and then gently massage your under-eye area with a small amount of Almond oil. The massage accelerates blood circulation. For best results, apply the oil in the evening and let it absorb overnight. Then, wash it away in the morning.

For noticeable results, you need to use Almond oil every day for several weeks. Over time, you'll experience increased blood circulation, lightened skin tone, and nourished under-eye skin.

Read - How To Remove Dark Circles Naturally?

Best Almond Oil For Dark Circles

Are you wondering which Almond oil is the best to treat your dark circles? Well, there's no better choice than Organic Sweet Almond Oil by Kama Ayurveda. This product is a light and gentle skin conditioning treatment which inherits a delicate sweet smell from the ripe seeds of the Sweet Almond tree. These Almonds are rich in Vitamin A & E, which help nourish and improve complexion by reviving its lost natural glow. Our Almond Oil is beneficial for treating dark circles as well as spots and marks on the skin.

Moreover, you can use our Organic sweet almond oil even for delicate, sensitive, or irritated skin types. The best part of this product is that it is fast-absorbing, non-sticky, and 100% natural. So, if you're planning to introduce Almond oil in your daily skincare routine, then this one is the right choice for you.

10 Best Almond Oil Remedies For Dark Circles

There is no better way to treat dark circles other than using some natural ingredients and mixing them with Almond oil. Below are some of the homemade remedies that will help you cure dark circles. All the ingredients used in these remedies are organic and compatible with Almond oil. 

1. Honey And Almond Oil

Honey inherits some anti-inflammatory and natural bleaching properties. These properties are effective in reducing blemishes and dark circles. Both Honey and Almond oil get along well to improve the texture under your eye. Further, Honey keeps your skin young, hydrated and prevents wrinkles. On the other hand, when mixed with organic Honey, Almond oil becomes a powerful antioxidant and works wonders to get rid of dark circles.


1/2 teaspoon Almond oil

1/2 teaspoon organic Honey

How to Use

Take a clean bowl and pour Almond oil and honey into it. Then, mix both the ingredients to make a smooth paste. Next, use your fingers to apply this mixture over the under-eye area affected by dark circles. Leave it overnight and then rinse it off in the morning and pat dry.

2. Rose Water and Almond Oil

Rosewater has terpenes, flavonoids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents that work as an excellent anti-depressant and soothe eyes. Rose Water is effective in treating issues like redness and skin irritation. Further, it avoids infections and rashes around your eye area and can also treat eczema. In addition, it protects skin cells around the eyes, reducing puffiness and damage to skin cells. Moreover, when mixed with almond oil, rosewater quickly heals diseases through its anti-bacterial formula, evens down the skin tone near the eyes, reducing the black circle.


One teaspoon Pure Rose Water

One teaspoon Almond oil

Cotton pads

How to Use

Dip the cotton pad in rose water and apply it all over your face. Once the Rose Water is absorbed, apply some almond oil over your dark circles and massage for 2-3 minutes.

Read - 6 Amazing Ways To Use Rose Water For Your Face

3. Almond Oil and Milk

Milk contains lactic acid and can be beneficial for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. In addition, milk is an excellent source of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that are effective in lightening dark circles and helping grow new skin cells. Further, the magnesium present in the milk plays a vital role in slowing down the skin's ageing process and prevents dark circles that are caused due to ageing. Besides, the selenium present in it protects your skin from sun damage and improves the blood flow to reduce dark circles.


Two teaspoons Almond Oil

Two teaspoon milk

Some Cotton Balls

How to Use

Add two teaspoons of almond oil to milk and mix it. Now, dip a cotton ball and place it under your eye area. Relax back for 15-20 minutes and rinse off your face with fresh water.

4. Almond Oil and Olive Oil

Olive oil is an ingredient known for its outstanding skin healing properties. It is a beautiful and completely natural anti-aging remedy as well. Olive oil contains anti-oxidant properties and helps in reversing all the damage that is a result of the free radicals. Also, it helps minimise the appearance of your dark circles. It is also helpful in skin brightening and reducing the discoloration under your eyes. Furthermore, Olive oil has Vitamin K that keeps blood flowing smoothly and prevents blood clotting, thus relieving under-eye dark circles. In addition, when mixed with Almond oil, its rich mineral content helps to rejuvenate your tired eyes and eliminate the dark circles that occur due to excessive tiredness.


One teaspoon Olive oil

One teaspoon Almond oil

How to Use

Take both the oils and mix them in a bowl. After that, rub this mixture in your palms to warm it up, and then apply it over your dark circles. Leave overnight and wash it off the following day.

5. Aloe Vera and Almond Oil

Treating dark circles with Aloe Vera is a well-known remedy as it is packed with active nutrients and contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The gel that is extracted from aloe vera is highly rich in antioxidants. In addition, it has anti-pigmentation properties and Vitamin E, and when combined with incredible Almond oil, it restores the lost elasticity of your skin. Further, it helps remove puffiness around the under-eye area and is undoubtedly effective for lightening your dark circles. Moreover, Aloe Vera mixed with Almond Oil fades away the dark circles if used regularly.


1/2 teaspoon Aloe Vera gel

1/2 teaspoon Almond oil

How to Use

Mix an equal amount of fresh Aloe Vera gel with Almond oil. Apply this mixture under your eyes and keep it on for an hour. After that, rinse with cool water.

Read - How To Use Aloe Vera for A Glowing Face and Clear Skin?

6. Coconut Oil and Almond Oil

For the past few decades, Coconut oil has been working as a great ingredient to enhance beauty. This is because coconut oil has some antibacterial characteristics that remove your blemishes, prevent wrinkles, remove dark circles and under-eye bags. In addition, Coconut oil does have healing properties. So, if your dark circles result from damage to your skin, then Coconut oil might help to improve their appearance by helping your skin heal faster. Moreover, if bacteria or fungus in the skin created your dark circles, Coconut oil can also help with that. Besides, Coconut oil comes loaded with several nutrients and mainly has a high vitamin E concentration, which make it an excellent dark circle treatment when used with Almond oil.


1/2 teaspoon Almond oil

1/2 teaspoon Coconut oil

How to Use

Mix both the oils in a bowl and rub the mixture between your fingers to warm it up. Then, gently massage this mixture over your dark circles until it gets absorbed in the skin. Please leave it overnight and wash it off with lukewarm water the following day.

Read - How To Use Coconut Oil For Face – 10 Beauty Hacks

7. Almond Oil and Avocado

Another magical ingredient to treat dark circles is Avocado. This fruit is highly rich in fatty acid and vitamin content. These properties of Avocados make them effective for lightening dark circles. Further, vitamin K helps in improving skin elasticity and resilience. In addition, when combined with Almond oil, it works well in alleviating puffiness and controls capillaries' leakage.


Two teaspoon Avocado oil

Four teaspoons Almond oil

How to Use

Mix both the oils and use your fingers to apply it all over your dark circles. Leave it off overnight, and then wash your face the following day.

8. Almond Oil and Lemon Juice

Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and plays a significant role in lightening and smoothening your skin tone. When mixed with Almond oil, Lemon juice acts as an excellent remedy to cure your dark circles. Further, Lemon juice produces collagen and elastin in the skin and has a bleaching component that helps in reducing dark pigmentation under the skin. After using this mixture, you will see some noticeable improvements in your dark circles.


1 part of lemon juice

3 parts of almond oil

Cotton pads as per requirement

How to Use

Place both the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Then, dip a cotton pad in this mixture and apply lightly under your eyes and leave it on overnight. Wash your face off in the morning and pat dry to see results.

9. Almond Oil and Castor Oil

Castor oil is a fantastic ingredient that contains antioxidants and inherits healing properties. It has plenty of fatty acids that help in nourishing your skin and keep your skin hydrated & moisturised for long hours. As Almond oil is an emollient, it locks the moisture present in the skin.

On the other hand, as Castor oil is thick, it needs to be mixed with a thin oil like almond oil for best results. Castor oil can be a great saviour if your dark circles result from dehydrated skin, all thanks to its rich moisturization quality. Moreover, the antioxidants present in Castor oil help shrink the blood vessels and reduce the fluid build-up under the eyes, thus helping to get relief from dark circles. Further, the mixture of Castor and Almond oil acts as a conditioning agent for your skin and helps in reducing your under-eye dark circles.


One teaspoon Castor oil

One teaspoon Almond oil

How to Use

Take and mix both the oils in a vessel and then use your fingers to gently massage it in the affected area and leave it on overnight. Wash your face the following day with lukewarm water.

10. Vitamin E and Almond Oil

Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant and supports reducing ultraviolet damage on the skin. In addition, it nourishes the skin from free radicals when applied to the skin. A mixture of Vitamin E and almond oil can help remove dark circles. Further, you can often find it in OTC skin and anti-aging products. This antioxidant protects your skin and is moderately effective in reducing dark circles. Besides, vitamin E also softens the appearance of hyperpigmentation and wrinkles present under your eyes. It also promotes cell regeneration and deeply moisturizes your skin to reduce dark circles.


One teaspoon Vitamin E oil

One teaspoon Almond oil

How to Use

Take sufficient quantities of both the oils and mix well. Next, apply this oil under the eyes and massage gently over the dark circle’s area. Finally, Wash with lukewarm water the following day.

Top Causes Of Dark Circles

Dark circles are a common problem nowadays and are associated with several causes. Sometimes it is not an inherited trait but a result of some bad physical habits. However, you can always treat your dark circles after knowing the reason behind them. So, here are some of the causes of dark circles:

  • Lack of Sleep - Deprivation of sleep can cause your skin to look pale and makes the blood vessels beneath your skin more apparent.  
  • Ageing - The tissues around our eyes start thinning as we get older, making them look puffy and swollen. 
  • Allergies - Suffering from dry skin and allergies can also contribute to dark circles.
  • Genetics - Sometimes genetics determine a few factors that contribute to dark circles, and these factors are the amounts of collagen and melanin present in an individual's body.
  • Smoking and drinking - These activities increase dark circles by dehydrating the skin.

Top Almond Oil Benefits For Dark Circles

Dark circles can make you look dull and sick. It is not an easy task to get rid of dark circles as it appears when your under-eye skin becomes extra thin and your dark blood vessels underneath become pretty visible. However, Almond oil can be your magic ingredient to cure dark circles. Some of the benefits of almond oil are - 

  • Anti-inflammatory properties prevent puffiness and discoloration of your under-eye skin.
  • Helps keep your skin hydrated because it is an excellent emollient.
  • Effective in maintaining moisturised skin and averting dryness.
  • Enhances your radiant skin glow due to vitamin E present in it.

Precautions When Using Almond Oil For Dark Circles

  • Always make sure to use Sweet Almond oil and not Bitter Almond oil on your skin. Almond oil is extracted from both Sweet Almonds and Bitter Almonds. On the one hand, Bitter Almonds are used for other purposes, while Sweet Almond oil is present in different cosmetic products.
  • Try using the Sweet Almond oil that is organically harvested and does not have any impurity in it. Further, it should be cold-pressed, and the brand should be reputable and dermatologically approved.
  • It would help if you used all the homemade recipes mentioned above before going to sleep at night. You can keep all these remedial mixtures on your skin for 30 minutes or longer.
  • The Sweet Almond oil may react negatively to the sunrays. Therefore, always try to apply a strong sunscreen before using Almond oil - if you're appying it in the morning.
  • Almond oil is legitimate to use as a moisturizer before bedtime. However, do not ever try to layer it with a separate moisturizer.
  • When you're washing off the Almond oil from your under-eye area, always use a mild soap and lukewarm water to avoid any irritation or rashes.
  • Always use a soft, damp cloth when you're cleaning the skin around your eyes. Besides, do NOT try to rub or massage the under-eye area roughly.
  • Either use a blotting paper or a cotton pad to remove all the excess oil seeping all over your face.
  • Avoid using any form of makeup product around the eyes after applying the Sweet Almond oil.
  • Do not combine Sweet almond oil with any adulterated, over-the-counter, non-approved ingredients that can irritate the skin and eyes.
  • Avoid getting the mixture inside the eye. Apply the paste carefully.
  • Always attempt a patch test before applying the above recipes around your eyes.

We hope that you found the above-mentioned remedies effective for getting rid of your dark circles. Do try out these remedies to make your under-eye skin look healthier and brighter. Begin from today and introduce Sweet Almond oil in your daily skincare routine to notice excellent results!

About the Author
Shreya Dalela
Shreya Dalela

Shreya Dalela is a certified Yoga instructor and a professional dancer trained at The Danceworx. She’s passionate about Ayurveda and holistic living with over 6 years of experience in doing extensive research and content creation in the domain.

About the Reviewer
Dr. Kanchan Kachroo
Dr. Kanchan Kachroo

Certified Ayurvedic Doctor (Central Council of Indian Medicine) working in Kama Ayurveda as an Assistant Training Manager.

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