If you have yellowish pimples around your eyes, especially near the
upper eyelids of the inner corners of your peepers, that’s a condition
known as xanthelasma (cholesterol deposits).
The bumps may appear like they’re filled with pus or any other
yellow-colored gunk, but actually, those are deposits of cholesterol.
Xanthelasma is not something that can endanger your health, but it
can ruin your appearance. However, it’s important to note that the
presence of those embarrassing bumps usually indicates high levels of
LDL (low density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol. Sometimes they can
indicate problems with the liver, diabetes and a handful of other
The good news is that xanthelasma is a cosmetic issue and it can be
dealt with surgically. A procedure involving the use of the laser is
also an option. However, both solutions to those unsightly growths
around your eyes may come with certain risks, such as scarring. What is
more, the cost of the said procedures is a bit high.
Luckily, there are a bunch of home remedies that are proven effective
by many people who suffer from xanthelasma. However, before you check
them out, it is a good idea to opt for a diet that’s low in cholesterol
in order to lower your body’s cholesterol levels.
Here are some tips on how to get rid of those unattractive cholesterol deposits:
One of the most popular and undoubtedly most effective home remedies
for xanthelasma is garlic. Simply peel a clove, cut it in half and start
gently rubbing it on those pimple-like growths. You may feel a slight
burning sensation but that’s normal. Repeat for a few days.
Just like garlic, onions are very good at making those growths go
away. Mince half an onion and squeeze out the juice using a piece of
cheesecloth. Sprinkle some salt on the juice and let it stand for a few
hours. Before going to bed, daub the juice on the problem spots. Wash
off in the morning.
Leaving small pieces of banana peel on the growths overnight yields
impressive results after a few days. Simply cut little banana peel
squares. With the fleshy parts facing down, secure them in place using
small strips of adhesive tape or bandage. Remove the following day.
Another effective home remedy for xanthelasma is castor oil. However,
many say that it works best on bumps that just formed. As soon as you
notice some yellowish formations around the eyes, reach for a bottle of
castor oil. Use a cotton swab to daub the product on those hideous
Apple Cider Vinegar
No listing of home remedies for various beauty problems would seem
complete without apple cider vinegar in it. Dip really tiny cotton balls
in apple cider vinegar. Squeeze out the excess fluid and secure them
over those yellow-colored bumps with small strips of adhesive tape or
bandage. After a couple of hours, remove and rinse off.
Eat Cholesterol-Lowering Foods
It is a good idea to switch to a diet that is high in cholesterol to
help you lower your body’s cholesterol levels. This can help make
xanthelasma go away on its own. Make sure that you include plenty of
cholesterol-lowering foods in the diet. Most of them are packed with
fiber that helps flush out cholesterol in food.
Many of these foods also contain vitamin C, antioxidants and healthy
fats that effectively reduce bad cholesterol. Here are some good
examples of cholesterol-lowering foods:
- Green Leafy Vegetables
- Citrus Fruits
- Fatty Fish
- Olive Oil
- Red Wine
- Green Tea