Xanthelasma is characterized by yellow fatty deposits on the outer skin of the eyelid usually near the nose and eyebrows. It is often a symptom of Hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol. Surgical removal is not a solution since it can lead to scarring and, often, the fatty deposit just comes back. Today we will study some home remedies for fat deposits on eyelids. These are not guaranteed to work, but many patients have seen significant improvement by using them.
Xanthelasma is often an indication of faulty nutrition. Traditional medicine practitioners and herbalists often recommend the use of remedies to improve healthy function of liver and enhance the digestion. Niromuriatic acid, blue pill and vegetable bitters are some remedies for removing fatty yellow deposits on eye.
2. Lifestyle changes
Xanthelasma is an indication of higher BMI, waist circumference and LDL cholesterol. You must exercise regularly to lose weight and keep cholesterol levels in check. Quit smoking and alcohol intake. These lifestyle changes can help prevent this condition.
What kills can cure. Arsenic is one such tonic which can prevent and heal these fatty deposits on eyelids. However, you must consult a doctor before taking it. Arsenic can be fatal at large doses.
4. Potassa fusa
Potassa fusa is another remedy to remove cholesterol deposits on eyelids.
5. Xanthelasma treatment in homeopathy
Calcarea 6C is one of the best homeopathic remedies for Xanthelasma. You need to take it every 12 hours for 2 weeks. If no improvement is seen, you must repeat dosage.
One of the best home remedies for Xanthelasma is garlic. Chop garlic (or grate it) and apply the pieces and juice to the fatty yellow deposits. Leave it on for 10 minutes (using an adhesive tape to hold the pieces) before washing off with warm water. In most cases, the fatty deposits seem to grow larger before shrinking. This remedy causes some burning and stinging but it only shows that it works. You can also eat garlic to reduce cholesterol and improve heart health.
7. Xanthelasma removal with castor oil
Buy good quality, cold pressed castor oil and apply it on the eyelids. Leave the oil on the eyelids overnight. Use this remedy for at least 2-3 weeks to see results.
8. Lemon juice
Lemon juice is acidic and removes the yellow fatty lipid deposits caused by excess cholesterol. Drink plenty of lemon juice daily mixed with a glass of water. You can also mix together lemon juice and castor oil in equal ratio. Using a Q-tip, apply the mixture on the fatty deposits. Do this for a week and soon the Xanthelasma will subside.
9. Apple cider vinegar
Organic apple cider vinegar is another popular ‘fat deposits on eyelids home remedy’. Soak clean cotton wool in the vinegar and place it over the eyelid. Rest your eyes for 10 minutes. Next, wash the eyelids with cool water. Also drink apple cider vinegar daily to dissolve cholesterol. Check out our article on how to reduce bad cholesterol naturally using super foods.
10. Almonds and sweet almond oil
Almonds are very good for overall health and heart health. They contain Vitamin E along with good fats that help the body reduce bad cholesterol. Eat handful of almonds along with other nuts to keep your skin healthy and prevent Xanthelasma. Also apply sweet almond oil to the eyelid deposits at night and wash off with warm water the next morning. Repeat this remedy every day for 2-3 weeks to see results. You can also add a few drops of Lavender oil and Tea tree oil in the sweet almond oil and dab it on the fatty deposit. Do make sure that the oil does not get inside the eyes.
11. Oranges and orange juice
Drinking a couple of glasses of orange juice daily is good for the heart. This remedy works for Xanthelasma as it lowers bad cholesterol and helps maintain a healthy cholesterol ratio in the body.
12. Take Vitamin D
Vitamin D lowers cholesterol. Sun bathing is a natural way of acquiring Vitamin D to reduce Xanthelasma polyps.
13. Diet to prevent cholesterol deposits on eyelids
One of the main reasons why it is difficult to get rid of Xanthelasma is because it keeps coming back. Even if you use laser therapy, cryotherapy or surgery; the polyps can return. If you are used to eating an unhealthy diet full of saturated fats then the chances of developing cholesterol deposits around the eyes increase. So eat healthy fats like nuts, seeds, fatty fish, avocados and flax seeds. These are rich in good fats and push out the bad cholesterol. Also strive to exercise daily. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for their fiber which throws out the bad cholesterol from the system.
Xanthelasma is an indication that you have high cholesterol in the body. If left untreated, it can cause several other symptoms and could even harm your heart health. Get your lipid levels checked from time to time.