Have you ever noticed the little yellow bulges under your eyes, like pimples, but they were hard to squeeze out? These are not really pimples, but cholesterol build-ups that can form on the upper eyelids or under the eyes, at the beginning of the cheeks. Although mostly harmless to health, many of these fat deposits are annoying for aesthetic reasons.
The accumulations of cholesterol around the eyes appear as small growths, resembling tiny yellowish pimples, but they can grow and remain forever where they appeared. By composition, these are actually fat deposits that can be soft or firm.
They can also appear in younger people, most commonly occurring in people with elevated cholesterol, cirrhosis or diabetes. Also, the age group that often develops eye clumps are people between the ages of 40 and 60.
Why do they appear?
Although most commonly caused by elevated levels of bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) in the blood. The accumulation of cholesterol around the eyes can be the result of poor liver function, diabetes, genetic predisposition, and other health problems.
If you notice a frequent occurrence of these buildups. It would not be a bad idea to see a doctor and do some health tests.
Cholesterol deposits are not painful and apart from aesthetic problems, they should not present you problems. In rare cases, when the clumps are extremely large, vision and difficulty in opening the eyelids may be affected.
The positive thing is that these buildups can indicate future problems with your blood vessels or the risk of atherosclerosis.
How to remove cholesterol buildup around the eyes?
Due to the sensitivity of the area in which they arise, it is not advisable to remove cholesterol through surgery. As it can lead to larger scars that are equally unpleasant if your problems are aesthetic. Laser removal is one of the less risky methods, but scarring is still possible.
If cholesterol buildup is a result of a particular medical condition, it is advisable to address first the problem that caused the buildup. For example, adjusting your diet for high cholesterol, diabetes, etc.
There are many natural ways to eliminate cholesterol buildup, and some of them are:
Garlic – Crush the garlic to make a paste and apply it to the affected area. Cover the paste with gauze or close your eyes to avoid burning and tears. After 10-15 minutes, wash the paste with lukewarm water and repeat the procedure every day for several days.
Apple cider vinegar – dip a cotton swab in vinegar and place it on the affected area, hold the cotton swab for 30 minutes, then rinse the area with lukewarm water. Repeat the procedure several times a day, and for sensitive skin, dilute the vinegar with water.
Castor Oil – Apply a little oil directly to your cholesterol buildup with a stick and apply a wipe to your skin. Then re-apply the oil without massaging and leave overnight and wash the area in the morning. Repeat daily for the best results.
Banana peel – Cut a small piece of banana peel and place the inside of the peel directly on the affected area. Secure the bark overnight and wash the area with lukewarm water in the morning. Repeat the process daily.
In addition to the aforementioned ways to eliminate the cholesterol buildup around the eyes, it is advisable to eliminate the health problems that cause them. A healthy and balanced diet and sufficient intake of vitamin C and omega 3 fatty acids will help fight cholesterol buildup, while enzymes in fruits and vegetables will have a beneficial effect on the cause itself.