Cholesterol spots or deposits that you can notice around your eyes are bumps of fat that develop underneath your skin, usually in the inner canthus of the upper eyelid. They are also known as xanthelasma.

While one of the main causes of xanthelasma is a high level of low-density lipoproteins (LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol) in the body, it can also be due to genetic factors, diabetes, liver disease and other conditions.

People who have high cholesterol, cirrhosis or diabetes are at a higher risk of developing this problem. It’s also more common among people who are between 40 and 60 years old.

Here are the top natural remedies against cholesterol deposits around the eyes:

1. Onions

Squeeze an onion and mix the juice with some salt, then apply a bit of the mixture on the deposits and leave it to work for 2-3 hours or overnight. Rinse with plenty of water in the morning, and make sure not to let the mixture get into your eyes.

2. Banana peels

Open up a banana and cut the peel in small pieces, then stick one on the deposits and secure with a bandage. Leave it to work for a couple of hours or overnight and rinse with water in the end. Regular usage of the peels can make the deposits disappear soon.

3. Fenugreek seeds

Soak a handful of fenugreek seeds in water overnight, then drink the liquid in the morning before breakfast. Repeat the process every day and the deposits should be gone soon.

4. Castor oil

The oil contains a compound which can easily melt the deposits. Just rub a bit on the corner of your eyes and they should disappear soon.

5. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a great natural remedy for a variety of conditions including cholesterol deposits around the eyes. Consuming it will regulate your cholesterol levels and stop the deposits from forming. You can also soak a cotton pad in the liquid and use it on the affected area.

6. Orange juice

Fresh orange juice has been known to reduce high cholesterol levels, so make sure to drink a glass or two every day.

7. Coriander

Make coriander seed tea and drink a few cups per day to reduce your cholesterol and prevent the deposits from forming.

8. Almonds

Yes, something as simple as almonds can actually prevent the deposits from forming. Almonds can regulate your cholesterol levels and prevent a variety of cardiovascular problems. You can also mix some almond powder with a bit of milk and apply the paste around your eyes for faster results.