I have high cholesterol, and xanthelasma on my eyelids. Best cure for me is using apple cider vinegar, it dissolves, liquefies, fat yellowish substance under the skin, around eyes. I am persistent.
I tried garlic, prior apc. It was painful, long crusty process. For me apple cider vinegar worked better, even thou I had removed significant layer of fat, using garlic, then I switched to apc.
Now it is almost clear, after two months, during the treatment my skin gets irritated, crusty, swollen, I put castor oil overnight and in the morning it looks good, then I apply apc again.
It looks good now, almost invisible pale white spots.
Now, after two months, I mix coconut oil with baking soda and apply it, tonight, I will see results in the morning.
Coconut oil little spoon and the same amount of baking soda works wonderful on removing skin cancer spots.
I also drink apple cider vinegar with water daily, and avoid fat food, oil.
I have heard of other more gentle methods to remove these ugly yellowish marks under the eyes, both might just be "old wives tales"...:
1. Castor oil (100% organic): Just apply generously with a Q-tip as often as possible. Better still, use a small band aid with lots of the oil in it and cover.
I thought this could "do no harm" as the castor oil is good for the skin and is said to reduce wrinkles.
Started with testing on my hands to see if I got a reaction (it is also said to be good for the nails and cuticles). No reaction except really smooth :-) So moved on to doing as prescribed. Done for 1 week and the X are less yellow and fade into my colour skin more than in the past, they are less obvious, but not gone. Will continue and send news.
2. Lemon rind: I have not tried this because I figured I would do the castor oil for 1 month and move on to this one if that did not work. This is what I found on a French speaking site:
Cut small pieces of lemon skin (I would suggest an organic one), let them soak in vinegar for 3 days and nights. Then tape a small piece to cover the X (white side down). Wear for 3 nights. It seems that the contour of the X will slightly change colour indicating that one can press it out easily.
This was described on a french site, the woman was sharing the fact that when she was desperate about getting rid of these, a psychic recommended this treatment and she says it worked, X never came back.
Putting a piece of lemon on one's skin seems less dramatic than other treatments (I understand that the garlic really burns). I would have a tendency to test this on my hand before doing it on my face.
Hope these help, and if they do, please post for others who are dealing with the same problem.
Let me say that the garlic treatment works very well and is a hell of a lot cheaper than laser surgery. I started by cutting up small slices of garlic and placing it on the xanthelasma for about 10-15 min. At fist it did appear to get larger but after about 4 days it began to decrease in size. I felt that the slices were not effective enough so I decided to crush a clove of garlic using the side of my chefs knife and then absorbed the oil/juices on the knife and clove with a q tip and applied to the area. This had a dramatic effect and results were noticeable the following day. I applied at night and only for a few min and showered in the morning so I didn't smell like an Italian restaurant at work.
My only guess is that the people who can't get this to work don't have xanthelasma or did not treat it long enough. I will warn you that there will be a stinging sensation while the garlic is applied but I did not find it as painful as some have described and it became more pronounced when I improvised how the garlic was applied. I recommend starting slow like I did but I have no basis for that recommendation other than common sense. My only guess as to why there is no scientific evidence/studies to back this treatment is because there are no profits to be gained by the medical community if it's proven valid.
Better But With Side Effects
Hello Folks, first of all I would like to thank everyone for the great posts and feed back here. I've found many useful remedies here. I am currently in a process of treating my xanthelasma spots with garlic. I have two spots, one under each eye. The one is about 1.5cm long by 0.5mm wide; the other one is about 0.5cm long by 0.3mm wide. The first one appeared about 5 years ago and it slowly grew to the size I mentioned above, the other one appeared in a mean time. The reason for mine is very high cholesterol readings 9.6 (European measurements) where 5.2 is the acceptable benchmark. I didn't want to start taking any meds so I began looking for other natural alternatives. I am currently doing the liver cleanse program. I've done 4 cleanses so far. I am planning to do a few more before I get my blood tested again to see if the results are better. Anyways, I am in a day four of applying row garlic on my xanths and would like to point out something here for the people who haven't done it yet and may be confused as I was. We learn as we go. I've read people's comments in here and was wondering why I am not getting the same results. I was doing it for 3 days, and not getting to the point where the skin burns. First I cut the clove to halves and applied to the spots for 10 min. then 20 min. twice a day; it didn't work, It didn't even sting much. Then I chopped the garlic - a little better, but still not enough. Then on the third day, I've decided to go out and buy a different garlic. I bought 3 different kinds and tried it out. I've noticed that the sting and burn sensation was all different. Finally I picked the one that stings the most and continue using just that one. In a few applications in just one day my eyes got dark red and swollen and finally felt that something is working there. So for those who wrote in here that garlic did not work for them I'll put this in caps: IF YOU DON'T GET THE BURN AND STING SENSATION CHANGE THE GARLIC DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. Apparently the garlic is not the same around the globe. If I stayed with the first brand of garlic that I had, I wouldn't have seen any results at all. So on my day 4 now, which is actually day 1 with the strong garlic I am defiantly seeing a difference. I'll report back in a few days with the results.
Better But With Side Effects
I tried the Garlic treatment for a xanthelasma on my inner upper eyelid. It did remove the layer of skin on top, but the fat deposit below it did not come away with it. The garlic burned the skin and caused some swelling. My skin is recovering and I would like to try it again. Do you have any advise as to how better to do this?
I suddenly had one of these xanthalasma polyps (yellowish) appear in the corner of my eye about one year ago. Now there is a tiny speck forming under my eyelid as well. Other than typical cryotherapy or laser removal by a dermatologist, does anyone have a home remedy to remove these unsightly things? I've heard derms use trichloroacetic acid sometimes. I've read all of the wonders of organic apple cider vinegar here, so I'm trying that by q-tip application due to its acidic nature. I will post back any positive results. I would love to hear from others if you have a cure other than paying $$$$ to these dermatologists!
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Barrie, Ont. Canada
Yes, my cholesterol is high, but what seems even more critical is that my vitamin D levels are very low. I'm making a real effort, both sun-tanning and taking D3 supplements, to get those levels up.
The more sunshine I get on my body, the smaller the xanthelasmas under my eye gets. I live in Death Valley so I can only get a little sun each day.
Dear sir, madam,
Can u please help me how to remove xenthelasma.
People say it is due to bad cholestrol I tested its ok report , even I did lipid profile, everything is ok. I visited many doctors but lastly no results. I dont eat garlic even I am thin in looks I am 45 yrs. Can u pls pls help me as it seems no remedy but if u have do let me know what is this garlic recepie, how to control cholestrol what food, control cholestrol which is good oil to eat. What should I don't eat yes I eat potato much in vegetables I eat less fried food also then how come this is? Pls reply me.