Almonds are not only healthy to eat, but they also produce powerful benefits for your skin, which is why almond oil is a perfect gift from nature for taking care of your skin and hair naturally.
Perhaps,that’s the reason many manufacturers use almond oil in their natural beauty product ranges starting from under eye cream, sunscreens, facial lotion to even makeup lines.
There are two types of almonds – sweet and bitter. The sweet almonds are the ones most widely used for cosmetics, healing and culinary purposes.
There are several sweet almond oil varieties grown in the U.S. – especially in California. One variety, the Marcona almond is harvested in Spain but gaining in popularity because of their sweet taste and moist texture.
The Bitter Almond Still Has Healing Benefits
The bitter almond isn’t commercially grown or distributed in the U.S. because it contains cyanide which can be highly toxic. However, bitter almond oil can be taken under a doctor’s supervision for healing purposes such as anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-itch and antispasmodic conditions.
For natural skin care, it is hard to beat almond oil for its healing and soothing powers. Your hair can also benefit from almond oil by keeping it healthy, bright and shiny, and it’s even safe for a baby’s sensitive skin.
1. Sweet Almond Oil for Dry Skin
The sweet almond oil used for cosmetic purposes can help you fight dry skin and other related problems. You can find the oil in many dry skin care products for the bath, shower, shampoo and in lotions designed to soothe and prevent dry skin and chapping.
Just be careful using almond oil on its own in the tub as it can become slippery.
Try this homemade natural face moisturizer serum using almond oil for soft supple glowing skin in just 1 month
- 4 Tbsp Rosewater
- 6 tbsp pure natural Aloe Vera gel
- 2 Vitamin E capsule Liquid
- 10 Tbsp Almond Oil
Mix everything together and store in a dark amber glass essential oil bottle. Massage your whole face and neck for 5 minutes in an upward stroke direction using the serum, be gentle while massaging your skin and leave it on overnight.
This homemade serum contains a lot of Vitamin E which is often used to promote smooth, hydrated skin, help soothe burns, and it even be smoothed onto stretch marks and scars to diminish their appearance.
Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning and don’t use any face wash or soap. Follow with a light moisturizer/sunscreen of your choice.
This serum will leave your skin crystal clear glowing in just 30 days if followed everyday as directed. It will help you get rid of any flakiness, dryness, under eye circles and blemishes on your face.
- Made from: Pressed almonds
- Useful for: Moisturizing lotions, creams, balms.
- Can be used straight as a moisturizer on its own or as a carrier base for essential oils.
- Benefits for skin: High fatty acid concentration so very moisturizing and great for itchy inflamed skin.
2. In Sunscreen Products
Almond oil is contained in many sunscreen products because of its ability to prevent and slow the effects of UV damage. It’s quickly absorbed into your skin and provide the skin healing nourishment from inside.
3. Almond Oil and Almond Scrubs for Oily Skin
Almond oil has the ability to remove debris from the pores of your skin and hair follicles. Almond oil is sometimes used by dermatologists and in dermatological products to help prevent acne. Even though it is an oil, it helps in treating oily skin conditions.
HERE IS ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITE DIY SCRUB WITH ALMOND OIL
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED TO MAKE THE SCRUB:
- 1/2 cup. Raw Almonds
- 2 Tbsp Oatmeal
- 1/4 cup. Vegetable Glycerin
- 1 Tbsp. Almond Oil
- 1/4 Tbsp. Nutmeg
- 10-15 Drops of Orange Essential Oil
- Grind almonds coarsely
- Add the ground almonds, oatmeal and nutmeg to a medium bowl.
- Add Vegtable Glycerin, Almond Oil, and Orange essential oil.
- Mix well, Put in a cute jar, and let sit 24hrs before use.
You can use this scrub after removing your makeup with cleanser and oils of your choice. Wet your face first, then scoop out a little bit of scrub and massage onto your face, adding more as necessary. Scrub in gentle circular directions to exfoliate and cleanse. Wash off with warm water and pat face dry. Store at room temp in a cool, dry place.
Scrub in gentle circular directions to exfoliate and cleanse. Wash off with warm water and pat face dry. Store at room temp in a cool, dry place.
You’ll also find many almond scrubs on the market. However, it’s easy to make your almond facial scrub by mixing sweet almond oil with fine brown sugar and honey (just 3 ingredients and your scrub is ready quickly).
Be careful not to use crushed almonds on your skin unless ground well, as they can scratch the surface of the skin.
4. Brighten Your Eyes and Reduce The Signs of Aging
Dark circles naturally plague some people beneath their eyes, but you can make your eyes brighter and less puffy by dabbing a few drops of almond oil just beneath your bottom eyelid.
You’ll be helping to renew the skin cells which delay the tell-tale signs of aging, and your skin will feel softer the more you use it. You don’t need a fancy skincare recipe in order to experience the skin-lightening benefits of almond oil.
Simply massage and lightly pat 1-2 drops of pure sweet almond oil under and around your eyes (until fully absorbed) before bed. If you do this every night, then you should start to notice results within 1-2 weeks.
5. Other Skin Care Benefits of Almond Oil
Eczema and psoriasis sufferers may consider using almond oil as a natural therapy for reducing the effects of their inflammatory skin conditions. It can be used to remove makeup, condition dry hair and treat chapped lips.
You can also use it at home as an essential oil carrier, which is safe for your skin, or if you want to give your partner a soothing massage. The benefits of almond oil for your skin and overall health abound, so use almond oil in your daily life to rejuvenate your skin and health.
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