Why spend so much on harmful chemicals when you can get twice the results in literally half the price? So let’s go back to our roots with a natural beauty product that nourishes our skin from deep within- almond oil. Remember how our moms or grandmothers used to soak almonds overnight and peel them the next morning? Now, let’s use almond oil to get a youthful and radiant skin.
Why use almond oil?
Well, most of us know that almonds and hence, almond oil, is full of Vitamin E. But did you know that it is also packed with the goodness of Vitamin A, Zinc, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids? Vitamin A smoothes fine lines, whereas Omega-3 Fatty Acids may help prevent premature ageing. Vitamin E may help prevent cell damage, and zinc heals facial scars. Also, almond oil is not heavy or sticky and is suitable for all skin types.
Benefits of almond oil for face
Goodbye dry skin
It moisturizes dry skin and makes it soft and supple.
It protects the skin from free radicals, improves skin tone and lends a glow to it.
Dark circles are gone
It also reduces puffiness and under-eye dark circles.
Smooth and youthful skin
It reduces acne scars and pits. It also boosts collagen and has anti-ageing properties that reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
When not to use it
If you’re allergic to nuts or a patch test on your wrist shows redness, then it is best to avoid this oil. It is also best to consult your skin doctor if you do happen to have a history of skin allergies or problems. Please note: For people with oily skin, any sort of oil in too much quantity could prove to worsen their skin type. For those with dry skin, it can prove to be a boon.
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How to use it
As makeup remover
Take a pea-sized amount of almond oil in your palm and rub it gently all over your face. Leave it on for about 5 minutes or so. Now take a moist cotton ball and remove makeup from your face. Remember not to rub harshly.
Mix 1 tablespoon of sugar with about a teaspoon of almond oil. This will help you get rid of dead skin cells and lend a glow to your face.
As under eye cream
Massage your under eyes area with some almond oil to hydrate the sensitive skin under eyes. When applied to eyelashes, this magic oil is also said to make them grow longer.
In DIY face packs and scrubs
- Almond oil, oat flour and honey – Mix 1 tsp almond oil with 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp oat flour. Apply it once a week to rejuvenate your skin.
- Almond oil, lemon and honey – Mix all three in equal quantity to nourish your skin and make it glow.
- Almond oil, besan (gram flour) and turmeric – Take a tsp of almond oil and mix half tsp of besan and a pinch of haldi or turmeric powder to cleanse your face and make it radiate. Use circular motion upward while applying and wash off when semi-dry.
- Glow Serum – Mix 1 tsp aloe vera gel, ½ tsp almond oil, ½ tsp glycerine and 4 tsp rose water to tighten and brighten your skin. Use a small quantity every night. Apply dots all over your face and massage well.
Some popular brands
You can buy high-quality almond oil from trusted brands like Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin, Forest Essentials Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Almond Oil, Khadi Pure Herbal Sweet Almond Oil, Dabur Badam Tail, and Biotique Bio Almond Oil.