An almond a day will keep the doctor away (okay maybe more like a handful). That goes double for almond oil. Almond oil, like its more popular ally coconut oil, is an essential oil rich in fatty acids, magnesium, moisture-enriched vitamins, among other essential components that do the body so good. So while you allow your daily intake of a handful of almonds to assist you with internal work, allow almond oil to help you with the external. Almond oil?s versatility make it a beauty arsenal bare necessity.
Perhaps the most frequent use of almond oil is externally as a beauty agent. Three to five drops of almond oil can be used facially as a moisturizer, a cleanser, and even as an all natural makeup remover. Almond oil contains vitamin A, B, and E which help the skin to maintain moisture without the troublesome side effect of blocked pores. Almond oil is a light, non-comedogenic oil (meaning it won’t build up in your pores and clog them) with a ranking of around 2 (Levels of comedogenicity are rated on a scale of 0 – 5, 0 being non-comedogenic, 5 being highly comedogenic). Unlike coconut oil with some people find too heavy and greasy or makes their hair hard, dry and brittle because of the way it seals your hair, almond oil’s finish is much lighter and less harsh and is a great alternative for those who can’t use coconut oil.
Over time, almond oil can also help to gradually clear up your complexion and thus can help in the treatment of such skin conditions as acne and eczema. Its inherent ability to penetrate the skin deeply promotes the alleviation of dry as well as inflamed skin. If you?re looking to tap into your ability to achieve a goddess glow, look no further than adding almond oil as your post-shower moisturizer of choice.
Speaking of which, the fatty acids in almond oil also facilitates the hair?s ability to retain moisture and almond oil is rich in magnesium which helps to prevent hair loss. It can be applied to your scalp directly twice a week to stimulate growth, as well as directly to strands nightly to lock in moisture during bedtime rituals. Similar to the way it nourishes the skin, almond oil infuses hair strands with that same nourishment while simultaneously smoothing hair cuticles and adding shine.
Almond oil also improves chapped lips, lightens under eye/dark circles (the Vitamins E and K in almond oil are thought to reduce blemishes and inflammation under eyes), can soothe joint aches and pains, can substitute as a cooking oil, can be used as aromatherapy, and cold pressed virgin sweet almond oil is also carrier oil meaning it can be used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to your skin.
As you can see, the almond oil for hair benefits can quickly add up so it may be time to give this oil a second look if you’re looking change up your beauty routine.