Why Almond Oil Deserves A Permanent Spot In Your Beauty Cabinet?

From clearing out your skin, treating chapped lips to thickening eyelashes, there is much that almond oil can do!

We wake up to a dry and parched skin, we go to sleep with clogged pores and in between, our skin is either producing too much oil or not enough of it! It is a never-ending cycle.

What if we say, almond oil can put a permanent end to the most persistent of your beauty problems?

No hitches, no chemicals and you'll get guaranteed results!

Before we go further exploring beauty uses of almond oil, you need to know what exactly it can do to your skin.

Almond oil is a powerhouse of vitamin E, which boosts the collagen level, which in turn improves elasticity, making the skin firm and supple.

Not just that, almond oil contains antioxidants, which repair, heal and nourish the skin.

Added to that, monosaturated fats, potassium, proteins, zinc and other skin-loving minerals present in almond reduce fine lines, cleanse the skin of deeply embedded impurities, reduce tan and slow down the ageing process.

Now, there are two types of almond oils, one that is extracted from bitter almonds that contains amygdalin, which can be used only for topical application.

Another is sweet almond oil, which is both edible and can be used to be applied on the skin as well.

Here are the beauty uses of almond oil, have a look.

Dark Circle Serum

Before going to bed, take a couple of drops of unflavoured almond oil and massage it in on the area around your eyes. Over time, the fatty acids present in this homemade almond mask will not just lighten dark circles but also keep crow's feet and fine lines at bay.

Dry Skin Mask

Take a teaspoon of fresh cream, and add a couple of drops of almond oil. Gently, massage it to your clean skin. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Use almond oil for dry skin at least twice a week.

Anti-wrinkle Mask

Take a bowl, divide egg white from the yolk. Mix 5 drops of pure almond oil to the egg white. Beat until you get a fluffy consistency. Apply a thin coat to your face and neck. Let it sit till it completely dries, then wash it clean with cold water. Try this herbal almond oil mask for wrinkles at least once a week.

Clear Skin Scrub

Take 4 to 5 almonds and 1 tablespoon of oats. Grind it into a rough powder. Using raw milk, mix it into a fine paste. Cleanse your face and apply the mask. Wait till it gets completely dry, then spritz some water, and scrub in a circular motion. Do this for five minutes and then rinse it clean with plain water. Follow it up with a nourishing moisturiser.

Overnight Skin Nourisher

Take a teaspoon of freshly extracted aloe vera juice, mix in 5 drops of almond oil. Place it in the refrigerator for 5 minutes and then massage your skin with the chilled concoction. Let your skin absorb the nutritional properties of the mask, by morning, your skin will be supple, smooth, and radiant!

Skin-brightening Mask

Soak almonds in water for 5 to 6 hours. Grind them into a rough paste, mix a teaspoon of yogurt and whip it into a smooth paste. Cleanse your face and apply the mask. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Then, rinse it clean with lukewarm water. This homemade almond mask will not just lighten skin tone, but also reduce the skin's oil production, preventing wrinkles.

Chapped Lips Mask

Take a teaspoon of organic honey, and mix in a few drops of almond oil. Apply a liberal amount to your lips. Let it sit overnight. In the morning, exfoliate your lips gently with a soft towel.

Oil Controlling Mask

Take a big piece of papaya, mash it into a fine paste, and add a few drops of almond oil. And massage the mask onto your skin. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Scrub and rinse. This mask reduces the oiliness of your skin, dries pimples, without being too harsh!

De-tanning Mask

Soak 5 almonds in water for a few hours. Grind it into a fine paste. Add a few drops of rosewater and lemon juice to the mask. Apply an even coat to your wet face, wait till it dries, and then rinse it clean with plain water. Apply this mask, twice a week, to get rid of the tan.

Eyelashes Serum

Take 10 drops of olive oil, and add 5 drops of almond oil. Mix until it blends well. Apply it to your lashes, let it sit overnight, do this every night, to make your lashes visibly thicker and darker.

If you have any more tips on how to get a radiant skin with almond oil, do share them with us in the comment section below.

Read more about: clear skin, almond, honey, papaya, olive oil
Story first published: Monday, October 17, 2016, 9:30 [IST]
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