Natural skin care remedy: Sweet almond oil

By on March 4, 2013

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unrefined_extra_virgin_cold_pressed_almond_oilBy: Denisa Murrizi

Shopping for skin care products can be a headache. Between ingredient listings that you can’t understand and an overload of products all claiming to provide the same benefits, you often walk out the store more confused than when you walked in. The solution is rather simple: head to your kitchen for some of the best ingredients for your skin.

Sweet Almond Oil is commonly used in cosmetics, but in such low doses that you can rarely benefit from it. Almond oil is acquired from the almond seed, which contains protein, vitamin E and B vitamins as well as essential minerals, healthy fats and protein.

Sweet almond oil is a gentle moisturizer and it absorbs into the skin slowly. It is best if applied as a nightly moisturizer for the face, however feel free to use it sparingly in other body parts as a go-to. Because sweet almond oil is emollient, it rejuvenates and softens the skin, giving skin a healthy glow, evening out the skin tone and overall improving complexion.

Sweet almond oil is also wonderful for the eye area. It can be used as a makeup remover prior to cleansing the face, or can be applied as an undereye circle eliminator.

The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports that almond oil provides ultraviolet radiation protection, specifically from ultraviolet B rays. In addition to protecting the skin from cancerous rays, almond oil has been proven to reverse sun damage that has already occurred. Naturally, more hydration and ultraviolet radiation protection also means slowing down the skin’s aging process.

The bottom line is, sweet almond oil has various uses and advantages. You can use it regardless of skin type, and you can use it as a facial cleanser, scrub, moisturizer or undereye circle reducer.

The more natural, the better. Look for UNREFINED oil, which means the oil is pure and its original form has not been tampered with.

Try it & love it!

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