Almond the “king of all nuts”
belongs to the same category as that of cherries and peaches. Although it’s tiny, it’s packed with a nutritional punch. Everyone knows it's not just eaten, its oil can be applied to the skin and hair as well.
It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients that could just be perfect for your daily skincare regime. It’s safe for all skin types (oily, dry, and sensitive). It’s also very effective in deep cleaning the pores without clogging them.
You can mix other essential oils with almond oil to enjoy its benefits on skin and hair. While shopping for almond oil, I was surprised to see it in so many types – sweet, bitter, extra virgin and so on. It reminded me of the time I was looking for the right cable bundle from among the Spectrum TV plans. I realized then that without prior homework, one could end up getting the wrong one. Similarly, it’s important to know why you are buying almond oil in the first place (for hair, skin or both) so that you can choose the right one.
Now let’s explore some of the benefits of almond oil for skin and hair.
#1: It’s a Great Cleanser
Did you know that almond oil is great when it comes to washing face? Yes, it is a great cleanser. It can open up clogged pores, remove skin toxins and it retain moisture that blocks the entry of dirty microbes into the skin.
It’s also a great makeup remover. You can say goodbye to the raccoon-like circles left behind your eyes from mascara when it’s not properly removed. Another benefit of using almond is that it absorbs in the skin really quickly. It doesn’t leave behind a greasy feeling.
Although almond oil has great cleansing benefits, too much of everything can hurt. Dermatologists say that the topical application of this oil must not exceed 3 times a week as it can clog pores and trigger acne.
#2: Soothes Puffy Eyes
Are you tired of puffy eyes? Almond oil could turn out to be a great remedy. While you are using it as a face moisturizer, pat some around your eyes before going to bed too. You won’t have to deal with puffy eyes anymore.
#3: Strengthens and Repairs Hair
Instead of using hair serum and relying on treatments to repair your hair, why not rely on the old fashion method i.e. almond oil? It strengths the hair and reduces split ends.
#4: An Effective Hair Growth Remedy
There are no clinical trials that prove almond oil makes hair grow. However, it can make your hair stronger and reduce split which ultimately means your hair growth won’t slow down. Almond oil contains Vitamin E which is a natural antioxidant. It effortlessly combats the environmental stress around the hair, making them look younger and healthier.
#5: Controls Hair Loss
Every day, we lose hundreds of hair strands. It is normal and it does not affect the hair volume. Why? Because new hair keeps on replacing the old hair. On the other hand, if the hair fall is heavier than normal, your scalp will become more visible.
One thing I found out while doing my research on it and for which I'm thankful to my Spectrum internet only plan. That there could be a number of factors that trigger hair loss - environmental pollutants, nutritional deficiencies or harsh chemicals from hair products. When your hair is not getting enough calcium or magnesium, you will start experiencing hair fall. Similarly, when your hair is not getting enough zinc, they become thin.
Fortunately, almond oil is rich in all these minerals. Along with getting these minerals via a healthy diet, applying a table of warm almond oil on your scalp every night can help control hair loss. You will have to do that regularly though. For best results, leave it overnight for your scalp to properly absorb everything.
How to Use Almond Oil?
You can cause almond oil in a variety of ways to enjoy its benefits for hair and skin. Apart from topical application, it can be ingested as well. You can drink 2 to 4 tablespoons of almond oil. It’s better to warm it up a little bit before ingesting. You can also drizzle it on salads. It’s ok to cook food in almond oil once in a while as well.
Almond oil is very effective for cosmetic purposes. Some even say it can be used for massaging the body for relieving muscular pain.
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