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Skin and hair benefits of sweet almond oil

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : February 3, 2015 6:08 PM IST

Almonds are among some of the most delicious nuts, which are not only used for their taste, but also for the reserves of healthy substances found within these. They are mostly consumed raw or in the processed form and there is a range of products available in the market which have almonds as one of their ingredients. Almonds are not only limited to being a type of food, but due to their countless qualities as a promising beauty product they have been very well perceived among the new generation of researchers. Here we shall discuss a few points which will acquaint you with some eye opening properties of sweet almond oil, which can substantially create a difference in your beauty preservation and enhancement regimes.

What it contains?

Sweet almond oil has some strong reasons to make you buy a volume of it. It is superbly rich in Vitamin E & D, minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium. It is rich in taste and pale yellow in colour, sweet almond oil is also a great food additive.

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If you want to check its benefits as a beauty product, you will never be disappointed as it has been found to be immensely effective as an anti aging substance for skin as it helps in keeping skin young and healthy. Its strong antioxidant nature is good for overall health. Read more about health benefits of almonds

For skin

You would have noticed many spas and massage parlours using sweet almond oil as a base layer over the body, it is simply because it has been found to be very effective in skin treatments. This has also been found to produce anti aging effects.

Delays aging: Due to its properties as a strong antioxidant, it produces a firming effect on the outmost layer of the skin, revitalises it, keeps it moistened at times and keeps it away from any likely condition of pigmentation or wrinkles. (Read: Reverse the signs of ageing with dermal fillers)

Reduces acne: Due to its deep absorption properties, it opens all pores and lets the skin breath properly. Acne problems are reduced by the application of sweet almond oil if you regularly use it as a skin moisturiser. Also read Why you should not pop pimples?

Moisturises and cleanses: Sweet almond oil is a very effective moisturiser that entails a proper moisturizing to your skin when applied. It is a very effective cleanser as well, which can be used while you remove your make up. (Read: How to moisturise your skin naturally)

Reduces itchiness: Due to its outstanding anti-inflammatory properties, it is highly recommendable to apply sweet almond oil to people suffering from skin diseases like psoriasis. It removes dead skin cells from the epidermis of your skin and evades irritating rashes. A zinc component found in this oil can actually help you to sustain torn and racked skin portions.

Reduces dark circles: The most likable benefit of sweet almond oil, which you can instantly recognise, is its outstanding moisturising properties with a completely non sticky nature. It helps in containing the emergence of dark circles under your eyes. Here are 5 eye masks to get rid of dark circles

Prevents stretch marks: It is extremely effective in improving blood circulation in the skin and that keeps your skin free of stretch marks, which you may get if you are pregnant or the condition arise due to a sudden change in the weight. It also helps in reducing the effect of ultraviolet rays which may occasionally cause tanning. (Read: How to get rid of stretch marks)

Softens cracked lips: Mix sweet almond oil with honey; apply it regularly on your lips and it will prove to be more effective than any of the synthetic products in the market. (Read: 6 home remedies to heal dry, chapped lips)

For hair

Hair is most essential element of the beauty of a woman, and if they are unhealthy, drying, dull, contain dandruff or develop split ends, they may trouble her overall appearance. Sweet almond oil has its own unique significance in this regard as almost all kinds of anomalies your hair witnesses can be solved by the regular use of it. It reduces dandruff, fine tunes the problem of split ends and makes your hair shine.

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