Almond, widely known as the king of nuts, is as tasty as it is healthy. We use almonds as a healthy ingredient in many savory dishes, but do you know its oil is one of the main bases of many cosmetic products. Almond Oil has two types: Sweet Almond Oil and Bitter Almond Oil. The Sweet almond oil is used for cosmetic purposes, as when processed the Bitter almond oil produces a harmful component. In this post, we will talk about Sweet almond oil, and its benefits when applied to the skin.
The main chemical constituents of sweet almond oil are: Oleic Acids (Omega 9), Linoleic Acids (Omega 6), Stearic Acid, and Palmitic Acid.
Let’s talk about their benefits on the skin.
|Oleic Acids (Omega 9)||Linoleic Acids (Omega 6)||Stearic Acid||Palmitic Acid|
|Maintain the softness, suppleness, and radiance of the skin||Facilitate wound healing||Cleansing properties that purge dirt, sweat, and excess sebum from the skin||Delay the appearance of premature aging|
|Reduce the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines||Promote moisture retention in the skin||Soften skin||Moisturize and tighten the skin|
|Exhibit antioxidant properties||Exhibit anti-inflammatory properties||Lock in moisture||Enhance the brightness of the complexion|
|Prevent joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain||Soothe acne and reduce chances of future outbreaks||Boost the growth of healthy-looking nails|
|Beneficial for use on acne-prone skin||Enhance skin elasticity to prevent symptoms of premature aging|
Sweet almond oil treats different types of skincare issues like:
For dark circles: Sweet almond oil has skin lightening properties, all thanks to its rich content of Vitamin E. With regular use, it can effectively reduce dark circles under the eyes. It can also promote under-eye skin elasticity by increasing the production of collagen. Take a few drops of oil and massage it over the eyes regularly.
For acne and pimples: It is rich in fatty acids that help in controlling sebum that is responsible for acne. It unclogs the pores that lead to acne and pimples. Wash your face first, and then massage the acne or pimple prone areas with sweet almond oil.
For aging skin: It is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E. Regular use of sweet almond oil on the skin can promote the production of collagen. It also improves the elasticity of facial skin meaning wrinkle-free, younger, and tighter-looking skin. For this, you need to apply sweet almond oil on the face before going to bed every night.
For scars: Scars caused by pimples, blemishes, scratches, or even stretch marks can be reduced by the regular application of sweet almond oil. The earlier the use on the scar, the better the result of the oil.
Other benefits of sweet almond oil on the skin are:
- It can deep cleanse your face
- Keeps skin moisturized for a longer period of time
- Softens the puffy eyes
- Helps in curing eczema and psoriasis
- Treats skin rashes
- Lightens the skin color
- Acts as a natural makeup remover
- Moisturizes chapped lips
Sweet almond oil is a fantastic skincare oil for a variety of reasons. However, the results you get from using almond oil will depend upon the quality of sweet almond oil you choose.
If you are looking for anti-aging cosmetics, then here are some products that have sweet almond oil in their composition:
RENEW: RENEW by Slova Cosmetics is an anti aging face mask infused with PhytoCellTec™ technology (Apple plant stem cells). It has sweet almond oil as one of its main ingredients. Slova’s RENEW promotes glowing and healthier skin. This mask boosts elasticity and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles for smooth and youthful-looking skin.
REFRESH: REFRESH by Slova Cosmetics is an anti aging day/night cream, that is formulated with Caviar and Hyaluronic acid. This cream promotes skin moisturization and nourishment. Slova’s REFRESH helps repair skin damage, improve tone and texture.