Sweet Almond oil is one of those ingredients that are used in many products in the beauty industry and has amazing as it has multiple uses and benefits. But in my personal opinion, it is best when you use it alone and pure, because you can benefit from all of its great properties.
It is a non-comedogenic oil, so it won’t clog your pores, so it is great also for oily skin and it is a very affordable oil and you can buy from many places. I have use it for many years and I have found many uses that has earned a permanent place on my beauty shelf.
Here are the benefits of almond oil I have found:
FOR YOUR CUTICLES
Almond oil is packed with nutrients and antioxidants to improve your nails health, including Vitamin E, A and B. Massaging almond oil into your cuticles will protect your nails from peeling, cracking, breaking and dryness.
Thanks to its emollient properties and high percentages of vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper, it “helps restore the outer layer of skin, prevents water loss and rehabs dry, flaking skin.
Nothing will be better to use your SPF daily to prevent sun damage but if you were a little bit careless that day, almond oil can come to rescue you. The vitamin E that almond oil contains can come to the rescue to protect your skin from further damage and heal the damage that’s already been done.
CALM IRRITATED SKIN
Its anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A and E can be soothing to inflamed skin and may help to rejuvenate damaged skin as well. Because it’s packed with these vitamins and nutrients, sweet almond oil is a natural skincare superpower. If you’re worried about using oil on your skin—especially if you have oily skin—there’s no need to stress. Sweet almond oil is mostly non-comedogenic, which means it’s unlikely to clog your pores.
Almond oil is an emollient, meaning it can fill in gaps in your hair at a cellular level. That makes your hair feel smoother to the touch. Using almond oil on your hair gives it a softer texture over time. Once almond oil is incorporated into your hair care routine, you may also notice that your hair is easier to comb through and style.
I’m a huge fan of removing makeup using a cleansing oil as it does without irritating your skin. But I’m not fan of all oils, specially coconut oil that in my opinion is not good for you skin as it clogs pores, so for me this oil should stay in the kitchen.
On the other hand, almond oil is good to your skin and to remove makeup. It does it very easy while protecting your skin. It is suitable for all skin types but if you have breakouts or compromised skin (meaning acne) just avoid being on the safe side, but this is a great oil as it is not comedogenic.
A little warning…
This would not be a good product for anyone who has a nut, or specifically almond, allergy: Applying it topically could be as dangerous as ingesting, so be careful.
Do you use Almond oil in your skincare, what other uses do you know ?
Have a great and safe day