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Benefits of Almond Oil for Skin

Updated on July 15, 2012

Sweet almond is an important ingredient of many skincare, anti aging and cosmetic products. Almond oil promotes skincare. It helps to give you a clear complexion. It is also useful for exfoliation of skin. Almond oil can be used as a skin cleanser. It helps to get rid of dark circles under the eye and dark spots. It is also a very good remedy for dry skin. Almond oil will help you to get a flawless skin.

Almonds are grown across the world. There are two varieties of almonds, sweet and bitter. Sweet almond is used for edible, medicinal and cosmetic purposes. It is grown in several countries across the world. California is a very large producer of almonds. Almond oil is an essential oil used in many systems of alternative medicines including ayurveda and unani. It has an yellowish tinge. It is sweet to taste. There are several benefits of almond oil for skin. It is also used as a massage oil.

Almond oil contains vitamins and other nutrients of the skin. It contains oleic acid, linoleic acid and vitamin E.


Clear Complexion

It has lubricating, softening, moisturizing and healing properties. It provides skin with vitamins and nutrients. It imparts a natural glow and provides a clear complexion to the skin.

Exfoliation of Skin

Almond oil with sugar and salt makes a very good exfoliate for the face. Molecules of salt and sugar remove the dead cells. The scrubbing had to done a circular motion. When washed off, it leaves the skin soft and smooth.

Skin Cleanser

It can also be used as a skin cleanser. Just take a few drops of almond oil on the palms and gently rub it to your face. Wash it off after some time with lukewarm water.

Dry and Cracked Skin

Almond oil is very useful for dry skin, as it is absorbed by the skin easily. It helps to cure dry and cracked skin. It is used to treat skin allergies and inflammation. It helps to soften and smoothen the skin. It is a very good remedy for cracked heel. It is used as an anti aging product for skin.

Dark Circles

For dark circles under the eyes, almond oil is a very good remedy. It has to be applied with a gentle massage every day. It helps to moisturize the skin and the massage helps to improve blood circulation. This will reduce the puffiness and eye bags.

Dark Spots

As almond oil contains vitamin E, which will help to postpone the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face. Almond oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It will reduce the skin infections and acne. It has to be applied to the face and neck every day before going to bed. This will reduce the dark spots on the skin and get rid of sunburn.

Skin Rejuvenation

Almond oil can be used alone or can be mixed with honey and lemon juice or both. The combination will help to rejuvenate and tighten the skin. It will help you to get a flawless skin.

Only sweet almond oil had to used for skincare as bitter almond oil could be toxic. People allergic to nuts should not use almond oil.


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      bnsridhar 5 years ago from India


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      Eric Prado 5 years ago from Webster, Texas

      VERY interesting hub. I will try this. Voted up =)