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Benefits Of Almond Oil For Your Skin

Updated on February 9, 2016
Almonds on a tree
Almonds on a tree

Sweet Almond Oil For Your Skin

Sweet Almond oil is extracted from the center of those delicious almonds I like to eat. These yummy nuts come from many places around the globe, including California. The benefits of almond oil have been known to women for centuries. This golden oil has also been used for many years in medicine too. It is still a popular choice for health and skin in other countries and cultures. It is called Roghan Badam in Ayurveda, and it is called Tibb Yunani in the Greco-Persian medical books. Sweet Almond oil, it sounds nice, it works well, and you will appreciate this oil the very first time you try it.

Sweet Almond oil has therapeutic and moisturizing properties, it is often found in the skin care section of the essential oil stop. This sweet oil is one of the best carrier oils you can find. A carrier oil is an oil that is easily absorbed into the skin. This oil, since it is absorbed quickly, carries it's helpful properties to the tissues below the skin level. It's a valuable oil in the beauty and cosmetic world, you will find it in many of the products you use. It has some potent ingredients that will nourish your skin, and that makes it a valuable skin care necessity. Sweet Almond oil has a slight yellowish color and it has a distinct sweet aroma.

Sweet Almond Oil For Your Face

Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil | Source

Benefits оf Almond Oil fоr Skin Care

The benefits of Sweet Almond oil are many. If you have dry skin, you are going to love it's lubricating qualities. The oil is absorbed quickly into your skin helping to repair your dry, cracked or flaky skin. If you have skin allergies this oil can help you to retain the moisture in your skin. It is a proven fact that Sweet Almond oil is soothing and has been helpful when treating skin allergies or inflammation. It can soften hard, dry skin, like the skin we often find on our elbows, our knees, or the heels of our feet. Do you have chapped skin or minor scratches? These can be treated with almond oil and you will be amazed when you see the positive changes in these areas.

Sweet Almond oil is an excellent emollient. An emollient is a substance that will make the outer layer of your skin softer. Apply it, watch how quickly it is absorbed, it is starting to soften your skin already. It's a great oil to use during a massage since it's not heavy, greasy, nor does it have a heavy aroma. It's also a popular base oil for aromatherapy. Almond oil is also used as a skin lightener. Add a bit of sugar to this oil to exfoliate your skin. It will remove dead skin cells and as a result, your skin will be lighter. It clears your face of blemishes, makes it soft and supple. If you massage the oil into your skin it can help restore the pH balance, and it will make your skin retain moisture which in turn will make your skin glow.

Many of us have dark circles under our eyes. I get them when I am tired, which is quite often. Sometimes life is just busy. We don't eat a healthy diet. We don't get enough sleep. All these factors can contribute to those dark under eye circles. Well, if your eyes are tired looking, give them a treat with this Sweet Almond oil. The skin around our eyes, and particularly under our eyes, it's these fragile areas that lose moisture first. Just apply a drop of Almond Oil to the under eye area every night and ever so gently massage it in. You will see a change in the way your eyes look. Massaging the area can help to increase the blood circulation. This simple, gentle technique will make the skin under and around your eyes feel and look hydrated. The will be moisturized and you won't look so tired any more.

Mix a bit of honey with sweet almond oil
Mix a bit of honey with sweet almond oil


Here's a quick beauty tip: Mix a little raw honey in with a couple drops of Sweet Almond oil and gently massage those dark spots under your eyes. The results? You will see less puffiness, lighter and brighter skin.

Sweet Almond oil is a rich source of vitamin E. Using this golden tinged oil will help to reduce the number of wrinkles and fine lines on your face and it will delay the appearance of more. I find it best to apply the Almond oil at night time. Make sure you clean your face and neck thоrоughlу. You can follow this regimen every day, every other day, or once a week. The number of times you choose to apply Almond oil to your face is totally up to you.

Sweet Almond oil has natural anti-microbial properties. These properties prevent harmful bacterial infections from spreading. These skin infections can be responsible for acne or other skin infections. It's going to lighten your skin, reduce dark spots and circles and its softening properties are going to rejuvenate your skin, and tighten it as well.

Sweet Almond Oil: Points To Note

  • Sweet Almond Oil is safe for your skin
  • There is a big difference between Sweet Almond Oil and Bitter Almond Oil - bitter almond oil is toxic and not made for skin care. Only use Sweet Almond oil for your skin.
  • If you have a NUT ALLERGY, do not use oils from nuts - including Sweet Almond oil.
  • Store Sweet Almond oil in a cool, dark place. Keep it away from sunlight to keep it from becoming rancid once it has been opened.
  • Sweet Almond oil can stain your clothing. It is, after all, an oil.
  • Apply Sweet Almond oil directly on your skin or mix it with other carrier oils, essential oils, or skin care products. If you plan on putting it directly on your skin, simply put a couple drops on your palm. Massage it, ever so gently, into your face. Just let the oil soak into your skin and allow it to start to improve your blood circulation in that area.
  • Mix a little lemon juice with the Sweet Almond oil and apply it to your skin. Put it on the areas that are particularly dry, itchy, or blemished.


Sweet Almond oil is readily available. Find the best quality oil you can, the quality is based upon the almonds it is extracted from and the method of extraction that is used. The best oil will give you the best results. A little bit of research is worth it when you are choosing which Sweet Almond oil you want to purchase for your skin.

Sweet Almond Oil - Skin Benefits

Sweet Almond Oil Is Great For Your Hair

This sweet oil can make your hair shiny and silky! It will look and feel terrific. Just apply it to your hair and scalp about an hour before you are going to wash it. Let it soak in, and then wash it out. This oil is rich in vitamin A - this vitamin will help maintain healthy cell membranes, B1& B6 vitamins have been shown to promote hair growth, and vitamin E - this vitamin is rich in antioxidants that promote collagen and new cell growth, all great for skin and hair.

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