By Stuti Khurana
Almond Oil For Winter Skincare Routine
Since ages, Almond oil enriched with beauty vitamins is considered the secret for magnificent skin. The multi-use almond oil extracted from sweet almonds is a gift of Mother Nature. It is packed with antioxidants, vitamins E, A, & D, proteins, essential minerals and healthy fats. Due to its high nutrient-content, this oil is used as a skincare product & also as a medicinal oil to treat skin disorders.
In the winter season, almond oil can be used as a natural skin moisturizer. It can especially be used daily for rough, flaky or dry skin. Zinc in almond oil comforts the dead skin and tones the patchy areas. It nurtures your skin leaving it smooth, soft & supple. It also eases skin irritation and skin inflammation. It is rich in vitamin A and E that provide immense hydration to your skin as well as cleanses pores. In addition, it also promotes cell-renewal and helps in eliminating dead skin cells. It also helps in improving complexion and retaining the glow.
Since almond oil spreads easily & is non-greasy, it is used as a “carrier oil” in aromatherapy. It is used for massaging the body & rejuvenates the skin and makes it firm and smooth. It also enhances blood circulation.
Chapped lips are very common in winters. You can make your own lip balm by combining almond oil with some honey and apply it regularly for softer & luscious lips.
Thick Eyebrows & Healthy Eyelashes:
Applying almond oil makes your eyebrows thicker & nourishes & strengthens your eyelashes. Simply use a cotton tip or an old mascara wand. Dip it in the almond oil and apply a very small amount to eyelashes and eyebrows. This will help them grow into naturally fuller eyelashes.
Delays Signs Of Ageing:
Almond oil has anti ageing properties which helps in renewing skin cells and revitalizing the skin, ensuring younger, fresher and more radiant skin. Due to its properties as a strong antioxidant, it produces a firming effect on the outmost layer of the skin, & keeps it away from pigmentation & wrinkles.
Reduces Dark Circles:
Almond oil also helps in helps in reducing dark circles & under eye puffiness. Before going to sleep, take a few drops and gently massage them under your eyes. Without applying pressure, rub the oil with your fingers and make it a daily routine for better results.
Almond oil is so light and non-greasy that it can be used as an ideal makeup remover. It suits all skin types and easily removes makeup. The natural effect neutralizes the heavy makeup effect and prevents the chances of pimples and skin allergies. It removes eye makeup without irritating the eyes & waterproof makeup too.
For Surgical Scars & Stretch Marks:
Since almond oil penetrates in the skin easily and nourishes the skin, it is helpful in preventing stretch marks. The emollient qualities of almond oil strengthen and nourish the skin, creating a natural resistance to tearing. It improves blood circulation that keeps your skin free of stretch marks.
Almond oil contains potassium and zinc that nourishes your nails naturally, leaving them strong & hydrated & makes them less prone to breakage or peeling. Take a few drops of organic almond oil & massage your nails and cuticles on a regular basis.
Use In Homemade Scrubs & Face Packs: Almond oil is used to prepare several homemade scrubs & face packs which provide softer & radiant skin.
Treats Acne: Almond oil contains fatty acids that dissolve sebum and impurities. It also cleanses the skin pores and repairs damage to prevent occurrence of acne and pimples. Due to its deep absorption properties, it opens all pores and lets the skin breath properly.
Treating Psoriasis & Eczema: Almond oil also helps in reducing itching, redness and inflammation of the skin. When the skin is broken, it starts to weep and make crusty deposits. It also makes way for bacterial and fungal infections. Being mild & hypoallergenic, it moisturizes the skin without irritating it further. You may also mix it with other essential oils for better results.
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