Almond oil has been a well-known ingredient in skin care and homeopathy for centuries. Physicians in ancient China and India used it to treat dry, rough and irritated skin.
Almond oil is extracted from crushed almonds and used as an ingredient in skin care products and by itself. It is mainly known for its gentle, soothing and moisturising properties. Almond oil contains a range of naturally occurring lipids and two essential fatty acids, including Omega-3, which help to draw water into the skin and keep it moist, healthy and supple. Omega 3 acids work wonders for your body. They help to regulate blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure, support the immune system and improve skin radiance.
Almonds are also packed with antioxidants, including vitamin E, A and magnesium, which are vital for strong healthy skin. Magnesium helps cells produce energy and protein. It can also assist in the regulation of stress hormones which can help to slow down the aging process.
Almond trees and other plants produce phenols (antioxidant chemicals) to protect themselves from the elements. When almond oil is added to a skin care product, these phenols help to protect people against damage from free radicals when the product is applied to the skin.
Almond oil is ideal for use in skin care products because it is very light and is easily absorbed. It can penetrate the skin’s surface with ease and works quickly to soften and break down the dirt and grime which can accumulate in your pores. This can help to prevent blackheads and acne without leaving behind a greasy residue.
This gentle and natural oil is also great for sensitive skin and less likely to cause a rash or other allergic reaction.
Almond oil is also sustainable, meaning that no almond trees are destroyed in order to extract the almonds.
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