Almond oil has been my favourite hair product since my school days! Each time I got home after a long, tiring day at class, my mother would reward me with a relaxing champi session. This oil treatment benefited my hair immensely. I now have thick and strong curls only because of using almond oil. My journey with this oil doesn’t just end there! During my initial years in college, I started using almond oil not only on my mane, but on my skin as well. Trust me, there was no turning back after. The oil is rich in Vitamin E, proteins, potassium, zinc and fatty acids (which is why I love it!) If reading this got you tempted to try the oil out, you certainly must have no second thoughts! Here are 11 benefits of using almond oil.
When you’re sleep deprived, the tiredness shows in your eyes. Instead of using eye creams, a quick fix would be using almond oil. It’ll not only get rid of the dark circles, but also reduce puffiness around eyes as well. All you’ve got to do is apply a few drops of almond oil over the dark circles and gently massage the area. In a couple of minutes, the skin around your eyes will start to look and feel fresh.
The ugly truth is that every day we lose hundreds of hair strands. However, this does not completely affect the hair volume, because the new hair growth, replaces the old one. However, if you’re starting to shed a lot of strands, then it’s probably to do with stress, environmental pollutants, nutritional deficiencies or a hormonal imbalance. The solution to all the above is almond oil. Packed with calcium, magnesium and zinc, your hair is bound to get all the nourishment it deserves. Every time you have a head bath, make sure to massage your scalp with a tablespoon of warm almond oil after. This beauty routine will keep your mane healthy.
For longer, stronger nails, almond oil is your go-to product. It’s perfect for healing brittle and chipped nails as it is rich in zinc, B-complex vitamins and iron. Each time you clip your nails or remove your nail paint, apply some almond oil on your cuticles. Doing this once every day will improve the growth and health of your nails.
You know why almond oil is amazing? Simply because both, your scalp and hair shaft can benefit from it! Sometimes, using shampoos can strip the hair of its natural oils. This can take a toll on your mane by causing breakages and split-ends. That’s when you need almond oil to save the day! It restores the protective oil layer and improves the texture of your locks. You’ve got to try it to believe it!
If you have smooth and supple skin, you’ll have to thank a protein called collagen for it! Collagen works like a protective padding under your skin and shields it from environmental stressors and sun exposure. If your body is low on collagen, your skin can look wrinkled and old. Almond oil can help you reverse any early signs of ageing. It’s rich in amino acids, Vitamin E and antioxidants that help repair the damage done to the collagen layer. Simply apply some oil to your face and leave it on overnight. You’ll wake up to a smoother complexion in the morning.
You’ll have to blame the unpredictable weather and pollution for the rashes and burns on your skin. Sometimes, your fabric and diet too could be guilty of damaging your skin. Instead of using medicated creams and other skincare products, use almond oil. It’s free from chemicals and is gentle on the skin. Plus, it contains zinc and other nutrients that help soothe and heal skin.
Thanks to the Vitamin A content in almond oil, blackheads and acne are taken care of! Due to its lightweight texture, almond oil can penetrate easily into your skin and cleanse the oil, dirt and bacteria from your pores. If you have sensitive or dry skin, this oil will do your texture good. For radiant skin, you can also make a face scrub using almond oil and fine sugar. This will help scrub off dead skin cells and the grime.
There’s no need to use a make-up remover when you have almond oil lying around on your bathroom shelf. One good reason to use this baby to cleanse your skin is that it’s light and less greasy. It opens skin pores and removes the gunk without leaving your skin feeling dry and flaky. On the other hand, it’ll keep your skin moist, supple and hydrated.
If you don’t want to splurge on expensive hand and foot creams, DON’T! Almond oil makes for a great alternative. It’s not only affordable, but also heals the cracks on your feet and palms. Plus, it easily gets absorbed into your skin and leaves a sweet, pleasant fragrance.
A natural way to add volume to your lashes is to apply almond oil on them. Why it works, you ask? Simply because it provides nourishment and strength to your lashes. Use an old mascara wand and dip it into a bottle of almond oil. Gently groom your lashes with the curler and there you have it! Smoother, longer lashes for the win!
Just when you’re out of lip balm, almond oil comes to your rescue! Apply the oil directly onto your lips and gently rubbing your pout will make your pucker feel smooth, soft and supple. This home remedy works like a charm when dealing with dull, chapped lips.
You must know that almond oil contains fatty acids which helps absorb oil and dissolve impurities that lead to acne and scars. Almond oil will moisturise your skin and prevent your pores from getting blocked. Take a ripe avocado, scoop its pulp out and mash it up. Empty the pulp into a bowl and pour some honey and a tablespoon of almond oil over it. Apply a thin layer of the mask on your face. When you wake up, head to the shower and wash your face with lukewarm water.
Believe it or not, but this oil has emollient properties. Using it on your skin daily can tighten skin and promote blood circulation. This helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Twice a day, apply some almond oil over your stretch marks and massage your skin in a circular motion. You’ll be able to see the first sign of results in a month’s time.
1. Kama Ayurveda Organic Sweet Almond Oil (Rs 695)
2. Forest Essentials Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Almond Oil (Rs 1,475)
3. Aroma Magic Almond Oil (Rs 319)
4. Juicy Chemistry Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil (Rs 315)
5. Nyassa Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil (Rs 495)