The sweet almond oil is, in my experience, a product that cannot miss in a beauty kit. Because?
Because it has an interesting property for all types of skin, a delicate smell irresistible almond and a good shelf life (when opened and protected from light and heat) due to the omega-9 fatty acids that compose it.
This oil is in fact very popular for several reasons…
- can be applied in different areas of the body : it is present in anti-aging creams for the face, it can be found in many massage oils for the body and even in hair products because it helps to revitalize;
- It has a soothing and calming power, ideal for sensitive skin and to fight a redness or irritation;
- It is used a lot in pregnancy to prevent the appearance of stretch marks, thanks to its regenerating and firming;
- Like all oils, deeply moisturizes the skin.
But do you think is that all? Wrong … will reveal its other important properties!
Sweet almond oil uses
Thanks to its soothing properties, its use can be extended to several problems: fissures, dry hands, itching, chapped skin, external vaginal dryness, diaper irritation, … in short, all those situations where it is necessary and deep hydration an anti-just grumpy effect.
And have you ever tried to use it as a make-up remover? Applied on a cotton pad, removing make-up and at the same time moisturizes the skin! I recommend it for those who have problems of sensitivity in the eye or burning caused by the classical make-up removers. Having no chemical within, not from any problem of irritation! The only flaw is that immediately after it is best to go to sleep … as it can creating a thin veneer greasy before your eyes.
And while using it as a makeup remover, you know what other benefits you’re making? A deep hydration to your lashes, which often neglect and weaken with the use of mascara!
Also it can perfectly replace a night cream: it is very penetrating, by radiance to the face and regenerates your skin while you sleep. It is only recommended in case of acne or very oily skin.
On the body has the same properties, the important thing is to be applied immediately after a shower, when the pores are still dilated by the heat: the skin can absorb the oil very quickly, without leaving a greasy feeling. You’ll see how the leave velvety and well hydrated!
And we continue with its uses … for newborns we said that is very good for the diaper irritation, but it really is also perfect as a moisturizer after bathing and massage, for cradle cap and … when they grow up, it is one of the most natural and moisturizing things that you can apply on the delicate skin of a baby!
Also suitable for very dry hair and brittle, can be used before shampooing, as a treatment to be applied half an hour (little amount on dry hair to be applied along the entire length with the help of a comb).
And for nail care ? Absolutely, applied every evening on the nails with a quick massage, will make them stronger and brighter.
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Finally, it is the ideal base for any massage oil: it can be used alone or mixed with other oils or essential oils such as lavender, tangerine, cinnamon…
Now you understand, because it absolutely cannot do without it? Just make sure to choose good quality: organic, first cold pressed, 100% natural and above all, not mixed with other ingredients such as perfumes unnecessary. It is usually not dear oil and does not need preservatives or perfumes.
Beauty recipes with sweet almond oil
Finally, here is some beauty recipe, easy to prepare, so you can create with your hands, some natural beauty product for the care of your skin! Good fun!
Scrub for heels and elbows
Mix 2 tablespoons of coarse salt with 1 tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon of baking soda; add sweet almond oil in the desired amount, so as to facilitate easy application of a scrub.
Balm for hands
Mix 4 teaspoons of green clay powder with 2 teaspoons of almond oil. Apply and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash hands with warm water.
Moisturizing Facial Mask
Mix 1 tablespoon of clay with 1 almonds and 1 tablespoon orange juice tablespoon of oil. Apply and leave on for at least 10-15 minutes. Wash your face, using a sponge to remove the mask.
Mix 1 tablespoon of whole plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon of almond and 2 drops of essential oil of rose oil (or another flower); then add 1 teaspoon of honey and 50 ml of distilled water or rose water or infusion (for example, mallow and chamomile); Store in a bottle or dry, well clean glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Shake before use and apply on your face dry with a cotton ball. If necessary, rinse the face after applying.