Benefits of Almond oil for skin, hair, nails and health
Talk about nuts and the first thing that comes to the mind is almonds among many others.
Almond is a widely used nut both in sweet and savories. Because it is delicious, it also makes for an excellent snack! It is also a zero cholesterol nut with tonnes of health benefits. Think of adding them to your salads, rice, or as a garnish on soups and maybe add to your milk with a pinch of saffron. Keeping a handful of almonds in your pocket is always a good idea because you can satisfy your bingeing habits in a healthier and a right way!
Almonds contain good quality fat so there’s no reason you don’t wanna have this mineral packed ingredient. Not only do almonds serve as a great garnish in fancy dishes, but they are loaded with multiple benefits for skin, hair and nails. Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin – E and an antioxidant which is said to reduce the risk of cardiac diseases, cancer and cataract. The bitter almond or the Iranian almond known as Amaro contains cancer-fighting properties.
Ever spotted a tiny almond inside an apricot? Well, the next time you find one, be sure to consume because it contains healing properties for the skin and is an excellent source of calcium.
• Almonds, in general, are very high in calcium, a mineral needed for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. So you know now what you should be eating to flash those pearly whites!
• Also, did you know that almonds act as a very useful remedy for treating anaemia as the almond is rich in iron, aiding the synthesis of Haemoglobin?
• Regular consumption of peeled almonds soaked in water overnight can help in improving your complexion. This has been an age-old secret religiously followed by brides to get that glowing skin on their big day.
• Studies have proven that this wonderful nut when eaten in moderation can lower the risk of weight gain. What more? Eat almonds to keep your weight in check!
Almond oil for skin
Almond oil for face
Almond oil when used externally on the skin, nourishes and makes it a lot more soft and smooth. This oil rich in Vitamin E, A & B miraculously seals the moisture in the skin and also absorbs, leaving no room for pores to get blocked. Achieving that natural glow just got a lot cheaper and less time-consuming. It is also a great and inexpensive way to get rid of tan.
Tip:- Massage your face with 2-3 drops of almond oil regularly. It helps prevent dry skin, pimples, blackheads and is also great for combatting those under eye bags. Since almond oil is rich in vitamins and nutrients, using it regularly will reduce dark circles.
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Almond oil as body moisturizer
Almond oil acts as a substitute for hand and foot creams and since it is light and less sticky. It smoothens the skin and moisturizes it perfectly. Not only does it smell good, but it also softens rough skin and treats cracked heels.
Almond oil as a makeup remover
Oh and did you know that almond oil can act as a makeup remover? It effectively opens up pores and ensures no traces of makeup are on remains. All skin types, including oily skin people, can opt to use this oil on skin because it averts acne occurrence.
Almond oil for hair
Almond oil can effectively help reduce hair fall, dandruff and greying of hair. Do this every once or twice a week and bid goodbye to hair fall and welcome those lustrous locks! Regular use of almond oil can improve the hair texture and further add shine to it. Mixing almond oil with other oils such as coconut oil or olive oil can strengthen hair incredibly as all of these have the right nutrients needed to strengthen the quality of hair. Almond oil is particularly rich in minerals that can repair the hair follicles and promote the growth of new and healthy hair.
For treating hair fall and other hair related concerns, mix a few drops of almond oil with coconut oil and slightly heat it. Make sure it is only warm and not hot, and massage it into your scalp for a good 10 minutes.
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Almond oil for nails
Almond oil is an excellent remedy to treat brittle nails. Our nails are heavily exposed to dirt and water that can cause harm to the nails, causing them to chip off easily. This oil is the safest and most natural way to restore the health and quality of your nails. Every time you treat your nails with almond oil, they are protected from peeling, cracking, breaking or even drying out.
In a bowl, add a teaspoon of almond oil and squeeze a few drops of lemon, mix it well. Soak your hands in this mixture for about 2 minutes. You could also use a cotton ball to apply it over your nails. Leave this overnight and within a span of one week, you will be able to see a natural sheen in your nails.
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Autour: Madiha Khatoon
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