Almond is a super food loaded with nutrients and has several health benefits. To stay healthy, you should eat four soaked almonds in the morning. Like almonds, almond oil too has several benefits. Extracted from raw almonds, almond oil is packed with mono-saturated fatty acids, zinc, proteins, potassium and vitamin E. It has been in the Mediterranean and Southeast Asian regions for ages to promote healthy skin and heart. There are two types of almond oil, the sweet and the bitter oil. The bitter almond oil comes from bitter almonds and it contains a compound called amygdalin, which on processing turns toxic. Sweet almond oil, on the other hand, is extracted from edible almonds that have sweet taste. This is the oil used for hair and skin care regime. Here are some beauty benefits of almond oil.Also Read - After 2 Hours, Sunscreens With Zinc Oxide Ingredient Can Become Toxic: Study
1. Deep cleanses your skin
You can use almond oil for deep cleansing. The light textured oil will dislodge the dirt from the pores and make your skin soft. It will also help reduce acne and acne flare-ups. You can mix almond oil with a small amount of sugar to make facial scrub. Apply this on your face and scrub your face in circular motion for five to 10 minutes. Wash it off with regular water. Do this once a week for acne-free, clear skin. Also Read - Astringents VS Skin Toners: Which is Best For You? Shahnaz Husain Reveals
2. Reduces dark circles
Almond oil is one of the best home remedies to get rid of dark circles. Take a few drops of almond oil and apply it around your eyes and massage gently. Do this regularly to lighten the skin and reduce wrinkles around your eyes. (ALSO READ Top 6 ways to include more mint or pudina in your diet). Also Read - Face Yoga: Make Your Face Look Sharper By Trying These Facial Exercises Using Spoons | Watch Video
3. Cures skin rashes
Skin rash is a common problem caused by constant rubbing of cloth, hard material or even skin on your skin. It can cause redness and a burning sensation. You can treat skin rashes by applying almond oil on the chafed skin. The oil will soothe the skin and will give relief from rashes.
4. Can be used as make up remover
Almond oil can also be used as make-up remover as it cleans your skin without damaging it. Use a cotton ball and a few drops of almond oil to wipe off your make up. It is better than your store-bought makeup remover as it will lower the risk of acne or allergy. (ALSO READ Best Avocado Hacks: Top 5 quick ways to include avocados in breakfast foods and snacks).
5. Makes your hair healthy
Massaging your scalp with almond oil will make your scalp and hair healthy. The texture of the hair improves and hair fall reduces.