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The Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil for Dry Skin

by Kelly McNevin |

You may be surprised to learn that almonds aren’t just for snacking on. In fact, they’re so packed full of vitamins and nutrients that they make the perfect treat for your skin too. Almond oil can benefit your skin in a number of ways, from reducing irritation to boosting hydration, and it has been used for centuries to soothe and soften the skin, as well as treat minor cuts. 

If you’re not familiar with the nutty oil or you want to learn more about how it can help you achieve glowing, radiant skin, you’ve come to the right place. Today, you can find sweet almond oil in a huge variety of beauty products, from lotions to creams. Almond oil is super hydrating and therefore great for dry skin. Read on to learn all about the benefits! 

Sweet almond oil skin benefits

So, why is almond oil good for skin? Almond oil is both a moisturiser and emollient and has been used for centuries to treat dry skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. Rich in vitamin E, vitamin A, essential Omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, sweet almond oil is ideal for those with skin in need of calming and hydration.

 

Moisturising

Sweet almond oil locks moisture inside the skin. Applying it straight onto damp skin after a shower or bath will help to lock in extra moisture. In addition, almond oil can help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Using just a small amount of almond oil regularly will help you achieve smooth, glowing skin.

Sweet almond oil is also great to treat dry, chapped lips!

 

Treats dry skin

Products containing sweet almond oil can help relieve itchiness and irritation - a common symptom of dry skin. Almond oil can be used as a quick fix to soothe and calm the skin and reduce swelling, giving you an extra dose of moisture. In fact, almond oil is the perfect alternative to harsher skincare products.

 

Brightens dull skin

Dry skin can often make your complexion appear dull and tired. Almond oil can be used to rejuvenate dull skin, reducing puffiness and under-eye circles. Within just a few weeks of use, you should notice less flaking and cracking and brighter skin.

 

Reduce appearance of scars

Ancient Chinese cultures have used almond oil for centuries to treat dry skin and reduce scarring. Almond oil, unlike many other oils, absorbs into the skin quickly, instead of just sitting on top. The properties of sweet almond oil balances your skin’s moisture levels, rejuvenates the scar tissue and can even out the colour and texture of scars. 

With Herbal Essentials, incorporating sweet almond oil into your skincare routine has never been easier. From our Cleansing Milk with sweet almond oil and aloe vera to our Moisturising Hand and Body Lotion, there’s plenty for you to try.