The Many (So Many!) Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil for Your Skin
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Small, mighty and oh-so-powerful. These three adjectives don’t just describe the latest iPhone. They’re also perfect for describing an almond.
After all, almonds are one of the healthiest foods to snack on, they can be used to make a tasty and dairy-free milk, and sweet almond oil can work wonders on your skin. Seriously, what can’t they do?
The benefits of sweet almond oil are many. It’s time to stop thinking of almonds as simply a nutritious topping for your yogurt. Find out how your skin can make the most of sweet almond oil’s benefits.
What’s in sweet almond oil and why is it so ridiculously good for your skin?
First things first—you might be wondering why we’re talking about “sweet” almond oil. That’s because there’s bitter almond oil, too. Bitter almond oil is commonly used to provide scent and flavor, while sweet almond oil is skin’s BFF.
Sweet almond oil is full of vitamin E, vitamin A, monosaturated fatty acids, protein, potassium, and zinc. Remember when we called the almond small yet mighty? We weren’t kidding.
Vitamin E is an extremely powerful antioxidant. Oxidative stress (A.K.A. when your body doesn’t have enough antioxidants to fight free radicals) is a major cause of the deterioration of your skin’s collagen layer. Since collagen keeps your skin looking supple and wrinkle-free, you want to stave off oxidative stress with antioxidants. That’s where sweet almond oil comes in.
Thanks to the Vitamin E, sweet almond oil keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines.
The fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin.
Plus, the vitamin A can help reduce acne. Because the oil easily penetrates skin, it’s great for cleaning out the dirt and oil and accumulates in your pores. This process can prevent blackheads and acne from developing.
Because it’s packed with these vitamins and nutrients, sweet almond oil is a natural skincare superpower. If you’re worried about using oil on your skin—especially if you have oily skin—there’s no need to stress. Sweet almond oil is mostly non-comedogenic, which means it’s unlikely to clog your pores.
The benefits of sweet almond oil can be appreciated by those with oily, dry, and sensitive skin.
Bonus benefits of sweet almond oil
We’re still not finished celebrating the merits of one of our favorite oils. (Don’t worry, we love avocado oil, too.) Here are some bonus skincare benefits that we love.
- It can lighten dark undereye circles
- It can relieve sun exposure, eczema, and rashes
- It’s a fantastic natural makeup remover
- The zinc in sweet almond oil is great for healing brittle nails
- Because many hair care products strip your hair of natural oils, sweet almond oil can help restore this protective barrier
Okay, okay. Now we’re done singing its praises. Why not try it for yourself? Both our Revitalize Face Oil and Moisture Rich soap have sweet almond oil: