Almonds are a healthful part of a balanced diet because they contain the beneficial fatty acid omega-3, which improves brain function and circulation. The benefits of the all-mighty almond don’t stop at being a nutritious snack. A topical application of the oil from this wonder nut benefits the face in several ways.
Magic Makeup Remover
Lightweight almond oil serves as a makeup remover and is gentle enough to remove eye makeup. The light oil makes it possible to wipe off cosmetics without tugging and pulling, and it does not leave a heavy, oily residue on your skin. Apply the almond oil to a tissue and wipe your face gently to clean it.
As a powerful antioxidant, almond oil can repair sun damage on your face. The monounsaturated fats in the oil keep cell membranes healthy, reducing the appearance of aging.
As a lightweight oil, almond oil won’t clog pores, which makes it an effective facial moisturizer. Wash your face thoroughly with a cleanser and then massage a small dab of the oil over your face. As it seeps into skin, almond oil reduces irritation from itchy skin, psoriasis and mild eczema.
Kimberly Johnson is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in various online publications including eHow, Suite101 and Examiner. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and began writing professionally in 2001.