Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
When you need an ingredient to add to your dish, a light snack, or just something to crunch on, almonds can get the job done. Almonds may look unassuming, but they’re packed with benefits: they’re low in calories, high in protein, good for your heart, and the list goes on. If you haven’t already given almond milk a chance, we encourage you to do so to get nutrients like calcium and magnesium into your diet. And while you’re at it, consider using almond oil the next time you’re in the kitchen.
If you couldn’t already tell, we think very highly of almonds at Apsara Skin Care; they have a well-respected history in Ayurveda, after all. But almonds aren’t just good for your diet and health; they can also be good for your skin, particularly if you use almond oil. Today, you will learn 3 reasons why you must start using almond oil on your skin. If almonds and almond oil are already a part of your diet, you should have no trouble incorporating almond oil into your beauty routine. Almond oil is an Ayurvedic mainstay and has helped many people get stunning skin so try not to miss any of this information!
1. Almond Oil Can Deeply Nourish Your Dry, Flaky Skin with Fatty Acids
If your skin is regularly dry and flaky, that could be because your skin isn’t receiving a sufficient amount of nourishment. Your skin primarily receives nourishment from fatty acids, compounds that (among other things) restore the health of your skin cells and your skin’s natural barrier. To keep your skin healthy and moisturized, you need a strong skin barrier; even if you regularly moisturize your skin with a facial cream or facial lotion, a weakened barrier will still lose a lot of moisture due to “transepidermal water loss”.
One of the reasons why almond oil is so loved in Ayurveda is how well it can deeply nourish dry, flaky skin with its abundance of fatty acids, for example, omega-3 fatty acids; because of this, many regard almond oil as an emollient. While almond oil won’t inherently moisturize your skin, it will do its best to keep your skin nourished and healthy, so that it does not dry out easily. With time, almond oil can make your skin softer and more supple to the touch.
Related: Apsara Skin Care's Sweet Almond & Wheatgerm Serum is perfect for fine lines are prone, and it doesn't leave your skin feeling oily or greasy.
2. Almond Oil Is an Amazing Anti-Aging Natural Ingredient
Almond oil can alleviate dryness and make your skin look softer and more supple, but that benefit doesn’t have to be temporary. With constant usage, almond oil can make that soft, supple skin more permanent. That’s because almond oil contains many skin-revitalizing compounds like fatty acids, Vitamin A, and antioxidants. First, as we mentioned earlier, fatty acids provide ample nourishment to your skin and can revitalize it in the process. Since dry skin tends to look more aged than normal skin, fatty acids can help fade signs of aging.
Second, Vitamin A has a fantastic anti-aging reputation. It can fade the appearance of lines and wrinkles by increasing cell turnover and encouraging collagen production; more collagen in your system makes it firmer and more elastic. Finally, antioxidants help eliminate free radicals from your system. When free radicals damage your skin cells, it can result in not just dry, flaky skin, but also premature fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and discoloration. Antioxidants are an essential part of an anti-aging skin care routine, which is why almond oil should be at the top of your list if you want to maintain a flawless, youthful complexion.
Since almond oil has anti-aging properties, it is no wonder then that it is a vital ingredient in our Sweet Almond & Wheatgerm Facial Serum. This facial serum is a must for those who want to fade the appearance of premature lines and wrinkles and keep their skin youthful.
3. Almond Oil Is Perfect for Sensitive Skin & Calms Down Inflammation
Aside from its skin-nourishing and anti-aging properties, almond oil is an anti-inflammatory natural ingredient. When your skin is inflamed, dryness, flakiness, redness, swelling, and irritation will be common symptoms; inflammation can also make lines and wrinkles look far more pronounced. Inflammation is often a sign that your skin is in poor condition and in need of repair. Conversely, when your skin is properly nourished, it does not tend to show signs of inflammation and it is more likely to look glowing and youthful. Because of how effective almond oil is at deeply nourishing your skin, you do not have to worry about skin inflammation when you use it regularly. Almond oil may even be able to help mitigate UV damage and inflammation from sun exposure.
Plus, almond oil is mild and gentle on your skin. Unless you have an allergy to almonds or almond oil, almond oil works great for all skin types, even for those with sensitive skin. You can rest assured knowing that almond oil won’t cause any more inflammation as it tries to minimize it. In fact, some people use almond oil as a home remedy to calm down their skin from eczema and psoriasis.
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