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Did You Know?
Almond oil contains vitamins A, B and E, all of which are essential to strengthening and moisturizing your skin
Almond oil is included in many popular anti-aging creams and other beauty products because of its moisturizing capabilities. Its high levels of vitamins A and E promote moist skin, and can also help to cleanse pores. Clean pores mean fewer blemishes, blackheads and pimples to combat with. Almond oil also helps to encourage skin cells to renew, eliminating dead skin cells from the surface and leaving behind a clean, fresh look, as well as a moisturized and smooth. Plus, almond oil absorbs quickly into your skin and unlike other essential oils, almond oil doesn’t feel greasy or oily at all.
Almond Oil Facial Mask Recipe
1 tsp almond oil
In a blender mix all the ingredients together. Make sure it’s mixed well. On clean skin apply the mask all over the face avoiding eye and lip area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off in warm water. Lastly, apply moisturizer.
Almond oil can revitalize dry or damaged hair. Apply almond oil to the hair and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse it out and wash your hair as normal. After a few applications, you will see shine and moisture restored to your hair. Another option is looking for a shampoo or conditioner that contains almond oil.
Need a Massage Oil?
Almond oil makes an excellent massage oil. It helps to soothe and relive muscle pain. Almond oil is also used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and treat headache pain. Another benefit is massaging almond oil into your skin will also add a brighter sheen and glow to the complexion of your skin. With it being such a great lubricant, it can also reduce the symptoms and appearance of red, itchy areas caused by irritation or rash.
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If you do not have almond oil, why not make your own.
Making Your Own Almond Oil
Place almonds into a blender. Begin blending at a slower speeding gradually working your way to a quicker speed. The almonds will form into a ball, which is perfectly normal. Every now and again you will have to remove the almonds from the sides of the blender. Continue blending until almonds turn into a creamy paste. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to the mix. Blend for another minute. The ball should begin to break down, if not add one more teaspoon of olive oil. Mix until the mixture is a creamy paste. Lastly, place the paste in a container and store it at room temperature for 1-2 weeks to allow the oil to separate from the nut.
Need an almond mask? Almond masks are my favourite!
This is one mask I didn’t make myself, it’s a recipe that I had found years ago.
Almond Yoghurt Honey Mask
1. 6oz plain yoghurt
2. ¼oz finely-crushed almonds
3. 2tsp honey
4. 2tsp wheatgerm oil
Mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste. Apply and massage the mixture into skin. Keep the mask on for 20 minutes.
I mix all of the ingredients in a blender.
Recipe is courtesy of www.benefits-of-honey.com.
This is perfect for those cold, dry Winter months.
I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!