4 Beneficial Uses for Almond Oil in Treating Pesky Skin Conditions
June 17, 2016
We know there is a major craze in the coconut oil trend and we love coconut oil, too. But it seems like not many know about Almond oil and the bazillion benefits it has when it comes to skin and hair. I am going to focus on just a few of the benefits and why we at Buckaroo Organics have chosen organic sweet almond oil as the base of our Tough as Nails, organic skin treatment.
Almond oil is made by pressing raw almonds, also known as cold pressing. This means that little to no heat is used in the process, thereby preserving all the naturally occurring chemical compounds within the oil, so that they can directly benefit the skin.
A huge bonus when using almond oil for skin treatments is the high level of fatty acids. Fatty acids serve as a natural emollient for the skin, and can help the skin lock in natural moisture by forming a protective barrier. Emollients are especially effective for conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea.
So let’s dive into a few of the highlights:
- Skin prevention, protection, and repair
Almond oil naturally possesses highly potent antioxidant vitamins. The oil is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, and a number of other minerals and vitamins. It is so beneficial for our skin. Regular application of the oil can protect your skin from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage, keeping it healthy and hydrated.
- Eczema and Psoriasis
These skin conditions can be caused by the body’s own reactions to external and internal triggers leaving areas of the skin dry and itchy. Scratching can result in broken skin that starts to weep and make crusty deposits. It also makes way for bacterial and fungal infections.
Keeping the affected skin soft and hydrated can reduce itching. It moisturizes the skin without irritating it further.
- Cradle Cap and Baby Acne
Almond oil is a mild, hypoallergenic oil that can be safely used even on baby skin. In fact, it is the best massage oil for infants. Very effective in treating cradle cap as it is a lighter oil that will soften scaly skin without damaging delicate new skin.
- Rashes and Skin Irritation
Skin rashes are common and can occur from a number of different reasons. Almond oil can be a great alternative than most creams or lotions you find in a store. You don’t have to worry about chemicals irritating the skin further as it naturally contains zinc and is rich in vitamins= WIN!
The only downside we see to this oil as that is an allergen to nut conscious people. Other than that, we think it is the greatest skin oil out there. And lots of men love it, too as it is super light and doesn’t contain much of a scent. As mentioned, we use organic sweet almond oil in our Tough As Nails. It contains a number of skin nourishing oils but a few of our favorites are: tea trea oil, lavender, and frankincense. These oils heal, soothe and have anti-fungal properties making, what we believe to be, the perfect skin treatment for all of the skin issues listed above and SAFE for babies! Yay!
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