Learn about the great benefits of using almond oil and how you can get more out of these nuts that can help you improve both skin health, hair beauty and health in general.

Almond oil has been known since ancient times for its countless properties. Today we want to talk to you about the uses and benefits of almond oil so that you can also enjoy its aesthetic values ​​as body oil or the nutritional ones that make it an ideal dressing for salads or a great nutritional supplement.

Uses of almond oil

Mostly, applications almond oil are cosmetic beauty or aesthetic , but also helps solve some skin problems, such as eczema or acne.

As it is rich in vitamins A and E, proteins, mineral salts and fatty acids , it is very nutritious and suitable for all skin types , especially the most sensitive and dry. Therefore, it helps to improve the appearance of the skin by eliminating dryness and promoting hydration, leaving a soft skin after application.

Almond oil for skin care

Almond oil can be used directly on the skin as a body oil, on hair, and on stretch marks , but it can also be added to hot bath water. It can be used in its pure state or mixed with other oils that require dilution, such as rosehip.

For skin stretch marks: Prevents and repairs stretch marks and so it can be applied on wet skin in case of pregnancy. Being a regenerating and nourishing oil, it is ideal for baby’s delicate skin and helps soothe its irritations.

As a regenerator for the skin: Over the years the skin of the hands loses its elasticity and moisture, and almond oil acts as a regenerator of those areas of our skin.

To improve the appearance of the hair

Almond oil for hair : It is used in hair masks for its moisturizing properties and is perfect to combat sun damage. Applied on dry and brittle hair, it produces restorative effects.

For massages: Due to its properties to calm anxiety, nerves and stress and its ability to soften the skin without clogging pores, it is used in massages .

So far we have mentioned some of the uses and benefits of almond oil on a cosmetic level, now is the time to talk about its culinary applications .

Uses in the kitchen

Almond oil an ally of the kitchen : Almonds have a great nutritional value due to their content of vitamins A, B and E, proteins and minerals.

In many parts of the world, almond oil is used as a substitute for olive oil because it is rich in monosaturated fats, Omega-3 and essential fatty acids. So it helps maintain adequate cholesterol levels, stimulates the digestive system and promotes bowel movements.

Digestive problems or constipation

For constipation problems : That is why if you suffer from intestinal transit problems, the best laxative will be to take a daily teaspoon of almond oil , and to help clean the intestine there is nothing better than drinking a glass of warm milk to which we will add a few drops of almond oil before going to bed.

Due to its aroma of toasted almonds, almond oil is ideal for dressing salads and adding to sauces in this way we can avoid constipation problems.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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