Popular as a snack and the key ingredient in almond milk and almond flour, sweet almonds offer so many tasty options for vegans, those who are lactose intolerant, people with gluten issues or those following a low carb lifestyle. This delicious little nut has many health benefits, but did you know that almonds are packed with vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial to your skin?
With powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects, sweet almond oil makes the perfect addition to natural skincare formulations. It has been used for centuries to soothe and treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It has also been valued for its nourishing and hydrating properties.
Take a look at what sweet almond oil has going for it:
It's loaded with vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Sweet almond oil contains vitamins A and E, as well as essential proteins, potassium, and fatty acids.
What does all that mean for your skin? Vitamin A contains retinoids which are known for stimulating the production of new skin cells and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A is also a natural acne fighter. Skincare products containing sweet almond oil can easily penetrate the skin’s layers, reaching deep down into the pores to clean out dirt and irritants. Cleaner pores means less chance of acne-causing bacteria settling in.
Vitamin E in sweet almond oil also helps protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) damage caused by the sun, promotes healthy skin cell renewal and leaves skin looking and feeling softer, smoother and healthier.
Sweet almond oil contains zinc which helps to minimize the appearance of acne scars and promote healing.
It’s rich in emollients which can help to improve your complexion and skin tone.
Sweet almond oil is extremely nourishing, making it ideal in body lotions to treat extremely dry skin and skin conditions such as extreme dryness, eczema and psoriasis.
It’s an antioxidant powerhouse. Antioxidants work to fend off free radicals. They help protect the skin which helps to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles consistent with aging.
It contains omega-3 fatty acids that help your skin retain moisture. Hydrated skin means less dryness that can cause chapping and irritation. Fatty acids in sweet almond oil can also help protect the skin against sun damage.
Sweet almond oil is suitable for all skin types, even oily skin. You may worry that putting an oil on oily skin is a no-no, but with sweet almond oil, it’s quite the opposite. There are so many nourishing benefits to using sweet almond oil on your skin no matter what your skin type.
It’s an anti-inflammatory and a natural lightener giving it the ability to help minimize the appearance of puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. (All you fellas enjoying a brew past your bedtime will be happy to know that Kyshen Natural Moisturising Face Crème contains sweet almond oil, so your late hours will be our little secret.)
Discover the benefits of this skin care superstar for yourself. You’ll find sweet almond oil in these Kyshen Natural products: Women’s Rich Nourishing Body Lotion, Men’s Rich Nourishing Body Lotion, Men’s Moisturising Face Crème.