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The natural oil in almonds will do wonders for your skin...Almond Oil »
Almond oil is one of the almond products commonly used for skincare and aromatherapy because of its light texture and slight odor. The oils are produced from sweet and bitter almonds and it is rich in Vitamin E and moisturizers that can help your skin and hair glow and healthy.
Almond oil is known for benefiting the skin, more effectively on dry skin that is prone to itching and irritation. It is often mixed with skin cleansers and it doesn't leave a greasy residue on the skin. It produces a natural warming and heating effect, which makes great massage oil used in tensed muscles, pain relief, and often times soothing tired and irritated skin. The oil can be mixed with other essential oils so that it can increase the relief and reduces tension from your body. Besides mixing almond oil to aromatherapy products, it can be also be added to bath and body products like shampoo, moisturizers, and soaps.
There are many health benefit associated while using almond oil. It has a very high content of monounsaturated fat, a good kind of cholesterol. Regular intake of the almond oil can reduce the bad cholesterol level and increases the flow of the digestive system in your body. It also contains a large amount of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids that is also good for your skin making it healthy and smooth-looking since the oil is skin-absorbent. However, the oil is insoluble to water but it can be mixed with other aromatherapy oils so that it the body can quickly absorbs it. Some say that it almond oils can also prevent cancer and it can protect your body from internal infections but there is no research to proof if it is true or not.
Whenever there is a good benefit, there is always a side effect to it. Almond oil, particularly the sweet type, can create a laxative effect often used in oral medicine. People are sometimes suffering to an allergic reaction to their body so it is advised to check with your doctor for any health alternatives. It can also create a skin reaction especially for delicate skin since almond oils are sometimes added to cosmetic products. Often times it can paralyze your nerves making it insensitive to pain reactions and can have a mild anesthetic feeling to it. Since almond is a type of nut, it can also create allergic reactions to people who are allergic to nuts.
It is best advised to try a sample of the almond oil either to your skin or hair. Normally, it takes around 24 hours for the reaction to show up and make sure that you don't suffer from skin rashes or irritations after its use so that you can decide if you want to use it regularly.