Famed for its umpteen nutritional qualities, and multi-purpose use, this nutty oil bestows one with flawless skin and gorgeous mane. Extracted from the Prunus dulcis tree, the almond oil has been used in the holistic science of Ayurveda and other practices since time immemorial for soothing and softening the skin and also to treat minor cuts and wounds. Also Read: Almond Tree: Health Benefits, Nutrition, Uses For Skin And Hair, Recipes And Side Effects
Amidst the spreading pandemic, when most people are confined within their walls and essential items are limited, the almond oil being cost-effective can be found in almost all Indian households. With a bundle of spare time at hand, most women are resorting to home-bound skin care rituals and believe it the mighty almond oil fits right, in several beauty recipes.
Even celebrities like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Disha Patani, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone and many others took to their social media handles to post their quarantine selfies and incredible DIY beauty tips.
Imbued with nutrients like Vitamin A, E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and Omega -3 fatty acids, this pale-yellow tinted oil has immense benefits. Right from enhancing skin tone and complexion, preventing dry skin, diminishing the various signs of ageing and treating several skin infections, almond oil does it all. Also Read: Incredible Benefits Of Almonds For Soft Skin And Healthy Hair
Here are three easy ways you can incorporate almond oil into your daily beauty essentials and reap its goodness.
Homemade Almond Oil Recipes For Skin And Hair:
7-8 tbsp besan or gram flour
1-2 tbsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp honey
2-3 tbsp almond oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp of curd
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Beat it till it becomes a smooth paste.
Massage it all over your face and body.
Gently scrub in circular motions for 15-20 minutes.
Wash off with lukewarm water.
Apply some moisturiser to prevent drying of the skin.
How It Works:
Being a natural exfoliant, besan not only helps in dark spots and sun tan from the skin but also evens out the complexion. The potent anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric help in shielding the skin from bacterial infections whereas curd, honey and almond oil keep the skin nourished and moisturizes dry skin and bestows a radiant glowing complexion. Use the scrub on alternate days to get faster results.
Anti-ageing Facial Serum
½ cup almond oil
2-3 tbsp coconut oil
¼ cup beeswax
¼ cup aloe vera gel
1 tsp Vitamin E oil
Few drops of lavender essential oil
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl sans the aloe vera gel essential oils.
Place it over a double boiler so that the shea butter and bees wax melts completely.
Allow it to cool for some time and blend the aloe vera gel into the mixture.
Cool the batter completely and mix vitamin E oil and lavender oil until a smooth creamy consistency is achieved.
Store it in airtight containers for future use.
Apply the facial serum all over your face, and neck before going off to bed.
How It Works:
Infused with the goodness of antioxidants, shea butter not only nourishes and moisturises the skin but also offers sun protection. The almond oil helps in preventing premature ageing of skin, whereas coconut oil and aloe vera gel keeps the skin moisturised and hydrated. This serum plays a crucial role in restoring a youthful glow.
Nourishing Hair Serum
3 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp almond oil
1 vitamin E oil capsule
1 tbsp glycerine
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
Pour it in a small container and store it in a cool dry place for future use.
Take good of quantity of the serum and massage it evenly onto the scalp and hair.
Allow it stay for 15 minutes and shampoo afterwards.
How It Works:
The amazing oil blends and glycerine make the hair smooth and lustrous and improves blood circulation in the scalp. Aloe vera having an abundance of proteolytic enzymes not only repairs dead skin cells on the scalp but also promotes hair growth and prevents itching.