According to a 2009 research study from the National Institutes of Health, which dug into the science behind the myriad of benefits of using almond oil, researchers found that “almond oil had been used in Ancient Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Greco-Persian schools of medicine to treat dry skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.”

So What Is Almond Oil?

Almond oil

As its name would suggest, sweet almond oil is extracted from raw almonds and the minerals and vitamins these little nuts contain are beneficial for the whole body.

Benefit No. 1: Hydration, Hydration, Hydration!


Perhaps the oil’s most famous benefit is the immediate boost of moisture it locks into the skin. Thanks to its emollient properties and high percentages of vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper, it helps restore the outer layer of skin, prevents water loss, and rehabs dry, flaking skin.

Benefit No. 2: Helps Balance Uneven Skin Texture


To further improve the skin’s overall appearance and luminosity, almond oil also contains some vitamin A, also known as retinol. “This can help even out skin tone, and texture, and prevent wrinkles, making it a more natural solution to a fresh, brightened complexion.

Benefit No. 3: Slows Signs of Aging

The antioxidant vitamin E is found in the oil. may help with the signs of aging by reducing oxidative stress and damage from the environment, like pollutants, sunlight, and blue light from screens, and also help with texture, scars, and stride.

Benefit No. 4: Reverses Sun Damage

Of course, nothing substitutes proper skin protection from wearing at least SPF 30. But just in case your younger self was a little looser with sunscreen, vitamin E can come to the rescue to protect your skin from further damage and heal the damage that’s already been done.

“Regular use of vitamin E, with its antioxidant properties, will help protect the skin from free radical damage from UV rays and pollution. However,  vitamin E isn’t a cure-all for past sun choices. “It can certainly help, but it probably can’t reverse all damage.

Benefit No. 5: Calms Skin Irritation

“Irritated and sensitive skin will benefit most from the almond oil. “Its anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A and E can be soothing to inflamed skin and may help to rejuvenate damaged skin as well.”

So listed above are the benefits of almond oil on your skin, it’s advisable you make use of it as often as possible.


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