How to apply almond oil for face at home
Almond oil has been popular among the fair sex for a very long time. Even in ancient Greece, it was used to improve the condition of the skin of the face. Recipes for the use of this wonderful product have been preserved to this day, so that any woman has the opportunity to carry out facial skin care on her own at home, without visiting expensive cosmetologists.
The chemical composition of almond oil
Almonds grow in the southern latitudes (mainly Central Asia, as well as the USA, the Caucasus, China). Common almonds are widely cultivated.
There are 2 of its varieties:
These 2 varieties differ in the content of amygdalin. In the first, it is practically absent, and it is completely edible. The bitter variety contains a large amount of amygdalin. This element causes a pleasant, characteristic aroma of almonds, but at the same time breaks down into toxic products. If the sweet variety can be used in its pure form, and the oils from it are produced immediately by cold pressing, then the bitter variety requires heat treatment without fail.
The human body can receive various vitamins and minerals not only from food products, but also from the outside. The benefits of the oil in question for the face are due to its unique chemical composition. Each vitamin and mineral are harmoniously interconnected. They are necessary for the skin to restore tone and prevent aging processes.
Vitamin and mineral composition of almond oil:
|Saturated Fatty Acids|
|Monounsaturated Fatty Acids|
|Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids|
The energy value of almond oil is 884 kcal.
Useful properties and contraindications
- The use of almond oil for facial skin allows you to:
- even out skin tone, giving a glow effect;
- moisturize the deep layers of the skin;
- calm irritated areas and stop inflammatory processes;
- give a healthy look to withered skin;
- accelerate regeneration at the cellular level, which will increase the tone of the skin, heal microcracks, smooth fine lines;
- eliminate cracks in the lips;
- relieve swelling and lighten dark circles under the eyes.
In addition to acting directly on the dermis of the face, almond oil will be an effective way to restore and strengthen eyelashes and eyebrows. The hair coat after its application becomes soft, silky, less prone to falling out and breaking off.
The main advantage of using this product is that it is completely natural. The only contraindication to its use is individual intolerance to nuts. Prior to use, a test should be performed on the skin of the wrist. To do this, drip 1 drop of oil and wait 30 minutes.
Important! When buying almond oil, always pay attention to the container. It must be made of glass, because during storage in the plastic, toxins are released from it, destroying the beneficial substances in the product itself.
If redness appears at this place, itching is felt, then you should refuse to use it and find another product suitable for yourself. Do not use the extract if its smell causes dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath. This tool can only cause harm if it gets on the mucous membranes of the eye.
The use of oil in cosmetology
Regular proper facial skin care will help to preserve youth and beauty for a long time. The cosmetic effect of using the oil in question will be noticeable after a few days of the procedure.
It is recommended to be used for such problems with the skin of the face:
- dryness and the presence of flaky areas - this phenomenon is especially often observed in the spring during vitamin deficiency, as well as in winter, from exposure to cold wind and frost;
- increased functionality of the sebaceous glands, when the skin constantly gains shine;
- acne, acne;
- the appearance of wrinkles;
- dark circles under the eyes;
- the presence of a pronounced vascular network on the skin;
- cracks on the lips;
- poor complexion, acne, etc.
Using this extract can not only eliminate various problems. It is actively used for daily care of facial dermis, instead of creams. In addition, it is useful to use for eyelashes, eyebrows, hair, body skin. Almond extracts are also actively used in the perfume industry. Especially in this regard, a product from bitter almonds is good.
Important! It is best to use sweet almond oil to eliminate various problems with the skin of the face. Due to the ability to carry out its production by cold pressing, more useful substances are stored in the final extract.
Due to the light texture of the product, it easily penetrates the pores of the skin. For daily face care, it is not necessary to buy morning and night cream. Almond extract can easily replace them.
Instructions for daily use:
- Wash your face. Do not wipe the water.
- Drop the oil bottle into warm water for 1 minute (+ 40 ° C).
- Apply the extract to wet skin and spread with patting movements.
- Blot your face with a paper towel.
To moisturize the skin and eliminate peeling, it is better to use a mask. In combination with other ingredients, almond extract will only enhance its beneficial properties. For cooking you will need: 2 tbsp. l oil, 1 yolk, 1 tbsp. honey. First grind the first 2 ingredients, then add honey.After mixing the mass to homogeneity, it is distributed evenly over the face. Leave for 15 minutes. After that wash off with water at room temperature. The skin is gently patted with a soft towel, but in no case rub. Such home cosmetic manipulations must be carried out 2 times a week. This mask can also be used to improve complexion.
If you are allergic to honey, you can use a different mask recipe to eliminate peeling and lighten the skin. For its preparation you will need: 2 tbsp. almond extract, 50 g of cottage cheese (need the fattest) and 3 grapes. Fruits should be rubbed into gruel, even with seeds. The resulting mass must be mixed with cottage cheese and butter. After stirring the composition to homogeneity, it should be applied to the skin.You can keep from 15 minutes to half an hour, then rinse with room temperature water and pat your skin with a towel. You can apply the composition from 1 to 3 times a week. The main condition: observe the proportions of the ingredients.
To eliminate greasy shinemake a mask of 2 tbsp. almond oil, 1 boiled potato, 1 tbsp. lemon juice and and 2 tbsp. infusion of calendula. To make the last ingredient, you need 1 hour of dried marigold, pour 100 ml of boiling water and leave to cool completely. Potatoes along with the peel are crushed to a mushy state.
After that, you can mix all the ingredients together. The mass must be mixed until smooth. When the composition is prepared, it remains only to apply it to the skin for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Thanks to this combination of products, the skin is dried and rashes disappear.
The composition can also be applied directly to the pimple, if everything is in order with the rest of the skin or the problem appeared before an important meeting and it must be urgently addressed.In this case, the mask is held for 20 to 30 minutes. Then wash off with cool water and apply for another 1 minute a piece of ice to the affected area.
To remove the vascular network on the face, it is necessary to 1 tbsp. almond oil add 2 drops of rosemary or mint. Apply the composition to the dermis and distribute with patting movements. Wait 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. After wet your face with a paper towel. Use the product 2 times a week.
For wrinkle repair make a mixture of 1 tbsp. almond extract, the same amount of cocoa powder and warm (+ 35 ° C) milk. All ingredients are mixed until smooth. Then apply the composition to the skin for 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water and pat with a paper towel. Perform the procedure 2 times a week.
For eliminate wrinkles around the eyes mix the considered oil in an amount of 1 tbsp. with 1 drop of sandalwood or pine oil. Apply the composition for 20 minutes. It is better to do the manipulation in the evening, before bedtime. Multiplicity of procedures - 2 times a week.
You can also use a pure almond product for daily care. It is heated to + 35 ° C. This can be done in the same way as described in the first recipe. After that, cotton swabs are moistened in oil and applied for 10 minutes to areas with wrinkles. After the specified time, the treated areas should be blotted with a paper towel or rinsed with cool water.The main thing is to ensure that the esters do not get on the mucous membrane of the eye. If this happens, then immediately rinse your eyes with cool water and consult an ophthalmologist.
Increase the tone of aging skin You can also use hot applications. For this, a piece of natural cotton fabric is moistened in hot (+40 ... + 45 ° C) water, squeezed. Then 3 drops of almond extract are dripped onto the tissue. A tissue cut is applied to the face, and a towel is placed on top of it. This is necessary to maintain a longer temperature and create the effect of a sauna. Once the material has cooled, it is removed and washed with cold water. Instead of washing, you can also wipe the dermis with a piece of ice.
To eliminate acne and reducing the release of sebum, scrubs are used with the addition of the product in question. 1 teaspoon of sea salt is ground through a coffee grinder or blender. 3 drops of almond oil are added to this ingredient and mixed. A face moistened with water is massaged with this composition for 5 minutes. The procedure should be no more than 1 time per week. Instead of salt, oatmeal can be used in this recipe.
To improve the condition of the scalp once a week, rubbing almond extract is recommended. Enough 1 tbsp. After application, it is necessary to evenly distribute the product on the skin with massage movements and wait 15 minutes. Then wash your hair with regular shampoo. This manipulation will quickly get rid of dandruff, strengthen hair follicles.
Oil can also be applied to the ends of the hair. It is preheated to + 35 ° C and after shampooing is applied to the ends of the hair. It does not need to be washed off. This procedure will eliminate the split ends and facilitate combing.
Almond extract is used to massage the whole body and apply it as a moisturizer. It is well suited for skin care of the abdomen of pregnant women in order to prevent the appearance of stretch marks. To achieve a stable effect, it is necessary to smear daily, after taking a shower, applying ether immediately to wet skin.
Did you know? Essential oils are widely used in the production of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. For example, eucalyptus, lemon, laurel and fir oils are added to Baikal, and bitter wormwood extract is added to absinthe.
Cosmetology actively uses almond oil to care for skin, as well as hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. If you use this product correctly, then you will no longer need decorative cosmetics. The product has a beneficial healing effect and significantly improves the skin condition at the cellular level.