I was in the beauty dept. of a department store, looking around for my next worthwhile skincare purchase. Every analyst told me the same thing: I have zits because my skin is dry. This sounded more than puzzling to me, but they explained that because my skin lacked moisture and water, it was substituting this with oil and sebum contributing to pimples. So I bought a small bottle of Almond oil a few days ago and decided to use it on my face. I wasnt sure about wether i should use it as a cleanser or moisturizer. I have combination skin with bad flakies on the cheeks and zits on my chin and oily patches on the t-zone. I took a drop of oil for each cheek, a drop for the chin and another for the forehead and massaged them into my skin. It did not feel greasy at all, felt smooth and hydrating - i also reccomend using this on the neck to deeply moisturize and slow the signs of ageing. I waited about 2 mins and washed it off (i was worried about the oil contributing to more zits) and i used liquid soap to wash it off. The result - smooth, clean skin. Ive been using it for 3 days - just in the mornings - and yesterday i left it on for 5 mins instead of 2. The most surprising thing happened: i had a zit on my chin - cycstic acne - i could feel the round thing under the skin and it was pretty big 3 days ago - it looked like it was about to begin turning yellow and big. Today, its almost gone. I didnt have to suffer through the horrendous yellow pussy phase and now its shrivelling up. Im going to keep using it, and i suggest that ppl give it a try - it cost me a dollar for a small bottle. If u dont like it for ure face u can use it on ure hair or in baking too!
This should be a staple bath and body product in every home. Sweet almond oil is a versatile item. You can use it as a massage oil, plain or add a few drops of essential oil. Put some in your bath water to soften your skin as you soak. Mix it with sugar, salt, ground oats or coffee &/or fragrance to make home-made body scrubs. Use it in your hair as a deep moisturizer. It has little or no scent of it's own so it's perfect for mixing with scented items. It's skin friendly too so shouldn't cause irritation and is non-greasy. I buy mine in a health food store but can be found in many pharmacies also.
Yes, but another grocery store beauty item. Sweet almond oil is another great moisturizer! It smells delightful, is a bit heavier than olive oil but not too heavy, simple, easy to get and easy to use. I use it on my face, hands and body after a shower, and have used it a bit in my hair too. I'm currently using International Collection Sweet Almond Oil, 8.45 fl oz. This is a good one for winter! Nice on lips, too--YUM. Almond lovers may like this! Fairly inexpensive, I think my bottle was $5 something. It has lasted a while!