The last time I had met my friend Rebekah, she had blemishes on her face, acne scars and the skin texture was rough. This was at her 40th birthday party! I met her again on her 41st birthday and guess what?! Her skin is as smooth as a baby’s and she looks fabulous. So I had to ask, “What’s the magic mantra, a new beauty parlour?” And her reply was, “Just almond oil.” So let’s check out why and how a woman of 40plus can become a timeless beauty with just almond oil.
BABY SMOOTH SKIN: Massaging your face with almond oil will moisturise and smooth out the skin texture. Apply the oil and leave it overnight for best results.
NATURAL CLEANSER: Removing makeup can be a headache after a late night out. Apply a little almond oil on the face and around the eyes. Leave it for a couple of minutes. Wipe it off gently with a cotton ball and even your waterproof makeup will come off easily.
DARK CIRCLES GONE: Do you always have to use foundation to mask the dark circles around the eyes? Tomorrow start applying almond oil around the eyes at bedtime. Leave it overnight and in a few weeks you will need very little corrective makeup.
REMOVES BLEMISHES: If patchy skin and blemishes have plagued you for some years, here’s almond oil to the rescue! The nutrients in the oil will remove tanning, scars and blemishes to leave behind an enviably radiant face. It removes sun tan too.
NATURAL SCRUB: Why rush to the salon and spend on a pricey scrub? Just mix a tsp of granulated sugar in a tsp of almond oil. Rub it gently on your face in a circular motion till it feels dry. Rinse it off with cool water. This will give your face a fresh glow.
SKIN TREATMENT: As it is used to treat nappy rash, almond oil is definitely good for adults as well. Hormonal changes sometimes cause skin problems like rashes, psoriasis, eczema, etc. The root cause of most of these ailments is extreme dryness of the skin, so application of the oil will keep the symptoms under control and speed up recovery.
ANTI AGEING: Loss of collagen (a protein) is the main cause of ageing. The vitamin E in the oil balances the collagen level and helps to maintain a forever-youthful skin.
ACNE PREVENTION: Whose skin in prone to acne will love almond oil. When you apply the oil on a regular basis, old acne scars will be gone and new disgusting eruptions will not occur! You are free of this problem forever.
BODY BEAUTIFUL: Almond oil is a very commonly used product by massage therapists as a beauty treatment. This protein-packed oil rejuvenates the body and gets rid of soreness, fatigue, muscle ache, arthritic pain, and many other 40plus related issues.
CROWING GLORY: Forget about thinning hair, over-fine eyebrows, almost non-existent eyelashes, or any such worries. Oil extracted from almonds is a real saviour. It protects you from the ravages of pollution, ageing, nutritional issues, stress, etc. Make it a bi-weekly practice to apply some lukewarm oil on the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes half an hour before bathing. That’s it! And you will never need to worry about dandruff. If you leave the oil overnight and wash the next morning, that’ll produce effects sooner.
The ancient Vedic scripts extol the virtues of almonds and almond oil as natural beauty products. Almonds have antioxidant properties as they contain Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids. They are also a great source of zinc and vitamins A, B, D and E which are very good for the skin and overall health. You too can be a timeless beauty with almond oil, so go ahead and try it. Enjoy life…