Badam, or almond, has been a commonly used dry fruit in Indian households for centuries. It is called a nutritional powerhouse, and often rightfully so. It contains healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. If you want to reap these benefits for your skin, badam oil is an amazing skincare remedy you should include in your routine!
But you might wonder why to use the oil if you can eat almonds. The answer lies in the type of health benefits you want to reap. It is a widely known fact that badam is good for the brain and the heart. Consuming whole almonds is the best way to reap these benefits. However, badam oil is a better option if you are looking for better skin and better hair.
What makes almond oil a main skincare ingredient?
Badam oil has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal sciences because of its ability to treat minor wounds. It is antibacterial and antifungal, which helps treat acne and dandruff, respectively.
In addition to its soothing property, almond oil is extremely lightweight. This makes it perfect for daily use for your skin and your hair. It is also non-comedogenic, which means applying almond oil on your skin or hair will not clog up your pores or follicles.
Besides being rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, it is highly emollient. This helps it prevent the loss of water (or moisture) from the skin and hair cells, thus making them soft and smooth. Used regularly, it can help make the hair stronger and shinier, and immune to environmental changes.
Some of the key benefits of applying almond oil on your skin and hair include:
- Soothes dry skin
- Helps treat sun damage
- Eliminates fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin
- Prevents premature greying of hair
- Fades acne and pimple marks
- Improves the complexion of the skin
- Moisturizes the scalp skin
- Helps prevent dandruff and bacterial infections
- Tames frizz
How do I make almond oil a part of my skincare/haircare routine?
If you’re looking to benefit your skin or hair from almond oil, you can use it in the following ways:
1) As a moisturizer:
If you have dry, flaky skin, or struggle with psoriasis or eczema, you can use almond oil directly as a moisturizer. This will give you that instant boost of hydration and soothe the skin’s moisture barrier.
Even if you don’t have dry skin but struggle with dry patches, almond oil is the perfect hydration mask for you! Use it to nourish your extra dry spots like elbows, heels, or chapped lips.
2) As an overnight mask:
If you are looking to hydrate your hair but hate having oily hair, then almond oil is the perfect overnight mask for you. You should also try almond oil as an overnight hair mask. This will also help protect your hair follicles from excess water loss when you shower the next morning. For added conditioning, use the oil on the ends of your hair to tame the frizz.
Another way you can use almond oil as an overnight mask as a facial oil to help you practice ‘slugging’. This will help you maximize the benefit of all your skincare products. How, you might ask? It creates a barrier between your skin and the environment, preventing a loss of moisture from the hair cells.
3) Use it as a cleanser:
If you’re familiar with some chemistry, you must have come across the theory ‘like-dissolves-like.’ Similarly, almond oil is an oil that can help you dissolve excess oils on your skin. This makes almond oil a good cleanser for both your face and hair.
Almond oil will help you get rid of clogged pores (due to excess sebum) and clogged hair follicles. Do use a gentle water-based cleanser after using the oil as a cleanser, the follow up with your usual skincare routine.
Why choose Mamaearth’s Almond Oil?
Do you know that almost half of an almond’s dried weight is oil? Generally, badams are processed with heat to extract this oil. At this stage, the almond oil is not refined. The oil gets refined with increased heat and the addition of certain chemicals.
However, due to these additions, some nutrients might get lost in the process. This is why it is much more useful to opt for cold-pressed badam oil or virgin oil, like the ones Mamaearth offers. The cold-pressed process is mechanical and ensures no nutrients are lost during extraction.
Say goodbye to premature aging of skin and grey hair
Mamaearth’s almond oil contains no mineral oil, silicone, parabens, or toxins. Its richness in Vitamin E deeply nourishes the scalp and aids healthy hair growth. Vitamin E and other antioxidants in the almond oil will neutralize free radicals from your skin and hair. This helps with dark spots, blemishes, wrinkles, loose and saggy skin as well as premature greying of the hair.
Mamaearth’s Almond Oil is enriched with the goodness of carrier oils. These oils bring additional benefits to the table.
– Avocado oil: It helps repair, replenish, and rejuvenate your hair and skin through moisturization and strengthening. Avocado oil helps prevent hair breakage, ensuring you have long, shiny, healthy hair. It also protects against pollution, UV damage, and chlorine.
– Jojoba oil: This is a non-allergen that is rich in vitamins and minerals. These ingredients help enrich the skin barrier, giving you fresh, plump skin. The oil also helps tame frizz and condition the hair. The result? Strong, shiny, and manageable hair.
Which shampoo is best for hair growth and thickness?
Before choosing which shampoo is best for hair growth and thickness, you should also figure out your hair type and the issues you are facing. Mamaearth offers a wide range of shampoos for reducing excessive hair fall or controlling dandruff. We recommend you try its Onion Hair Shampoo to control excessive hair fall, or use Tea Tree Shampoo for reducing dandruff.
Final words Healthy, plump skin and thick, bouncy hair are hard to achieve without proper moisturization. Badam oil has many benefits- emollience, enrichment, and nourishment that keep your skin and hair healthy and soft. Mamaearth’s ‘Made Safe’ certification means that its almond oil is made of natural ingredients, and is free from harmful chemicals and toxins.