Almond oil: effects and uses for skin and hair

almond oil
Effect and application for skin and hair

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Almond oil is a purely natural product that, with its many valuable ingredients, is good for both hair and skin. Here you can find out what effect the oil has and how to use it.

Which almond oil is suitable in the cosmetics sector?

  • Almond oil is available in stores in two different versions. First, the bitter almond oil, which is extracted from bitter almonds. It is only used as an essential oil and cannot be used for consumption or as a cosmetic product.
  • A distinction is made between sweet almond oil, which is suitable for skin and hair and is also used in the kitchen. It is made from sweet almonds. The oil is obtained by pressing the peeled and dried almonds and can then be refined.
  • As a beauty product, you should cold-pressed sweet almond oil set: The cold pressing ensures that the vitamins and minerals are not destroyed. Make sure to pay attention when buying Organic quality!

Almond oil: uses

Almond oil for the skin


  • Almond oil has many unsaturated fatty acids, with the proportion of oleic acid being particularly high. Unsaturated fatty acids are very similar to our own skin lipids, which helps the skin to absorb these fatty acids better. Oleic acid has the advantage that it can penetrate deeper layers of the skin and improve elasticity here. There is also palmitic acid, which is part of the skin’s own protective acid mantle. In addition, linoleic acid is added, with which you offer your skin UV protection and moisturize it. In addition, linoleic acid has an anti-inflammatory effect and skin irritation is reduced as a result.
  • Vitamin E (also called tocopherol) protects against free radicals, which otherwise attack the skin’s collagen and cause cell damage.
  • Vitamin B also stimulates cell growth and helps regenerate damaged skin.
  • Almond oil provides our skin with sufficient nutrients and moisture, making it soft and helping to prevent wrinkles from dryness.
  • As an important plus point, almond oil is non-comedogenic, which means that it does not clog the sebum glands and thus does not contribute to the formation of blackheads.
  • Almond oil can also help and be used in atopic dermatitis – except when it is already an acute condition.
  • Stretch marks can be relieved with almond oil.

Use: Wear a thin layer almond oil on the cleansed, still slightly damp skin and let it absorb. Almond oil does not disperse as quickly as coconut oil, for example, and it takes a little longer to soak in. You don’t need to rinse it off! If you want, you can put a few drops of the oil in the bathtub and take a bath.

Tip: Almond oil is ideal for removing make-up and even effectively removes waterproof eye make-up.

When should you not use almond oil?

  • You shouldn’t use almond oil on wet or open wounds.
  • In the case of very sensitive skin, it is also advisable to test the oil on a small area beforehand and to wait for the reaction.

Almond oil for the hair


  • Almond oil supplies hair and scalp with moisture and prevents split ends and dandruff.
  • With the oil you can also get an extra portion of shine: Almond oil is characterized by fatty acids that form a kind of protective layer around your hair and thus protect it from damaging environmental influences.
  • The oil also scores with vitamins and minerals: Vitamins A, B, D and E are represented and magnesium, calcium and potassium complete the healthy range of nutrients that are good for the hair.
  • Vitamin B7 and E are also beneficial for a healthy scalp.

Use: As a hair treatment, you can distribute the oil in your hair and scalp and let it soak in for 15 to 20 minutes. Then wash it off with a mild shampoo. In order for the oil to provide relief from an irritated and flaky scalp, it must be used once a week. As a maintenance measure, a little oil can also be spread over the tips after each wash and thus provides additional shine and care. If necessary, it can also be used to care for eyelashes and eyebrows: Spread the almond oil on these areas with a small brush.

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Are you interested in other natural products? Here we explain what coconut oil does for hair. Here you can find out effective home remedies for dandruff. And here we explain the effects and uses of argan oil for the skin. You can also find out here which hair oil is best for you.

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