Almonds aren’t just a great flavour for your milk or a topping for your dessert; they are also a beneficial addition to your skin care products. Dry, sensitive or oily skin, almonds are useful for every skin type. Here are some ways you can use almonds in your skin care.
Simple soaked almonds
 

Simple soaked almonds

If your mother has ever told you to eat soaked almonds, heed her advice. Almonds offer great nourishment but soaking them overnight eliminates the toxic substances in their coating. Almonds contain vitamin E that protects your skin from ageing and internally heals damaged tissues, giving you glowing skin.

Almond face pack for oily skin
 

Almond face pack for oily skin

Grind 10-12 soaked almonds and mix them with 3 tbsp. of multani mitti and 3-4 drops of rosewater. Add a few drops of plain water to make a paste and apply this paste on your face. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash with cold water.

Soaked almonds contain emollients that moisturise your skin. Multani mitti cleanses your skin and prevents it from getting greasy. The rose water will help maintain the pH balance of your skin.

Apply this face pack once a week to see benefits.

Almond oil
 

Almond oil

This fragrant oil is filled with nutrients that not only help nourish your hair but are good for your skin too. It helps moisturise your skin and its hypoallergenic properties heal irritated skin. You can apply almond oil directly to your face, but if you have oily skin its best to dilute the oil before using it on your face. Make a face pack of almond oil, honey and lemon for radiant skin. Honey will soothe your skin and prevent acne due to its anti-bacterial properties and lemon contains citrus which will cleanse your skin.

Mix 1 tbsp. of lemon juice and honey each and add them to 3 tbsp. of almond oil. Apply this paste to your face and rinse it after 30 minutes with cold water.

Use this pack daily for healthy skin.