Cold Pressed Almond Oil For Skin Care.

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Cold Pressed Almond Oil For Skin Care.

Almond oil is not exactly the most well-kept secret in skincare. You only have to go as far as your own cosmetics shelf to find at least one of your favourite products with almond oil as one of its main ingredients. 

It’s popular because it can be used on all skin types, and meshes really well with most other common skincare ingredients.

And it’s always a bonus that the aroma of almond oil is incredibly soothing and invigorating. At least we think so anyway!

Almond oil has been used for centuries to help treat dandruff, strengthen hair, promote the appearance of youthful skin, and lighten dark spots, among a host of other benefits.

Really it’s a question of what can’t almond oil do for your skin.

bowl of almonds

But we’re not just going to talk about your typical almond oil products. We’re going to focus on cold-pressed almond oil and why that is even better for your skin, hair, body, and general wellbeing.

Cold-pressing is also known to have fantastic skincare benefits when it comes down to treating skin conditions such as rashes, allergies, eczema or aging issues such as fine lines and wrinkles.

If you don’t already know about cold-pressed skincare, we highly recommend starting with our cold pressed skincare guide to learn more.

Have you considered changing to cold pressed almond oil for your skincare routine? Here are some things to consider before making your choice:

What is cold pressed almond oil?

Cold pressed almond oil is a natural oil that is extracted from the almond [Prunus dulcis] tree. As we mentioned it’s known for its many skincare benefits, including its ability to moisturize and nourish the skin. Also a great choice for people with sensitive skin, as it is gentle and non-irritating. 

To harvest almonds for oil, the seeds can be pressed or ground to remove their oils, which requires the use of heat or chemical solvents depending on the heat production. 

The cold-pressed method of removing the oils can maintain a higher concentration of nutrients than other extraction methods. 

Cold-pressed means that the oil is extracted without heat or chemicals that doesn’t damage the delicate oils within the almond. This process preserves the nutrients and antioxidants found in the almonds, and it also ensures that the oil is free of any harmful chemicals.

This makes cold-pressed almond oil an excellent choice for those who want to add extra health benefits to their skincare or haircare routine.

How is cold-pressed almond oil different from other types of almond oil?

There are two main types of almond oil — bitter and sweet — both with different uses when it comes to skincare.

Bitter almond oil comes from bitter almonds, and has a much stronger scent. It is sometimes used in soaps, aromatherapy and massage therapy, but is less commonly used in skincare products than sweet almond oil.

Sweet almond oil is more commonly used in both skincare and haircare, and has many benefits including moisturizing dry skin and repair damaged skin cells, conditioning dry hair as well as restoring softness to damaged hair as it helps reduce protein loss from color treated hair.

Of course there are many different types of almond oils, not just cold pressed, but for us cold-pressed is always the best choice for a natural beauty routine. 

What are the benefits of using cold pressed almond oil for skincare?

Cold pressed almond oil is one of the most powerful skincare ingredients around. It is packed with vitamins A, D, and E and minerals, as well as having antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Almond oil is a natural, lightweight oil that is easily absorbed by the skin, and is rich in vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for the skin.

Cold pressed almond oil can be used as a moisturizer for all skin types including very sensitive skin.

The vitamin E contained in almond oil helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and tone. 

It is also rich in antioxidants and nutrients, making it an effective treatment for dry & dehydrated skin, eczema, psoriasis and even acne.

What is the best way to use cold pressed almond oil in your routine?

The great thing about almond oil is that it can be used daily or as needed.

There are a number of ways to incorporate the benefits of cold pressed almond oil into your daily beauty and skincare routine. 

Here is a step-by-step guide on ways to use almond oil cold pressed as part of your daily routine:

-As a moisturizer:

Cold-pressed almond oil is a great moisturizer as it contains vitamin E, which is great for your skin. It also has omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy skin.

Oh, and we can’t forget the fantastic anti-inflammatory properties making it incredibly soothing to irritated or inflamed skin.

While the gentle, soothing aroma makes it a perfect daily moisturizer.

almond oil face moisturizer

Apply a few drops of oil to your skin and massage in gently. Let it absorb into your skin and don’t worry about having to wash or rinse it off afterwards. Almond oil is easily absorbed and won’t clog pores, promoting clear, soft, healthy-looking skin. 

Of you can find a natural cold pressed almond-based moisturiser with the right mix of ingredients for your skin type.You can find a host of fantastic almond based creams in our ayurvedic cream collection.

-As a facial oil:

Always start by cleansing your skin. Almond oil can be used as a cleanser, or you can use your regular cleanser.

Apply a few drops of almond oil to your fingertips, and massage it into your skin. Leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse it off with warm water and follow up with your regular moisturizer.

Or you can apply a few drops to your face before bed and leave on overnight.

-As a lip balm:

There are plenty of ways to keep your lips healthy, including using Almond Oil! It naturally purifies the skin from your lips and works to remove dead skin cells.

The vitamin E in the oil can also help in maintaining healthy lip skin by protecting it from UV rays, which tend to make the color of your lips darker than their natural shade.

You will often find almond oil mixed with honey & milk in many popular lip balms designed to treat chapped lips.

When using cold pressed almond oils on it’s own, just apply a few small drops to your lips and rub in gently.

-As a soap:

Sweet almond oil is a very popular ingredient in soap making.

In fact, most of our ayurvedic soaps contain cold-pressed almond oil. 

When used in soaps it produces a rich conditioning lather and is perfect for soothing dry, flaky and irritated skin. It is also known to be beneficial for skin ailments like inflammation, psoriasis and eczema.

-For Haircare:

Almond oil is a versatile hair oil that works well with most hair types: thick, fine, curly, wavy, straight and natural.

Almond oil helps lifeless locks regain their shine: As one of the best carrier oils out there, almond oil contains rich fatty acids that effectively hydrate dry hair.

Almond oil has the ability to deeply penetrate the hair shaft and lock in moisture without weighing the hair down or making it look greasy.

Almond oil contains an active ingredient called panthenol, which is a vitamin B derivative that activates the scalp’s hydration channels and helps to release internal oils more readily so they can flow down the hair shaft and moisturize your scalp. It’s also antibacterial, making it useful in treating dandruff caused by excessive yeast growth.

We recommend organic cold-pressed Sweet Almond Oil as a good conditioner for your hair and scalp as it retains all the goodness of almonds, providing nourishment and moisture.

What should I look for when buying cold pressed almond oil?

There are several factors that you should consider when buying cold pressed almond oil. The most important is the company that makes the oil. 

Look to buy from someone that uses only the best quality raw materials in their oils. 

The second important factor to consider is the method of extraction used in the oils. 

Always look for cold-pressed first for a more nutritious and healthier option for your skin & hair because it is not damaged by heat.

almond oil in a bottle

You should also check if it’s bitter or sweet almond oil. Bitter will generally have a slightly stronger scent, and may not be quite as gentle on all skin types the same way sweet almond oil is.

We also recommend buying from a supplier who has a commitment to sustainability, focuses on fair trade, and to ensure the almonds they use are ethically sourced. 

Especially when buying cold pressed, you want to ensure the ingredients are carefully handled, and of high quality to get the best results for your skin.

Risks of almond oil for skincare:

Almond oil is safe for use on all skin types, but there are some risks that you may want to be aware of. 

Some people may not be able to use almond oil at all because they’re allergic to nuts. 

Further precautions should also be taken by people who already suffer from eczema as they are prone to allergies or can aggravate their dermatitis if they continue using almond oil without care.

The first thing you want to do is perform a patch test on an inconspicuous part of your skin to make sure that you don’t have any sort of allergic reaction. 

If you have sensitive skin and that patch test wasn’t performed correctly here’s what you should do: 

Place a small amount of almond oil in a separate area from the tested area and leave it on for several hours or even a whole day before making sure it doesn’t irritate your skin.

Here at Mytri Wellness we use only natural ingredients, and all our products are cold pressed. Our customers can always attest to that.

If you have any questions about cold pressed products feel free to contact us anytime in the comments, on our social or directly here at our email address.

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