Prunus Dulcis sounds like a complicated magic spell, but don't worry - it's just a fancy name for almonds. Listen to mommy when she tells you to have badaam every morning because almonds are tiny powerhouses, helping increase memory power, improve eyesight, strengthen bones and maintain weight. Put almonds on your table. They are packed with vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium. They also contain zinc, selenium, copper, and niacin, and are excellent for solving many of our beauty problems. No wonder the Egyptian queen Cleopatra was said to be completely obsessed with almonds, adding these delights to her skincare and haircare regime and also to her diet. So let's take our weekends and turn them into spa days because almonds could well become turn your number one go-to when it comes to skincare.
With the weather change, our skin often becomes dry and rough. Don't worry, just grab some almonds. All you need is a massage with almond oil or milk - the vitamin E will nourish and soften the skin if applied daily. You can also soak almonds, crush them and apply the paste to your face which works as a natural moisturizer. Voila - you have soft, supple and smooth skin. Applying almond oil or its milk also is beneficial as it protects the skin from damage caused by sun exposure as well.
Pollution affects our skin in many ways, not least of which is making it look dull and discoloured. But what if we tell you that we know a secret to help you gain back that lost glow? Before going to bed just wash your face and hands thoroughly. Take a few drops of almond oil, rub it inside your palms and pat it on your face. Keep the oil on overnight and see the results just in the matter of days.
Adios, dark circles
Late or sleepless nights and staring at screens all day long can make our eyes look tired.
Banish puffy eyes, dark circles or eye wrinkles with almond oil. Wash your face and massage the almond oil on your dark circles for two or three weeks. Almonds are also rich in omega fatty acids and minerals which improve your eyesight and provides relief from stress.
Reduces hair fall
Take some hot almond oil and simply massage it on to your hair. Almonds are rich in omega fatty acids 3 and 6 that help in stimulating the blood flow, which promotes hair growth. Poor blood circulation can be a major reason for hair fall, so increased blood flow also means reduced hair fall. Almonds are also rich in magnesium, which promotes hair growth. It also prevents hair damage and dandruff thus leaving us with stronger and thicker hair.
Give your face a break by using almond oil as a natural makeup remover. This has the double benefit of keeping your skin chemical-free and healthy. You can either simply use it by dipping some cotton balls in the oil or using your hands to massage it in. Wash the face with water, use wet wipes or dip a cotton ball into rose water or plain water to get it off.
Yup, almonds rock. You can thank us later.