8 benefits of sweet almond oil for your skin

8 benefits of sweet almond oil for your skin

According to East Atlanta Santa, also known as, Gucci Mane, the current month is Novemburr. This is an accurate reflection of the weather here in the Dirty South. The proof is in the winter jackets everyone is wearing, the flood of festive Starbucks cups all over Instagram and most importantly, ashy skin.

Ahhhh yes… grab a cup of earl grey tea. Sit. Let’s talk about how ashiness needs to end.

I’m not going to lie, my skin type is considered normal to dry and this Fall~ish winter weather has my skin feeling drier than usual. I don’t like how I feel when I’m not sufficiently moisturized.

Going into the world fully clothed and ashy is the equivalent of my sock shrinking in the sunken place that is my black leather Cole Haan boot, and no one knows I’m silently suffering.

I’m pretty sure you know someone out there who uses one of these products still, Johnson’s Baby products, Vaseline or Dove. It’s the stuff we’ve grown up with and I get it, “if it’s not broke don’t fix it.”

Look, I’m an ex Nivea for dry skin addict! Whenever my mom comes and visits she always asks what I want her to bring. My needs are simple. Nivea and Nike socks; weird, yes, but my needs are my needs and not up for judgment. Nivea has always worked for me but I got up to a point where I decided I needed to figure out what would be a healthier option for me. After that whole Nivea commercial debacle, I thought it would be a good time to share healthier options for your skin, starting with sweet almond oil.

If you’re not using anything on your skin, hopefully, you’ll consider not contributing to the ashy population.

I truly love this stuff and let me tell you how soft my skin is. Somewhere in this world, there is a baby that is envious of my soft skin. I kid you not!

It’s also glowy and more importantly, it’s healthy. Using sweet almond oil and upping my water intake has been beneficial for my skin. If you want, you can also add a few drops of your lavender, eucalyptus or whatever essential oil you’re vibing with at the moment.

Here are some other reasons why I think you should check out sweet almond oil.

8 Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil

  1. Moisturizes dry and flaky skin.
  2. Makeup remover.
  3. Can reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
  4. Helps soothe Booga Wolf feet. Lol! I couldn’t help myself, lol. Use this to give your person, or yourself,  a foot massage.
  5. Can delay signs of aging.
  6. Anti-inflammatory.
  7. Can promote eyelash growth (I’m going to try this and castor oil because I touch my eyes too much to have extensions!).
  8. Helps with dark circles.

Here’s a free tip. Come hither… *whispers unnecessarily* if you’re trying to see what other oils would be good for your skin, go to Pinterest and use it as a search engine. No really, I typed in “oils for dry skin” and that’s how I discovered sweet almond oil. I did a bit of research on it and decided I liked it better than coconut oil.

I don’t care which side of the melanin spectrum you’re on, you’re skin deserves to be healthy and moisturized. I should not be able to use my index finger to write my name on you. You can easily buy almond oil at the grocery store or this lil’ mom and pop store called Amazon.

If you can get the same or better results with something natural, why not go for it? Remember, what you put on your skin, you absorb.

So, what’s your skin type and what do you currently use?


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Edits: Moi

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  • Reply Pam Pender

    Never thought to use almond oil. Running out to get mine. Thanks💕

    November 29, 2017 at 10:07 am
    • Reply Blu

      Welcome, Pam! It feels really good and isn’t too light or heavy.

      November 29, 2017 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Kendra W.

    This is very true. I use almond oil on mine and my daughter’s hair as other oils like Shea and kemi tend to dry our hair out. Thanks for sharing!

    November 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm
    • Reply Blu

      That’s great! I also love jojoba oil on my hair. Welcome!

      November 29, 2017 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply thatssodarling

    Wow! Loved reading this, am for sure going to try!

    November 29, 2017 at 3:59 pm
    • Reply Blu

      Welcome! Xx

      November 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Stefan

    I’ve heard about coconut oil but I never realized that almond oil was a thing. Who knew it could be so good for you?! Definitely going to have to pick some up and try it out! Love your photos by the way! 🙂

    November 29, 2017 at 5:45 pm
    • Reply Blu

      Thanks, Stefan! Yeah, I used to use coconut oil but my skin loves almond oil even better.

      November 30, 2017 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply jill conyers

    I’m an avid coconut oil user but now I’m intrigued by the benefits and uses of almond oil. Thanks.

    November 30, 2017 at 3:43 am
    • Reply Blu

      I used to use coconut oil but my skin loves almond oil even better now I give the coconut oil to my dogs like little treats.

      November 30, 2017 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Nita

    I use it to remove makeup, but didn’t know it was anti-inflammatory or helps with dark circles! I need this more in my life.

    November 30, 2017 at 11:56 am
    • Reply Blu


      November 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Khaana

    Awesome read, may have to start using this in my hair 🙂

    November 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Abigail Darlington

    I love natural alternatives!! Thank you for the suggestion 🙂

    November 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Patricia G.

    Wow! I never knew that almond oil had all these benefits, especially for dry skin. I may try this out soon! 🙂

    November 30, 2017 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Rhonda Albom

    I have never heard of almond oil before.
    I usually use cetaphil moisturiser, I have read online that it isn’t the best, but it has worked for me for many years. However, I love almonds so I might have to give this a try. Hope it smells like them! Your pictures made me hungry 😛

    December 1, 2017 at 2:07 am
    • Reply Blu

      Lol! I’m glad you’re considering making the switch!

      December 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Indrani

    I am a fan of Almond oil. Great to read its benefits, reinforces my faith once more.

    December 1, 2017 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply Larissa

    Woah! I had no idea you could use it as a makeup remover. That’s awesome! And I also didn’t know it reduced wrinkles and fine lines. Definitely great things to know!

    December 2, 2017 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Peta Jas

    Nicely put! Guess I’m gonna drop out the ranks of ashiness and get some of that sweet almond moisture in my life!

    December 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    • Reply Blu

      Lol! I’m so glad you don’t want to be ashy anymore!

      December 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Sheri

    Love all of the benefits, I have been using this for about two months now and it is awesome.

    December 3, 2017 at 9:02 am
    • Reply Blu

      High five!

      December 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply magen

    I have really dry skin and nothing seems to help. I will have to try this.

    December 3, 2017 at 10:50 pm
    • Reply Blu

      Let me know how it works for you!

      December 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Prerna Garg Agarwal

    I have been using almond oil for my hair for as long as I remember. I can clearly see a difference in my hair quality whenever I stop using it!

    December 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Julia Elizabeth

    I tried putting almond oil on my skin had had the worst reaction!! Had red splotches on my cheeks for 3 days haha. I usually use a very neutral face wash and a moisturizer for sensitive skin 😂

    December 5, 2017 at 2:06 am
    • Reply Blu

      Oh no! I’m sorry you have a nut allergy!

      December 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Sarmistha Goswami

    For skincare I love staying as close to nature as possible and sweet almond oil really works for my acne prone skin! I use it as a make up remover and use it in my home made face masks too. It’s wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Do drop by my blog as well : 🙂

    December 5, 2017 at 4:02 am
    • Reply Blu

      I’m going to try adding it to my masks.Thank you!

      December 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Aly Christine

    Super excited to learn about this! I’ve never even heard of it lol. I also am a fan of your writing style!

    December 5, 2017 at 3:56 pm
    • Reply Blu

      Awww Thank you, that means a lot! 🙂

      December 5, 2017 at 6:07 pm

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