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Plant botanical junkies know that nature is the best place to find things that are beneficial for our bodies. Inside and out, botanicals and extracts were literally designed to work with our body chemistry and supply us with the fibers, nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants we need to experience total health and wellness.

Especially when considering products for our skin, we should look to nature to supply us what we need. One ingredient we’ve been curious to learn about is sweet almond oil. The claims of the skin benefits of this oil include relieving puffiness under the eyes, helping with blemishes, improving dry skin, and overall skin brightening benefits that seem too good to be true.

At QULCBD we wondered if these claims were legit, so we did the research and are bringing the info directly to you. We consider ourselves leaders in the natural skincare industry and we strive to find out all the information we can about every new plant-based ingredient available. We feel passionate about harvesting remedies from nature, and when something new hits the scene, we aim to learn about it so we can provide the information to our customers.

Sweet Almond Oil: An Overview


Sweet almond oil refers to oil that is extracted directly from the kernel (or nut). Almonds are indigenous to the Mediterranean, and the oil extracted by pressing the almonds has been used for centuries. Ancient cultures used sweet almond oil to smooth and hydrate skin, and also as an aid for minor cuts and scrapes. There are two types of almond oils that can be extracted from the almond plant: sweet and bitter. For skin benefits, sweet almond oil is most beneficial.

Sweet almond oil can be delivered to your skin in numerous ways. Although you can take it in capsule form internally, it is most beneficial when used topically. Whether you use sweet almond oil alone or in a product like a moisturizer, it’s a great idea to apply it topically when you can. Sweet almond oil is great for skin because it is rich in vitamins A, E, zinc, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Much like almond oil, CBD oil is also nutrient rich. It is an antioxidant powerhouse; in fact, CBD oil is a more powerful antioxidant than even vitamins C and E and alone. The U.S. government even holds a patent on the antioxidant properties of CBD oil. CBD is also packed with protein--it contains all twenty amino acids. It’s also full of nutrient rich B-vitamins like B6, B12, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin.

Both sweet almond oil and CBD oil are beneficial for external use when applied topically, which makes them popular ingredients in skincare products. If you’re wondering which is most beneficial, that may be up to the user. For instance, if you suffer from a nut allergy, sweet almond oil won’t be an option for you even if you are only using it topically. Let’s dig a little deeper and check out five reasons sweet almond oil is amazing for your skin, and how CBD oil compares.

Dry Skin Quencher


Dry skin is a skin type that can be completely annoying and uncomfortable. When your skin is dry, it means your skin doesn’t have as many sebaceous glands, therefore, your skin doesn’t produce as much oil. If you suffer from dry skin, you’ve probably tried a million different lotions to cure it. To really treat dry skin, you need to do two things; use a moisturizer that is both an emollient and a moisturizer, and retrain the sebaceous glands to produce more oil.

Here’s a little crash course in CBD oil:

Sweet almond oil can be a great moisturizer for dry skin because it acts as both an emollient and a moisturizer. Moisturizers fill the skin with water, and emollients smooth the skin, fill in tiny wrinkles, and help form a barrier over the skin.

CBD oil is also a moisturizer and emollient. CBD oil also boasts the benefit of being able to improve overall skin hydration and the appearance of oiliness.

Blemish Improver


If you’re dealing with blemishes, give sweet almond oil a try. The omega-3 fatty acids in sweet almond oil may help dissolve excessive oil on the skin, and the retinol in the vitamin A can help reduce the appearance of blemish scarring.

CBD oil, also, is a great blemish improver. CBD has the ability to absorb and dissolve excess oil and help regulate the skin’s natural oil production. It’s somewhat of a miracle ingredient in that it is found to be beneficial for both dry and oily skin types. Additionally, the antioxidants it contains help diminish the appearance of scarring and its powerful soothing properties may allow it to help calm skin that is swollen and irritated.

Tanning Tamer


If you spent years in the sun like we did, you’re probably looking for anything to help you with some of that sun damage. In studies, vitamin E has been shown to help improve sun damage and exposure. Because sweet almond oil contains this vitamin, using it regularly on your skin (especially on sun-damaged areas) can help improve skin health even with previous sun damage.

Vitamin E is also found in large quantities in CBD oil, making it also effective in aiding sun-damaged skin. And because CBD is such an antioxidant giant, it works with other ingredients to help protect your skin against environmental harms. A great way to use CBD oil to get the most extensive skin supporting properties is by using a CBD oil serum. A serum is packed with higher amounts of CBD oil than other products in your skincare lineup, making it a concentrated skin health powerhouse.

Anti-Aging Properties


Even if you don’t consider anti-aging properties important now, we can assure you, if you start using anti-aging products now, you’ll thank yourself later. It’s never too early to protect your skin from the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and dull complexion.

Sweet almond oil can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to fill in those areas with hydration and moisture. Retinol and vitamin E help to reduce the appearance of scars and sunspots, which tend to make your skin appear older than it actually is.

The skin supporting properties of CBD are similar; vitamins A and E help CBD oil reduce the appearance of aging by helping to lessen the appearance of scars, sunspots, and other skin discolorations. CBD oil is also able to hydrate dehydrated skin and bring back skin’s natural moisture balance.

Healthy Glow Restoration


If you feel your skin is lackluster and missing that healthy, youthful glow you once had, you aren’t alone. It’s the reason why many people turn to plant botanicals--to restore the overall look of health to their skin. Sweet almond oil is an excellent source of vitamins and emollients that can help your skin achieve a better, smoother, more even skin tone.

For us, however, there’s no comparison to the “CBD glow.” Users of CBD oil and CBD skincare products claim that once they begin using CBD products regularly, their skin quite literally glows and radiates health and wellness. We might be biased, but we couldn’t agree more.

Sweet almond oil is an excellent, vitamin-rich oil that can be beneficial for many skin types. It is able to be applied topically so that the skin receives maximum benefit from the oil rapidly. CBD oil is similar in its skin-healthy benefits, and may deliver more quantifiable results than sweet almond oil for certain users, so give these products a try and see for yourself!

Sources-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almond#Oils

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/almond-oil-for-face

https://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/cannabinoids-oxidation-book-excerpt#:~:text=THC%20and%20CBD%20are%20powerful,and%20antioxidant%20properties%20of%20cannabinoids.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11341050/

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