Nature has always been at the service of man. From plants it is possible to obtain a large number of substances useful for health, well-being and beauty without side effects and without contraindications, apart from some cases of individual hypersensitivity. The properties of certain products have been known and studied since ancient times when it was necessary to rely on the virtues of mother earth in order to find effective remedies for the treatment of diseases and to counter the inevitable effects of aging. Among the "virtuous" substances there is almond oil, known for some time for its characteristics: it is in fact rich in a variety of active ingredients useful for the body such as linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid object of study by part of medicine for its many therapeutic properties that are expressed in different sectors of the human body. But it also has proteins, carbohydrates, mineral salts and vitamins of group B and E. It is extracted, by cold pressing, from the fruit of the almond tree, a plant native to central-western Asia, introduced in Italy thanks to the Phoenicians, which grows in Mediterranean areas, warm and sunny. When we talk about almond oil in general we refer to the sweet one and it is known for its emollient and soothing properties, while with the bitter one it is necessary to pay some extra attention since it contains amygdalin, used for the production of cyanide. The more bitter the fruit, the more poisonous and dangerous to human health. The sweet almond oil, on the other hand, is used in cosmetics for a variety of uses, from the well-being of the skin to that of the hair.
A balm for the skin
Moisturizing, emollient, nourishing, with elasticizing action. The almond oil, used as it is obtained without the addition of chemical solvents that would alter its genuineness, offers all these properties in a single product, to be used for any type of epidermis, for the delicate one of the newborn and child as well. as for that of the adult and the elderly. It is particularly indicated in cases of dehydration, fragility and dryness of the skin and to avoid the formation of unsightly stretch marks: used in sensitive points such as breasts, hips, abdomen, the inside of the arms, and in particular conditions such as pregnancy and regime dietary helps maintain the elasticity of the epidermis. If stretch marks have already appeared, the constant use of almond oil, if applied in a timely manner, can help to reduce them. After bathing or showering, almond oil is an excellent emollient and its delicate and pleasant scent is an incentive to always have a supply at home. Before the shower it is excellent as a revitalizer, while massaged on the feet before going to bed it ensures a sweet rest. It relieves itching in all those cases where the skin is irritated or chapped and in the presence of eczema, chicken pox, measles or other exanthematic diseases. It can be used as a nutrient after facial cleansing and to remove all traces of make-up if you do not have a make-up remover lotion. It should be used sparingly on oily skin as it can cause the appearance of blackheads. During breastfeeding it is effective to prevent annoying cracking of the nipple while on the lips it is useful against the damage of winter and cooling diseases. Helps fight wrinkles, dryness and signs of aging on the hands. It can be used for massages and mixed with aromatherapy essential oils to enjoy an unrivaled relaxation break ...