The Beauty Benefits of Almonds

It is clear that almonds are truly nature’s beauty secret. Whether you apply it to your skin or have a handful daily, they are essential for a healthy skin. They are also packed with natural energy and nutrients needed to sustain you throughout the day and it has been suggested that a handful of almonds every day can help prevent heart disease, help you lose weight and keep your cholesterol levels low.

The Beauty Benefits of Almonds

Almonds may be known for their use as snacks or in confectionery, but people seldom think of them as beauty treatment or health aid. For centuries almonds were considered to be one of nature’s beauty secrets, even mentioned in the Bible. Ancient Egyptians praised the little nuts for their beautifying effect on the skin. However it’s doubtful if the ancient Egyptians knew about the almond’s generous vitamin E content and how it helped to give skins that satisfying healthy glow. But they did know how to concoct all kinds of lotions and potions with almonds as the core ingredient. Some of those recipes have leaked out and modern beauticians still prefer almond-infused products based on them. Today modern beauticians still love applying almond oil! Not bad for a little nut emerging from something similar to a wrinkled peach!

Try this home-made face mask to get maximum value from almonds using only raw almonds, pure honey and fresh lemon juice. Almonds provide the vitamin E for luster and suppleness, honey has antibacterial properties and external application on wounds and cuts makes them heal faster.

How to make a face mask

Ingredients

7-8 tbsp raw almonds (Tip: Use good quality almonds such as Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts almonds)

1 tbsp pure honey

½ tbsp fresh lemon juice

Method

Soak raw almonds in a covered bowl of water overnight.

Remove the almonds from the water the following morning and mash with a fork into a paste.

Add the honey and lemon juice. Mix well together until you get a smooth-like texture.

Application

Remove all makeup and clean the skin.

Apply face mask to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area.

Leave the mask on for 10 minutes.

Remove with cotton wool and lukewarm water. Use a towel to pat the skin dry.

Apply skin toner and a light oil-free moisturizer.

And voila! Cleopatra in all her glory.

Almonds – Nature’s Secret to Beauty

It’s good to know that the treatment can cost you a fraction of what you would have to fork out for another product, that all the ingredients are 100% natural, agreeable to a wide range of skin types and great for moisturizing and nourishing your skin. For the essential ingreident for this mask, almonds, head to one of over 50 Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts boutique stores around the country.

Amen for almonds!

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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