Many of us know that eating certain nuts and seeds help many things from cholesterol level to wrinkles. Similarly, eating certain nuts help the skin as well. It is also very important to think about what we put on our skin. People buy creams in jars and tubes, not really knowing what is in them. There is a way to absolutely ensure that the products we use on our skin are gentle on both our bodies and our environment, and that is to make our own beauty products!
Also, I read an article the other day about three nuts that are great to grind up and get oil from that help our skin.
Brazil Nuts & Skincare
Brazil nuts are seeds, not true nuts, according to the article. A tree that is native to the Amazon rainforest produces them. You of course can eat them, but traditional uses of Brazil nut oil also include moisturizing the skin.
Applying Brazil nut oil to your skin makes it smooth and adds nutrients. Natural cosmetics manufacturers make a variety of skin care products that incorporate this nut’s rich oils for skin care.Brazil nut oil often becomes an emulsifier for body creams or butters. It makes a rich, moisturizing soap. Skin care products that contain Brazil nut oil range from foot creams to moisturizers and soap. Bath oils, aftershave, sunscreen, lip balms and massage oils use Brazil nut oil. Top cosmetics brands sell these products in health food stores, upscale cosmetics boutiques and department stores.
Pine Nuts & Skincare
Oil from pine nuts also has great healing properties and is extensively used in massage therapy. You can treat various conditions of the skin like itching, acne, psoriasis, eczema and sores with pine nut oil for skin care.
Pine nuts rejuvenate your skin and provide a fresh and revitalized look to your skin. Pine nuts have high moisturizing and hydrating properties and as a result, are excellent for getting you relief from dehydrated skin.
Almonds & SkincareAlmonds produce a sweet oil that is a very good topical skin moisturizer. Sweet almond oil is a very effective cleanser as well, which can be used while you remove your make up. According to the article I read, you can add honey and water to almonds to keep your skin healthy as well.
Make Your Own Almond Oil for SkincareSo follow the steps below and apply the mixture on the skin to keep it healthy and radiant!
- Take 2 to 3 almonds and soak them overnight in water.
- Then next morning, remove them out of the water and grind or crush them.
- Lastly, add a spoon of honey and half a spoon of water.