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Jojoba and sweet almond oil are both excellent emollients, meaning they soften, while also naturally hydrating your skin. So if your face is in need of some TLC, or just want to keep that baby-smooth skin, keep one of these oils on hand. You can buy both at most beauty supply or health food stores.
Sweet Almond Oil
This sweet and potent oil is a fabulous emollient that both softens and nourishes your skin. It’s especially powerful when it comes to keeping your skin well hydrated and preventing dry skin. You can combine it with an exfoliant to scrub away dead skin cells while replenishing moisture. Almond oil absorbs into the skin easily, so it doesn’t leave you feeling slimy and greasy like some other moisturizers. Sweet almond oil comes from the dried almond kernels on an almond tree, making it an all-natural skin care product.
Jojoba oil adds a glow to your skin, making your complexion look more youthful and hydrated. It’s similar to the natural oils produced by your skin. This all-natural oil softens skin, reduces wrinkles and fine-lines, adds moisture and soothes chapped and irritated skin. It can also help reduce scars and acne. Jojoba oil comes from plants and is pH balanced, hypoallergenic and ideal for all skin types.
How to Use
You can use either of these oils alone to help your facial skin. Dab a few drops of oil onto a cotton ball and smooth it all over your face to help heal dry, chapped skin. If you have lines, scars or wrinkles, dab jojoba oil over the troubled spots. To slough off flaky, dead skin cells, mix a tablespoon of either oil with a slightly abrasive product like brown sugar or baking soda to make a paste. Use the paste to gently scrub your skin.
Both sweet almond and jojoba oil are beneficial at moisturizing your skin. Jojoba oil may have slightly more benefits for your face as it can reduce wrinkles and lines and help minimize scars. Sweet almond oil, on the other hand, isn’t quite as expensive as jojoba oil. If your face just needs a little extra moisture, sweet almond oil may be the right product. If you’re looking for a little more help with specific problems like crow’s feet or scars, jojoba oil might suit your needs better.