The role of Sweet Almond oil in Manuka honey eczema cream
Posted by Bill gluyas on 8th Oct 2014
Sweet Almond oil is included in Active Manuka Honey cream for several reasons, soothing skin irritation and nourishing it with vitamins and minerals.
Almond oil works wonders for soothing the effects of dry, itchy skin, even when caused by skin conditions such as eczema. The oil is extremely soothing and instantly hydrates even the driest skin. Even placing almond oil on extremely chapped lips will work better and faster than most lip balms
According to Dr. Soheil Simzar, a Santa Monica dermatologist who sees many benefits to Sweet Almond oil; “Almond oil, coconut oil, and essential oils are hot topics because they are known to be multi-tasking beauty products and great for most skin types,” says Dr. Simzar. In fact, vitamin-rich almond oil is effective for the hair, face, and body, making it an inexpensive, all-in-one beauty treat. Almond oil is hydrating and won’t clog pores. It works great as makeup remover, and the monounsaturated fats in the oil keep cell membranes healthy, reducing the appearance of aging,” says Dr. Simzar. Due to the oil’s gentle, nourishing nature, he says, anyone can benefit from using almond oil, even those with sensitive skin.
Sweet Almond oil is considered a base oil that dilutes other essential oils in order to minimize the chance of skin irritation and other unwanted side effects. In fact, there are very few oils that can be considered carrier or base oil.
Sweet Almond oil moisturizes skin, prevents signs of aging, and it also has anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to wound and scars, the oil naturally promotes healing without risk of further infection.
The most common benefit of almond oil for the skin is that it can be used as daily moisturizer. It does not only soften rough or dry skin, but almond oil also creates protective layer.
Sweet Almond oil is rich in vitamins E and D as well as minerals calcium and magnesium which are all very important for skin health.
The "Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology" reports that applying almond oil to the skin will not only protect it but can also reverse damage that may have already occurred which is ideal in cases of Eczema and Atopic dermatitis.
In 2010 the journal Complementary Therapies In Clinical Practice, stated Sweet Almond oil has emollient properties, which gives it the ability to rejuvenate and soften the skin, thereby evening out the skin tone and improving the complexion. The author, Z. Ahmad, from the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Salisbury General Hospital in the U.K., also states that almond oil has been shown to reduce scarring that occurs with surgery and should be considered as a possible post-operative treatment.
Manuka honey also has the ability to reduce scarring so is complimentary with Sweet Almond oil in this Active Manuka honey cream for the treatment of Eczema and Atopic dermatitis.