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Quand utiliser l’huile d’amande douce ?

When to use sweet almond oil?

Its emollient and nourishing properties make it an excellent choice for taking care of dry skin, as well as scalps with dry dandruff and split ends.

When to resort to a skincare treatment based on sweet almond oil?

Firstly, let's clarify that sweet almond oil is an ingredient that does not contain any allergenic substances. It can be used by pregnant/breastfeeding women as well as young children without risk. As a precautionary principle, the topical application of this oil is only advised against for individuals who are sensitive/allergic to nuts.

Next, this vegetable oil can be usedpureorincorporated into a skincare formula.It is suitable for all skin types. However, it is primarily recommended for taking care of skin that is mature, dry, fragile, and prone to discomfort. Sweet almond oil is particularly rich inmonounsaturated fatty acids such as theoleic acid (also known asomega 9), present in a mass fraction ranging from62 to 86%.Indeed,this lipid is part of the natural composition of sebum, a substance secreted by the body to counteract skin and hair dryness. Oleic acid is therefore recognized by skin constituents, and penetrates deeply tostimulate sebum production by the sebaceous glands. It is thus described as relipidating.

This vegetable oil is also suitable for dry, brittle, split, colored, and dandruff-prone hair. To deeply nourish the hair, sweet almond oil can be used as a mask or oil bath. When used once or twice a week, it strengthens, restores shine, and softens the hair. The sweet almond oil bath also helps combat dry dandruff.Apply a few drops 2 to 3 times a week and massage into the hair. It only requires a 15-minute application before washing or an overnight application followed by a hair wash in the morning. In the event that the hair has split ends, simply apply sweet almond oil to the tips to restore their shine. Be careful not to apply too much to avoid weighing down the hair.

Furthermore, this vegetable oil has shown promising properties in reducing and/or preventing stretch marks. Stretch marks appear as unsightly streaks on the skin. They are the result of sudden skin stretching, as in the case of pregnancy, for example. To lessen their appearance, simply massage the area with sweet almond oil twice a day (morning and evening), for three weeks. Unlike essential oils, vegetable oils can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

When and at what time of the day should sweet almond oil be used?

Regarding its application frequency, sweet almond oil can be used daily to care for one's skin. Being non-photosensitizing, it can be applied in the morning but we recommend its use in the evening, at the end of your routine, due to its oily nature. To enjoy its benefits, pour a few drops of oil into the palm of your hand, warm it up and spread it over your face and neck. Light circular massages help the active ingredients penetrate.

When used for hair care, sweet almond oil can be applied 2 to 3 times per week, depending on the needs of one's scalp and/or hair.

Note: Sweet almond oil is a healthy ingredient that does not contain allergenic substances. However, it is always recommended to test it in the crook of your elbow before any use. If itching or irritation occurs, do not apply the sweet almond oil to the face or scalp.

In which Typology treatments can you find sweet almond oil?

Sweet almond oil is used in skincare products for the face.

  • Our bi-phase makeup remover for eyes is a treatment that effectively removes eye makeup, even waterproof. Its formula, enriched with castor oil and pea peptides (1%), strengthens the eyelashes. It also contains chamomile hydrosol to soothe the eye contour. You can apply it using our reusable cotton padsthat are washable and made from bamboo fibers.

  • Thecleansing oil with 7 ingredientsis a minimalist, fragrance-free formula
    suitable for sensitive skin. Dermatologically tested, it contains 99% naturally derived ingredients. Sweet almond oil is combined here with sunflower seed oil, rich in antioxidants, which protects against free radicals, nourishes the skin, and facilitates cleansing.

This vegetable oil is also present in some of our body care products.

  • The nourishing body scrub helps to soften and smooth the skin. It is particularly suitable for dry and uncomfortable skin.

  • Our stretch mark gel-to-oil is a treatment enriched with healing baobab oil and shea olein, which both nourishes and protects the skin. It helps to prevent the appearance of stretch marks, as well as improve the skin's appearance. Its fluid consistency quickly penetrates the skin layer and leaves no greasy finish on the skin's surface.

  • The nourishing body cream restores the skin's lipid barrier, reduces feelings of tightness, and protects the skin from external aggressions.

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