Almond meal is a nourishing exfoliating ingredient used in many facial mask recipes and as a facial exfoliator.
The meal is constituted from ground raw almonds.
You can make your own almond meal by finely grinding raw almonds (not roasted because roasting changes the beneficial oils in the nuts) in a coffee grinder or a blender.
Almond meal is fantastic for your skin when used in face and body scrubs for removing dead skin cells, repairing damage while moisturizing dry dehydrated skin.
Almonds are high in B Vitamins plus Vitamin E, all of which are important for protecting and supporting skin function.
Vitamin E is an essential antioxidant that is known to protect and heal skin.
B Vitamins give your skin a healthy glow and plumpness. They also help reduce flaking and eczema like skin conditions.
Facial masks and scrubs using almond meal:
Almond meal and oil combined with other ingredients like yogurt, cream, avocado, coconut oil are extremely beneficial for skin and at the same time are so easy to make and apply to skin.
Here are some Almond Meal skin care recipes to make:
You can make a basic Almond meal mask by combining:
1/4 cup Almond meal and either:
2 tblsp mayonnaise (egg mayo is moisturizing for skin)
or 2 tblsp yoghurt
or 2 tblsp apple sauce or apple juice
or 2 tblsp crushed cucumber
or 2 tblsp aloe juice
These ingredients all offer different benefits for your skin which you can read about here
Blend the almonds with the complimentary ingredient of choice from above (there are many more options if you want to give your skin an extra moisturizing boost or papaya if you want to make a mini facial “acid peel”.
Apply the mixture to your face in a gentle circular motion. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes (with ingredients like papaya you would need to leave the mask on for less time as some recipes are very powerful and it’s important to follow directions in order to get the best results).
Wash off with warm water or cleanser.