Almond Oil vs. Coconut Oil Uses and Benefits

Almond Oil vs Coconut Oil

It is natural as a woman to be concerned with yourappearance. To enhance your appearance you need to use some skin care products; however, with so many products to choose from knowing the right one for your skin type becomes a challenge.

Nevertheless, some skin care products work well with almost all skin types and skin conditions, Almond Oil and Coconut Oil. In this article, I will try to highlight the composition, the benefits and some of the common uses of Almond Oil vs Coconut Oil with the aim of establishing what sets this two apart from other skin care solutions in the market.

Almond Oil vs Coconut Oil

Almond Oil

Almonds are rich sources of oil. Almond oils contain varying quantities of fatty acids such as monounsaturated oleic acid, polyunsaturated linoleic acid, and a small percentage of saturated fatty acid. It contains Vitamin E, zinc, potassium and a number of other minerals and vitamins that makes it ideal for various health and skin uses.

Almonds are either bitter or sweet, both have their uses, but sweet almond oil is the popular choice for health and beauty/cosmetic purposes. Apart from its use for cosmetic purposes, sweet almond oil is also used to address other health related ailments such as cardiovascular diseases.

Further, some studies show that almond oil can be used for preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Unsaturated fatty acids in almond oil along with the other elements aids in lowering-cholesterol levels and scaling down the risk of cancer and diabetes

Almond Oil

Almond Oil

Benefits of Almond Oil to Your

1. Skin

Almond oil is easily absorbed into the skin making it ideal for relinquishing the skin by removing dust and dirt that hidden deep within skin pores and follicles

Additionally, due to its antioxidative properties, Almond oil acts as an excellent skin protector. It is used for protecting the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation. Even after your skin is affected, you can still apply Almond oil to slow down the effects.

Does premature ageing worry you? Use Almond oil. Another use of sweet almond oil is in reducing ageing effects especially wrinkles by replacing old skin cells with new ones leaving you looking younger with soft and supple skin.

We all hate skin rashes and usually employ weird means to eliminate them, but if you want a permanent solution to your skin rash problem consider using Almond oil. If you notice signs of rashes on whichever part of your body, don't hesitate to apply sweet almond oil on the area. Zinc rich almond oil is effective in elimination of rashes on the skin.

2. Remedy for Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema is a common skin disorder that causes dryness and itchiness on the skin due to some allergic triggers such as certain foods or other substances. In some instances, the skin can develop blisters.

To help reduce adverse effects of Eczema it is important to apply sweet almond oil in the affected area.

To gain maximum benefit from Almond oil use, you should apply it on a regular basis for extended periods. For some uses such as elimination of skin rashes or eczema, you should use it for a week or until the rashes or scars completely disappear. However, if yours is to prevent ageing and relinquishing the skin of dirt and dust you should consider long-term consistent use.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains enormous amounts of saturated fatty acids that are essential for various health and beauty benefits. It is widely used for skin and hair care, weight loss, prevention of heart diseases and obesity, as an immune booster and other many uses.

Coconut oil derived from the kernel of a mature coconut is used as a key ingredient in many hair and beauty care products such as body lotions, moisturizers etc.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Benefits of Coconut Oil to Your


As an antibacterial and anti-fungal, most women use coconut oil as a nighttime moisturizer by applying it for some few minutes before bedtime resulting in a supple, soft and an even toned skin.

Others use it as a makeup remover; you can do this by simply applying coconut oil on your face, leaving it for five minute then rubbing it off with a clean cotton face towel dipped in warm water.

As a gentle deep cleanser, when applied to the skin consistently, Coconut oil immediately absorbs deep and starts its deep cleansing works by softening the keratin caps peeling off dead skin in the process.

Coconut oil contains lauric acid a substance that protects the skin from harmful pathogens.

Coconut oil is highly useful when it comes to tackling the harmful effects of UV radiation on the skin. It is essential to apply a layer of coconut oil on the skin before busking in the sun. However, if your skin is already affected you should start immediate application of coconut oil on the affected area.

Anti-ageing and reducing facial wrinkles. Ageing is a natural human progression. However, for some due to life demands ageing seems to be approaching faster than they can handle and with it comes wrinkled face and skin.

Coconut oil is an excellent remedy for reducing wrinkles and slowing the effects of ageing. You simply need to consistently apply a small amount of coconut oil and let it absorb.

Final Thoughts

The BENEFITS of using Almond oil or Coconut oil on your body, health, skin and overall wellbeing cannot be overemphasized. In this article, I chose to highlight the many benefits you can gain by using these two oils on your skin. I will make an effort to write other articles in the near future that will highlight the many other benefits left out.

So why don’t you consider adding either or both of these oils to your skin care arsenal and experience the benefits for yourself.

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About the Author

I’m Megan Ann, mama to 2 and wife to James F. Core. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. In this blog, I try to write useful and informative articles to help you as much as I can with my knowledge.

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