Almond oil is widely-known for its benefits for skin, hair, nails and dark circles around eyes. Monounsaturated fatty acids as well as a large amount of vitamin E and other vitamins, such as B and PP, make almond oil a great choice for lips care. Minerals and proteins in almond oil also contribute to the benefits of almond oil for lips. Wikipedia gives a full profile of the beneficial compounds of almond oil.
Benefits of almond oil for lips
Almond oil is a good lubricant. It soothes, revitalizes, nourishes and moisturizes the lips. Moreover, the oil is used to lighten dark lips, it eliminates dark spot and evens the lips color. Almond oil may help get rid of wind-blown and scaly lips. And vitamin B2 in almond oil is of much help for treating cracked corners of the mouth. Vitamin E protects the skin of your lips from sun damage and has the anti-aging properties. Lips are often exposed to the sun and do not contain the protective pigment melanin, so vitamin E is simply essential for them.
Application of almond oil for lips
You may buy ready-made almond lip balms, especially designed for lip care. Sometimes they consist of almond oil only or a mixture of several oils highly beneficial for your lips.
You may also use a home-made lip balm.
Mix almond oil with honey, shea butter or milk. Rub onto lips. Leave the mixture for 30 minutes or overnight. Repeat every day for several weeks.
You may treat your chapped lips with a home-made lip scrub. Mix equal parts of almond oil (remember that it is sweet almond oil) with white sugar. Apply to the lips with the help of a toothbrush. Continue the treatment for several days.
You may be allergic to almond oil. Make sure that you have no allergic reaction to lip balms with almond oil.