How is ground almond peel, honey and water supposed to work? What does it do to help?

Our skin is the largest and one of the vital organs in our body. It is made up of three layers; the epidermis, dermis and the subcutaneous layer. Our skin helps protect our body and the internal organs. It helps in maintaining the right temperature in the body. Most importantly, it gives us a sense of touch. For our skin to fulfill its functions and for its wear and tear, our skin needs several nutrients. For its regular maintenance, it needs vitamins, fatty acids and minerals. Skin care is extremely important. There are a lot of things which you might find in your kitchen or naturally which would work excellently to keep your skin healthy and to keep it smooth. Honey, almond and water are three such ingredients which one can easily find in the kitchen and which prove to be of use in taking care of the skin. Honey contains Vitamin B, Vitamin C and riboflavin. It also contains minerals such as sodium, iron, potassium and others. Almond contains Vitamin E, Vitamin B and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, copper and phosphorus. Water helps in cleansing the skin.

Honey, almond and water can be used in various ways to keep skin healthy. Take 2 to 3 almonds and soak them overnight in water. Next  morning, remove them out of the water and grind or crush them. Add a spoon of honey and half a spoon of water. Apply this mixture on the skin to keep in healthy and radiant. One can also prepare a homemade scrub with the same ingredients. Soak a few almonds in water for a night. In the morning remove these almonds from the water. Peel of the skin from the almonds and crush the almonds. Make a thick paste of honey and the crushed almonds. Use this paste as a facial or skin scrub. This will not just nourish the skin, but will also exfoliate it. It will help get rid of the dead cells and open the pores and cleanse them. If the skin is oily, one can also add some lemon juice to these mixtures.

If one continues using honey, almonds and water for skin care daily, it will give excellent results. One might not even need moisturizers to moisturize the skin as honey helps retain the moisture and the oils in almond provide nourishment, moisture and give the skin a healthy glow. It is completely natural, unlike chemical skin care products and hence reduces the chances of any side effects to the skin.

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The almond peel or the skin of the almond is often used in beauty aids instead of the whole almond as it is rich in phytochemicals that help to repair the skin. Phytochemicals have been used to effectively treat acne and other skin conditions as they have natural antioxidant and astringent properties. Almond peels are generally preferred for products that are meant for people with oily skin as it does not add to the oil content of the product.

You can also add a few almonds to your homemade beauty aid. Almonds are very rich in Vitamin E which is essential for healthy skin. Almonds also have significant quantities of Vitamin B and several other minerals that help to keep the skin well nourished. It has a very high omega-3 content. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that helps to keep the skin supple. Crushed almonds or almond oil is an effective emollient as it is easily absorbed by the skin.

Honey is often used in beauty products for all skin types, as it is contains several vitamins and minerals. It also contains antioxidants which help to protect the skin from free radical damage. This is why honey is often used to treat aging skin or to eliminate wrinkles. Honey also has anti-microbial properties and can be used to effectively treat pimples and mild skin rashes.

Ground almond peel with honey and water can be used as an excellent facewash. Blanch a handful of almonds and add the skins along with a few spoons of honey and a little water. You can eat the almonds as they are very nutritious and apply the almond skin and honey mixture to your face. Rinse your face with warm water after about 20 minutes and pat it dry with a clean soft towel.

You can also make a scrub by crushing or blending a few walnuts and peanuts and adding this coarse powder to the honey and almond skin mixture. Walnuts and peanuts are rich in nutrients and healthy oils. In addition to this, unlike cosmetic scrubs that can be very abrasive, this almond-walnut powder is not abrasive. A facial scrub made out of these ingredients will help to exfoliate, nourish and moisturize your skin. You can use this scrub every alternate day for smooth blemish free skin.

A mixture of ground almond peel, honey and water is also used as a remedy for irregular periods. However, it would be best if you discussed this with your doctor to determine the exact cause of the delay before you go ahead and follow this method.

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