The all-purpose product you should have in your beauty regimen

Over the past few months, I’ve had numerous people compliment my skin and ask me what I’m using. And no, I’m not about to try and sell you an expensive line of products (although I’m sure those lines are awesome, but I’ve actually never tried any them). What I am going to do is let you in on a little secret. My favorite skin-care essential costs $5 and you can buy it at the grocery store. Ready for it?

The one beauty product you should be using by A Lady Goes West

It’s pure almond oil. Made from real almonds. Sweet almond oil to be exact. It smells like almonds. It’s natural. It’s probably the most useful beauty item ever. And I actually stumbled on its use by accident. Last year, I got a huge shipment of vitamins for a blog campaign, and there was a bottle of sweet almond oil included. At first I thought it was an essential oil for diffusing, so it sat in the pantry in the kitchen for months. But one day, I dug it out and read the label, noticing it could be used for the skin and hair. At that time, I had just run out of my normal face lotion, so I started putting it on my face at night, and next thing you know, I’m hooked. It’s so smooth and smells divine.

And although it gives your face a greasy glow, it’s so worth it! Dave actually laughs when I slather on a thick coating, because I’m super shiny until it soaks into the skin. 

The almond oil most definitely must be making some sort of difference on my skin, because I’ve had tons of people randomly comment on my face while I’m out and about. And who doesn’t enjoy a good compliment from a stranger? When I tell those people that I’m not on some fancy regimen of products, but in fact, am essentially putting a common food on my face, they are shocked. I even got my Mom using it.

The many ways you can use almond oil

That’s why, I felt like it was finally time I share this tip with you. And by the way, almond oil is not just for the face, here’s what else you can use almond oil for …

  • As a lotion on your face in the morning and evening
  • As an eye make-up remover
  • As a cuticle cream for your finger and toe nails
  • As a body lotion
  • As a frizz-tamer for your mane
  • As a massage oil for sore muscles
  • As a face wash

And it’s not just for ladies. Guys, you can benefit from almond oil as well. So where do you buy it? Usually in the vitamin section of the grocery store or online.

I’ve tried and liked a few brands, including Aura Cacia and Nature’s Truth. Some options: 

If you go to buy your own almond oil, make sure it’s pure with no additives. And beware, you just may get addicted! Have a fabulous and glowing day, my friends!

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28 Comments

  1. I started using rose hip oil on my face at night to clear up my skin and love using natural products. I need to try this out too!

  2. Oooohh.
    This was not what I thought it was going to be โ€“ โ€“ and I’m grateful it is not coconut oil ?
    I am off to Trader Joe’s later and going to snag me some

  3. No way!! I’ve been struggling because my skin has been EVERYWHERE lately – the drying weather in Denver can sometimes be a tough thing to deal with. I’ll have to try this out!

    Thanks for the tip! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. This is interesting! So, you don’t find that it clogs up your pores at all? That’s the only reason I’ve been nervous to put oil on my face.

    I love almond oil for its smell so I’m sure I would get addicted haha!

    1. Nope! No problems with it at all for me. But I’m sure everyone would react slightly differently. I just love the moisture. Have a great day, Heather. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Oh interesting!!! I’m going to have to try this out. I have used coconut oil for a long time but almond oil sounds awesome too ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. So cool to hear about this! I’ve always been into taking care of my skin……mostly because I have dry skin–body-wise and combo skin face-wise:) I don’t want to spend a lot to treat it well though. I’m getting into serums and so on when I find affordable ones. This I will try as well:) thanks lady!

  7. Random compliments are so great :). I’ve been loving rose hip oil the last 9ish months, my skin looks great. Oil on the face = win!

  8. I use rose hip oil as a moisturizer in the morning and evening and my skin has never been more clear. I’ve also been using coconut and avocado oils to take off makeup…now I’m going to have to pick up some almond oil as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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