Almonds have been used for their myriad beauty benefits for thousands of years. This is because it is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants that not only brings an instant glow to the skin but also has anti ageing properties. You can use almonds in various forms for simple face packs that would be suitable for all skin types. If you hate chemical based fairness creams then you’ve come to the right place. Get radiant youthful skin using only natural ingredients.
Different ways of using almonds for skin lightening
Almond and Milk face pack
It is a great face pack for not only getting back the lost glow to your skin but also intense moisturization. You will need almonds and milk for this face pack.
Soak 3-5 Almonds in a bowl of milk overnight. In the morning, crush the almonds and add some milk to get a whipped paste. Rub it on all over your neck and face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off using cold water.
Almond and Honey face pack
This face pack is great at getting rid of pigmentation and discoloration of skin caused by excessive exposure to sun and pollution. Say no to patchy skin and yes to an even complexion with simple ingredients like honey and almonds.
Soak 4-5 almonds in a container of water overnight and grind them into almond paste. Now add half a teaspoon of honey to this paste and apply it evenly over your face and neck. Leave it in for 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
Almonds and Oats exfoliating scrub
Oats are a great ingredient for natural face and body scrubs that are 100% natural and filled to the brim with the goodness of nature. Exfoliate well to get rid of dead skin cells and get clear and ultra smooth skin.
Soak 8-10 almonds in a bowl of water for an hour. Boil a cup of oatmeal in water for 5 minutes. Blend the almonds and the oatmeal in a blender and add a tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of soy milk to it. Your skin scrub is now ready.
Almond and Yoghurt face pack
Combining almonds with yoghurt or curd is a great recipe for lightening acne scars, dark spots and pimple marks to get a clean and fair skin tone.
Take a few almonds and soak them in a bowl of water over the night. The next morning, crush them into a smooth paste and add yoghurt to this mixture. You can use a blender or grinder to achieve a smooth lump-free paste. Now put on this pack all over your neck and face and leave it in till it’s completely dry. Then wash it off with water.
Almond and Papaya face pack
Get and instant shiny glow to your skin with almonds and ripe papaya fruit that's rich in an enzyme called papain. Both these natural ingredients are great skin lightening agents.
Soak 4-5 almonds in water overnight. Crush them with a few slices of ripe papaya into a smooth pulp. Apply on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Fair under eyes with Almond oil
Almond oil extracted from the sweet almond kernels by the cold pressing method are rich in Vitamins A, E, D and antioxidants that give fair, wrinkle-free, youthful looking skin.
Mix equal parts of almond oil with equal parts of coconut oil. Alternatively, you can mix half a teaspoon of almond oil with honey. Both these mixtures can be applied under the eyes overnight to cure dark circles.
Almond and Sandalwood fairness face pack
Sandalwood is a common Ayurvedic ingredient that has been used across the ages for its beauty benefits. Combining sandalwood with almonds and milk creates the perfect face pack for rejuvenation, moisturization and skin lightening.
Soak a few almonds in milk overnight. The next morning grind them into a fine paste and add equal parts of sandalwood powder into it. Add some milk to the mixture to get a thick smooth paste. Now apply the face pack all over your neck and face and massage it in a gentle circular motion. Apply another layer and let it dry. Once it has completely dried, wash it off using tepid water.