Recently switched to almond milk in your cereal? Why not add it to your skincare routine, too?
You’ll find numerous skincare products enriched with this trendy and very nutritious nut milk. Read on to discover why it’s particularly beneficial for the skin and how you can make the most of it.
Benefits of almond milk for skin
In addition to being low sugar, low calorie, and dairy-free, almond milk also contains numerous nutrients which can have a significant impact on the skin.1
The best-known benefits of almond milk for the skin include the fact:
It contains vitamin E
Almonds have long been lauded as a great source of vitamin E.2
Vitamin E is a nutrient that’s crucial for skin health and cell regeneration. It may help soothe skin that’s been damaged by the sun, plus it has anti-inflammatory properties which can make it effective at eliminating blemishes.3
It’s packed with antioxidants
Almond milk is rich in antioxidants – compounds which help protect the body from harmful free radicals.4
In particular, it contains vitamin E (yes, it’s an antioxidant!) and flavonoids. These antioxidants help to protect against oxidative stress, which can lead to things like wrinkles and sun damage.5
It’s very gentle
Almond milk on the skin is known for being very gentle. This makes it an ideal ingredient for those who suffer from sensitivity. It’s also great at keeping the skin moisturised thanks to its high water content and nourishing properties.6
Is it better to drink or use products containing almond milk?
You might be wondering if it’s better to drink almond milk or simply use a skincare product which contains it. Both have obvious benefits, with drinking it providing your entire body with a boost of nutrients, not just your skin.7
To reap the benefits of this popular nut milk, why not do both? Add it your hot drinks, cereal or cooking, and use an almond-enriched skincare product directly on your skin to help soothe and protect it.
Almond milk products for skin
You’ll be able to find skincare products which already contain almond milk as a key ingredient. There’s also the option of using unsweetened almond milk directly on your skin. Here’s how:8
- Make a moisturising face mask by mixing two tablespoons of almond milk with a teaspoon of honey.9
- Pour two cups of almond milk in a warm bath to soothe dry or sensitive skin.
- Use it as a gentle morning cleanser by soaking a cotton wool pad with almond milk, dabbing it all over your face and then rinsing off.
- Apply a little almond milk to sunburnt skin after you’ve showered.
Keen to see how this humble nut milk might benefit your skin? Shop our full range of plant-based milk
to find an almond option which you can drink, cook with or apply directly to your skin.
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Author: Janine Aquino, Regulatory Affairs
- Joined Holland & Barrett: October 2018
- Qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Cosmetic Science
Janine started her career as a Technical intern at Superdrug Head Office while studying for her Cosmetic Science degree at the London College of Fashion, assisting Product Technologists in their roles by progressing NPD from initial concept through to post-market launch analysis and complaints. Her experience spanned all categories sold at Superdrug, including colour cosmetics, toiletries, accessories and electrical goods. After graduating her degree, Janine took up the Technical specialist role at Morrison’s Head Office leading the cosmetic and toiletries category from a Regulatory angle, including visiting manufacturers and attending and carrying out audits. Afterwards she moved onto become the lead Regulatory specialist for cosmetics at 151 Products.
Janine specialises in Regulatory and Technical aspects of all cosmetics including claims, EU and International compliance, and project management.
Janine joined Holland & Barrett in 2018 as Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager for beauty.
Last updated: 21 December 2020