Do you know what kind of oil YOUR massage therapist uses?
I have had a lot of massage, and therefore have experienced
many types of oils, creams and balms......including Baby Oil, and Wesson Cooking Oil ! Not great.
Some (but not enough) people have asked what I use. I use an all organic sweet natural expeller pressed oil from raw almond kernels and it is exceptionally rich in fatty acids. It is quite expensive and so naturally pure that it can be ingested.
Almond are NOT nuts (fun fact) so this is not a nut oil, for all who may be wondering, but almond Oil is Mother Natures gift to your skin.
One of the biggest secrets behind the use of almond oil for skin treatments is the high level of fatty acids contained in the final oil mixture. Fatty acids serve as a natural emollient for the skin, and can help the skin lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier. Emollients are especially effective for conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea.
It is also good for reducing the signs of aging.
Now, if you have oily skin, you might at first feel wary about putting any kind of oil on your skin, even if it’s just an ingredient in a face cream. However, the acne-forming oil that is produced by your skin is very different from the processed almond oil for skin treatments. With acne, some people are more prone to produce a sticky oil called sebum that can clog the pores with dead skin cells and other debris. However, the fatty acids in almond oil actually help dissolve the sebum that your skin produces, creating cleaner skin and pores, and helping to get rid of acne.
One of the other reasons why almond oil is beneficial is because of its ability to plump and firm the skin. Almond oil works as a natural face exfoliator to help to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of healthier skin. When used topically, the formulated almond oil for skin products or treatments is absorbed by the fatty cells of the skin. The moisture in the oil is then utilized by the tissues to repair damaged cells and give skin a more youthful appearance.
Next time you go for your massage, ask (if they know) what type of oil is being applied to your body.
I write about things that I myself need to be mindful of. ways in which I would like to improve. It is not from the perspective of preaching - but rather writing helps me work out what I myself need to do - we are all in this together.