Many people love eating macadamia nut cookies. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s one of my guilty pleasures. You’ll find my hand in any cookie jar around that contains chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. I’m not here to talk about baked goods today, instead, I’m here to tell you a little bit about macadamia nuts and why they’re so widely loved by healthy skin advocates all over the globe.
I initially got the urge to spend some time researching the impact that this nuts can have on our skin after reading an article. I was reading about Erin Flaherty’s journey to Kenya researching macadamia nuts and it was so intriguing that I need to do my own research and determine what was so special about this ingredient. So, that’s exactly what I did.
I spent countless hours doing research online and speaking with a few other skin care advocates to get a better idea as to why the macadamia nut is so good for your skin. You’ll want to read up on this if you’re into oils…
Find Out Why Macadamia Nuts Are Good For Your Skin
It didn’t take me long to learn that many popular skin care companies today are incorporating this ingredient into various products that they own. Given all the benefits it might be considered the world’s best carrier oil when it comes to skin care products. There are both internal and topical benefits to using this and I’ll do my best to share them with you. Without giving too much away, it’s mostly because the essential fatty acids in the nuts are simply amazing for your skin.
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Did you know that macadamia nut oil is actually a really good option for those that wish to cleanse with oil? The oil is great for purifying your skin and treating areas that are prone to developing acne. Many people choose to make their own oil cleansing mix and they apply it each night to remove their makeup. An alternative would be heading to Sephora and finding a product that already exists.
If you’re sporting a healthy sunburn this summer and you want to make that pain and inflammation go away, then use this. Macadamia nut oil can actually help relieve the pain and soothe your burn. It’s the fatty acids that help with this aspect of things. Apply a nice layer of oil to your burn daily and you’ll begin to cool that burn and heal a lot quicker. You can also mix in some aloe vera gel as well. That should help you out too!
Suffering from dry skin? Well, then suffer no more! This oil is absolutely perfect for those battling hydration issues. The macadamia nut oil contains oleic and linoleic as well as palmitoleic. All of which are fatty acids that help increase hydration levels within your skin.
This oil also plays a prominent role in healing scars and helping them fade quicker. Don’t be afraid to apply the oil to your skin where scars reside. You may be able to reduce the visibility of them if you do.
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Another plus of using this oil is that it can be easily spread, it lubricates well, and is able to penetrate your skin without leaving a greasy film or feeling.
Macadamia nut oil contains something known as phytosterols which help assist in relieving discomfort from itchiness as well as reducing redness of the skin.
There are plenty of other reasons why you should start to incorporate this into your skin care routine. However, the best advice I can give you is to head to the local ULTA or Sephora and ask what products contain this ingredient. You can then take it from there and start incorporating what best fits your needs. Good luck!
H/T to Erin Flaherty from Marie Claire for inspiring me to look further into this.