Today, the market throws up a volley of products to its consumers to choose from. So vast is the range that it becomes absolutely difficult to choose the right type of cosmetic for yourself.

Knowledge has always been a tool. Hence, it is up to you to educate yourself about the various ingredients these cosmetics carry, so that you can read and know the ingredients before you buy a particular product. It is also important for you to know whether you are allergic to any particular ingredient so that you can avoid any product carrying the same.

For instance, algae, which are a common sea product used widely in facial masks and other skin revitalizing products can lead to a minor rash in some individuals. Similarly, nickel has been found to be responsible for setting off skin allergies in quiet a few cases. Even ingredients like Quaternium 15, used in many cosmetics have often caused skin allergies, though of a mild nature.

Even in today’s age of massive commercial skin care products and preparations, nothing really beats the effectiveness of natural products and their qualities. Almonds are one such rich source of nourishment, which are yet to be surpassed by any similar product of the commercial nature.

To begin with, almonds are known to have an extremely soothing effect on the skin. Especially for elderly people, almonds come as a boon as they have a very gentle tightening effect on the skin. In fact, quite a few of the face creams have almonds as one of the main ingredients.

Apart from having a soothing effect, almonds are also known to be a mild belching agent. It is this reason they are often used in creams meant for treating dark under-eye circles and other spots and scars on the face. Whether used in the form of creams, lotions or even used raw in homemade packs, almonds are a wonderful nourishing agent, especially for the facial skin.