Almond oil mostly remains at the surface of the skin, so any effects take place there.
Some believe that the oil has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, or anticarcinogenic properties and that it may help wounds heal. There is little direct evidence for most of these claims, however.
Below, we describe common uses of almond oil on the skin and what researchers have to say.
Almond oil may help reduce signs of aging and restore or support the barrier function of the skin.