Most Australians know that macadamias are good for your health, but did you know they have benefits for our skin too? Dietitian and Nutritionist Nicole Senior recommends macadamia oil as a natural way to help achieve a healthy, radiant glow. "It's light, non-greasy and effectively penetrates the surface of your complexion to help moisten dry skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles."
Macadamia oil is so luxurious, even day spas are getting on board. Melinda Dunn, Spa Manager of The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, uses macadamia oil in many of their spa treatments. "We love using warmed macadamia oil in our spa treatments because the texture is so rich and luxuriously smooth with a subtle, inviting fragrance. It's hydrating and silky on the skin and we find that it is easily absorbed. There is a unique compatibility of macadamia oil and human skin. We encourage guests to leave it on their skin or hair after their treatment to fully enjoy the benefits".
If you prefer simply eating macadamias, you may still be doing your complexion a favour. Nicole Senior says, "Macadamias contain useful amounts of manganese, an antioxidant and essential mineral required for skin collagen production. Like other nuts, macadamias may also help to lower the glycemic index of the diet which may help reduce acne for teenagers, especially when eaten instead of highly processed snacks."
Anyone for a macadamia oil massage this Valentine's Day?