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Most Australians know that macadamias are good for your health, but did you know that Australia’s
native nut also contains powerful beauty benefits?


Accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, Nicole Senior, said we should look to the wonderful
properties of macadamias as a natural way to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, retain skin
suppleness and achieve a healthy, radiant glow.


“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,” she said.


Ms Senior said to help achieve the best results you should pair daily macadamia consumption with
regular application of macadamia nut oil. “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 nut oil contains high levels of palmitoleic acid, an omega 7 fatty acid believed to help
skin retain suppleness. It also has good amounts of vitamin E and squalene. These nutrients may
help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin.”


1. Macadamias contain useful amounts of manganese, an antioxidant and essential mineral
required for collagen production in the skin.


2. Like other nuts, macadamias may help to lower the glycemic index (GI) of the diet so eating
a handful a day may help reduce acne and keep skin looking healthy.


3 Macadamia nut oil is light, non-greasy and helps moisten dry skin and reduce the
appearance of wrinkles.


4. Macadamia nut oil also contains high amounts of palmitoleic acid (an omega 7 fatty acid)
which is a major component of young skiniv and is believed to help mature skin retain
suppleness.


5. Macadamia nut oil contains vitamin E and squalene which are natural antioxidants. These
antioxidants may reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin.

What’s your favourite natural beauty treatment?