Hazelnut oil is widely used in various skin care products, such as skin creams and lotions, as well as scar healing creams. The oil is utilised across massage therapy practice, due to its ability to penetrate the skin quickly and easily. Hazelnut is an excellent moisturiser, and has astringent qualities which help to maintain skin elasticity. It is an effective treatment of oily skin, as it tightens pores and strengthens capillaries, assisting in cell regeneration. Hazelnut has been used in traditional folk medicine to treat children with respiratory problems, usually applied through massage.