Avocados are often touted as asuperfood with a myriad of nutrients and healthy fats to give you a nutritional boost. But did you also know that this miraculous fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!) produces an oil that is just as beneficial to your skin? Packed with beneficial fatty acids, vitamins A, D, E, and antioxidants,Avocado oil has quickly become our new favorite carrier oil. Here’s why you should be incorporating it into your daily skin and hair regimen:
1. Moisturizes your skin
Vitamin E, potassium, and lethicin are just a few of the skin-loving nutrients contained in Avocado Oil. These nutrients are easily absorbed into the outer skin layer, while the oil itself protects the skin from daily wear and tear.
On top of being nourishing, the antioxidants found in Avocado oilhave been found to help heal dry, irritated skin associated with eczema and psoriasis, although a patch test is always recommended first
2. Improves hair and scalp health
Not only do the fatty acids and the Vitamin E in Avocado oil provide a barrier for skin, they can also deeply nourish hair. If you find your hair is a frizzy frenzy from heat and humidity, or in a crisis from heat styling tools, reach for the Avocado oil to nurture your strands back to health.
If a flaky scalp is a concern, this oil is one of the best options available. Dandruff thrives on dry skin, so keeping your scalp moisturized is a key step in battling the flakes. The proteins and amino acids within Avocado Oil keep the scalp soothed while the fatty acids provide a nourishing barrier from the elements. To add an extra boost to your hair-care, add 18 drops of Tea Treeto an ounce of Avocado Oil. Let sit for 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly, avoiding the eyes, before shampooing normally.
3. Relieves inflammation
Whether it’s a sunburn, minor injury, or other skin irritation, Avocado oil should be your go-to for relief. The anti-inflammatory properties of this carrier oil go a long way in soothing and protecting the skin from further damage.
The naturally occurring oleic acid and essential fatty acids in Avocado Oil have been found to increase the creation of new connective tissue of wounds. This is a necessary function in promoting wound healing. The reduction of inflammation can also further boost the healing process.
4. Effective for nail health
While eating avocados can promote the growth of healthy nails, applying Avocado oil to the nails and cuticles can add shine and protection. Dry, brittle nails can benefit from the healthy, nurturing fats. Using the oil on your nails and surrounding skin can help reduce breakage.
5. Helps eliminate acne
Rich in Vitamin E, which hydrates the skin, Avocado Oil seals in moisture. When the face gets too dry, an excess amount of sebum can be produced, which exacerbates issues with acne. Avocado oil contains vitamins C and K, which fight the bacteria that contribute to pimples. Fatty acids like lineolic acid are anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce redness and painful inflammation.
Experience the full benefits of this rich, protective oil. Whether for preventative use or for daily skin nourishment, Avocado oil will become a mainstay. Read on for a delectably creamy Avocado Face Mask.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 ripe avocado
Spirulina natural powder
Note: Recommended for single use, but may be refrigerated if desired for 3-5 days. The color may darken over time.
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