Everyone's buzzing about avocado oil uses for excellent complexion
benefits, and we can see why.
Even celebrity dermatologist and author
Nicholas Perricone has been touting the value of the avocado for a
number of years now:
"Avocados are antioxidant powerhouses—but as you will discover, they have truly unique regenerative properties."
Avocados contain good fat, and 75% of the fruit is made of heart-healthy fat. Avocados are a nutrient-dense food that happen to taste super delicious. The real magic comes from the green avocado oil extracted from the fruit, which brings with it a bunch of wonderful benefits in the way of vitamins A, B, D, E, protein, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium and folic acid. These are all fantastic for maintaining clear, youthful, radiant skin.
Organic, cold-pressed avocado oil is the best kind to buy, and it can get pricey starting around $7 all the way up to $100 a bottle.
Here are some excellent ways to use avocado oil as a topical treatment for beautiful, smooth skin:
Excellent As Moisturizer
Avocado oil is easy to apply to the complexion, because it offers great absorbancy, just like expensive moisturizers. After washing your face, apply a thin layer and massage it in. Your skin will feel instantly soft. Avocado oil isn't greasy, won't clog pores, and a little goes a long way. It's especially hydrating to dry skin. Go to sleep with it on, and wash it off in the morning.
Protective Against Elements
Believe it or not, avocado oil has mini sunscreen benefits, as it contains a natural SPF of 8-15. We wouldn't recommend lying in the sun wearing it, but under makeup, it provides a very good protective layer against the elements during the day. So, this is a smart addition to your daily beauty routine.
Cracked Dry Feet + Cuticles
This all-in-one beauty oil doesn't leave an oily sheen behind it, so it's perfect for moisturizing dry, cracked feet and rough nail cuticles, as well as elbows, knees and any other areas of the body that are thirsty for softness. Plus, it has a pleasant scent, and no, you won't be smelling like a bowl of guacamole.
Gentle To Rosacea Complexions
For those who have the common skin condition rosacea, which features dry, red, itchy skin, applying avocado oil delivers a calming, restorative effect and healthy glow. It penetrates deeply and takes away the itchiness while still offering fresh clean properties without irritation. The oleic acid in the oil acts as an inflammatory.
Go Away Age Spots
Avocado oil along with castor oil combined in equal amounts, makes an effective treatment for age spots. Mix the oils together and apply to age spots, gently massaging. Let the oils sit for 15 minutes, then rinse off with a warm water rinse.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o adores avocado oil and has mentioned in interviews that she rubs the oil all over her body for smooth, lush skin.
Avocado oil; it's not just for food anymore.