Love guacamole? There’s another reason why you should love avocados! Avocados are actually great for the skin. You can use avocados to keep the skin youthful, beautiful and well moisturized. Acne-prone skin can also benefit from this fruit.
Aside from its beauty benefits avocados are also great for improving heart health and also in weight loss. They are also a good source of Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Vitamin E which are essential nutrients for good health.
How Does Avocado Benefit the Skin?
Avocados have the ability to minimize the appearance of age spots as well as reduce signs of skin aging. The fruit also helps in healing dry skin and is a good natural treatment for eczema. What’s the secret behind avocado’s skin beautifying prowess?
Avocados are packed with high amounts of sterolins which is a protein that has been proven to minimize the appearance of age spots, scars as well as sun damage. Sterolins are also a potent moisturizer making avocados an ideal ingredient in skin moisturizers for people suffering from dry flaky skin as well as those dealing with the skin condition called eczema.
Avocados also have the ability to increase the amount of collagen in the skin. Collagen is the protein responsible for giving the skin its structure, firmness and elasticity. As we age, we start losing collagen which results to wrinkles, fine lines and saggy skin. Avocados can slow down the aging process helping the skin look and feel more youthful for a longer time.
Here are a few avocado recipes for skin care
Avocado Recipes for Skin Care
Avocado and Argan Oil Mask
Start by mashing the flesh of a ripe avocado and while mashing add in a teaspoon of lemon juice so that the avocado does not turn brown. Stir in a tablespoon of Argan oil into the mashed avocado. Argan oil has many wonderful benefits to the skin because of its unique components. The oil holds a high amount of Vitamin E which is one of the most powerful antioxidants known. Antioxidants protect the skin from free radical damage. Vitamin E also has moisturizing properties. If you have honey in your cupboard add in a tablespoon as well. Mix until you arrive at a smooth paste-like consistency. Spread the avocado paste on your face using your fingers in an upward stroke. Leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse after.
Avocado and Egg Mask
Grab a bowl and start mashing a ripe avocado in it. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice. Crack an egg and start separating the white from the egg yolk. You will only be using the white for this part. Stir in the egg white into the mashed avocado and mix well until you get a smooth paste-like consistency. Spread the avocado egg mask over your face using your fingers in upward strokes. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then rinse off.
Try including avocado in your skin care regimen to experience its beauty benefits.