Did you know that proteins and lecithin in Avocado, moisturize hair and skin deeply?
Avocado’s phytosterols have antioxidant properties, which quench free radicals in the skin’s tissues, performing as an anti-aging agent, thus preventing cell damage.
Avocado nourishes dry skin, due to Vitamins A, B, D, E, beta-carotene, sterols, and pantothenic acid. It is also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, containing at least 75%, which prevent lipid dehydration within the skin, while also helping eczema and psoriasis.
Avocado increases collagen synthesis, which makes it a top oil to include in pregnancy, to prevent stretch marks, and to keep skin firm.
Avocado contains 75 % oil, mostly oleic oil, which is prized for its anti-aging properties. The carotenoids are a highly bio-available form of vitamin A, which is a skin healing vitamin, and a well known antioxidant.
So how do we benefit from avocado’s powerhouse of nutrients for our skin, other than eating avos?
3 Ways To use Avocados for Skin Healing
1) Apply a thick layer of mashed avocado. to the face, and let it dry for 20 minutes. All the nutrients, mentioned above, will benefit your skin, and leave it feeling refreshed and softened. Rinse off with warm water.
2) If you don’t fancy putting raw food on your face, how about trying Avocado Butter, specifically made for face and body.
This chemical free moisturizer has more nutrients in it than most high end creams you can find.
3) Perhaps you don’t like the taste of avocados, but would still like to benefit from its powerhouse of nutrients.
For more tips on using foods to beautify your skin, read: