Avocado is one of the ingredients that we use the most on our DIY recipes for our skincare. However, the big question here would be, “Is it Safe to Apply Avocado on My Skin?” Well, you guessed it right! The answer is a resounding YES!
This fruit doesn’t only have benefits to our skin but also to our overall health. Avocado can lower our blood pressure, can help with weight loss and in improvement of metabolism. It works as well in prevention of cancer and in lowering levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. This superfruit is full of vitamins and minerals too!
These are some of the skin conditions that you can treat with avocados
Skin Damage: they contain polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFA) that have shown to protect us from UV light, which avoids photoaging.
Skin Elasticity: contains vitamins A, C, D, E which are linked to higher collagen production. Vitamin C and E have known antioxidants, they will protect your skin from free radicals reducing the aging process.
Breakouts: avocados have antimicrobial properties that will help you to reduce breakouts, also contains lauric acid which is usually used to control inflammation caused by acne.
Dry Skin: contains vitamin B, E, and other ingredients that will penetrate deeply and will keep moisture and repair damaged skin.
Eczema: using avocado if you suffer from eczema is still under study. Avocado can trigger itchiness but is also known to repair skin because it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Anyhow, just do a patch test to be sure.
Lines and wrinkles: whether you eat it or apply avocado oils, you will get oleic acid, vitamins and antioxidants. These nutrition prevent lines and wrinkles and can regenerate the skin as well
Dead skin: you can also use avocado as a mild exfoliant, this can help you remove dead skin cells and at the same time unclog your pores.
Dry scalp: use avocado oils to treat this. It will improve those irritating conditions like dandruff and flaky scalp.