Whether eaten or applied to the skin, avocados are a good source of vitamins and minerals for the body.
Its high-fat content provides cardiovascular health benefits and improves skin elasticity, and reduces the visibility of nasolabial folds after three months of use.
It contains carotenoids and phenolic compounds that contribute to its anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties and Biotin, which strengthens both the hair and nails and helps in providing relief from the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.
Research has shown that the polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFA) in avocado can protect cells from UV damage, repair cells damaged by UV, and reduce inflammation in the skin by decreasing the secretion of inflammatory factors.
Because of its promising claims in hydration, skin repair, elasticity, and relief from inflammation, a whole slew of skincare products has included avocado in their formulations.
A few of the following are:
It contains avocado oil, salicylic acid, and Boswellia extract coupled with Glucose and Natural xylitol. It claims to decrease blackheads and other imperfections after 28 days of use.
A cocktail of avocado, shea butter, and Beta-carotene reduces under-eye puffiness and dark circles after one use.
Avocado, coupled with encapsulated retinol and PHAs, hydrates and smoothens the skin.
About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.