Avocado is not only a nutritious fruit but you can even use avocado flesh for skin care. Packed with vitamins A, B, D and E and loads of essential minerals including potassium, magnesium, iron and copper, this native fruit of Mexico is touted to be one of the best moisturizers offered to humans by nature.
Avocado for skin care
To extract the benefits of avocado, you can use avocado based skin care products or add the fruit to your daily skin care recipes. You can use either fresh avocado flesh or avocado oil for skin care. Oil extracted from avocado closely resembles the natural oil of our skin. The vitamins E and C rich avocado oil could reduce dryness of the skin. Since skin dryness is one of the major causes of premature aging of the skin, you can even use the flesh or oil of the alligator pear for preventing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moreover, avocado could be used for treating irritation and itchiness of the skin. Psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema could be healed with this natural oil. If you are suffering from psoriasis, having half an avocado daily could alleviate your skin disorder.
Simply mash avocado flesh and apply it on your face and neck. Leave the mask on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off with cool water. You will discover your skin has become softer and smoother. To restore the supple texture of the skin, you should apply the avocado mask at least twice a week.
For excess dry skin, add a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of oatmeal to half a cup of avocado flesh and apply the mask allover your face and neck. After about 15 minutes, gently massage your face for a minute and wash your face with water. While avocado and honey will hydrate and nourish your skin, oatmeal will help in exfoliation.
Besides avocado flesh, avocado oil is beneficial for dry skin. You can blend avocado oil with almond or olive oil and apply it on your face, neck and entire body. Avocado oil easily penetrates the skin and stimulates growth of new skin cells.