Parabens have been found in various cancer cells and sulfates are not “bad” when used correctly, but are harsh and can irritate the skin, causing dryness and blemishes.
That’s why it’s wonderful to know we can look to mother nature for our beauty needs. Natural products are gentler to the skin and over-all health of the body.
The avocado is definitely a natural fruit that packs a heck of a punch when it comes to beauty and anti-aging benefits. This pear shaped fruit has long been known for its beauty benefits around the world.
Beauty and Anti-aging Benefits of Avocado
1. Clean Skin
Avocado is high in Vitamin A, which helps purge dead skin cells. The avocado contains glutamine, which is an amino acid that is excellent for cleansing the skin and protecting it from harsh environmental factors.
2. Reduce Wrinkles
The antioxidants found in avocados help to fight free-radicals which are thought to cause aging. Therefore it may diminish fine lines and wrinkles giving your skin a younger, more youthful glow.
3. Rejuvenate Your Scalp
Avocado oil helps moisturize and rejuvenate the scalp. It’s an excellent treatment for dry, lifeless, damaged hair because it works to revitalize it. It will deep condition your hair and scalp, leaving them looking shiny and full of life.
Avocado is a rich source of amino acids, vitamins, and proteins, which all help to promote healthier hair.
4. Moisturize Your Skin
The benefits of avocado oil for your skin are truly endless. It’s excellent for parched and dry skin. Avocado oil works great as a moisturizer and is able to retain that moisture so the skin does not become dehydrated while nourishing it all at the same time.
5. Nourishes Your Skin
Your skin can easily absorb avocado oil and so it can penetrate deep into the skin, leaving it well cleansed, baby soft, and nourished. It may help with cell generation and promote circulation.
Avocado oil is a natural sunscreen that will stop the UV rays from damaging your skin. It’s also excellent for treating sunburn.
7. Increased Resistance From Free Radicals
A study conducted found that avocado helps to boost your cell’s ability to fight free radicals. This will help to slow the aging process of your skin and keep your skin looking younger and more youthful.
Avocado Beauty Treatments
You can purchase commercial products that contain avocado or you can try to make some of your own. There are many recipes online that are easy to make. We’ll share a few recipes with you.
Avocado Facial Cleanser
This will cleanse your pores and free the dirt, environmental pollutants, and excess oil from your skin.
You will need:
- Half cup of milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 avocado
- Beat the egg until frothy
- Mash the avocado
- Add the milk and avocado to the egg
- Stir until you have a creamy consistency that’s similar to a lotion.
Use the mixture to cleanse your skin daily. It will remove harmful toxins and keep your skin younger and more radiant.
This mask works well for oily skin. Lemon is a natural astringent and it will control oil production. The egg white nourishes your skin and the avocado oil balances it all.
You will need:
- 1 lemon
- Egg white
- Ripe avocado
- Combine the avocado, lemon juice and egg white in the blender until it forms a smooth paste.
- Put the mask on your skin for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.
We all know avocados taste great and are good for you. Now you can also enjoy the many other health and beauty benefits when using it in lotions, masks, cleansers, and other beauty products!
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