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Avocado in Skincare

Avocado is an amazing fruit and its properties can be easily exploited not only for cooking but also in skincare! However, when I was thinking about this post, I was not sure if Avocado was a fruit or a vegetable, due to its green color. I found the confirmation on the website of the University of California Agriculture & Natural Resource (here more info) that classifies Avocado as fruit.

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Avocado skincare Benefits

Avocado is a great source of nutrients. It contains among all potassium, magnesium, omega-3 fatty, vitamins A, C, B6, E, phytosterols and a high amount of monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid, >50% same fatty acid present in the olive oil). This monounsaturated fatty acid is considered “good” for our health because prevents cardiovascular disease. Recent studies have shown how the consumption of avocados lowering the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) inducing potential health benefits (read more these articles 12)

Avocado can be exploited also in beauty treatments due to its excellent properties. Among all:

  1. it is amazing as a moisturizing agent thanks to its high amount of monounsaturated fatty acid.
  2. The nutrients, contained in Avocado fruits, can be easily absorbed by the skin nourishing it.

With all these benefits, I cannot leave avocados in the fridge!

For example, it is amazing to realize healthy facial masks or it is also possible to use its oil in skin cream.

Avocado Oil in skincare

Avocado oil

AVOCADO OIL is a MUST in skincare if you are a DIY beauty-blogger or you just love preparing skin creams and facial masks. You should have a stock at home!! hehe!!:D

Avocado oil is obtained by mechanical extraction from the flesh (seed and skin are removed). First, the pulp is reduced to a paste and then, treated for 50-60 min at 45-50°C. Secondly, the oil from the oil-containing cells is extracted. Finally, high-speed decanting centrifuges separate the oil from the water and the rest of the paste. (Read more here)

Benefits

  • quickly absorbed into the skin.
  • donates hydration to the skin and helps to revitalised it.
  • great to treat acne, blackheads, and eczema and to repair damaged skin.
  • adapted for all skin types, in particular sensitive, inflamed, and dry.

Embedding Avocado oil in your beauty recipes is, therefore, essential if you want to get lots of benefits with only an ingredient! In a previous post,  I realized a DIY body cream with avocado oil here to have a look!

Because our skin deserves the best, don’t forget to use avocado oil in your beauty recipes!! You can find it here

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