Avocado oil is a thick and luscious oil obtained from the fatty flesh of avocado’s. It is an excellent cooking oil which gives a rich and delicious flavor. But the extraordinary powers of avocado oil lie in its beauty benefits. It is immensely useful in the skin and hair care world for its amazing moisturizing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, healing and nourishing properties. The benefits of avocado oil for skin, hair, and health include moisturizing; fighting sun damage; reducing signs of aging; healing acne, psoriasis, and wounds; treating dandruff; preventing heart disease and cancer; relieving pain and; aiding fat burning; and protecting the eyes. The avocado oil is extracted from the pulp of the fruit and not the seed. It’s best to use the unrefined, cold-pressed, extra-virgin type that retains some of the nutrients that may otherwise be lost in the heat of the conventional extraction process. The water-soluble vitamins like B and C, though, are lost during extraction. That said, applying just avocado oil before stepping into the sun might not be a wise idea. Instead use a sunscreen enriched with avocado oil. After you come back in from the sun, clean your face and apply some avocado oil or avocado pulp to help skin repair. In this article we shall be looking at the hair ACS skin care health benefits of the avocado oil, below.
- Hydrates & softens dry skin:
Avocado Oil sinks into the skin, offering effective hydration that actually helps the skin feel and look more balanced – even for combination and oily skin types. However, once absorbed, the skin will not feel super greasy or look too shiny, it will appear plumped, soft and glow with health. And because it is able to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, that comforting hydrated feel will last quite some time.
For those with oilier skin types, try incorporating this luxurious oil as a part of your nighttime routine. Apply a thin layer of avocado oil to the skin, give it a few minutes to penetrate and then gently wipe away any remaining oil. Using this technique will give you all the benefits without clogging pores.
When normal to dry skin types feel like they could use a surge of moisture, a few drops of pure Avocado Oil added to your favorite face cream will give it just the boost needed for an ultra-hydrating treat.
- Treats and smoothens out acne:
The avocado oil can prevent and cure acne by using avocado oil. This oil keeps the skin hydrated without leaving it too oily, which reduces the risk of acne. It can also help with its linoleic acid content since the lack of linoleate in the sebum-producing skin cells is linked to acne, oftentimes pimples are a symptom of an inflamed sebaceous glands or clogged pores that have become irritated. Avocado Oil is lower in the types of polysaturated fats that are believed to cause this type of inflammation.
Additionally, Avocado Oil is a good source of vitamin E and other antioxidants which can prevent the oxidization that creates the appearance of blackheads and enlarged pores.
- Helps with weight loss:
Avocado oil is high in oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid and is naturally found in animal and plant oils, which scientists believe improve blood flow to muscles during exercise, and that the compound helps stimulate enzymes that transport fat to where it can be stored for energy. In addition, avocado oil is thick and packed with nutrients, making you feel fuller longer. The vitamins, minerals and monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado oil also help to improve digestion, helping you to process food more efficiently.
- Prevents premature aging:
By nourishing, hydrating and protecting from free radical damage, Avocado Oil can lend a hand in keeping a youthful appearance.
Elasticity is a key component in keeping the skin tight, plumped and free from the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. The vitamins and fatty acids present in Avocado Oil can retain the look and feel of the skin’s elasticity, even as we age.
Some research has also found that eating avocados and using Avocado Oil can protect the skin from UV damage. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of premature aging, so be sure to get in your daily dose of avocado to keep the skin looking smooth and free from spots and discoloration.
To keep your complexion looking youthful, consider adding Avocado Oil into your nightly beauty ritual. This rich and beneficial oil will work hard at improving the appearance of your skin while you sleep. Wake up and delight in the condition of your skin.
- Treats dandruff:
Massaging some avocado oil into your scalp before giving it a good wash and conditioning can help keep your skin well-hydrated making it appear healthier and free from dandruff. Dandruff is a result of scalp dryness. With its monounsaturated fats, avocado oil can prevent dandruff formation by alleviating the dryness of the scalp. Avocado oil can also cure dandruff caused by psoriasis. But avoid avocado oil if the dandruff is caused by seborrheic dermatitis as oleic acid is known to worsen the flakiness.
- Improves hair growth:
Apart from its monounsaturated fats like oleic acid that moisturize the scalp, avocado oil contains vitamin D, which is crucial for the generation of new hair follicles. Some researchers claim vitamin D to be vital to people suffering from hair loss. The same nutrients that feed your skin, also feed your hair. After cleansing our hair, apply avocado oil alone, or mixed with essential oils, to your hair and scalp. This will improve the structure of your existing hair, while also promoting growth of new hair. Avocado oil is also a great source of lecithin, which is a fatty substance that acts as a lubricant and emulsifier. When applied topically, lecithin provides a protective covering to hair follicles and skin, which helps to prevent moisture loss due to wind and harsh climates. For an easy hot oil hair treatment: comb two tablespoons each of avocado oil and castor oil in a bowl and heat slightly. Be sure it’s cool enough to touch for safety. Massage the warm oil into wet hair, leave in over night, and wash out in the morning.
In conclusion the avocado oil is by far one of the most versatile oils you can use, not to mention one of the best fruits you can eat. Yes, that is right. Avocado is indeed a fruit, not a vegetable. One should note that for effective results, it is best to use pure virgin avocado oil.