You might not know but the humble Avocado holds the potential to be a great skin care product. It has just the right properties to become a very useful part of our daily beauty regime. Read on to know all about avocado skin care benefits.
Avocado, which is also known as Alligator Pear originally originated in southern Mexico. It is a rich source of monounsaturated fats as well as proteins. These fats are wonderful for a healthy heart. The vitamin E in avocado also helps with maintaining a fit heart. It is also a source of potassium, in fact 60% more potassium in comparison to banana.
The nutrients in avocado don’t end with these. It is also rich in fiber, foliate (folic acid), vitamin B6, iron, copper and magnesium.
You can use avocado externally as well as internally for a healthy skin. Apart from applying avocado on your skin, consuming it in salad form can also be beneficial. Avocado is also a rich source of vitamins like A, D, and E which are known to be beneficial for your skin.
Avocado oil is also very useful for skin care. The oil is useful in removing signs of skin damage due to exposure to sun and also age spots. It can help softens the skin and provides excellent moisturizing effect and can do wonders on damaged, undernourished and dehydrated skin.
Below are 5 Avocado Skin Care Benefits:
For Puffed Eyes
Cut avocado into slices and place it over each eye and relax for 20 minutes. It can do wonders to puffy looking eyes.
Make an eye cream by mixing 5 drops of almond oil in 3 ripe slices of avocado. Blend this mixture and dab it around your eyes. Keep it for five minutes then rinse.
Another method of making the eye cream is by using 1/4 cup avocado oil with 1/4 cup aloe vera gel. You could also use apricot kernel, grape seed or sesame oil.
This avocado facial mask is very useful for dry skin. Mash half an avocado and apply it on your face. Keep it on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Make a paste of half ripe avocado mixed with 1 tsp vegetable oil. Apply this paste on a washed and clean face. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse it with warm water. This masque is also very good for dry skin.
Smooth and Beautiful Hands
Make a paste by mixing 1/4 peeled and smashed avocado, 1 egg white, 2 tbsp. oatmeal and 1 tsp lemon juice. Apply this paste on your hand and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it with warm water and pat it dry. It can do wonders to your hands with regular use.
For this you need 2 tbsp. flax seeds, 1/2 mashed banana and 1/2 avocado peel. Use a small bowl to mix flax seeds and banana. Scoop the banana and flax seed by using avocado peel. Massage this scoop on your face in circular motion, slowly and gently. Rinse it off with warm water.
That about sums up some of the ways you can enjoy avocado skin care benefits to take care of your skin and stay youthful naturally.