Raise your hand if you love avocados! 🙋♀️ On top of their creamy, delicious taste and being an amazing source of vitamins, antioxidants and monounsaturated fatty acids in your diet, this superfood hero ingredient boasts an array of skin benefits too. (You’ve probably seen some of those DIY avocado masks on Pinterest, right?) Read on and we’ll explain what the hype is about…
How does Avocado oil benefit your skin?
- Super hydration booster
Made up of an incredibly high percent of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which makes it a particularly good choice for people with dry or chapped skin. Avocado is very emollient; therefore, it will actually help lock in moisture in the skin to help minimize water loss, which results in softer, more hydrated skin.
- Soothing for inflammation
Avocado is known for its anti-inflammatory benefit, which aids in improving certain skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. So, it’s very calming and soothing to red, itchy, irritated or inflamed skin. Even acne-sufferers benefit from this powerful anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce the redness of spots, without clogging the pores further.
- Minimize skin damage
Avocado is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin E which help absorb free radicals – it’s a fancy way of saying it helps skin protect itself from the outside nasties. When skin has protection from the environment, it will stay youthful, longer!
Now let’s get to our favorite products with this powerful fruit:
Best cleanser & makeup remover: Perfect Balance Cleansing Oil from Elemental Herbology.A light-weight oil cleanser for all skin types, especially normal or combination skin. Perfect as a pre-cleanse to remove make-up
Best for SOS moisture: Intense Comfort Cream from Cinq Mondes
An ultra-nourishing, rich cream for optimal hydration when skin needs it the most. Used as a daily moisturizer or a quick 15-min moisture mask, skin will immediately feel more comfortable.
Best body exfoliant for very dry skin: Sublime Body Scrub from Cinq Mondes
This organic, sugar-based body scrub effectively exfoliates and intensely rehydates dry skin.
Best multi-purpose for the whole family: Omega Oil from Botanico Vida
Healing care for the whole family from babies and beyond. This all-over oil can be used for chapped skin, prevention and reduction of stretchmarks, scars, fine lines and wrinkles, rashes, after-sun, burns and as an all-round daily body hydrator.