When you think of avocados, there are numerous things that come to mind. From guacamole to sprinkling it on your salad, our main perception of avocado is how wonderful it is as a superfood.
You might not realize the other benefits avocado's provided when applied as a pure oil for skin and hair care.
Avocado Oil As a SuperFood
A little background information: Avocados are considered a fruit of the Persea americana, or the avocado tree, and are part of the same flowering plant family Lauraceae that includes Cinnamon. Avocados are native to Central America and were a favorite food of the Aztec Indians. They are cultivated in tropical climates throughout the world including southern Florida and California.
With 20 different vitamins and minerals, and 77% of its calories coming from Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, Avocado certainly earns its reputation as a superfood. The majority of the fat found is avocado is Oleic Acid, known for helping increase fat metabolism and having been shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer. The benefits of ingesting avocado's extend outward as well, as the high Vitamin E content helps to strengthen the skin and slow the aging process.
When Avocado Oil is Applied to Skin
Can avocado oil overtake coconut oil? Experts seem to think that in certain areas Avocado Oil provides benefits few other oil can provide.
Avocado Oil is best used on the skin as a daily moisturizer. It is able to penetrate deeply into the epidermis layers and lock moisture into the skin. Avocado oil has a low comedogenic rating and will not clog the pores or leave an oily residue.
Avocado oil is also a very effective nighttime treatment to use on the face and skin to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The high vitamin A helps increase cell turnover. Avocado oil also has a high sterolin content. Sterolins are compounds that are anti-inflammatory to help heal sun damage and age spots, as well as skin conditions such as blemishes and eczema.
Avocado Oil For Hair & Scalp
Dull, damaged hair will come alive again after an avocado oil treatment. Avocado oil leaves hair super moist and shiny without the greasy feeling. A deep conditioning treatment with avocado oil helps lock in moisturize to strengthen and add shine to hair. Once Avocado Oil is able to penetrate inside the hair it provides the strands more strength against breakage. The high fatty acid content is also beneficial for healthy hair growth and restoring dry, itchy scalp. For advance hair & scalp repair, learn more about our Avocado Coconut Rosemary - Organic Hair Mask.
Tell us, what is your favorite way to use Avocado Oil?