For those of you that have been following my blog, you know that I am obsessed with avocados!
Today, I came across this blog post by Esther of Finding Beauty in the Middle East, which I had to share as summer comes to an end this week.
Here are some avocado benefits for the skin;
Whether you are eating them or mashing them and applying on your face, some of the avocado benefits include helping you fight or slow down the aging process. Avocados turn back the clock on your skin by smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. This is because they contain antioxidants which fight free radicals that damage the skin. The oil in avocado helps in the synthesis of elastin fibers and collagen hence maintaining the structure and elasticity of the skin.
Treats Skin Conditions
Avocados can treat many skin conditions and this is why it is used as an ingredient in so many creams and balms. Avocado oils are closely matched to your skin’s natural oils which protect your skin from the day’s damage. Apart from moisturizing the skin, it helps in keeping your skin hydrated for long periods of time. However, if you have an oily skin do not apply the oil on your face as it may cause breakouts.
Another one of the avocado benefits is its ability to act as a natural sunscreen and help in the soothing sunburnt skin. It aids in protecting the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Its high antioxidants properties help in protecting the skin from environmental damage and restoring the damage to the skin caused by spending too much time in the sun.
Avocado and Honey mask
Avocado and honey are both natural skin moisturizers. Mix a mashed avocado with 1 tablespoon of honey into a smooth paste. Apply on the face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash it off for a radiant glow.
Avocado, lemon, turmeric and yogurt mask
This delicious face mask can last a full week in a tightly sealed jar in a refrigerator. The mask helps in clearing dark spots as well as adding antiseptic qualities to the skin. Mix up all the ingredients and slather the paste on your face. Wash off after a few minutes.
Avocado, egg, and banana
This mask brightens up the face as well as fighting breakouts and tightening the skin. It also moisturizes the skin. Mix and mash-up the above ingredients; apply on your face and wash off after a few minutes for a brighter skin.
Avocado, honey, and oats
This is a hydrating mask which moisturizes the skin as well as soothing and reducing redness. It also has antibacterial properties. Blend all the ingredients together and apply on your face. Leave for a few minutes and before washing it off rub it in small circles on your face so as to remove the dead skin.
Do you know any other avocado benefits for the skin? Feel free to share in the comments below.
About the Author
Susan Kim insists that she is definitely a woman; and a daughter, a mother of 2, and a sister to many. She’s in love with beauty, natural remedies and writing occasionally. When she’s not giving some tips and tricks on natural beauty remedies, she’s busy running her gift delivery business. But above all, she is a firm believer in self-love and self-acceptance.
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Photo credits: Danika Bryhsa, Finding Beauty in the Middle East