Avocado oil comes from the avocado fruit and it has been discovered and celebrated for its great variety of health benefits.
Among many other things, avocado oil can be used as a beneficial skin scare product, for special scalp treatments and in healthy cooking.
Important nutrients found in avocado oil:
Protein and Fats - Avocado oil contains a high amount of proteins and unsaturated fats including omega-3 fatty acids, both of which are great for the skin.
Antioxidants - Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, making it useful for healing sun-damaged skin. Antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E in avocado cause the skin to be suppler, and are thus particularly good for dry or aged skin.
Sterolin - Avocado oil is high in a substance called sterolin, which studies have shown to facilitate the softening of the skin and to reduce the incidence of age spots.
Lecithinand Potassium - These are highly beneficial for the skin as well as the hair.
Ways to benefit from Avocado oil:
1 - Moisturize the Skin. Avocado oil applied externally helps relieve dry and itchy skin. Once applied, avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin, thus making it an ideal moisturizer and skin care agent.
2 - Boost Scalp Health. In addition to helping clear scaly skin, it can also relieve itchy scalp symptoms. Avocado oil, when regularly applied to the scalp, can stimulate hair growth.
3 - Increase Collagen Production. When applied, avocado oil increases the production of collagen, which helps keep the skin plump and decreases the effects of aging.
Ways to use avocado oil in your skin care regime:
To give you that extra boost in the morning try a smoothie!
Avocado and Berry Super Smoothie Recipe
- ½ a firm ripe avocado
- 125gm (1 cup) frozen mixed berries
- 325ml (1 ½ cups) milk (dairy, soy, almond, rice or coconut)
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon LSA meal
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Divide between 2 glasses and serve immediately.
Note: LSA meal is a blend of ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds and can be found in the health food section at the supermarket.
Bonus Tip: Don’t forget that SkinB5’s tablets can be ground up and added to your smoothies to give you a boost of vitamins that are great for your skin! Try it today!