You all must have heard about avocados in salads, toasts or smoothies but do you know what else this superfood works for? From the avocado, you can derive avocado oil which has numerous health, skin and hair benefits. Organic oil derived from the first press of the avocado fruit is embraced with vitamins and minerals.
You can’t stop gushing over this creamy texture fruit that has lot more to offer. It is enriched with the goodness of vitamins (C, E, K and B6), riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, lutein, beta-carotene, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
Avocado has good fats that works wonder for you skin and hair health. Our hectic life, busy schedules, pollution, poor diet and bad lifestyle habits have taken a major toll on skin and hair.
Why avocado is perfect for you skin and hair?
- Glowing skin
Avocado is stuffed with essential anti-oxidants and vitamins that nourishes the skin deeply and imparts a natural glow . The outermost layer of skin, known as the epidermis, easily absorbs these nutrients, which also help to form new skin.
- Fights signs of aging
Vitamin C and E in avocados are essential for your skin and also prevents it from free radicals. The free radicals make skin look aged soon. Antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin fights with free radical and keeps the skin tight and younger.
- Moisturizes skin and nails
We feel dehydrated and skin also gets dry and flaky. Do you know the reason behind it? Environmental stressors, unhealthy diet and lack of fluid intake is the major reason. The thick texture of avocado cream is treasure trove of antioxidants (B-carotene, lecithin and linoleic acid) that continuously works for skin from within. While some people use avocado oil to heal dry, brittle nails, little scientific evidence confirms this benefit. However, using natural oils to keep the nails and surrounding skin soft may help to reduce breakage.
- Treats acne
Avocado is jammed with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which helps to reduce redness and inflammation caused with acne. You can apply avocado oil for sometime and wash it off with warm water, it will not only keep skin hydrated but also reduces the risk of acne and breakouts.
- Prevents hair breakage
Coat your dry and brittle hair strands with a thin layer of avocado oil that makes them more flexible. The oil undos the severe damage caused to the hair and lubricates it well to prevent it from further breakage.
- Protects hair from damage and reduce dandruff
Environmental damage like pollution, sunlight and chlorine makes hair dry and lifeless. And sometimes it strips of the essential oils and make scalp dry and flaky. Without giving a miss apply avocado oil enriched hair mask to reduce the damage and dandruff and thereby making them strong, healthy and shiny. Moisturizing the scalp with the richness of avocado prevents scalp and hair from drying and getting damaged.