Avocado is not only a tasty fruit but also an amazing ingredient in skincare! In DIY beauty recipes, avocado can either be used directly or as an oil. Avocado oil is, in fact, rich in nutrients and, for this reason, it is an essential ingredient in skin creams or homemade soaps. In this article, I will show you what are its main benefits and uses in DIY skincare, also showing some examples of DIY recipes with avocado.
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Benefits of avocado for skin
Avocado is a great source of nutrients. It contains among all potassium, magnesium, omega-3 fatty, vitamins A, C, B6, E, phytosterols, and a high amount of monounsaturated fatty acids. This monounsaturated fatty acid is considered “good” for our health because prevents cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies have shown how the consumption of avocados lowering the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) inducing potential health benefits (read more these articles 1–2)
Avocado can be used also in beauty treatments due to its excellent properties. Among all:
- it is amazing as a moisturizing agent thanks to its high amount of monounsaturated fatty acid.
- The nutrients, contained in Avocado fruits, can be easily absorbed by the skin nourishing it.
With all these benefits, I cannot leave avocados in the fridge! For example, it is amazing to realize healthy facial masks or it is also possible to use its oil in skin cream.
Avocado Oil skincare
Avocado oil is obtained by mechanical extraction from the flesh (seed and skin are removed). First, the pulp is reduced to a paste and then, treated for 50-60 min at 45-50°C. Secondly, the oil from the oil-containing cells is extracted. Finally, high-speed decanting centrifuges separate the oil from the water and the rest of the paste (read more here).
Due to its properties, AVOCADO OIL is a MUST in DIY beauty recipes being a perfect ingredient for skin creams and facial masks. You can easily find it online here.
Avocado Oil skincare | Benefits
Like Avocado fruit also avocado oil has gives great benefits to the skin, when it is used in DIY beauty products. For example, it is:
- quickly absorbed into the skin,
- donates hydration to the skin, and helps to revitalize it,
- great to treat acne, blackheads, and eczema and to repair damaged skin,
- adapted for all skin types, in particular sensitive, inflamed, and dry.
Using Avocado oil in your beauty recipes is, therefore, a great way to get lots of benefits with only an ingredient! Let’s see some examples of DIY beauty recipes using avocado.
Avocado for Skin | Uses and DIY Recipes
Avocado used in the form of fruit or as oil is a very versatile ingredient and therefore easily usable in doing it yourself beauty recipes, of different levels of difficulty. The simplest way is sure to use it is to make simple face masks.
Avocado and Honey Face Mask
A simple, fast, and effective recipe is to use the pulp of half avocado in face masks. With the help of a fork, it will be easy to reduce the avocado to a pulp, and then we can add all the ingredients we want. I, for example, used yogurt and honey to enrich the face mask and give brightness and elasticity to the face.
Avocado in DIY Skin Cream
When, instead, we want to use avocado in creams for the skin or serums, it is preferable to use it in the form of oil and therefore benefit from its nutrients. Being its viscosity “medium”, I prefer to use it in creams mixed with other oils having different viscosities, so as to have a cream that is not too oily. In my blog, I have posted some recipes about face or body creams in which I have used avocado oil:
These are just a few ideas but you can have fun creating your own recipes enriched with the nutrients of the avocado.
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