Fruits, plants, and seeds are natural sources of essential oils that contain vitamins and other useful substances for human body. For example avocado oil, it is extracted from the flesh of avocado through cold pressing and this is extremely beneficial for human skin. The main benefits of avocado oil for skin are listed below.
1. Rejuvenates Dry Skin
Vitamin E has almost everything necessary to rejuvenate dry skin. In fact, this is one of the most important substances for skin health. Avocado oil is rich in vitamin E and it is safe to use as daily treatment. It is also possible to create a mixture of this oil with other substances such as jasmine oil or lavender oil. The additions of such substances will not alter the chemical structure of avocado oil.
2. Facial Moisturizer
The most popular function of avocado oil for skin is to make facial moisturizer. The peel of avocado fruit contains humectants and you can massage your facial skin with the inner side of this peel to help it to hold its moisture condition. It is best to apply such treatment before bed and leave the oil to cover your face overnight. Immediately wash your face after waking up to complete the treatment.
3. Dry Scalp Treatment
For dry scalp treatment, avocado oil works to its full potential when mixed with castor oil (oil extracted from castor bean). Blend 2-tbsp of avocado oil and 2-tbsp of castor oil then warm this mixture. Use it to massage your head before bed and leave it overnight.
The mixture will penetrate through hair shaft and provide essential nutrients for scalp as well. Remember to rinse your hair cleanly with shampoo in the morning. Besides useful for dry scalp, this treatment can help you to get rid of some hair problems such as dandruff.
4. Reduces signs of skin aging
Once again, vitamin E plays the most important role. It is a powerful antioxidant that strongly fights free radicals. Compared to other fruits, avocado has the highest amount of vitamin E.
How to Use Avocado Oil on Skin
There are many possible ways to use avocado oil. It only takes some homemade recipes to gather the entire benefits of avocado oil for skin care. The main ingredient of the following recipes is indeed avocado oil, but other necessary substances can also be obtained easily.
a. Age Spot Remedy Recipe
A mixture of 2-tbsp of avocado oil and 2-tbsp of castor oil is enough to help you to heal age spot. Simply massage the mixture into the spot and leave it for approximately 15 minutes. Avocado oil contains sterolin which is able to penetrate deeply into the skin to moisture it. Studies suggest that sterolin is as well effective to reduce the occurrence of age spots and help to soften the skin.
b. A Facial Mask Recipe
You will need an entire avocado fruit to make a facial mask recipe. Crush the fruit until it becomes soft mass (paste) the add 1-tbsp of avocado oil to the paste. Wash your face and apply the mixture over the facial skin. Leave the mask for 15 minutes to allow it to penetrate into the skin layers. Do not rinse your face immediately after this treatment.
You will need warm towel to clean the residue of the mask. Soak a towel in a bowl of hot water than place the towel on your face. Apply pressure to the towel, so it can absorb most of the avocado mask. Take off the towel then wash your face as needed.
c. A Batch Oil Recipe
Another recommended recipe of avocado oil for skin is a bath formula. A bath oil recipe requires a mixture of 1 cup of almond oil and 2 cups of avocado oil. Heat this mixture then place 2 teabags in it. A combination of other substances is necessary to create a better formula and for greater results.
You can make another mixture from different essential oil such as lavender and chamomile in another container (bottle). Add avocado and almond oil mixture into this bottle, but you must remove the teabags first. Shake this bottle well and leave it for a day. Keep the bottle in dark location to ensure its quality. Take a hot bath and pour the mixture from this bottle into the water. This recipe will rejuvenate and moisture the skin well.