For sun damaged skin or visible age spots and scarring, use avocado oil as a natural moisturiser. Filled with plant steroids, avocado oil works within the skin to smooth, soften and promote a lasting moisturising effect. In anti-aging, avocado oil has been clinically shown to aid in the increase of collagen in the skin, creating a plumper and more youthful-looking complexion for those with mature skin. Its ideal emollient properties also make avocado oil easily absorbable in skin tissue and can be very beneficial not just to those with mature skin types, but skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dry, itchy skin.
Avocado in its natural fruit form is a natural skincare lover's dream come true. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using avocados in skincare. You'll find hundreds of variations of homemade recipes involving avocado as a main ingredient online. One of the most common beauty uses for avocados involves reducing inflammation and puffiness of the eye area. Just applying a peeled slice of avocado
Avocado Soothing Eye Treatment
Apart from being the perfect shape to place under the eye, it is also a very effective treatment! Simply peel an avocado, remove the seed and slice a half into 1cm crescents. Lie down, placing a few slices under each eye, and relax for about 20 minutes.
Avocado Mask for Dry SkinAlways cleanse your face thoroughly before using a face mask. Beat one egg yolk until it is light and frothy. Add the mashed pulp of half an avocado. Blend well. Spread the avocado mixture over your face and neck evenly; lie down and relax for 20 minutes. Remove with warm water and a face cloth. Rinse with cold water or use a mild skin lotion.
Avocado Oily Skin Treatment MaskTake one egg white, a teaspoon of lemon juice and the mashed pulp of half an avocado and blend to a smooth green mixture in 20 seconds. Wash your face and neck thoroughly, then apply mask evenly on those areas. Relax for 20 minutes; remove with warm water and a face cloth. Follow with cold water or a skin tonic.
Avocado Simple MoisturiserUsing the inside of the avocado peel, lightly massage your face with gentle upward strokes. Let the oil residue remain on your skin for about 15 minutes. If you are planning to apply make-up after your treatment, wash your face gently with three or four rinses of warm water and pat dry. Although not visible, the oil will act as a base to hold your foundation or powder in place for hours. If applying before bedtime the oil may simply absorb into your skin throughout the night.
Avocado Exfoliating Scrub for Rough SkinPlace a quarter of an avocado, one egg white, two dessert spoons of oatmeal and a teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Blend together and apply evenly to your hands, elbows or feet. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water for softer, noticeably smoother skin.
Avocado Hair Conditioning TreatmentMash one avocado with one-tablespoon lemon juice, one teaspoon of sea salt, and one tablespoon of pure aloe. Mix until it becomes a paste. Comb mixture through hair with your fingertips. Cover your hair with a plastic shower cap or cling film, wrapping a towel around it to seal in the treatment. Leave in for 20-30 minutes. Unwrap and rinse, shampoo and rinse again for beautiful silky soft hair!
Top tip: Avoid harsh soaps, cold cream, or cleansing creams on your skin. Cleansing creams are made from hydrogenated oils, which can cause free radical damage to the skin, resulting in dryness and wrinkles. Instead, use pure avocado oil to cleanse the skin. Pat the oil on, rinsing off with warm water and a soft cloth.