Avocado as a Beauty Fruit: How to Use Avocados for Beautiful Skin and Hair
Avocados, also called “alligator pears,” have been said to boost immunity and lower cholesterol. This fruit aids in weight loss and has a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that are vital for overall health. The fat content in avocados is extremely high, reaching almost 30 grams, but it is the kind of “good” fat that the body needs to absorb fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin E.
Avocados are a must-have for beautiful skin and hair. Avocados have more nourishing natural oils than any other fruit. These oils, along with vitamins A, B and E, beautify the skin and hair as quickly as the first treatment.
An avocado mask on the face is perfect for an intense moisture treatment that is preventative against fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A restores skin’s youthful appearance while B vitamins help balance oil production to keep skin from drying out or becoming too oily. Vitamin E, also referred to as the “skin vitamin,” is a free radical scavenger. It actively protects skin from environmental damage such as sun and pollution as it repairs damage from these sources as well.
Simply mash enough of 1 avocado to make a smooth cream for the face, leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Use this mask once or twice a week to maintain beautiful and young looking skin.
The rich oils and protein in avocados are a wonderful treatment for dried out or frizzy hair. The natural oils go deep into each strand to strengthen and restore moisture to brittle hair.
The amount of avocado needed depends on the length of hair. Distribute a thick coat evenly and cover with a shower cap. Hair is composed of protein and B vitamins, so the array of B vitamins will nourish vitamin deprived hair while vitamins A and E will restore shine and overall health. Leave the avocado in the hair for 20 minutes and shampoo as usual. This hair treatment is perfect for colder seasonal changes or when traveling to a colder or drier climate.
Because it most likely will not be necessary to use a whole avocado for a skin or hair treatment, cut the avocado in half and leave the pit in the side not being used. This will keep the unused half of the avocado from turning brown. Leave the avocado in the refrigerator, and if a beauty treatment is not necessary, cut it up in a salad or make some guacamole.