Avocado, this sweet fruit with a creamy texture, is a mine of benefits for the body. Very rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and containing more than twenty vitamins and minerals necessary for the proper functioning of the body, it should be urgently included in your diet! But it is also a powerful beauty ally that will allow you to have beautiful hair and healthy skin. Zoom on its little-known beauty virtues.
This fruit native to Mexico, and an integral part of the traditional cuisine of the region, is considered the fruit of youth. Its richness in vitamins (A, D, E, B1, B2, K…), minerals (manganese, zinc, magnesium, potassium, etc.), essential fatty acids, and antioxidants make it a complete health and beauty product.
The virtues of the avocado for the beauty of the skin
Used as is or in oil (cold-pressed), avocado helps to preserve the youthfulness of your skin and restore its radiance and health. Adapting easily to all skin types, it helps to fight against premature aging and its symptoms (sagging, wrinkles, brown spots…) and helps the regeneration of skin cells. Moreover, its richness in nutrients – previously mentioned – allows to nourish and moisturize your skin in-depth and to stimulate the production of collagen, a protein responsible for the elasticity and suppleness of the skin.
In addition to its nourishing and softening action, avocado – or avocado oil – also helps to repair your skin and protect it from the sun’s rays in summer, and from the cold and various climatic changes in winter. Extremely moisturized and nourished, your skin becomes more resistant and less prone to irritation and chapping.
Use of avocado oil for the face
To enjoy the multiple benefits of avocado, you can apply avocado oil to your face with a cotton ball or with your fingers, then gently massage your skin to promote penetration. Leave on overnight, and the next morning, rinse with cold water.
Avocado oil can be used daily for dry skin and twice a week for oily skin.
Avocado and Honey Skin Mask
To prepare your mask, you will only need the ripe pulp of an avocado and two teaspoons of honey. Mix the two ingredients well until you get a smooth consistency and then apply the mask evenly to your previously washed face. Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. The result is moisturized and revitalized skin.
The virtues of avocado for the hair
Just like for the skin, avocado is very beneficial for your hair. Very nutritious, it nourishes your hair, strengthens its structure and stimulates its growth. Ideal for dry hair, its regenerating action and its ability to retain water inside the hair provide intense hydration, for supple and shiny hair.
Avocado oil for hair
Apply avocado oil generously to your lengths and tips – avoiding the roots – and massage it in. Then cover your head with a warm towel or shower cap and leave on for about 20 minutes before washing your hair as usual. You can apply this treatment once every two weeks, or more often if your hair is too dry and damaged.
Avocado Hair Mask
To make this repairing mask that will transform your hair, crush the flesh of an avocado and mix it carefully with the juice of half a lemon. Apply this mask to your lengths and ends, proceeding strand by strand to make it penetrate well. Once you are finished, wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave it on for 20-30 minutes before washing your hair. The avocado will moisturize and nourish your hair, while the lemon will close the scales and give your hair more shine and shine. This mask is to be applied in the evening.