The versatile avocados will fit perfectly into your all-natural beauty routine. Besides being a cost effective way to create your own facials at home, the natural oils in avocado could assist in maintaining skin’s overall health.
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fatty acids. Avocados are actually one of the best sources of these ‘good’ fats, which help to improve blood cholesterol levels and lower the risk for heart disease when used to replace saturated and trans fats.
Avocados are also low in sodium, naturally free from cholesterol and provide a significant dose of potassium (just half an avocado provides 420mg of potassium).
The growing popularity of this ingredient has resulted in more and more research being done into the various beauty benefits offered by avocados. This well-loved item contains natural ingredients that can help tighten pores and hydrate the skin.
Paula Begoun of Paula’s Choice is a best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She lists avocado oil as a good source of skin-repairing fatty acids and having antioxidant properties.2
Avocados can also work wonders on hair. Both vitamins B and E are known to support hair health. If your hair is lacking in lustre, try an avocado hair mask to help promote hair’s natural shine. Simply massage a little avocado oil into your scalp at night to aid in protecting hair from possible damage.
The perfect ingredient to have on hand for use both in the kitchen and in the bathroom, simply add an avo!
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