5 Ways Avocados are Good for your Skin
For the past few years, everyone and their grandmas have been talking about avocados and quite frankly, we don’t blame them! Avocados are packed full of healthy fats, they’re delicious in salads and on toast, and guacamole essentially rules our lives… we don’t care if it’s extra! Lucky for you, avocados are out here doing more than simply tasting great. Read on to find out how the superfood lives up to its name by blessing your skin.
1. They Moisturize skin
Avocados are full of healthy fats, which are great for naturally moisturizing skin. Nourish your skin from the inside out by regularly consuming avocado, or really go for it and apply an at-home avocado mask for an instant glow. If rubbing food all over your face isn’t for you, add some avocado to your next salad and use in combination with our Vitamin C serum for skin that your friends will probably mistake for the sun.
2. They help smooth out wrinkles
It’s true! Avocados fight wrinkles in three beautiful ways:
a. Avocado antioxidants like vitamins C and E fight skin-damaging radicals.
b. Some chemicals in avocado oil can stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin fibers, which are responsible for maintaining the elasticity of your skin.
c. The high amount of oleic acid in avocado deeply nourishes the skin, preventing wrinkles brought on by dryness.
3. They can help prevent and treat acne
Whether you’re looking for a spot treatment or just want to be proactive in preventing acne, avocados got you! Studies have found that applying mashed up avocado to acne can significantly reduce the number of pimples. Also, the linoleic acid found in avocado oil helps to prevent acne.
4. They help to protect skin from the sun
Avocados truly do it all. While it’s not a substitute for sunscreen, you can use avocado oil to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays as well as environmental damage. It also has healing properties that can restore sun damage.
5. They can help heal wounds
I mean, what can’t avocados do? A study found that applying or consuming avocado extract led to quicker growth of new skin cells and helped wounds heal faster in rats. Try applying some avocado to chapped lips – it will moisturize and help heal them!
Whether it’s eating, applying, or something else you can think of, we think it’s pretty obvious that incorporating avocados into your life is a must! Give any of these a try and let us know what you think.