Can You Use Avocado On Your Skin? YES!
There are so many natural beauty remedies right in your kitchen, and avocado is one of them. It's one of my favorite fruit to eat and it has so many topical benefits for the skin and hair. Both the meat and seed (oil and butter) are primarily used.
Here are some of my favorite benefits of avocado oil and butter especially for Black/Brown skin and textured hair.
1. Moisturizes and nourishes
In addition to vitamin E, avocado oil contains potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients that can nourish and moisturize the skin.
The outermost layer of skin, known as the epidermis, easily absorbs these nutrients, which also help to form new skin.
2. Relieves inflammation from psoriasis and eczema
The antioxidants and vitamins in avocado oil may help to heal the dry, irritated, and flaky skin associated with eczema and psoriasis.
Patch test in a discrete location first to be sure that hat the oil wont trigger or aggravate your symptoms. Some people are allergic to avocado.
3. Prevents and treats acne
It absorbs so well that when applied for a short period of time and rinsed off with warm water, avocado oil can keep skin hydrated without leaving an oily residue.
Proper moisturizing can reduce the overproduction of oil and decrease the frequency and severity of acne. Melanin rich skin tones can be more prone to acne and hyper-pigmentation so reducing the occurrence of breakouts is key.
Avocado oil also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne.
4. Accelerates wound healing
Melanin rich skin can be more susceptible to scarring. Avocado oil may help wounds to heal more quickly. Studies have found that the essential fatty acids and oleic acid in avocado oil can promote collagen synthesis, which is the process of creating new connective tissue.
The essential fatty acids in avocado oil were also found to help reduce inflammation during the healing process.
More studies are needed in humans, however, to determine whether avocado oil can be used to actually treat wounds.
5. Treats sunburned skin
Yes dark skin can still get sunburned! Excess sun exposure can also cause scarring to darken and take longer to heal. The antioxidants in avocado oil may help to ease the symptoms of a sunburn. According to a 2011 review the vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin D, protein, lecithin, and essential fatty acids in the oil can support healing and soothe the skin and help to protect the skin from harmful UV radiation.
6. Reduces signs of aging
Black don't crack but you still have to take care of yourself. The first signs of aging usually appear on the skin even though it may take some time to show. Consuming healthy fats, such as those found in avocados, can help the skin to retain its elasticity. Skip the butter and cheese and spread a little avocado on your toast or add it to your salad instead.
7. Improves nail health
Use natural oils to keep your nails and surrounding skin soft to reduce breakage and dry cuticles.
8. Improves scalp health
Applying avocado oil to the scalp as a hot oil treatment can help to reduce dandruff and other problems caused by a dry, flaky scalp. I love this oil for the hair because it absorbs so well and ads such a health glow an shine. Add it to your deep conditioner and thank me later.
Avocado oil/butter can be found in many of our formulations like the Daily Greens Moisturizer, Raw Shea Souffle, Ambrosia Souffle, Liquid Gold Body Glaze, Daily Fruit Face Oil, and Skin Food Body Cream.