From the pulp of the fruit of the avocado tree, scientific name Persea americana, you get an oil suitable for both food and cosmetic use. In this post we will talk about how you can use avocado oil to take care of your beauty in a natural way. In fact, this oil is rich in vitamins, such as A, C, D and E (Tzu-Kai Lin et al, Int J Mol Sci, 2018), essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It has powerful moisturizing, elasticizing and nourishing properties and is ideal for dry, toneless and mature skin because the avocado oil for topical use is able to regenerate the skin and acts as an anti-wrinkle by increasing the synthesis of collagen, as evidenced by a research published in 2013 in the scientific journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (de Oliveira et al).
Moreover, according to the same study, avocado oil also has an anti-inflammatory action in the treatment of wounds and therefore it is also indicated in case of redness, eczema, psoriasis and irritations. Apply a couple of drops of this beauty oil directly on damp face skin, alternatively you can add it to a little of your face cream or put it in do-it-yourself cosmetic preparations. Pay attention if you have acne-prone facial skin, as in this case avocado oil can be comedogenic.
Therefore, in case of pimples, blackheads and oily skin avoid or at least limits the use of this vegetable oil. Avocado oil can be used not only for the skin of the face but also for the body, it acts as an after sun to soothe the reddened skin but also helps to counteract the stretch marks. Also in this case apply the oil after the shower when the skin of the body is still damp to allow a better absorption of the product that, anyway, easily penetrates into the skin. Avocado oil is also used for the beauty of hair, especially if your hair is thin and brittle or if you have oily skin and dandruff. Massage the avocado oil on the scalp and on the length of damp hair. Cover the head with a plastic wrap and leave on for 20-30 minutes.
Then rinse your hair using the usual shampoo. Finally, avocado oil is also useful to strengthen and nourish nails, take a small amount of oil and massage it on the nails for a few minutes.
Then remove the excess of oil with a gauze or cotton pad. Another thing, before using avocado oil make sure you do not have allergies to this product. Apply a couple of drops on the wrist or in the crook of the elbow, if after a day there are no reactions, then you can use avocado oil.