There are numerous health benefits of avocado! This fruit has a green skin, rough texture and is shaped like a pear. It's known as the "alligator pear". Although there are over eighty varieties, the Hass variety is the most well-known. Avocados can be eaten or used topically. They contain healthy fats and phytonutrients! They have the benefits of vitamins A, B5, B6, C, D, E and K. They are a good source of fiber, potassium and folate. They are healthy for the body, inside and out!
Avocados contain a high content of hydrocarbons, which alleviates dryness and soothes skin. Dry itchy skin, dry flaky skin, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, irritated skin and skin inflammation all reap benefits! Avocados soften, cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate! They are rich in linoleic acid with skin cell renewal properties. Avocado oil can penetrate deep within the skin and increase the production of collagen. This is very beneficial for those with pre-mature fine lines or wrinkles. Studies have shown the avocado helps prevent the occurrence of skin cancer. Use avocado pulp and oil since they are both very healthy for skin. Follow these skin care tips to help improve the appearance of an overall complexion. You can have younger-looking, soft, radiant, glowing skin!
TIP 1: Rub an avocado directly against the skin two to four times a week.
TIP 2: Give yourself an avocado and oatmeal homemade facial. Mash an avocado and blend well with oatmeal. Apply to face and let stand for ten minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Pat gently to towel dry.
TIP 3: Rub avocado pulp against the skin to soften, lubricate and prevent pre-mature wrinkling.
TIP 4: Eat avocados to promote younger looking, soft and supple, skin. Half an avocado has approximately 160 calories. Add them to your salads or sprinkle the oil on top. Use them to make guacamole! Drink an avocado juice mixed with honey. Ripe avocados are slightly soft with no dark spots, bruises or cracks. Firm ones are less mature but can ripen at home, at room temperature within a few days. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one week. Sprinkling lemon juice over the avocado can help avoid pre-mature browning.
This fruit is found in many commercial and homemade beauty products: soaps, lotions, shampoo, lip balms and more! Use avocado oil for making homemade soap and other beauty products! Some soap makers sell avocado oil that is manufactures grade, just as good as food grade, but less expensive! You may be able to purchase a variety of soap making supplies, from a master soap maker, less expensive than other ways. You can, also, buy avocado oil online or at your local store. Use it in your homemade soap recipes or other homemade beauty products.
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