Avocado is a unique type of fruit. It is one of the few fruits that consist mostly of carbohydrates. It contains high amounts of healthy fats and are also known as the “alligator pear” due to its color and shape. Avocados contain minerals, antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial for the body. Not only is it healthy, it is incredibly delicious too.
Avocados have been widely used in several beauty and health products such as lotions, hair creams, face creams, bath oils and soap to name a few. Consuming avocado can also benefit your health greatly.
Below are other beauty benefits of avocados.
Healthy Glowing Skin
Drinking a cup of avocado juice a day can help protect and nourish the skin. It will keep you healthy as it can give you that glowing complexion. Create avocado juice by mixing one ripe avocado with a cup of non-fat milk in the blender. If you want to sweeten the drink, just add a teaspoon or more of honey. Blend until creamy. Drinking avocado juice will help produce new cells and remove dead cells. This will reinvigorate dry and dull skin.
Avocados can help prevent premature aging and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can use avocados in different ways. You can consume one cup of avocado juice every day to help keep the skin looking young or you can create an avocado face mask for fine line and wrinkles. Simply mash the avocado and add a little milk to the mixture to create a paste. Leave it on the face for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water. Avocados are rich in antioxidant that can help detoxify the body, this will help make the skin plumper and supple and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Avocados contain nutrients and natural oils that can help treat damaged and frizzy hair. Create your DIY hair mask by mashing half an avocado and mixing in two tablespoons of avocado oil. Massage this mixture on your hair and scalp. Leave it in for about 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water and mild shampoo. Fight frizzy hair and split ends by slightly heating avocado oil in your hands and applying on the ends of your hair and hair shaft.
Cure Bad Breath
Sometimes, odor from our mouth comes from our stomach. You can reduce or even remove the foul odor by drinking avocado juice. The juice will help cleanse the stomach, intestine and mouth to get rid of bad breath.
You can use avocado oil to soothe sunburnt skin and also as a protection from the sun. Avocado oil contains healing properties that can reduce the effects of UVB and UVA rays on the skin.
Avocado contains various vitamins, minerals and nutrients the body needs. The health and beauty benefits of avocados are numerous. It is so nutritious and is even considered as one of the best fruits for breakfast. It can also be used to make homemade baby food. Avocados are common in South America, this is where most famous avocado recipes hail. Are you a big fan of avocado? How do you use your avocado for your daily beauty routine? Share it below.