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Why Is Avocado Great For Skin Care?

Why Is Avocado Great For Skin Care?

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As you have read over the past 12 months at Cazinc, we need to be consuming the right fats and cutting down on sugar for our health.  Luckily Avocado is right up there for taste and health benefits, but did you know there is more to this little green fruit (we might want to call it a vegetable, but technically they are a fruit) than meets the eye?  So while avocados are in season, let's use them for our outer bodies this summer.

Avocado is also known as Alligator Pear originated in southern Mexico. It has become a useful ingredient for our daily skin care routine. It is rich in fat as well as protein. These fats are monounsaturated which is good for a healthy heart. The provision of vitamin E in avocado helps the heart to remain fit. It is also known to supply 60% more potassium in comparison to bananas.

It is also rich in fibre, folate (folic acid), vitamin B6, iron, copper and magnesium. Other than applying avocado on your skin, consuming it in salad form can also be beneficial for your skin.  Avocado contains vitamins like A, D, and E which has penetrating qualities to improve your skin.  Avocado oil is also helpful for skin care. The oil can be used to remove any sun damage or age spots. It also softens the skin and provides a moisturising effect and can do wonders for the damaged, undernourished and dehydrated skin.

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Here are some simple recipes for skin care for you:

Puffed Eyes

Cut avocado into slices and place it under each eye and relax with it for next 20 minutes. The changes would be remarkable.

Eye Cream

Make an eye cream by mixing five drops of almond oil in 3 ripe slices of avocado. Blend this mixture and dab it around your eyes. Keep it for five minutes then rinse.

Another method of making the eye cream is by using 1/4 cup avocado oil with 1/4 cup aloe vera gel. You could also use the apricot kernel, grapeseed or sesame oils.

Facial Mask

This facial mask is useful for dry skin. Mash half avocado and apply it leisurely on your face. Keep it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

Make a paste of ripe avocado mixed with one tsp vegetable oil. Apply this paste to a washed and clean face. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse it with warm water. This masque is very good for dry skin.

Smooth and Beautiful Hands

Make a paste by mixing 1/4 peeled & smashed avocado, one egg white, two tablespoons oatmeal and 1 tsp lemon juice.  Apply this paste on your hand and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it with warm water and pat it dry. You would be thrilled by the results by using it regularly.

Facial Scrub

You would need two teaspoons of flax seeds, 1/2 mashed banana and 1/2 avocado peel. Use a small bowl to mix flax seeds and banana. Scoop the banana and flax seed by using the avocado peel. Massage this scoop on your face in circular motion, slowly and gently. Rinse it with warm water.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautions while following instructions on the recipes from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

Do you have any recipes for avocado you would like to share?

Have you tried avocado as skin care?  If so, what were your results?

We hope you have some fun in the sun enjoying making and using these recipes.

Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist.  Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.

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