Uses of avocado oil for skin
1. Avocado oil for chapped skin
Chapped skin is often the result of eczema or psoriasis.
Avocado oil is heavy and thick, making it effective as a skin moisturizer that helps chapped skin. The vitamins and antioxidants give added to support to help with eczema.
For best results, massage it into your skin after a warm bath or shower. The oil will sink deeper into your skin providing the best results.
2. Avocado oil as a facial moisturizer
The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. When oil is applied to the skin, the epidermis easily absorbs the oil and nutrients.
So since avocado is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, the skin absorbs these nutrients which helps keep the skin moisturized, healthy, and support the generation of new skin cells.
3. Avocado oil can help prevent and treat acne
Since avocado oil has anti-inflammatory properties, it can help reduce the redness and inflammation that’s caused by acne.
To use avocado oil to treat acne, gently rub avocado oil on to the face, leave it on for about 30 seconds, and then rinse off with warm water. You may need to experiment with the length of time to leave the oil on your face.
4. Avocado oil as an anti-aging cream
Avocado is full of healthy fats, and when you consume avocados, those fats help support your skins elasticity.
Since avocado can also absorb these fats throught the epidermis, avocado oil should support skin elasticity when applied topically too (this notion is support but not scientifically proven).
5. Avocado oil helps heal wounds faster
The fatty acids (linoleic acid, oileic acid, monosaturated fatty acids) in avocado oil have been found to help reduce inflammation.
Avocado oil’s fatty acids have been shown to help the skin generate new tissue faster by promoting collogen synthesis.