Many of us know that Avocados are considered a super food, and contains lots of healthy fats! Did you also know that avocados aren't only beneficial to our "insides," but to our skin as well?! Avocados are very high in fiber, low in sugar, and it has all the multivitamin cofactors that our bodies love like potassium, sodium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, and K, folic acid, vitamin B6, and niacin. If you weren't already obsessed with avocados, we're here to give you even more reason to believe it really is a top-notch ingredient for your overall health and your skin. Check out the awesome skin benefits to avocado oil below:
Like most facial oils, avocado is known for its moisturizing and nourishing effects. This oil sits on top of the skin, which essentially acts as a sealant for hydration and prevents water loss! The oleic acid in avocado oil has also been found to help with increasing collagen, which allows your body to create new, healthy skin cells and leads to a stronger skin barrier overall.
Many people shy away from applying oil to their face if they have acne-prone skin, but in this case, avocado oil is suitable on everything from eczema and psoriasis to seborrheic dermatitis and acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Most of the time, it's assumed that most acne is from clogged pores, which actually isn't true; acne can be caused from a variety of factors, but it usually boils down to inflammation.
Protection Against Environmental Factors
Since avocados are packed with vitamins C and E, it serves as a powerful antioxidant that protect your skin from free-radical damage from environmental stressors such as UV rays and air pollutants. If you'd like more information on how you can prevent skin damage this summer, check out our skin damage prevention blog post!
We offer our Kona Coffee Body Scrub with Coconut Oil or Avocado Oil. We understood that there are some people who are actually allergic to coconut, so we knew that avocado oil would be another great option because of all the awesome skin benefits it offers! Treat yourself to soft, supple skin this summer.