4 Uses for Avocados in Your Beauty Routine

Hannah Seda Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

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You’ve heard how avocados are a good source of healthy fats and eating them can help lower cholesterol. But did you know that avocados are great for your skin? Here are four ways to make avocados part of your beauty regimen!

Sun Protection

Avocados are a natural sunscreen. Avocado oil is packed full of vitamins D and E, beta-carotene, lecithin and fatty acids. These vitamins and nutrients are known to soothe and protect the skin. While topically applied avocados are probably not a good alternative to sunscreen, you might reap the fruits natural sun-protecting benefits by finding a sunscreen that contains avocado oil.

Face Mask

If you’ve been looking for a natural face mask, then look no further! Avocados are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C. Vitamin C helps build collagen and elastin, which helps skin maintain its firmness and prevent wrinkles. We found this easy-to-make face mask by Alexis Wolfer you may want to try.

Hair Mask

Sounds a little weird, right? But the same nutrients that make avocados great for your skin, also make them a great source of moisture for your hair. Check out this Whipped Avocado, Honey and Olive Oil Hair Mask, by blogger Cassie. This deep conditioner sits for 30-45 minutes and is best used on dry and brittle hair.

Dark Under Eye Circles

We’ve all seen pictures of women at spas with cucumbers over their eyes, but what about avocados? We found this article listing avocados as the number one way to get rid of puffy, dark under-eye circles. They say the nutritional contents of avocados make them able to combat inflammation in the body. We think this probably works best if you eat the avocado, but topically applying them can’t hurt!

Have you made avocados part of your beauty routine?