ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Avocados are Delicious and Good for Your Skin

Updated on February 18, 2020

We live in a culture that worships youth. Magazines, TV commercials, and billboards feature sun-tanned, youthful women and men with glossy hair, trim bodies, and glowing complexions. Unfortunately, by the age of 30, most of us are beginning to show signs of aging, which first appear on the skin as wrinkles, sags, and skin discoloration. Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays from sun tanning and outdoor activities can accelerate the signs of aging. By the time you are 40, the stereotypical California surfer girl looks like a damaged Barbie, which has leathery skin, blotches on her arms and legs, wrinkling on the forehead and around the eyes, and straw-like, over bleached hair.

To forestall tell-tale signs of aging, many men and women spend considerable amount of money on creams, lotions, and oils for the skin. Many of these contain chemicals and additives that are unnecessary and may be harmful to the environment and, in some cases, to personal health. As an alternative, many people are turning to natural skin care products, made with natural oils and herbs, that are rich in vitamins and minerals with soothing and healing properties.

Avocado oil is one such product. The avocado is a tasty fruit that is high in oils and fats. However, what is bad for your waistline may be, in fact, be required by your skin to maintain its youthful appearance. Avocados are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E, and can provide skin with nourishment and moisture. The benefits of avocado oil are many and here are just a few:

Smooths and rejuvenate dry skin

Avocado oil is rich in vitamin E, which contains antioxidants that penetrate skin cells and protect against deterioration. Vitamin E moisturizes the skin, preventing water loss and helping retain natural moisture. Massaging the skin with avocado oil makes it smooth and supple, restoring its natural oil balance. Often, the oil is mixed with other substances, such as lavender or jasmine, to give it a pleasant scent.

Sunburn Treatment

Vitamin E oils are used to treat the effects of sunburn and you will find vitamin E in the list of ingredients for most popular sunscreens. The vitamin E in avocado oil penetrates the outer layers of damaged skin cells, providing moisturizing and soothing inflammation.

Hair and scalp treatment

Avocado oil is ideal for massaging the scalp and as a moisturizing hair treatment. The oil is thin and easily penetrates the scalp and hair shaft, providing nourishment and restoring the natural moisture balance. The oil can be directly massaged onto the scalp to stimulate circulation to the hair follicles, or it can be mixed with castor oil and used as a hot oil treatment. Heat the oil, massage it into the hair, cover the head overnight, and shampoo the next morning to remove excess oil. Your hair will thank you with its shine and manageability. Regular use of avocado oil scalp treatment can help eliminate dandruff.

Further benefits of avocado oil include treatment for skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, soothing wrinkles, use as a bath moisturizer, and even as a salad dressing.

Avocado oil smooths dry skin, helps treat sun burns, and nourishes hair and scalp. The all-in-one product is great for both skin and hair.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)