You may have heard the benefits of coconut oil because it is quite popular at the moment however avocado oil another versatile oil that can be used for skin and hair as well. People also have started to include avocado oil to their diets so this amazing oil really deserves to be called “versatile”.
1. It Can Be Used As A Moisturizer
No matter your skin type, you’ll need a moisturizer. You might not realize it in summer because either you swim or frequent showers act as a moisturizer. However, you can’t swim in winter and you probably don’t need to take a shower frequently like you do in summer so you need a moisturizer to avoid cracked skin and to keep your skin young.
It is hard to choose the right moisturizer for your skin. Most people find it by trial and error but when you consider the chemicals those moisturizer contains, you would prefer a natural moisturizer. Your skin is like a sponge and it absorbs whatever you apply on it so be sure to keep it away from chemicals. Avocado oil is an excellent moisturizer for all skin types and unlike any other oil, it is absorbed by the skin in an instant. Even if it is absorbed pretty fast, it can keep your skin moisturized for a long time.
2. It Soothes Sensitive Skin
Avocado oil contains fatty acids that your skin needs as well as vitamin E. Rich vitamin E content prevents and cures redness, itching and eczema on the skin. When these symptoms are gone, your skin looks smoother. Not only applying to your skin but also including avocado oil in your diet is important. The best way to do it is probably adding to your salad. Avocado oil has its own unique taste and it might take a while until you get used to it.
3. It Is Effective Against Acne
The most troublesome skin problem is, no doubt, acne. Especially during adolescence, acne problem causes many people to lose self-confidence. When you have acne, you might want to avoid any kind of oil because that’s the exact thing you don’t want on your skin but that’s not the case with the avocado oil. The thing that troubles you is sebum and avocado oil prevent sebum from forming a layer on your skin.
4. It Has Anti-Aging Properties
Another thing that avocado oil can do is mobilizing and increasing collagen in your skin. Collagen is a type of protein found in your connective tissue like bones, skin and tendons. Even if our skin produces collagen, we can also get it externally from animals like chicken. However, in order our skin to look younger, it needs to produce a certain amount of collagen but as we get older, our skin loses its ability to produce collagen. Avocado oil triggers collagen production when applied to the skin and help us to get rid of wrinkles.
5. It Can Be Used As A Sunscreen
Even if you wouldn’t go to a beach, the Sun can still damage your skin and cause wrinkles. The sun exposure is not something anyone would recommend but if you have to go outside on a sunny day, you better be prepared. The thing that protects you from sun exposure is called “Sun Protection Factor” (SPF) but only a certain value of SPF can protect you therefore not all of the natural oils can protect you from the Sun. I have heard people are using the coconut oil as a sunscreen but the coconut oil has an SPF of 2 to 8 while the avocado oil has an SPF of 4 to 15 – the better the quality the higher the SPF factor so be sure to buy the oil from somewhere you can trust.
6. It Can Be Used For Both Dry And Oily Hair
Avocado oil moisturizes dry hair and keeps the hair moisturized for a long time but the interesting thing is it can also be used for oily hair. I have already mentioned that avocado oil is absorbed by your skin pretty fast. Actually, not only skin absorbs avocado oil but also your hair. If you have oily hair, you may have doubts before applying any kinds of oil to your hair but it is not the same oil as I told you before. The excess oil can’t be absorbed by your skin or your hair, that’s the main reason behind oily skin and hair but since avocado oil is absorbed very fast, it won’t cause excess oil or it is definitely not going to make your oily hair worse. Applying it to your hair after taking a shower would be more effective and because excess oil and sebum may clog the pores and your skin wouldn’t absorb avocado oil as it should be. Feel free to wash your hair after keeping the oil on your hair for about 30 minutes.
7. It Prevents The Most Common Hair Problems
Dandruff, dull hair, hair loss and split ends can be considered as the most common hair problems. Since it can prevent and cure eczema, no wonder it can do the same for another skin problem – dandruff. Anti-dandruff shampoos have never been a permanent solution; they just prevent dandruff as long as you keep using them. The companies don’t want to cure it permanently because they don’t want to lose their precious customers. The genuine avocado oil can have higher prices than any other oils but applying it to your hair once or maybe twice a week would be enough and don’t forget to apply it on your scalp.
Combing your hair is actually a good thing but after taking a shower, combing that messy hair is not a good idea because you do more harm than good. However, applying a small amount of avocado oil not only help you tame messy hair but also nourishes it as well.