Avocado Oil: The Skin Care Superfood
When you go to the store looking for a moisturizer, they all seem to promise everything you want to hear, such as being deeply moisturizing, giving you smooth, healthy-looking skin, etc. But buyer beware; take a closer look at the ingredients and look out for petrochemical and chemical-derived ingredients such as propylene glycol, cyclomethicone, petrolatum, methylparaben, or anything ending in paraben. There are many more, but you get the point.
The question you should be asking yourself is, are these types of ingredients necessary? Especially, when they are potentially linked to having negative side effects and are known skin irritants. The answer is no, they are not needed. Enter one of your soon-to-be favorite skin care ingredients — Avocado Oil.
How Avocado Oil Benefits Your Skin:
01 | Fights Visual Signs of Aging
The nutrients in avocado oil help protect against free radicals and help boost collagen in the skin, giving it a feeling of firmness. The moisturizing benefits mentioned above also help prevent aging-related dryness and wrinkles.
02 | Highly Moisturizing
Avocado oil is highly moisturizing and non-clogging to the pores. It is easily absorbed by the skin where it penetrates and nourishes the different layers of the skin resulting in the appearance of smooth, soft, healthy skin.
03 | Absorbs Fast with No Oily Residue
Avocado oil absorbs fast and does not leave an oily residue, so your skin will not look greasy. In fact, it is so moisturizing, that in many cases, it helps balance your skin's natural sebum producing less oil and you looking less oily.
04 | Maintains Your Skin’s Natural Barrier
Avocado oil contains several factors that are like our skin such as lecithin, squalene, and fatty acids, which is why it helps maintain and repair the natural barrier of our skin.
05 | Calming Down Inflammation
Avocado oil has also earned the reputation of calming down inflammation and being highly effective for burns, itchy skin, sun-exposed skin, bug bites, stings, rashes, and sunburns.
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What to Look for In an Avocado Oil
Look for one that is organic, extra virgin, unrefined and cold-pressed. When you see Avocado oil in skin care formulations, look for one that is organic and processed by natural methods vs. non-organic oil extracted using chemical methods.