The Benefits of Avocado Oil
16 Nov 2016
The Benefits of Avocado Oil
Avocados are hugely popular at the moment and form an integral part of any healthy eaters diet. So popular in fact, that we Brits spent a staggering £149 million on avocados last year. And that was just in the supermarkets, not counting the thousands of independent grocers out there. We are eating a lot of Avocados, more Avocados than Oranges according to sales data. Instagram loves clean eating, healthy Avocado pictures and so does Pinterest- they are one of the most pinned food images on the whole site.
It’s the serious health benefits of Avocados that are driving this trend. This oily green fruit contains more than 20 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients making it one of the most nutrient dense foods available. It is also one of the fattiest plant foods available, with 77% of it’s calories coming from its fat content. These are all heart healthy monounsaturated fats though, that are great for our bodies and also help us to absorb more nutrients from other plant based foods. That’s right, eating an Avocado with your veggies will increase the bodies absorption of vitamins and minerals from the food.
How can Avocado help my skin?
Simply eating Avocado and higher amounts of monounsaturated fats will help with the condition of your skin, as what we eat plays a big part in the condition of our skin, nails and hair. We can go further though and use the pressed oil from the Avocado on our skin for some seriously nutritious hydration.
Acts as a skin smoother
The high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids are great for smoothening out the skin surface and leaving that silky soft feeling.
It penetrates deep into the skin for fast results and will eave skin feeling soft, hydrated and supple
Reduces inflammation and irritation
High levels of Vitamin E and antioxidants mean that Avocado oil is effective at reducing inflammation and irritation. Research has shown that it can really help with skin conditions like Eczema and Acne.
A Quick Fix
Want the benefits of Avocado Oil right now?
For a fast and easy fix simply mush a ripe Avocado with a fork and a teaspoon of Honey and apply to a clean face. Keep it away from your eye area and leave on for about 20minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
This makes a brilliant face mask, leave skin so soft and hydrated and uses up any Avocados that may be a little bit too mushy to eat!
Do We Use Avocado Oil?
Yes we do! How can you turn down such an incredible natural oil?
Avocado Oil is a key part of our Hemp & Avocado Body Butter and part of what makes it so good for dry and sensitive skin.
We also add a generous dose in our Facial Cleansing Oil to leave skin soft and supple after cleansing.