Avocado oil is one of the most versatile and penetrative natural oils. Antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy, rich fats give avocado oil the ability to protect, heal and soothe your skin. Avocado oil isn’t limited to being ingested but can be applied topically to reap these incredible benefits.
Here are the top 5 benefits of using avocado oil to keep your skin happy and healthy:
Avocado Oil Moisturizes Your Skin
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, when the skin loses too much water or oil it becomes dry and requires moisturization to treat and replenish it. Avocado oil moisturizes the skin on a deep level which is beneficial if you have naturally dry skin. However, it can also provide relief for more severe dryness, like chapping. This makes it a wonderful moisturizer to use in dry or cold weather when the elements sap moisture from our skin. As well as improving moisture levels, the Vitamin E in avocado oil helps to smoothen and soften skin for a silky complexion.
Avocado Oil Slows the Aging Process
Avocado oil contains potent antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E. Avocado oil has a unique ability for these antioxidants to penetrate deep into the skin cells to protect your skin from free radicals which damage cell function and cause premature aging of the skin.
According to Jennifer Linder, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, "This oil is high in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which helps proper cell function and decrease inflammation".
Avocado oil contains potassium which is known as the mineral of youth. This is because it stimulates the production of collagen which is vital for keeping skin plump, supple and preventing the formation of fine lines.
Avocado Oil Soothes Irritated Skin
The vitamin E in avocado oil gives it incredible soothing properties and potent levels of oleic acid can help reduce inflammation. It cleanses and unblocks pores. Skin that is irritated, itchy or red can be calmed by applying avocado oil topically. Sun burns, insect bites and even chronic skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and acne can, therefore benefit from avocado oil. Pain, irritation, and swelling of the skin can all be eased.
Avocado Oil Heals Wounds
Avocado oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and oleic acid which can accelerate the process of wound healing. This incredible oil also contains vitamins C and B6. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production for scar tissue and new skin. Vitamin B6 assists the immune system in producing antibodies which are essential to keeping infection at bay.
Avocado Oil Protects Skin From the Sun
The vitamins and beta carotene present in avocado oil help form a barrier on the skin to protect it from damaging UV rays. This protection means that your risk of skin cell damage, which can result in sunburn or even skin cancer, is reduced. The antioxidants present also help cells fight the negative change that free radicals produce because of sun exposure.
Avocado oil’s incredible skin care benefits are the reason it’s lovingly included in the following Meiling Skincare Natural Soaps:
Clarity, Focus, Morning Wood, Relax and Soothe
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