Take a look at your Instagram feed and you’ll find a glorious amount of avocado toast flat-lays beautifully constructed on your timeline. While I have always been aware of avocado’s because of their presence in guacamole, I never thought of it as an oil that can be used for my hair and skin.
While essential oils can be used by anyone, those with dry skin types benefit from them the most because they work as hydrating agents but, avocado oil has even greater benefits. Because it contains a high amount of Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant, protecting the skin by limiting the production of free radicals, avocado oil does a lot of good for the skin. Being a more deeply penetrating oil, it gets deep into epidermis layers and fixes moisture in the skin. This action helps with plumping fine lines and softening rough skin.
Now that summer is out in full force, using products with SPF are imperative to decrease sunburn. Avocado oil has a low level of UV protection (SPF 6-8), with a high vitamin and sterolin content. In case you didn’t know, sterolins are compounds that are anti-inflammatory and in the case of avocado oil, they can help heal sun damage and age spots.
Four main things to take away from what we just told you is that avocado oil is high in vitamins, works as a low level sunscreen, contributes to the hydration of your skin and it reduces fine lines.