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Avocado Oil For Skin

Discover all the avocado oil benefits for skin and explore the different ways in which you can use it.

Avocado for Skin - What is Avocado oil?

Avocado oil is derived from avocado seeds and has a thick consistency. It can sometimes smell very nutty and other times have very little smell. Avocado oil contains a number of fatty acids, as well as minerals and vitamin A, C, D and E. It works as a wonderful antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory skin care ingredient and also increases collagen production. Avocado oil for skin is an especially good component to use if you have skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, but can be used on all skin types.

Avocado oil for skin - The benefits

Avocado oil for skin has a plethora of benefits which help to keep your skin smooth, and strong. Read on to discover the avocado oil benefits for skin.

Avocado oil benefits for skin

  • Calms itchy skin and heals chapped skin: This is due to avocado oils anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which helps to soothe and heal irritated skin
  • Hydrates and moisturises skin: Avocado oil for skin acts as an emollient, meaning it softens the skin and traps moisture onto the skin
  • Protects skin from UV light: Avocado oil has a high proportion of mono-saturated fats, which provide a protective layer over the skin. However, it should not replace SPF protection
  • Protects against skin damage: The Vitamin E component of avocado oil for skin helps to absorb free radicals from the environment that may cause damage
  • Promotes the production of collagen in the skin: Avocado oil decreases the pathways that break down collagen in the skin to enhance and maintain skin elasticity
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  • Minimises inflammation: You might think that you wouldn’t want to put oil on acne-prone skin, but avocado oil for skin is especially good for everything from eczema and psoriasis to acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties
  • Increases energy production in the skin: Studies have found that avocado oil for skin promotes the healing of skin and aids cell turnover

How to use avocado oil for skin

Avocado oil is very versatile and can be used in a number of ways that bring benefits to your skin.

How to use avocado oil for skin

  1. Massage it into your skin
  2. Use it as a mask
  3. Add it to your in-shower lotion or a few drops to your bath water
  4. Use as part of your face cream to moisturise
  5. As a hand moisturiser
  6. Include as part of your hydrating body care

Avocado Face Mask

Avocado is commonly used as a homemade face mask due to it's numerous beneficial properties. It's easy and you can pick it up in your weekly food shop!

Homemade Avocado Face Mask Step-by-step Guide:

  1. Cut a ripe avocado into cubes
  2. Add a small amount of avocado oil
  3. Use a fork mash it into an even paste, in the same way you would when making smashed avocado for breakfast
  4. Apply the paste to your face evenly using your fingers
  5. Let the avocado face mask set for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  6. Wash off the avocado face mask with warm water or a face cleanser
  7. Moisturise to lock in moisture and nutrients

Homemade Natural Anti-Ageing Skin Cream Step-by-step Guide:

  1. Mix 60ml of avocado oil with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1/2 a teaspoon of vitamin E oil, and 1 tablespoon of Shea butter 
  2. Bring to a simmer over the stove
  3. Stir the ingredients as they melt
  4. Once melted, pour the cream into a small jar or container and let it sit until the mixture hardens
  5. Store the cream in a cool place once cooled

NIVEA and Avocado Oil for Skin

Using avocado oil as part of your daily routine is a great way for your skin to really notice its impact. It can be found in a wide range of skincare products, from day creams for combating wrinkles and hydrating lip balms, to enriching shower gels. Whichever products suit you best, there are plenty of ways in which your skin can benefit from avocado oil.

Ideal for any skincare routine is the NIVEA Caring Shower Cream with Orange & Avocado Oil. The formula, enriched with natural avocado oil, soothes your skin and provides a burst of hydration and intense care for your body - perfect for an indulging shower routine. With avocado oil’s calming properties, it also comforts dry skin and helps to achieve irresistibly smooth skin. The shower cream is also made with orange, for a beautifully fresh scent.