Today, we are going to see the health benefits of avocado oil.
Inexpensive, it has nourishing properties for the skin and hair, and can also be used as a base for homemade cosmetics. Discover all the possible uses and health benefits of avocado oil in hair care or for the skin.
Avocado oil: all you need to know about its origin
The avocado oil is a vegetable oil that has the advantage of being inexpensive and easy to use. It can be used alone or combined with other vegetable oils, but also essential oils or vegetable butter.
Like coconut oil, it is found in many cosmetics for the body and hair, due to its multiple benefits and uses.
Extraction and manufacturing process
Avocado is a fruit native to Mexico. It is particularly rich in vitamins C and E, as well as fatty acids and trace elements. Avocado oil is obtained by extracting the pulp of the fruit. It is used both in cosmetics and in cooking.
For use in cosmetics, it is recommended to choose a cold-extracted first-pressed avocado oil, which allows the nutrients of the fruit to be retained during the industrial process.
The health benefits of avocado oil on the skin
Nourishing, softening: Avocado oil is particularly recommended to soften the skin and soften it. It is indeed, like all vegetable oils, nourishing, and can therefore be used to nourish dry or damaged skin.
Protective: Another recognized property, avocado oil has a protective action on the skin. It is therefore recommended to prepare the skin for the sun.
In this case, it can be combined, for example, with olive oil. In winter, it helps to form a protective layer on the skin, which will act as a barrier against the cold or the wind.
Anti-ageing: Did you know? Avocado oil is one of the few vegetable oils to have anti-ageing properties. Thanks to its anti-oxidant properties, it delays the ageing of the skin.
Regenerating: Finally, the last benefit of avocado oil: its regenerating properties, especially on damaged or very dry skin. It indeed repairs the skin and restores its firmness.
It is very useful in winter, in case of chapping or irritation due to the cold, but also in summer after exposure to the sun.
Rich body balm: Here is an example of nourishing body butter that is ideal for dry skin: mix 35 ml of avocado oil, 25 g of shea butter, and 25 ml of sweet almond oil. This butter is applied to the skin by massaging until penetration, as soon as you feel the skin is dry.
The combination of these three natural ingredients will help nourish the skin in depth. In the small size, you can also make a homemade lip balm with these same proportions, which will hydrate the lips and prevent chapping in winter.
Protective dry oil: Do you want to concoct yourself a dry oil for the summer? You just need to mix several vegetable oils in a spray (a third of avocado oil, a third of olive oil and a third of jojoba oil for example) and spray your body with it. This type of oil is used for example before exposure to the sun. Good to know: it can also be applied to the face and the hair!
Anti-ageing face serum: Avocado oil has anti-ageing properties. It helps to delay skin ageing, regenerate and smooth the skin. An anti-ageing and firming serum, which contains active ingredients in essential oils, can therefore be made from avocado vegetable oil.
It is applied in addition to a day cream, in the evening, and acts during the night. You can also apply avocado oil alone, after makeup removal, for its anti-oxidant properties.
After-sun, restorative: Avocado oil is particularly recommended for soothing the skin after sun exposure. After showering, spraying a few avocado oil sprays will help your skin regenerate and act as an after-sun treatment to nourish it.
The benefits of avocado oil on hair
Nutritious: Just like the skin, avocado oil has a nourishing action on the hair. It is therefore recommended for dry and brittle hair, in routine hair care or for a mask.
Detangling, smoothing, beautifying: Avocado oil smooths the scales of the hair and therefore helps to disentangle, especially in children or curly hair. It also brings shine and shines to the hair.
Stimulates Growth: Just like castor oil, avocado oil also helps stimulate hair growth, giving it strength and vigour. It is recommended for people who face hair loss or want to regain volume, in daily care.
Nourishing hair mask: Is your hair dry, brittle or lacking in shine? Make a nourishing avocado oil mask by mixing a tablespoon of avocado oil, egg yolk and a teaspoon of honey.
Mix well and apply the hair mask after shampooing, leaving for 15 minutes. This treatment will nourish your hair, making it supple and soft.
Detangling or styling oil: Do you have frizzy, curly or difficult to disentangle hair? Avocado oil can help loosen knots and make styling easier.
On dry hair, apply it generously to the lengths to soak them in before combing your hair. On wet hair after washing, a few drops of oil can help structure your hair, especially your curls.
Hair oil: Avocado oil can also be one of the components of nourishing hair oil, to be left on. If you want to stimulate hair growth, combine it with castor oil.
Also add coconut oil, which helps nourish the hair. Mix a third of each vegetable oil and apply the mixture to your hair. Leave to stand for a few hours or even overnight before washing them: your hair will be nourished, soft and supple!
The three key points to remember about avocado oil:
•Avocado oil is vegetable oil with multiple benefits. It acts as well on the hair as on the body and the face;
•It has softening, anti-ageing and restorative properties for the skin;
•For the hair, it nourishes the fibres and helps to disentangle, especially in styling oil.