What does Avocados do for Acne?
Avocados provides great nutritional properties both internally and externally for your skin and body. Avocados can help heal dry skin, cut age spots, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and can even soothe skin affected by acne, eczema, and other skin conditions. Avocado is a deep cleanser which helps in getting rid of the dirt and grime accumulated on the face. It helps to open up the tiny pore ducts for cleansing and clearing the dead skin cells and thereby prevent acne breakouts.
Benefits Of Avocados:
Avocado is quite high in linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid. One study found that acne sufferers have low levels of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, in the fat beneath their skin. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that is found within the seeds of the argan fruit. With regular use linoleic acid promotes healthy skin cell turnover, the rate in which your skin sheds dead cells, to prevent clogged hair follicles. Avocados are very similar to Argan Oil with this essential acid.
Avocados are a great source of vitamin E. Vitamin E boosts collagen production, a connective tissue that helps your skin keep it’s elasticity, which in turn means less wrinkles. And can also treat existing wrinkles by supporting new skin cell growth and speeding up cell regeneration. Vitamin E also prevents the appearance of age spots by blocking the suns UVB rays .
This vitamin can also reduce the appearance of scars (this includes acne scars) and stretch marks when applied topically. Existing acne scars are less visible within a few weeks as it helps to regenerate new skin cells to heal up existing cell damage.
Vitamin A promotes proper repair and maintenance of the skin. Deficiencies can result in a dry, flaky complexion with acne. It’s also known as a wrinkle eliminator, vitamin A reduces fine lines in the skin and helps fade age spots. Topical application can significantly lightened liver spots within one month.
Avocados when Eaten
Vitamin E and Vitamin A also boosts the immune system, a healthy immune system is important in the fight against acne. In addition, vitamin E aids in digestion which may in turn keep the complexion clear of blemishes because your body will be processing nutrients more efficiently.
Don’t want to keep buying Avocados? Give Avocado Oil A Try Instead.
Avocado oil comes from pressing the seeds of these fruits. The oil has all the same benefits of the actual avocado just in liquid form sold at most health food stores. This oil helps to nourish the skin attributing to its overall health while also softening rough, dry or flaking skin associated with acne. Avocado oil also contains cooling agents helpful in reducing swelling and inflammation associated with acne-prone skin.
Avocado Oil (Edible) 4 Ounces- You can eat or apply this oil topically.
DIY Avocado Mask
½ Ripe Avocado or 1 tablespoon of avocado oil
1 Egg Yolk
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Organic Plain Yogurt
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
Peel and mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork until you have a smooth consistency or you can toss it in a food processor. Mix in the remaining ingredients until blended well and apply to clean face and neck.
Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water and a gentle cleanser.
Gently pat dry with a soft towel and follow with an oil-free moisturizer for your face and neck. I prefer to finish it off with a few drops of Grapeseed Oil.
Or Check out this YouTube Video, she has created her own version of an Avocado Mask.
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