Rejuvenation, restructuring, repair, soothing, softness … Avocado offers many beneficial properties for our skin and hair. A true and natural anti-aging used in all its forms.
If our taste buds appreciate avocado for its unique taste that can evoke the taste of hazelnuts or almonds, our skin devours it through all of its pores to take advantage of its countless benefits. Originally from South and Central America, this superfood par excellence was also a fruit that the Aztecs actually used to make their hair shine and promote hair growth, and to protect them from the sun and dry winds. Today, the cosmetic goals of avocados are numerous because they cover everything that needs protection, hydration and regeneration.
What recipe do you prefer?
Are you more cream or more oil? Extracted from the pulp of the fruit, avocado oil is rich in phytosterols, phospholipids, fat-soluble vitamins A, B5, B6, B7, B9, C, D and E, as well as potassium and lecithin. It also contains monounsaturated (about 80% of fatty acids) and saturated fatty acids. Oleic acid limits water loss while offering softening and nourishing qualities, and palmitoleic acid is involved in the regeneration of skin cells, thus promoting the restructuring of the epidermis. Linolenic acid, among other things, helps strengthen hair and maintain its elasticity. This oil is so useful that it can be used pure, in its simplest form: vegetable oil. As a moisturizer and ideal for smoothing
A small oil bottle for the winter?
The soft, smooth touch provides an instant silky sensation when the freezing cold causes micro-cracks and cracks on the hands and lips. Avocado oil has good oxidation resistance, but to preserve all its benefits, store the bottle somewhere away from heat and light.
Did you get rid of the heart? Grate ok now!
First remove the brown bark. Then put it in the oven for an hour at 150 degrees before grating it. With the powder on, gently scrub the skin of your face or vigorously scrub the slightly thicker parts of your skin (elbows, heels, etc.). Rinse and then apply moisturizer. The result: baby skin is guaranteed (almost).
The simplest masks
Mix the pulp of a very ripe avocado with the juice of half a lemon and a tablespoon of honey. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing. Even simpler: Once you peel the avocado, swipe the skin over the face for a long time.
Nothing is better after a sunburn
“After sunburn” is not synonymous with sun protection. If the avocado content is high in non-saponifiable substances: (sterols, carotenoids, vitamin E) which gives it very soothing and soothing properties, it provides at most an SPF of 15.
2 mini washing machines to remove dark circles
If your eyes are puffy in the morning with unsightly puffiness and dark circles, place a thin slice of avocado under your eyes. The effect is really obvious.
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In the cream version, the happiness of dry skin
The pulp of this fruit (Persea americana Mill. or Persea gratissima according to international cosmetic nomenclature) has an effect on collagen and elastin production, and there is nothing abnormal about its entry into the formula for anti-aging and eye contour care. These treatments provide a smooth and refreshing aspect, reduce the depth of wrinkles and reduce scarring. An antioxidant, avocado contributes to the fight against the production of free radicals due to external aggressions. If it is highly recommended to treat dry, irritated, atopic skin, dermatologists also recommend the relief of infections such as eczema and psoriasis. Its phytosterols (including β-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol) with curative and reparative action reduce skin inflammation and improve barrier function.
Hair and nails chant it
While many shampoos and hair care products contain avocado, simple applications of the organic oil can nourish and add shine to ends and lengths. Dry, frizzy, frizzy, frizzy and colored hair often regains more elasticity through better conditioning. As for the vitamin D and essential fatty acids present in this oil, they stimulate the formation of new hair follicles and soothe an irritated scalp. Apply it about twenty minutes before shampooing or leave it on overnight. Do your nails break easily or crack? Apply avocado oil and massage the skin well.
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