Getting greasy with my favorite -- avocado!
Avocado oil is delicious for skin...high in vitamins like superstar Vitamin E that contributes to healing and healthy skin. It is well-known that avocados are high in fats, but these fats have excellent nutrients and benefits, plus conditioning power to help with dry, dull areas. These fats are great for internal health, but today we're using them for a conditioning facial treatment that can help fight acne scars. Avocado oil is a natural plant-based oil, extracted by being pressed from avocado flesh. It is typically used in cosmetic preparations - not a very popular culinary oil, although you can usually find it at most markets if you'd like to purchase some for your own pantry.
Avocado oil is extra-absorbent, soaking easily and quickly into skin, so it makes a great carrier oil for transporting nutrients. It is an excellent base oil for blending with other oils, especially if you are looking to use more expensive oils like jojoba or Moroccan Argan oil. Avocado is naturally high in skin strengthening fatty acids, minerals, and proteins, plus it has strong conditioning, healing, and renewing properties that can be beneficial for both skin and hair.
Rather than worry about the fuss of finding and getting avocado oil specifically for skin treatments, we can use the real thing! Go straight to the source and mash fresh avocado for a quick face mask. You can mash it alone, or mix it with extra oils for even more conditioning properties. Apply to clean skin, leave on 10-15 minutes, then rinse and follow with moisturizer if needed. Simple as that!
If you'd rather eat your avocado, try a quick face wipe with the inside avocado peel, or look for real avocado oil in our products (use the search box at the top to search for specific ingredients!)
Look for real avocado in many of our products, like our Conditioning Body Oil.