Before we dive into exactly how avocado oil works to benefit the skin, it’s important to understand what exactly its components contain. The buzz of its skin benefits is due to its bioactive molecules, which includes fatty acids, folate, vitamin C and E. If you are not familiar which such antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E aid to protect your skin from open radicals due to environmental damages that we usually come across day-to-day. The fatty acids in avocado oil simply deliver their purpose by creating moisturizing skin barriers, which may be very helpful as we age. Along the way, you’ll find out why the usages of avocado oil are just as beneficial towards our skincare as it is a staple on our slices of toast.
"...avocado oil is just as beneficial towards our skincare as it is a staple on our slices of toast."
It has been proven avocado oil acts as a strong anti-inflammatory by reducing inflammatory cells in your skin, which can be very beneficial for skin conditions such as eczema or even acne. In many cases, the use of avocado oil is highly recommended for the healing process; treating many unwanted skin conditions. Not only can it reverse skin types, but it can add to it as well, in a good way! Adding moisture and strengthening your skin barrier, in most cases, is most important as your skin can easily dry out and/or become damaged. Enriched with its properties to seal and lock in the hydration, studies experienced that avocado oil carries a property named oleic acid which helps your body grow new healthy skin cells and a stronger outer layer.
Avocado oil has its benefits, but it may not be for everyone, especially those who have acne-prone skin. As an oil, it may contribute to clogging pores and the increase of acne for some people. This is a good reason to know your skin type, especially when wanting to apply such oil bases (not only avocado oil) but other oils like argan, or even coconut oil, which create less of a barrier. Of course, if it has been helping your skin without any inflammation, it’ll be easy to obtain its benefits.
"...avocado oil has its benefits, but it may not be for everyone, especially those who have acne-prone skin"
As you have seen while walking through your nearby grocery aisle, the usage of avocado oil can be seen in cleansers, body oils, serums and more. I recommend reading the fine lines for organic, unrefined, and/or cold-pressed avocado oil to guarantee you’re getting the best results that the ingredient has to give.