Avocado oil: a wonderful ingredient for your skin
This week we're talking about a great stuff for your skin, avocado oil. Recent years have seen an ever-increasing use of this ingredient in beauty and personal care products. Let's see why this happens:
Proteins, good fats and Omega-3 fatty acids that effectively contribute to skin health.
Sterolins which soften the skin and help prevent pimples from appearing on the skin.
Antioxidants, vitamins A, D and E, which help skin elasticity and counteract the effects of sun exposure, reduce dryness and improve the appearance of aged/damaged skin.
Lecithin and potassium which benefit the overall health of the skin and hair.
-Is avocado oil good for your face?
The answer is Yes! It has a deeply nourishing and moisturizing effect on the skin, while the antioxidants it contains fight free radicals. Avocado now belongs to the list of superfoods and in the same way that it affects our body nutritionally, it also affects our skin. In addition, it is rich in ceramides, which help the skin maintain its moisture and rebuild its protective levels.
Beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids and vitamins A, D protect against harmful UV rays and stimulate collagen metabolism. Additionally, the monounsaturated fatty acids found in avocado oil help speed up wound healing, easing scarring and broken skin.
How you can make it at home, in case you don't want to buy it:
Avocado oil, like all oils, in order to retain most of their beneficial components, must be extracted by cold pressing, which cannot be done at home as special presses are needed. However, there are some easy ways to make avocado oil at home while retaining a large percentage of these ingredients.
By drying the fruit:
What you will need:
1 shallow pan
1 large clean gauze
1 container to store it in (preferably opaque)
Remove the skin and keep only the flesh from the avocado.
Puree it until it becomes a cream and spread it on the pan, creating a thin layer
Place the pan in a spot in the house where the sun can see it and let it dry. Alternatively, put it in the oven at 60-70 °C until cooked (about 5 hours).
After the pulp turns a dark green-brown color, put it in cheesecloth and drain it into a clean container.
Finally, transfer the liquid that came out, which is the avocado oil, into a clean sterile container and store it in a shady place.
Nice! And now that you've made it, you can use it plain or make face masks and creams and provide your skin with all the aforementioned beneficial benefits. We have saved for the end one more recipe for an avocado oil mask:
You will need
1 ripe avocado
A little avocado oil
Cut the avocado into small pieces and add some of the oil you have. Mix them with a non-metallic tool (metal usually oxidizes vegetables and fruits), so that your mixture is homogeneous.
Then, put the mixture on your face and leave it for about 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water
The properties of this oil are really impressive and how easy it is with a few available ingredients to make products with excellent benefits for your skin at home. Anyway, we are excited, are you? Don't forget to also include avocado in your diet! You can now also find domestic, delicious avocados.
- iToocan Team