What Are the Benefits of Avocado Oil?
Avocados, also called avocado pears, are a fruit with a soft, creamy
flesh. They are praised for their nutritional benefits, since they
contain high levels of unsaturated fats, and they are also useful for
maintaining the beauty of your skin. Regular use of avocado facials can
help treat a number of skin disorders and help reveal smooth, glowing
Psoriasis responds well to avocado oil and vitamin B12, according to a
study published in the 2001 issue of the journal "Dermatology."
Psoriasis patients used the vitamin and avocado oil cream for 12 weeks
and showed consistent improvement throughout the study period. By
contrast, a group that used a vitamin E cream showed benefits for the
first four weeks, after which the effects subsided. The researchers
concluded that avocado oil with vitamin B12 may be a useful long term
topical treatment for psoriasis.
Vitamins to Fight Aging
Avocados contain vitamins, specifically vitamins A and C, that can help slow the signs of aging.
Oils to Moisturize
is rich in fatty acids, which can be used to moisturize the
skin. Avocado or avocado oils are found in a number of commercially
available skincare products. Avocado contains humectants, which are
chemicals that attract and hold water. Treatment of avocado on your skin
will attract and add moisture to your skin and the avocado oil will
form a barrier to help seal in moisture and protect your skin from the
According to Avocado.com, avocados reduce the appearance of age spots,
help reduce signs of skin aging and heals dry skin and eczema. Large
amounts of sterolins, a protein proven to reduce the appearance of age
spots, scars and sun damage, are found in avocados. Avocado oil contains
the highest amount of sterolins in the fruit, states Avocado.com,
making it an ideal ingredient in skin moisturizers marketed to people
with dry or damaged skin. Avocado oil also increases the amount of
collagen found in the skin. Avocado.com reports that a loss of collagen
in the skin occurs in the natural aging process and avocado oil helps to
slow that process down. Avocados do not clog pores.