Beauty tips: The top skincare benefits of avocado oil
Avocados have had a massive surge in popularity over the past few years, but there is a lot more to this fruit than first meets the eye. Unlike many dietary fads, the avocado’s popularity shows no sign of waning and this is no doubt since it is truly a superfruit!
Avocado oil is so great that leading superfood-packed beauty brand Unity Beauty Essentials have made it one of their main ingredients in both the Unity Beauty Essentials Daily Body Hydrator and the Complete Duo Stretch Mark Cream + Oil.
With this in mind we asked them for their top five skincare benefits of avocado oil.
1. High Oleic Acid content
Oleic acid can help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and makes it easier for ingredients that would not usually get along to work together well. Studies suggest that oleic acid can not only reduce blood pressure but cholesterol too, making it a beneficial part of anyone’s diet.
2. Rich in Lutein
Avocado oil is a potent source of lutein, an antioxidant that has a particularly beneficial effect on the eyes. When eaten, lutein helps to keep age-related issues such as cataracts and muscular degeneration at bay, while in cosmetic products it helps the skin to retain moisture and provides anti-aging properties.
3. Contains Fatty Acids that Improve Skin Condition and Aids Regenerations
Studies have shown that avocado oil has a powerful effect on damaged skin and can help wounds heal. A study carried out Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany even showed that avocado oil can noticeably reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, a condition that causes patches of skin to become red and flaky, over a 3-month period.
4. A potent source of Vitamin E
Avocado oil is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to combat free radicals and prevent cell deterioration. Like lutein, Vitamin E can also help the skin retain moisture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
5. Packed full of Chlorophyll
It’s one of those things you probably don’t associate with skincare and cosmetics, but that is about to change. Capable of warding germs away and creating an environment that bacteria simply cannot abide, chlorophyll is a wonder when it comes to keeping blemishes at bay. It also contains magnesium, which helps to deliver oxygen to the body’s cells and skin tissue more efficiently.