Avocado Based Skin-Care Packs and Masks You Can Prepare at Home

You can call Avocado – a superfood that contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and fats that enriches your body with all kinds of nutrition. Avocado plays a very important role in a vegan diet nourishing you with needed fats. Similarly, this fruit is also used as key ingredient in several cosmetics, all thanks to the presence of important vitamins A, D, E and omega fatty acids. Nicknamed aptly as the vegetable butter or butter pear, avocados are known for its high oil contents. Avocado oils are one of the main ingredients of several skin rejuvenating beauty products.

Given below are the few avocado benefits for skin:

  • Storehouse of nutrients – Presence of vitamins like vitamin A, C, E helps to maintain the firmness and structure of the skin. Vitamin E in avocado enhances the anti-oxidant characteristics that keeps your skin young and healthy.
  • Anti-ageing properties – Enhancing the properties of vitamin E in the fruit, avocado also contains carotenoids. Including carotenoid in your diet protects your skin from wrinkling and aging. It also improves the skin’s tone, density and texture.
  • Hydrating properties – Presence of oleic acid, a fatty acid, helps in maintaining moisture of the skin and making it soft. Avocado oil is used for treating dehydrated skin. Omega-9 fatty acid present in avocado is great for treating damaged skin and also for reducing inflammation. The avocado oils also moisturize your hair greatly.

The avocado benefits for skin list may go on forever. It’s time for you to catch up with some interesting homemade skin care packs and masks that uses avocado.

Hair care masks

The super combination of healthy fats, omega acids and biotin are ideal for rejuvenating your dry and brittle hair. For that all you need is ripe organic avocados, olive oil and honey.

  1. For repairing brittle hair

Prepare a mixture of mashed avocado and olive oil. Apply it on the entire length of your hair. If your scalp is dry apply the mixture on it too. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off.

  1. For soft and shiny hair

Prepare a mixture of mashed avocado, olive oil and honey. Apply it on to your hair. Rinse it off after 15 minutes.

Skin care masks

The oleic acid present in avocado helps in reducing the inflammation and preventing the wrinkles. Below is a simple facial mask for reducing acne and wrinkling.Prepare a mixture of ripe avocado with lemon juice and 1-2 tbsp. of rolled oats. Apply it on your face for 30 minutes and wash it off.

  1. Avocado as a scrub

Prepare a mixture of organic avocados along with 1 tbsp. of honey, olive oil and brown sugar each. This pack is an excellent facial scrub. Make sure your skin is damp enough so that scrub is not too harsh on your skin.

  1. Mask for beautiful hands and nails

Mixture of avocado with ground oats or sugar will make a great scrub for your hand and nails. Apply the mixture on your hands and leave it for 5 minutes and then wash it off. This mask can exfoliate and moisturize your skin.

This holiday season love your skin and go organic with your choice of ingredients. Browse the web to look out for more recipes and masks that can help your skin glow and stops ageing.

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