Everyone we know loves the taste of avocados, but did you know they are also much more than a delicious fruit? Avocados contain a natural oil that can be extracted and used on the skin for overnight rejuvenation. As a matter of fact, some of the most trusted beauty brands include avocado oil as part of the ingredients for their skincare products.
Delving a bit behind the science of how to rejuvenate skin, avocados contain beneficial vitamins, fatty acids, and phytosterols. Together, they work to provide the skin with various elements that are known for having properties that maintain and protect. We all know about the importance of vitamins, however the lesser-known fatty acids and phytosterols can also make a noticeable impact. This is due to a variety of factors, one such factor being that the beloved avocado possesses higher amounts of a fatty acid known as oleic acid, which helps keep the skin moisturized. Meanwhile, phytosterols are plant compounds that can produce rejuvenating effects for a smooth, lovely glow.
If you don’t want to spend money on expensive beauty extracts, you can make your own DIY face mask, too. Most grocery stores carry avocado oil as a food product for cooking. Get your hands on a bottle of that, then combine it with a high UMF Manuka honey and you’re all set. Just be sure not to overdo it; a little bit can go a long way! Apply as a light film across the face once a week, allow to sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly afterward.