A short Introduction
For centuries, mankind has searched for some mysterious elixir of youth. In order to regain youth, strength and stop the aging processes in the body, alchemists were willing to do anything.
Today, every woman is also willing to do everything to preserve her youth and beauty. But she doesn’t need the elixir of youth, she needs an alligator pear. Or to be more precise – an avocado and its oil.
Avocado oil possesses really unique rejuvenating properties. Even women of South America, who for centuries have extended youth by using this natural and magic means knew about its qualities. And then a powerful regenerating night cream was created on its basis.
What kind of oil is it? How should you use it, and for what? Answers to these questions you will find in this article.
The avocado tree grows and bears fruits only in warm climates. Therefore, main places of its cultivation are – Mexico, South Africa, South America, California, and Israel. The avocado tree belongs to the laurel family, its fruits are green and pear-shaped.
Avocado oil is obtained from the dried, cold-pressed fruit pulp (much more rarely from seeds). Such technology allows ing all the useful properties of the oil, its vitamins, minerals, acids, and other biologically active substances.
The oil obtained is a thick dark green liquid and has a distinctive nutty flavor and aroma. Under the influence of sunlight, the oil gets brown in color.
If the oil has a light yellow color, it means that it has passed refining, and cannot be called beneficial for health.
Avocado oil: what is it?
Avocado oil can (and should) be taken orally, as it is an indispensable source of vitamins, trace elements, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Among them are oleic, palmitic, linolenic, palmitoleic, and stearic fatty acids, vitamins A, E, D, B1, B2, K, PP, as well as potassium, zinc, and squalene. Furthermore, avocado oil contains lecithin, chlorophyll, histidine, and phytosterols.
And even if you know nothing about these components, you can be sure that they exert very beneficial effect on the body.
It is recommended to consume 1 tsp of natural avocado oil at least 2 times a day, 40 minutes before a meal. A course should last for 20-30 days.
But most of the times avocado oil is used in cosmetology. Moreover, nowadays, this oil is considered as one of the most effective means created for face moisturizing and rejuvenation.
Avocado oil is considered basic one. It means that it cannot be diluted with other vegetable oils (such as in a case with essential oils), and to produce a variety of masks, creams, and other cosmetics on its base. Avocado oil and can also be used without any additives. Its effect is especially remarkable on the skin of the face.
This oil is unique since its fat composition is close to human skin fats. It means that all the nutrients contained in the oil penetrate places where they are needed in the great amount. That is why the use of avocado oil for the face – is the best option you can offer for your skin.
Avocado oil is excellent for all skin types. What is more, unlike many other vegetable oils, it is quickly absorbed and leaves no greasy residue on your face.
Benefits of avocado oil for hair and skin
Avocado oil has a unique molecular structure that allows it to penetrate the hair and retain moisture inside it.
Avocado oil is an effective moisturizer for dry, brittle, and damaged hair. It contains vitamins A, B, D, E, protein, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium and folic acid. All nutrients that are needed to restore the hair structure.
Vitamins help protect the scalp and nourish the hair follicles, and amino acids promote the healthy growth of the scalp cells.
Avocado oil contains very useful fatty acids, which help to make your hair softer and make it shine, and are great for maintaining and restoring the health of the scalp (dry, itchy skin).
Moreover, avocado oil contains more monounsaturated fatty acids than olive oil, which makes it a unique means to care for thin and weakened hair. Monounsaturated fats can moisturize, nourish and strengthen the hair and protect it from damage.
Avocado oil acts as a natural SPF (sun protection factor).
Also, it stimulates the blood flow to the hair follicles. With the improvement of blood flow and blood circulation in the scalp, more nutrients reach follicles and stimulate the growth of hair, and improve its overall state.
Avocado oil contains high levels of phytosterols and antioxidants (vitamin E). Therefore, it exerts a highly moisturizing and protective effect against aggressive environmental influences and damages.
Avocado oil penetrates the skin quite easily in comparison with some other oils, such as the almond one. That is why it can be used as a base oil for essential oils.
Avocado oil moisturizes and softens the skin, fully saturating it with essential nutrients. It also helps to improve blood circulation in the facial skin, enriching it with oxygen. And due to the deep penetration of the skin, avocado oil stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are directly responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin.
Also, sterols which are also a part of avocado oil (plant substances with properties similar to sex hormones) helps to prevent premature skin aging, the formation of deep wrinkles and the appearance of age spots.
The use of avocado oil is excellent for daily skin care. Dry, sensitive, oily or normal skin – it does not matter, avocado oil is equally useful for any of its types.
It can be used for hydration, nutrition and regeneration of damaged skin cells, as well as to heal various irritations and rashes on the skin, acne, wrinkles, dryness, and flaking.
Avocado oil is also ideal for the care of the thin skin around the eyes, making it soft, moist, eliminating fine facial wrinkles and sagging skin.
It is recommended to use avocado oil during adverse weather conditions. For example, for skin care in the summer, avocado oil will protect it from the harmful ultraviolet radiation, and in winter – from the cold.
How does skin aging happen?
One of the unique features of avocado oil for the skin is the ability to slow down the aging process of the skin, preventing the appearance of wrinkles. Wrinkles appear with age, with a decrease of collagen and elastin levels in the skin. Due to the increased content of vitamins A and C, it accelerates collagen production and the process of skin cells regeneration.
Also, elastin loss occurs as a result of exposure to sunlight (UV), whereby the skin aging happens much faster. And don’t forget about dehydration of cells, which takes place every year.
How to use avocado oil
How will avocado oil help you keep your skin young and beautiful?
Thanks to substances such as A, C, E & F it stimulates the immunity of the skin, protecting it from adverse external influences, including the sun. Valuable substances, namely squalene, contained in oil, nourish the skin with oxygen during its interaction with water, which improves blood circulation in the skin.
It’s also known that avocado oil is effective in caring for dry and aging skin. Due to the high content of plant hormones, it prevents the appearance of age spots and slows down the aging of the female skin during menopause. Avocado oil reduces the severity of cellulite, restores the integrity of the skin with its various inflammations and injuries.
All these positive effects on the skin allow the use of avocado oil in the various creams, lotions, balms, etc. – for the care of aging and sensitive skin of the face, neck and hands! You can improve the nutritional properties of your cream by adding avocado oil:
What are the recipes of avocado oil for the skin?
- add 10 drops of oil to 10 g of cream or 10 ml of lotion.
- for the health of your lips: mix 1 teaspoon of avocado oil with 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil… This mix moisturizes and nourishes lips.
- for moisturizing of the whole body: 1 tbsp of avocado oil is added to the mixture of cream, honey, and salt. The mix should be added to the bath water!
- to restore the integrity of the skin, imparting smoothness and freshness: avocado oil either alone or in admixture with other oils (e.g., with apricot oil), or as a basis for essential oils – soak a napkin and apply to the target areas for 20-30 minutes, 1-2 times a day. When it is mixed with essential oils, use the following proportions: 1 st. of avocado oil – 1-2 drops of essential oil of sandalwood, orange or another. You will see the effect of such procedures after about the 4th time.
- the remedy for crow’s feet around the eyes: make a mixture of 1 tbsp of avocado oil with 1 tbsp of grape seed oil, plus 2 drops of essential oil of mint, fennel or orange!
Face masks with avocado oil
Avocado oil can be added to the face masks:
- Mix 1 teaspoon of avocado oil with 1 teaspoon of yogurt.
- Wash your face with warm water.
- Spread the mixture evenly all over the face with a spatula.
- Leave the mask on your face for 10-15 minutes.
- To remove the mask, use a towel soaked in hot water
- Wash your face with warm water.
Avocado oil is rich in a specific type of steroid – sterolin. Sterolins can penetrate deep into the skin. Therefore, we can use the power of sterolins in the treatment of age spots.
To do this, mix 2 tablespoons of avocado oil with an equal amount of castor oil. Let it brew for at least 15 minutes and rub with massage movements in the sites of spots. Then rinse the skin with warm water.
How does avocado oil nourish your hair?
I’m not going to list all the nutrients of avocado oil, but they certainly nourish the roots of the hair and make hair beautiful and silky. Avocado oil is ideal for the hair, especially if the hair is often dyed.
It is known that avocado oil improves the condition of the hair cuticle, restores the hair power by eliminating the fragility and dissection!
As in the case of the skin, avocado oil is useful for the hair as a protection against external damage (dyeing, for example) and weather factors (sun). Regular use of avocado oil stimulates hair growth, thus making it healthy and shiny.
How to use avocado oil for hair care?
Avocado oil is usually used in admixture with various shampoos in a ratio of 1:10! Take 10 ml of avocado oil and add to 100 ml of shampoo or hair balm! The best effect can be achieved by rubbing this mixture to the scalp approximately 1-2 hours before washing the hair.
Avocado oil in its pure form and sometimes in a mixture of 1: 1 with another vegetable oil is rubbed into the hair and the scalp and left for the night! In the morning, rinse your hair with shampoo.
How to use avocado oil for nail care?
This useful product can be used to strengthen and stimulate nail growth thanks to the healing properties of the removal of inflammation in the nail fold.
It is recommended to apply avocado oil in a mixture with one of the other vegetable oils (apricot, almond, ratio of 1: 1) on the nails and lightly massage each nail! And do the procedure done for 20 minutes, it is recommended to do it 2-3 times a week!
As you can see, you should and can restore and preserve your beauty by putting just a little bit of effort into it. But most importantly, remember that you will never improve your skin and hair if your body is intoxicated from the inside, especially if it is teeming with parasites. Cosmetology works only with proper nutrition and a healthy and positive lifestyle!
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