This Is How Avocado Oil Takes Care Of Skin, Hair And Nails

Written by Dana Peterson

The ancient Aztecs were known for their use of avocado oil to protect the skin from external aggressions, and to this day this oil remains an ideal cosmetic ally for the care of the skin, hair and nails, especially in winter.

This oil is extracted from the avocado fruit. Despite its thickness, it penetrates easily deep into the skin and has a soft scent that makes it uncomfortable to use, in addition to its richness in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, which has an anti-oxidant action. This is what secures avocado oil for its effectiveness in fighting free radicals that cause cell oxidation and thus the appearance of premature wrinkles.

Avocado oil is rich in many vital ingredients, including vitamins (A, B, C, E, and K) and minerals (iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorous) in addition to protein, fiber and other beneficial plant materials. These ingredients make avocado oil have a unique action in protecting, nourishing and strengthening skin, hair, and nails.

Ally for Dry Skin

Avocado oil is known for its highly nourishing properties. It penetrates deep into the skin and coats it with a thin protective layer. Therefore, it is the ideal ally for sensitive skin and is recommended for use on skin suffering from dehydration and loss of vitality. Skin care experts recommend that this oil be included in the anti-wrinkle cosmetic routine. It is also recommended to add a few drops of it to home anti-wrinkle masks as it restores elasticity to the skin and can be used as a treatment in the eye contour area due to its fatigue-relieving effect.

How can it be used on the body?

The richness of avocado oil in omega 3 and 9 contributes to protecting the skin of the body from dehydration, and therefore it is recommended to use it on the whole body and especially on the most dry areas such as the hands, elbows, and heels of the feet. It allows the skin to regain its elasticity, speeds up the healing of scars, and is an effective preventive treatment to protect the skin from cracking. Experts also recommend adding a few drops of this oil to the body cream or using it directly to massage the skin.

Effective hair care treatment

Avocado oil plays a beauty-enhancing role for hair, as it strengthens its fibers and increases its shine. It is recommended to apply a few drops of it on the ends of the hair and along its length for 10 minutes before washing the hair, but when applied directly to the scalp, it promotes hair growth. You can also prepare a mask that is more like an integrated treatment for hair by mixing the yolk of an egg with two tablespoons of avocado oil and applying this mixture for an hour before washing it, and this helps to nourish it and detangle it.

Hardener for nails

Nails that break and split need to be massaged several times a week with avocado oil, which contributes to nourishing and strengthening them. It can also be used in the form of a bath in which the nails are soaked for 20 minutes, or as a moisturizing mask for the nails by dipping them with avocado oil and then covering them with “cellophane” paper and leaving them overnight as well to take advantage of its properties. Nails can also be massaged with avocado oil and a few drops of citrus essential oil to enhance their beauty and strength.

About the author

Dana Peterson

I'm Dana Peterson, a freelance writer, serial blogger, self-published author of 7 books, and speaker who enjoys enlightening others about unknown and little-known facts.

I'm a mother of two kids, but I've also been a typographer, a film composer, a piano player, a singer in an all-girl rock band. I love writing on cruise ships, or late nights, but also at home in my sunny southern California garden.

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