Amazing Benefits Of Avocado For Skin You Didn’t Know

Moisturizes the skin deeply

Protects the skin from sun damage

Prevents and treats acne

Removes sun tan

Helps with psoriasis

Full of healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants, avocados are great for your skin too. Apply the fresh pulp, mixed with yogurt, on your cleansed skin to moisturize it and reduce acne flare-ups. Wash off after 15 minutes. Avocado pulp can also heal wounds faster. Use avocado oil on your skin after coming back from the sun. It prevents sun damage and reduces sun tan. This way, it also prevents skin aging.

Moisturizes Your Skin

The healthy fats in avocado are great for moisturizing your skin. Coconut oil is considered a good moisturizer because of its 5–10% oleic acid content. Well, avocado flesh contains 63% oleic acid. Medical anthropologist John Heinerman, in his book, Heinerman’s Encyclopaedia of Healing Juices, mentions that when avocado is regularly consumed, the sebaceous glands secrete the oily semi-fluid natural sebum that keeps the skin hydrated and also helps the muscles and joints stay agile.

Smooths Out Wrinkles

Aging can change your skin, giving you fine lines and wrinkles. But avocados can turn the clock back. On the one hand, avocado antioxidants like vitamins C and E can fight free radicals which damage the skin. On the other, some other chemicals in avocado oil  stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin fibres. Collagen and elastin are proteins responsible for maintaining the structure and elasticity of your skin. Plus, oleic acid in avocado can reach the second layer of the skin and nourish it well to prevent wrinkles triggered by dryness.

So to give your skin a new lease of life, have half an avocado daily and apply some avocado oil.

Protects Your Skin From The Sun

When your skin is exposed to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, it may undergo DNA damage (which can lead to skin cancer) and inflammation. But according to research, polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols, a kind of fat found in avocados, can reduce both radiation-induced cellular damage and skin inflammation. In fact, applying avocado pulp or oil topically enhances DNA repair of the skin after sun exposure, protecting it from malignancy.

Moreover, vitamins C and E present in avocado also protect the skin against UV damage, with vitamin C fighting UVA damage and vitamin E fighting the DNA-altering UVB rays.

Heals Wounds

Did you know that avocados can help heal cuts and nicks? One study found that applying or consuming an avocado extract led to quicker growth of new skin cells and helped wounds heal.