Most of us can agree that avocado is a flavourful and delicious ingredient to use in our cooking, but did you know that the oil from avocados is extremely good for the skin? Avocado oil is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. The absorbent oil hydrates and nourishes the skin, protecting it from moisture loss and dehydration. If you would like to learn about the main benefits of avocado oil skincare products, keep on reading!
Avocado oil is a preferred skincare ingredient for many dermatologists and beauty specialists. The ingredient is used in many skin products including moisturisers, sunscreens, and creams. The oil is derived from, as the name suggests, avocados which are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E. In addition to these wholesome nutrients, avocados contain potassium, lecithin, iron, and magnesium so there’s no doubt that the fruit’s oil is jam packed with goodness. Avocado oil is an emollient, meaning that the outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, can easily absorb its nutrients, allowing it to nourish and hydrate the skin leaving it feeling extra smooth and supple.
The antioxidant properties and vitamins in avocado oil can help to heal dry, irritated, and flaky skin. On top of this, the superfood oil can help treat sunburned skin and speed up the healing process of your surface wounds. This is because the oleic acid found in avocado oil promotes collagen synthesis, the process of producing new collagen, allowing your skin to replace old, inflamed skin. Most skin specialists would advise against putting oil on acne-prone skin, but avocado oil is an exception to this rule. The oil from avocados will not clog your pores and is far less greasy than other oils, in fact – avocado oil can actually improve the skin of those prone to breakouts due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Skincare products that contain avocado oil are particularly beneficial for those with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. If you’re not sure where to start looking when it comes to purchasing avocado oil products, we recommend GERnétic’s Marine Ger Lift. This revitalising cream combines the powerful nutrients of avocado oil with other essential amino acids to repair damaged or inflamed skin and improve elasticity, skin tone and hydration. This results in diminished wrinkles and smoother skin.
When applied to the skin, the occlusive property of avocado oil provides a protective seal over our skin’s surface, preventing irritants, allergens, and other harmful particles from being able to enter the skin. Avocados are rich in vitamin E, helping the body prevent damage from harmful free radicals such as cigarette smoke, pollution, and radiation. As these free radicals are one of the biggest contributors to fine lines and wrinkles, the oil from avocados can prevent signs of aging due its high vitamin content. Another product we highly recommend is GERnétic’s Myo Myoso cream. This intensive soothing cream uses nutritive molecules to enhance the tightness of the subcutaneous muscles. The essential fatty acids from avocado oil are used to reinforce the elasticity of the skin and smoothe away any wrinkles.
If you aren’t already obsessed with avocados, give our skincare recommendations a try and we’re sure that your skin will be transformed for the better.
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