The Many Benefits of Avocado Oil for Skin
Posted April 2023
Written by Jamie Barrows
Have you noticed that food, drink, and spice trends eventually make their way into the skincare world? Items traditionally considered only ingestible are often eventually used as topicals for their multi-faceted benefits. Some best-known examples are oatmeal, coconut, fruits such as mandarin and lemon, sea salt, honey, and even turmeric and green tea. These buzz-worthy foods carry benefits for proper bodily function, such as our gut health. It makes sense to consider that many food items may also benefit our skin.
As more and more foodies became aware of avocados’ rich supply of essential vitamins and minerals, beauty and personal care brands began to take notice. Those same characteristics could undoubtedly be used to benefit our body’s largest organ: our skin. Our very own research and development team agrees. Avocado oil has many skin health perks.
It is Highly Moisturizing
Vitamin E is one of the most effective ingredients to soften and hydrate skin. It works to repair the skin barrier, trapping moisture. And guess what? Avocado oil is packed with vitamin E!
Fights Scalp Flakiness
In the same way that it helps exposed skin, vitamin E in avocado oil works to repair scalp flakiness. Additionally, avocado oil has fungal and antibacterial properties. These can help balance the scalp’s microbiome and improve conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis.
Can Treat Certain Skin Conditions
Psoriasis and eczema are no match for avocado oil because it contains ultra-nourishing fatty acids. It is boosted with plenty of antioxidants, promoting the healing these skin conditions.
Speeds up Wound Healing
The same antioxidants that help improve symptoms of the skin conditions mentioned above also speed up the time it takes wounds to heal. Avocado oil can accelerate healing because it helps to rejuvenate collagen, essentially the glue between skin cells. This helpful characteristic applies to sunburns too. So the next time you reach for the aloe vera, and if you want to try something new, try healthful avocado oil instead.
Believe it or not, the benefits listed here are only a portion of the many skin-boosting traits avocados contain. Avocados are considered a “superfood” because they contain a wide variety of nutrients – a good percentage of each. Take this superfood into the skincare realm with your next personal care product. Get in touch today, and see how we can help your brand harvest this incredible, all-natural ingredient. ●