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Avocado Skin and Hair Recipes
Although it is really a fruit. The Avocado fruit is also rich in vitamin A and D, which are very important for the body. High quantities of potassium and lecithin are also present in avocado oil. Originally, avocado trees were grown in Central America. The avocado provides a lot of advantages nutritionally and is filled with Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E, which are important for proper growth.
Pantothenic acid, sterols, amino acids, and other fatty acids are also present in avocado. Avocado has a color that is deep olive green and has a sweet and a little nutty aroma. It is usually classified as a mono-unsaturated oil.
Avocado oil is usually massaged onto the skin during aromatherapy sessions for therapeutic results. It is known to be deeply penetrating and therefore has outstanding regenerative properties. As this oil penetrates the skin more deeply than other oils, it is easier to transport nutrients through the outer epidermis of the skin and finally into the dermis.
Thus avocado oil can improve skin complexion as it contains vitamin E and it also provides the skin with a softening and soothing effect. It is well known that omega-3 fatty acids are present in fish oil. However, Omega-3 is also present in avocado oil which means that you can also benefit from the presence of Omega-3 by making use of avocado oil for the purposes of cooking.
Avocado oil also benefits aging skin because it increases collagen production and thereby reduces the skin ageing process. Other avocado oil benefits on the skin include its effectiveness on itchy and dry skin because of the presence of Vitamins A, D, and E. Avocado’s provide close to 20 essential health-boosting nutrients, including vitamin E, B, Folic acid, Potassium & Fiber.
One of the most important benefits of avocado oil is its use in hair care. Its texture is quite light which enables it to get easily soaked onto the skin and scalp. Using avocado oil for the hair can help with different hair related problems like dandruff, thinning hair, and hair fall.
There are a lot of nutrients present in avocado oil which can benefit the health and growth of all types of hair, especially African American hair and dry hair. Some of the essential nutrients present are folic acid, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium, and Vitamins A, D, E, and B6, which are all very important for hair nourishment and growth.
You can either make use of pure avocado oil or organic avocado oil for your hair. Both of them are equally beneficial, penetrative, and are also available quite easily. However, the shelf life of organic avocado oil is longer compared to avocado oil that is pure. You can purchase it from any grocery store but you should ensure that the manufacturing details are checked thoroughly. To make use of avocado oil for hair care or hair growth you can prepare a conditioner, homemade shampoos, and hair masks using avocado oil or you can make use of the oil for a hot oil massage or a scalp massage.
Hot Oil Treatment:
For a hot oil treatment with avocado oil you will need some hot water, a soft towel, one teaspoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of avocado oil. Mix the olive oil and avocado oil together and heat it gently.
Then, using your finger tips allow this oil blend to be massaged into your scalp and hair. Individuals who have an oily scalp should use this mixture only on the hair. In a circular motion massage the scalp and hair for around 15 minutes.
This will enable the oil to get well soaked and it will also improve the circulation of blood to the scalp. Then let a towel soak in some hot water and squeeze all the water out. Wrap the towel around your head for 20 minutes. Then condition and shampoo as normal.
When creating avocado beauty treatments, be sure to use a fully ripe avocado for the best results. To test for ripeness, hold the avocado in the palm of the hand and squeeze gently. A ripe avocado should not be rock hard, but will yield slightly to the touch. An avocado may be mashed with a fork, in a blender or in food processor depending on the desired consistency for the individual beauty treatment.
The nutrients and vitamins in avocados can help moisturize and condition hair. Create an avocado hair mask to help hair regain its shine, elasticity and body by thoroughly mixing together 1 avocado, 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp. olive oil.
Before applying the mixture, wet the hair with warm water and gently massage the scalp. Apply the mask to the scalp and work downward, sectioning off the hair and massaging the mask into each section for the easiest penetration.
Place a shower cap on the head and dry with a hair dryer for 20 minutes before rinsing the treatment completely from the hair.
Follow with shampoo, conditioner, and normal styling products. I suggests skipping the mask on the scalp of the hair if it is typically oily, but rather work from the ends of the hair to halfway up.
For normal hair, the mask should be massaged thoroughly into the scalp.
Create a skin-nourishing cleanser by adding 1/2 cup of milk and one well-beaten egg yolk to a half of an avocado. Beat the mixture together until it is the consistency of lotion, according to Natural-Home Remedies. After wetting the face, apply this gentle cleanser to the face and rinse thoroughly to remove dirt, oil, and makeup residue while hydrating the skin with the natural oils in the avocado.
Pureeing the fruit of the avocado and applying it topically to the skin can replenish moisture, soften rough patches and help heal very dry skin, according to Handmade News. Those who suffer from dry facial skin may benefit from an avocado mask, which may be concocted by mixing the puree of 1 avocado with 1 tsp. olive oil.
Apply the mask to the face and neck and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. To alleviate eye puffiness, place a thin slice of an avocado beneath each eye for 20 minutes. To help reduce puffiness further and soothe the delicate skin around the eyes, mix the avocado slices with 5 drops of almond oil and gently apply the mixture around the eyes, leaving it on for 5 minutes before rinsing completely, according to Natural-Home Remedies.
Dry Scalp Mask
Ingredients: 1 Avocado, pitted & mashed
4 tablespoons whole milk sour cream
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth
2. Wet hair & apply mixture. Message scalp & rub through with fingers to tips. Run a fine-toothed comb through hair to evenly distribute the mixture.
3. Place either a plastic shower cap or towel on your head, leave conditioner on for 20 minutes. The heat created by covering the head allows the mixture to more fully penetrate the scalp & hair.
4. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Shampoo & style as usual.
- Danielle Lasit