Avocado oil is one of the ingredients used in our Stretch Mark Oil. It a great natural alternative for treating dry skin. Adding it to your daily skincare routine can lead to nourishment, restoration, and overall extra protection to the skin.
Avocado Oil contains Oleic acid, which is a fatty acid that is known for its enhancement of skin permeability. Our skin is a layer of protection that is designed to keep the bad stuff out and the good stuff in. Oleic acid is what helps our skin open up the gates to welcome in the nutrients. Because of the high levels of oleic acid, avocado oil is a well - known ‘carrier oil’. This means that we are able to combine avocado oil with other essential oils so that the nutrients from those oils can be delivered to the skin and be absorbed more effectively.
Our avocado oil is used in our Stretch Mark Oil, which can be purchased here.
Avocado oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E. Below are some of the ways it can benefit the skin:
1. Moisturizes and nourishes
In addition to vitamin E, avocado oil contains potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients that can nourish and moisturise the skin. The outermost layer of skin, known as the epidermis, easily absorbs these nutrients, which also help to form new skin.
2. Relieves inflammation from psoriasis and eczema
The antioxidants and vitamins in avocado oil may help to heal the dry, irritated, and flaky skin associated with eczema and psoriasis.A person with a skin condition may wish to test a patch of skin first, to ensure that the oil does not trigger or aggravate their symptoms.
3. Prevents and treats acne
When left on for short periods of time and rinsed off with warm water, avocado oil can keep skin hydrated without leaving an oily residue. This may reduce the risk of acne. Avocado oil also has anti-inflammatory effects, which can help to reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne.
4. Accelerates wound healing
Avocado oil may help wounds to heal more quickly. The essential fatty acids and oleic acid in avocado oil can promote collagen synthesis, which is the process of creating new connective tissue. It was also found to help reduce inflammation during the healing process.
5. Treats sunburned skin
The antioxidants in avocado oil may help to ease the symptoms of a sunburn. The vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin D, protein, lecithin, and essential fatty acids in the oil can support healing and soothe the skin. It may help to protect the skin from harmful UV radiation.
6. Reduces signs of aging
The first signs of aging usually appear on the skin. Avocado oil can help the skin to retain its elasticity.
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