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9 Avocado Home Remedies To Bring Your Skin And Hair Back To Life

Here are eight avocado home remedies for skin, hair, and body.

Avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise, someone said, and we couldn’t agree more. An essential source of vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E, as well as fibers, fatty acids, proteins, and minerals, avocados should not be missing from your diet. But avocado is not just for guacamole, pesto, or, who knows—it can be used from head to toe, literally. Your hair, face, feet, and every part of your body would be happy to get an avocado dose from time to time. In this post, we’ll show you some of the best avocado home remedies.

Avocado to moisturize your skin

Avocado is a storehouse of skin-friendly nutrients. It contains both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are known for their ability to restore and strengthen the skin’s fat barrier. This barrier is essential because it’s your skin’s built-in system to retain moisture and protect it from external damage. Moreover, avocado is also rich in vitamin E (an antioxidant that reduces the damage induced by UV exposure) and omega-3 fatty acids (which reduces inflammation in skin cells).

To use avocado as a moisturizer, take the flesh from one avocado, mix it with a small amount of honey (preferably manuka honey), and blend them until you get a paste-like consistency. Spread the mask on your face, neck (and body), and let it act for 20 minutes. Do this once a week to get that baby-soft skin. And in case you run out of honey, you can use coconut oil (or jojoba oil if your skin is prone to acne breakouts).

Avocado to heal chapped lips

Avocado is rich in oleic acid, a fatty acid that mirrors the natural oils in your skin. This fatty acid can replenish the natural oils in your lips, making them more capable of retaining moisture and less prone to dryness and cracking. The texture of avocado is also a nice bonus—its natural creaminess provides immediate relief to sore, chapped lips. When applied, it forms a soothing layer that not only deeply hydrates but also protects.

You just need a tablespoon of avocado flesh and a small amount of coconut oil to create a lip mask. Layer the mixture over your lips and keep it on for 20-30 minutes before washing it off. Repeat whenever necessary.

Avocado to reduce fine lines

Because it’s moisturizing and emollient, avocado is great for softening the appearance of fine lines and giving your skin a fresh look. For this home remedy, you also need olive oil, which is great at infusing skin with moisture

Mix the pulp from one avocado with a few drops of virgin olive oil to get a homogenous paste. Layer over your face and decollete and let act for 30 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Enjoy moist skin!

Avocado to fight cellulite

For this recipe, gather three tablespoons of sweet almond oil and one avocado. Extract the pulp from the avocado and mash it well until you get a puree. Now add the almond oil. Apply the blend to the thighs and buttocks and massage well for 15-20 minutes. Then, rinse with cold water to boost blood flow. You can do this on a daily basis to fight cellulite.

Avocado seeds to exfoliate

Studies show that avocado seeds have more antioxidants and phytochemicals than other parts of the avocado and also contain vitamins, proteins, and fatty acids. So it would be a big waste tossing them in the trash. Now that you know that, you can save the avocado seeds for later and use them as a scrub to exfoliate your skin.

To use avocado seeds you first need to turn them into a fine powder. Simply break the pit into small pieces, let them dry for a day, and blend them until you get a powder. Delicately rub the final mixture on your body to slough off dead cells. Do it gently and make sure you apply a moisturizer after to avoid dryness and irritation. To enhance the benefits, you can mix the avocado seed powder with coconut oil and coffee grounds.

Avocado to condition the scalp

For this recipe, you’ll just need mayonnaise and one avocado. In a bowl, mix about 200g of mayonnaise with half the avocado flesh until you have a homogeneous mixture. Once a week, apply the paste all over your hair and cover it with a hot towel, leaving it to rest for 20 minutes. Afterward, wash your hair as usual and use a hair-thickening serum to boost the results.

Avocado to nourish hair

Avocados are extremely nourishing and moisturizing for the hair because they contain fatty acids and natural oils. They are also rich in vitamins and biotin, two resources necessary for healthy hair.

Start by blending the avocados into a smooth paste. To this, stir in a small amount of lemon juice and olive oil—make sure they’re thoroughly mixed. Transfer this blend to a bowl, and add some water. Mix until you achieve a consistent, homogeneous mixture. This blend is a fantastic product to naturally infuse moisture and nutrients into your hair.

Avocado to reduce dandruff

While avocado alone might not tackle dandruff, combining it with other ingredients like lemon and olive oil can be effective. Lemon has antifungal properties that cut through oiliness and combat dandruff. Olive oil is the perfect addition—it washes away the lemon while leaving your hair soft and silky. Finally, adding avocado to the mix brings in nourishment and hydration, reducing the chances of dandruff making a comeback.

Scratch the avocado seed and grind it. Put it in a bowl with yogurt and a small amount of virgin olive oil, then add the egg yolk and lemon juice. Blend all the ingredients and massage the creamy mixture to your hair. 

Avocado to detoxify your body

Avocado isn’t just a tasty addition to your meals; it’s a digestive health booster brimming with dietary fiber. So by adding raw avocado to your diet, you’re not just enjoying a tasty treat, but you’re also giving your body a cleansing boost. To enjoy the detox effects: slice the avocado in a cross-hatch pattern, cutting both vertically and horizontally, and then use a spoon to scoop out the nutrient-rich flesh. Consuming avocado in this raw form ensures you get the maximum benefit from its fiber.

Who wrote this?
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Ana Vasilescu
Ana Vasilescu is the founder of Women's Concepts and a certified skincare consultant. She has over five years of experience working in the beauty editorial industry and over a decade as an acne sufferer. With a background in dermatological research, Ana brings a wealth of expertise to a diverse range of topics, from buzzy ingredients to anti-aging and acne advice. She holds a BA in Sociology and Political Sciences. Find her on LinkedIn or Instagram.
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