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 fiber, fatty acids, proteins, and minerals like iron and potassium, avocados are massively consumed. But avocado is not just for guacamole, pesto, or, who knows — it can be applied from head to toe, literally. Hair, face, feet, every part of your body would be happy to get an avocado dose from time to time. In this post, we’ll reveal the avocado home remedies that promise to moisturize and nourish your skin in as little as 20 minutes, so stay tuned.
Besides being loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, avocados contain a high amount of fiber, essential fatty acids, and omega-3s. Rich in vitamin E, avocado helps soften and moisturize the skin, as well as supports dry complexion and cracked lips.
Avocado to moisturize your skin
Due to its high content of fatty acids, omega-3, and vitamin E, avocado is great at boosting moisture in the skin and especially when mixed with honey, a natural humectant that draws water into the skin.
To use it as a moisturizer, put the pulp from one avocado in a bowl and add two spoonfuls 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 weekly to get that baby-soft skin. And in case you run out of honey, replace it with coconut oil (or jojoba oil if your skin is prone to breakouts.
Avocado to repair chapped lips
Rich in skin-repairing vitamin C and strengthening minerals, avocado is great at restoring dry, chapped lips.
You just need a tablespoon of avocado pulp and 4-5 drops of coconut oil to create a lips mask. Layer the mixture over your lips and keep it on for 20-30 minutes before washing it off. Repeat whenever necessary.
Avocado to soften fine lines look
Because it’s highly moisturizing and emollient, avocado is excellent for softening the look of fine lines and making the skin appear plumper. Plus, its antioxidant content makes it good at reinforcing the skin’s defense system against free radical damage. For this recipe, you also need a few drops of olive oil, which is also great at infusing skin with moisture and antioxidants while softening and smoothing.
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 any other part 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 seeds for later and use them as a scrub to exfoliate your skin.
To exfoliate your skin with 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 product on your body to slough off dead cells and debris from the surface. 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.
In addition to moisturizing and softening the skin, avocado is a goodie for the hair and body too. Here are more avocado home remedies to bring your hair and body back to a healthy state:
Avocado to condition the scalp
For this recipe, you’ll just need mayonnaise and one ripened avocado. In a bowl, mix one cup of mayonnaise with half the avocado until you have a homogeneous mixture. Once a week, apply the paste all over the hair and wrap 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
First upfront, avocados are extremely nourishing and moisturizing because they contain fatty acids and natural oils. They are also rich in vitamins and biotin, two resources necessary for healthy hair.
What you need:
- 1-2 avocados
- Neutral liquid soap (1 cup)
- One teaspoon of lemon juice
- Two teaspoons of olive oil
- Water (1 cup)
You can use this easy receipt to keep your hair hydrated and nourished. Blend the avocados and add a teaspoon of lemon juice and two teaspoons of olive oil. Then put the mixture in a bowl where you add the water and the neutral soap, assuring that all the ingredients are blended homogeneously.
Avocado to reduce dandruff
OK, avocado doesn’t improve this condition, that’s why you’ll need the antifungal properties of lemon to reduce oil and dandruff. Olive oil is great to completely rinse the lemon and soften hair, and then avocados to nourish and hydrate the scalp, preventing further dandruff.
What you need:
- The fresh pit of an avocado
- Natural yogurt (one cup)
- Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
- Egg yolk
- Lemon (a few drops)
You have to scratch the avocado seed and grind it. Put it in a bowl with a cup of yogurt and two spoonfuls of virgin olive oil and water, then add the egg yolk and a few drops of lemon juice. Blend all the ingredients and gently massage the creamy mixture thoroughly to your hair and scalp.
Avocado to detoxify your body
Thanks to its meaningful content of fiber, avocado helps keep the stomach and intestine in shape, preventing them from accumulating toxins. To detoxify your body with avocado, extract the pulp by making cuts with a knife vertically and horizontally and help yourself to the end with a spoon. Eat it raw and boost your health!