Okay, so now we’ve covered about twenty different ways to incorporate avocados into your daily diet, the reasons why you should add avocados to your family grocery list, and the choosing and care of avocados…
But wait…that’s not all…
Avocados and Skin Care…Avocados are good for your skin. Avocados are rich in nutrients—such as fat-soluble vitamins monounsaturated fats, various minerals, and essential fatty acids.Avocados have been shown to improve both the health and tone of your skin, as well as eliminate signs of premature aging. Avocados are especially great for skin that is dry, chapped or damaged.
Many cosmetic manufacturers add avocado to their products for this reason, but given the fact that the avocados that you can purchase from your local grocer or market are relatively cheap, cruelty free, and contain no added synthetic chemicals, why not use real avocados to enjoy the real benefits of using what might be nature’s best moisturizer.
Avocado Body Scrub…Avocados can be easily paired with many different ingredients to make a healthy body scrub at home. Most of the following scrub ideas can be used not only in the shower as a body scrub, but also as a scrub or mask for your face, depending on the consistency of the second ingredient.
Here are a few ideas…
Almonds….1C smooshed avocado, 1/4C ground almonds…great for dry skin
Coconut…1C smooshed avocado, 1/4C grated avocado…great for healing scars
Coffee…1C smooshed avocado, 3Tbsp coffee granules…great for getting rid of stretch mark
Honey…1/2C smooshed avocado, 1/4C honey…great for dry skin
Lime…1/2 smooshed avocado, juice of 1 lemon, 1tsp baking soda…great for getting rid of tan lines
Oats…1C smooshed avocado, 1C oats…great for acne
Salt…1/2 smooshed avocado, 4Tbsp rock salt….great for exfoliating
Sugar...1C smooshed avocado, 4tsp sugar, 1tsp olive oil…great for acne
Yogurt…1C smooshed avocado, 1C plain Greek yogurt, 1Tbsp salt…great for moisturizing
Avocados and Hair…Avocados are also great for nourishing dry and damaged hair. The following avocado hair mask include smoothing and moisturizing your locks without weighing down fine hair, adding shine, and restoring natural luster to your hair.
Avocado Hair Mask…1/2 smooshed avocado, 1 egg, 2 drops peppermint essential oil, 2Tbsp olive oil