Beauty uses of Avocado

Ruby SamyStarred Page By Ruby Samy, 30th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/n-xzy0k3/
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Most of us love to eat avocado now and then, but do you know that they have much more to offer than just delicious taste. From the ancient times avocado is used as an excellent beauty aid. They truly offer wealth of health and significant beauty benefits.

Avocado, an efficient multi-purpose Beauty product

You can easily use Avocado in your daily beauty routine and save some money too. Here are the various beauty benefits of Avocado.

Avocado contains vitamins A, C, E and K, which helps a great deal to improve overall skin health and give a soft look and instant glow. Avocado is an efficient multi-purpose beauty essential that nurtures your skin without the chemical additives which are found in over-the-counter beauty products. From now on stop spending on professional beauty treatments, but start using natural ingredients from your kitchen for all your beauty ailments. Read on to learn how you can use the avocado in your day to day beauty routine

Hair Conditioner and for Hair Growth

Avocado is rich in protein and polyunsaturated fat, and is packed with plenty of minerals and vitamins. It is an ideal natural ingredient for hair rejuvenation as it is enriched with essential fats which are fabulous for moisturizing. Avocado makes the hair softer and more elastic and also makes it less prone to breakage.

Take one avocado, half teaspoon of olive oil and one egg yolk. Mash it thoroughly in a a bowl. Apply this mix to wet or damp hair. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Massage it in your scalp properly. Rinse with warm water and shampoo your hair as usual. The result : Amazingly soft, silky and shiny hair.

Face Cleansing Mask

Avocado is a natural cleanser . Take the flesh from the avocado and mash it with a fork in a bowl. Make the cleansing mask according to your skin type. For dry skin , add one teaspoon of honey in the avocado mash.
For normal or oily skin , add one teaspoon of lemon juice in the avocado mash.Mix the mash thoroughly and stir it well. Apply it to your face and neck, and massage gently. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. The result: Clean , Soft smooth and glowing skin .

Natural Moisturizer

The peel of the avocado is excellent as the precious oil is hidden in the peel. Simply take the avocado peel and gently massage your face with the inside of the avocado peel. Remember to use upward stokes while massaging. After massaging for 2 to 3 minutes, leave the oil on your skin for about 10 minutes. Wash your face with water and pat dry. The result : Beautiful and Moisturized , good looking skin.

Exfoliating Scrub

You can use avocado as an exfoliating scrub for extremely dry skin . Make a mix with one avocado, 1 egg white,2 tablespoons of oatmeal and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply it on your face and hands. Leave the mix on for 15 to 20 minutes and than rinse off with warm water. The result: Softer and smoother skin.

Essential tips on usage of Avocado

1. Avocados are perishable, so always use your avocado mix just after making it.

2. Opt for organic and fully ripe avocado for best results.

3. While storing unused avocado, cover the unused half with plastic wrap and refrigerate it immediately.

4. Never keep an avocado in the freezer; it will simply die by the temperature shock.

5. To ripe the avocados quickly keep them in a paper bag, or wrap them in foil to hasten the process of ripening.

By now you are familiar with the beauty uses of avocado. So what are you waiting for? Go, reach for an avocado and try out these quick and easy home remedies right now!

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author avatar satan fury
2nd Aug 2010 (#)

Great article with useful information.

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author avatar Sandra
30th Dec 2012 (#)

I used an avocado for my face and hair in all the ways you described. I also found the peel excellent for massaging feet and exfoliating them as well. I will be using avocado as a part of my beauty routine a few times a week.

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