It’s safe to say that the world has a pretty healthy obsession with avocados right now. You can find them on in burritos, in ice cream (yes, really), and, of course, on toast. Avocados aren’t just everyone’s favorite $2 add-on. They should be everyone’s favorite skincare ingredient. Read on to discover the benefits of avocado oil for your skin.
Why is avocado oil good for your skin?
Avocado oil serves as a spectacular natural moisturizer. It’s a humectant, which means that it can penetrate your skin deeply and keep it hydrated for a long time.
Natural humectants are important to look for in skincare ingredients since it’s common for many products to include “moisturizing” agents that don’t actually do much of anything. We’re looking at you, petroleum jelly.
So, what makes avocado oil such a great moisturizer?
Avocado oil’s moisturizing agents
Say hello to omega3-fatty acids, potassium, lecithin, and vitamins A, E, and D. First, avocado oil absorbs into your epidermis and dermis easily. Then, these fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins get to work. They moisturize your skin and help it look more supple—naturally.
Because it absorbs so deeply, avocado oil is also great for dry, itchy, or mature skin
More avocado oil benefits
But that’s not all. Avocado oil contains sterolin, which softens skin and can reduce the appearance of age spots.
Avocado oil also increases the production of collagen, which makes your skin look plumper. Who needs chemical-filled anti-aging creams or--dare we say it--collagen injections when there are avocados in the world?
The list of avocado oil benefits doesn’t end here. It’s great for people with eczema or psoriasis. It can reduce acne. It helps soothe sunburned skin. It even helps treat wounds.
Plus, it pairs well with tortilla chips and margaritas. What can’t avocados do?
If you’re ready to see the moisturizing benefits of avocado oil for yourself, check out our Chapped Lip Remedy. With the help of avocado oil, it’s our favorite deeply moisturizing natural lip balm.