The lecithin and phytosterols
make it excellent oil for massage: easily absorbed and silky.
The penetrative powers of this oil is much more than other oils,
thus it is ideal massage oil for skin and body treatments. It
stimulates the collagen metabolism, increasing the proportion
of soluble collagen in the dermis, helps in cell regeneration,
retards visible signs of aging and remarkably softens the skin.
It is also very useful when treating sun or climate damaged skin
that is dehydrated and under nourished. Avocado oil is very safe
to use in cosmetics because it suitable for all skin types, eliminating
concern for allergic reactions. It's also a good stimulant for
The avocado fruit holds similar
qualities of avocado oil for skin nourishment. Vitamin E provides
moisturizing properties for smooth silky skin. Vitamin E decreases
harmful effects of solar radiation, reduces UV induced damage
and decreases skin redness after sun exposure. The fruit when
rubbed topically on dry and sun damaged skin moisturizes and
soothes the affected area. The skin of avocado fruit when rubbed
like a loofah exfoliates the dead skin.
For a natural sunscreen, pour
some zinc oxide into a bottle half full of avocado oil and shake
well. Apply on skin that is exposed to the sun.
Mix 10 drops of lavender essential
oil to 1 oz of avocado oil. Massage this oil for a soothing back
rub for 15 - 20 minutes.
For Avocado facial mask, mash
1 ripe avocado. For dry skin add 1 tsp of avocado oil. Mix well;
apply the mask to face and throat area and chill out. Place a
towel dipped in hot water over face firmly to remove the mask.
Next splash your face with the toner mixed with a drop of avocado
For dry and wrinkled skin, blend
4 drops of frankincense, 2 drops each of rose and neroli oils
and 20 ml of avocado oil. This blend is good for rejuvenation,
induces relaxation and sleep if used at bed time.
The reader of this article should
exercise all precautions while following instructions on the
recipes from this article. Avoid using if you are allergic to
something. The responsibility lies with the reader and not the
site and the writer.