The avocado fruit is so incredibly nutritious that it is known to be the only food that contains all the nutrients humans need to survive. Rich in unsaturated oil and multiple vitamins, the fruit also boasts some impressive beautifying properties, such as its ability to hydrate and soothe the skin.
Click through the gallery to discover five beauty uses for avocados that you’ve never thought of before.
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5 Beauty Uses for Avocado You’ve Never Thought of Before
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Said to be favored by Victoria Beckham, the avocado face mask is a regular beauty treatment for Hollywood’s A-listers. The good news is that it’s so simple it can be tried at home.
Combine half an avocado with half a cup of uncooked oatmeal, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and two tablespoons of honey. Mash the avocado and combine the rest of the ingredients, apply the mixture to the face, and let it rest for 20 minutes. Finally, rinse with warm water.
It may not be an obvious use, but avocado can help tame unruly and dry hair. Packed with hydrating oil, it leaves the hair fully conditioned, shiny, and strong, and the scalp soothed. Try the ‘Jungle’ solid conditioner from Lush and just stroke the bar directly onto wet hair in a downward motion a few times. Read more about this use here.
Lush ‘Jungle’ solid conditioner, AED 33/SAR 34, The Dubai Mall
A healthy digestive system means healthier-looking skin. Avocado oil mixes, especially the ones that include omegas, hemp, and flaxseed, promote healthy digestion and will keep your insides nourished and your outsides glowing.
Avocado extract is the base of many face creams and body lotions. Highly moisturizing, its oil replenishes any lost nutrients and leaves the skin feeling soft and glowing with youthful vitality. The Crabtree & Evelyn range of avocado, olive, and basil products – most notably the body butter – is a must-try.
Crabtree & Evelyn avocado, olive, and basil body butter, AED 126/SAR 129, Crabtree & Evelyn
Anti-ageing is another quality of avocado extract. Easily absorbed into the skin, the nutrients in the oil stimulate cellular respiration and have elasticizing qualities, which are said to reduce wrinkles. Avocado-based creams or homemade mixtures, combining avocado and yogurt, will leave the face feeling smoother, brighter, and regenerated. Apply every morning and evening for the best results.