Avocados, otherwise known as an alligator pear, because of their shape and color, contain incredible amount of essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. As well as being delicious to eat, avocados are used in many health and beauty products including hair conditioners, face creams and bath oils, to name but a few. You canâ€™t ignore avocados, they taste great, they do you good and they can make you look gorgeous too. Here are 25 things you may not have known about avocados:
1. Anti-ageing avocado
Benefits of avocado include anti-aging. Avocado is an amazing treatment that helps reduce wrinkles. Not only you can apply mashed avocado flesh to your skin as a facial mask, but also, when you eat avocado, it will help fight aging process from within. Everyone wants to keep their youthful good looks for as long, as possible and eating avocados can help. The antioxidants in the fruit will help to detoxify your body and help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, making your skin more supple and plump.
2. Drink avocado juice for healthy skin
For a healthy and glowing complexion, drink a cup of avocado juice a day and it will nourish and protect your skin from the inside out. How to make avocado juice? Mix one ripe avocado with a cup of milk in your blender, add some honey if you like it sweet and enjoy wonderful refreshing drink full of healthy nutrients. Avocados are rich in vitamins, as weâ€™ve already mentioned before, which will help to re-invigorate dull and dry skin and make it look glowing with health!
3. Avocado revitalizes your scalp
The list of benefits of avocado for hair is quite long. As well as being a superb way to treat dry hair, avocados can also be used to treat a dry and itchy scalp. How to use avocado for hair? Massage some mashed up avocado into your scalp and amino acids and proteins will penetrate your scalp and help to heal, nourish and improve the overall condition of your scalp and hair.
4. Avocado is a wonderful frizzy hair treatment
The natural oils and nutrients of avocado make it a great treatment for damaged and frizzy hair. Mash up half an avocado (or use your blender), add two table spoons of avocado oil and massage it into your hair and scalp. Leave on for around fifteen minutes before shampooing and your unruly hair will be smooth and more controllable. If you have corse, frizzy hair, warm up a couple of drops of avocado oil between your hands and apply to the ends of your hair, it will not only help fight split ends and add shine, but also will change your hair from frizzy to manageable.
5. Avocado dandruff treatment
Benefits of avocado for hair also include dandruff treatment. The whole of the avocado fruit has its uses, even the seeds. The seeds of the fruit can be made into a powder that has been used for many years in some countries, as a natural dandruff treatment.
6. Avocado hair mask for shiny hair
Mash one ripe avocado and mix it with one egg yolk, add one tablespoon of coconut oil and massage the mixture into your hair and scalp, leave in for 15-20 minutes, then shampoo and condition. This hair mask will soften brittle and dry hair, will add luster and shine.
7. Avocado helps to reduce bad breath
Bad breath often emanates, not from your mouth, but from your stomach. If you drink avocado juice, it will both cleanse your mouth and your intestine and help to remove the microbes that are the cause of bad breath.
8. Avocado oil works as a natural sunscreen
You can use avocado oil as a natural sunscreen and a soothing ointment for sunburnt skin. The oil will help to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays, and natural soothing and healing properties of the ointment will restore the damage, caused to skin by spending too long in the sun. Avocado oil will also protect your skin from environmental damage, thanks to a high content of anti-oxidants.
9. Avocado treats skin conditions
The healthy fats in avocados will moisturize your skin and reduce any inflammation. The oils of avocado are very closely matched to the natural oils in your skin, so it will nourish and help protect your skin from the rigors of the day too. Just mash one ripe avocado and apply it to your face and neck as a mask for 5-10 minutes, then wash off and enjoy beautiful, healthy and glowing skin.
10. Nourishing and rejuvenating body lotion
Apply one ripe, mashed avocado mixed with a tablespoon of avocado oil (or olive oil) to your skin, while in the shower, especially concentrate on the rough, troublesome and dry areas, like your heels and elbows, leave on for about 5 minutes, then wash off and feel the difference; it will help to nourish and rejuvenate your skin and leave it feeling soft and supple.