Provides Deep Moisturization
Avocado oil can penetrate into the second layer of the skin (dermis) and provide deep moisturizing with its oleic acid and phytosterols. People who have a dry and sensitive skin type are usually advised to use oils rich in oleic acid. The lecithin in avocado oil helps boost collagen, and the pro-vitamin A carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin enhance the skin’s natural antioxidant store.
This makes avocado oil an ideal night cream that aids in the skin repair process. Unlike most night creams, it contains the antioxidant vitamin E, which is essential to undo the ill effects of the UV rays you encounter through the day. The skin-damaging effects of the sun can continue long after you have been exposed.
Prevents Skin Damage From Sun Rays
For most people, exposure to the sun and its harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is unavoidable. As a result, the skin undergoes damage in the form of photo aging or premature skin aging. These rays have the power to also damage the DNA and lead to skin cancer. Tanning beds and sun lamps are similarly harmful.
Fights Signs Of Aging
Avocado oil has benefits not just for a sun-damaged skin but any skin that shows the signs of natural aging like wrinkles, dryness, and flaccidity.
Prevents And Treats Acne
You can prevent and cure acne by using avocado oil. This oil keeps the skin hydrated without leaving it too oily, which reduces the risk of acne. It can also help with its linoleic acid content since the lack of linoleate in the sebum-producing skin cells is linked to acne.
May Reduce Dark Circles
It’s difficult to find a mild under-eye cream to remove dark circles and wrinkles. Avocado oil’s ability to penetrate into the second layer of the skin and spread well makes it good for the delicate skin around the eyes. It may also help with dark circles as it also contains vitamin A and E which, combined with vitamin C and K, have been known to help reduce dark circles and under-eye wrinkles.
Helps Hair Growth
Apart from its monounsaturated fats like oleic acid that moisturize the scalp, avocado oil contains vitamin D, which is crucial for the generation of new hair follicles. Some researchers claim vitamin D to be vital to people suffering from hair loss.
Dandruff is a result of scalp dryness. With its monounsaturated fats, avocado oil can prevent dandruff formation by alleviating the dryness of the scalp. Avocado oil can also cure dandruff caused by psoriasis. But avoid avocado oil if the dandruff is caused by seborrheic dermatitis as oleic acid is known to worsen the flakiness.