You may have seen avocado on the menu of your favourite brunch restaurant. Not only does it tastes delectable, avocado is a superfood that are highly versatile and rich in nutrients as a food and skin/hair care ingredient.
Some adventurous souls might choose to homemake their own avocado masks or incorporate extra virgin avocado oil from the supermarket in their beauty rituals. But if you're not the best DIY queen, don't fret! You can still enjoy the benefits from this super fruit as there are personal care products in the market that are readily formulated with avocado oil extracts, like the Li'bra by Libra Wellness personal care line.
Avocado oil is nature's moisturiser
In order for skin and hair to grow healthy, it needs to be nourished with vitamins. Luckily for us, avocado oil is rich in vitamins B and E and antioxidants, which helps boost the skin's ability to retain moisture.
Fatty acids present in avocado oil also acts as a barrier on the skin, thereby protecting it from moisture loss. This helps keep skin and scalp feeling soft, supple, and hydrated all the long.
Avocado oil helps soothe inflammatory skin
Since avocado oil is a natural emollient, it can help soothe and repair skin. Those who suffer from skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and severe dry skin could benefit from the anti-inflammatory and calming properties present in avocado oil.
For those with oily and acne-prone skin, avocado oil reduces signs of irritation and redness without the side effect of clogging pores or leaving behind a greasy appearance.
Avocado oil improves appearance of skin and hair
Last but not least, avocado oil protects our skin and hair from environmental damage. Daily exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun, dust and oil particles for example can contribute to the formation of unstable molecules that damage skin and hair. This is where avocado oils come in to neutralise these unstable molecules, minimising their damage to the skin and hair.