The avocado is naturally rich in fat, and it’s a great source of anti-oxidants. You’ll find that it can be used for lots and lots of natural beauty treatments for your hair, face and body. You’ll always want to use a ripe avocado. If you’ve got ones that are hard, let them ripen in a paper bag for a few days. You”ll want to buy the avocados with dark, rough skin. They’re easier to peel and their flesh is easier to mix up into these beauty treatments. And there’s no need to use a blender, just mash the flesh up in a bowl–much less waste.
For a super simple moisturizer treatment for your body,all you need is an avocado! Mash up the flesh of a large ripe avocado and spread it our your skin in a thin layer, massaging it in throughly. Let the moisture sink into your skin for about 15 minutes then rinse off. You’ll immediately notice how soft it leaves your skin, and you can do this beauty treatment weekly.
Avocado is known as one of the best moisturizers for your hair. Its oil deeply penetrates the hair follicles, leaving your hair soft and beautifully shiny. Take a ripe avocado and mix it with a beaten egg yolk and about half a teaspoon of almond oil. Mix together thourghly and apply it to your hair, concentrating on the ends. For an extra moisturizing beauty treatment, cover you head with a plastic cap. After 30 minutes, wet your hair and shampoo and moisturize as usual. Make this a weekly beauty treatment and you’ll keep your hair sleek and shiny.
Puffy eyes or under-eye circles? Slice up an cold avocado and place the wedges under your eyes. Cover your eye area with a cool wet washcloth and take a little nap or rest for about fifteen minutes and your skin will be smoother. You can even just take the inside of the avocado skin and rub the flesh onto your under-eye area, and then place cucumber slices over your eyes.
Because of its great moisturizing properties, avocado can be used as beauty treatment for your face, especially for dry, mature skin. You can use it as a moisturizer, a facial mask, or even an overnight beauty treatment. For a facial mask, beat an egg white until frothy and mix with 1/2 an avocado. Leave the mixture onto clean, moist skin for about 3o minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Because avocado is a great humectant , after you rinse your skin, apply your regular moisturizer. You’ll see revitalized, smooth and soft skin.
As a beauty treatment, avocado is a versatile and effective moisturizer. You’ll see and feel a difference in your skin and hair after right applying it. The high fat content in the flesh penetrates and even protects! Try an avocado for your next beauty treatment.