Avocado is a very versatile fruit that we use in guacamole, soups, salads, energizing smoothies, desserts, and more. Besides being delicious, it also provides good fats for the heart, contains about 20 vitamins and minerals, three grams of fiber, is a good source of Vitamin K and Foliate, and has no cholesterol.
These health benefits aren’t limited to use in the kitchen. Vitamins and good fats from avocados are a great ally for your hair and skin. Here are some ideas to incorporate into your daily beauty routine.
Try this moisturizing hair mask: In a cup, mix a diced, ripe Avocado From Mexico, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, and 1/4 cup of Shea butter; melt and mix until you have an even mixture. Apply on the roots and tips of your hair; let it sit for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
To brighten and soften your hair, mix a ripe Avocado From Mexico, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Apply to your hair and cover with a shower cap to keep it warm. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
To remove dead cells and impurities from your skin with a good exfoliate, try this recipe. Mix a diced, ripe Avocado From Mexico, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Apply a thick layer while being careful to avoid the eyes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.
During winter, factors like temperature, wind, and low humidity can have negative effects on your skin. Try this moisturizing face mask during the cold months of the year: ½ of a ripe Avocado From Mexico, 1 tablespoon of honey, ½ of a ripe banana, and some drops of lavender essential oil. Mix until you have an even mixture and apply on your face for 15 minutes before rinsing. You can also apply it on your elbows, knees, and hands for moisture on these dry areas.
Your body will thank you for incorporating the natural ingredients of Avocados From Mexico into your beauty routine.