Summers can be tough on our skin from heat and solar radiation to chlorine-filled pools that dry out our skin, hair, and nails. Thankfully, avocados are here to help moisturize your skin for the fall.
Health Benefits of the Avocado
Avocados provide nearly 20 vitamins and minerals from a 50 g serving, or 1/3 of a mediumavocado that can be incorporated into a healthy diet. They contain fiber (11% of the daily recommended intake) and are a source of good fats; and they don’t contain cholesterol nor sodium.
One third of an Avocado from Mexico (50 g) provides:
Avocados in Your DIY Moisturizing Routine
The benefits of avocados ate not only taken when consumed, though. They can also be helpful in skin moisturizing and hair routines. Leave your face feeling smooth by applying masks based on avocados and oats. For the body, replace oats with brown sugar and apply directly in the shower.
Did you know avocado oil, besides being used in the kitchen, can be used directly on your skin? It absorbs easily, it is nutritious, and it hydrates. Apply the avocado oil gently over your face before bed and rinse in the morning. You can also add a couple drops to your daily moisturizer. For the body, add a couple of drops of avocado oil to your bath water or massage gently over dry skin. All you need is a couple Avocados from Mexico to bring back the moisture caused by summer activities and start feeling like new!