Previously posted on the Facebook page and Google+ page during Avocado week, here is some additional information about this wonderful natural beauty ingredient:
I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about the ingredient of the week over on the blog which is the tasty, nutritious avocado. The lovely avocado is native to Mexico and Central America and contains a variety of vitamins and minerals beneficial for your skin and your health.
I am only going to touch on a few of the many reasons to include avocados in your beauty routines, which should involve consuming (in moderation) the fruit, too. You can use the fruit, oil, and even the skin (peel, rind) of the avocado topically and in a large variety of recipes including moisturizers, toners, masks, and bath soaks.
Used topically, the avocado hydrates the skin, reduces inflammation, softens rough skin, and provides a protective barrier. It helps protect against sun damage and will soothe sunburn. Avocado is thought to boost collagen production and provide protection from environmental damage which can lead to skin showing the signs of aging. It even helps treat age spots.
I hope you enjoy the products using avocado featured on the blog this week and be sure to give it a try in your own recipes. Do not forget to eat some, too!