Avocados and Avocado oil are very beneficial to the skin. They contain many vitamins and minerals: vitamin A, some of the vitamin B's, vitamin D, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lethicin, and potassium. Vitamin A in particular is known as the beauty vitamin because it helps protect the skin from damage, keeping your skin looking younger! Don't we all want to look young and vibrant.
The oil in avocado is similar to our own so it absorbs easily into both skin and hair. Avocado oil acts as an emollient which helps your skin retain moisture for a soft and supple quality.
To use to it's full potential and unlock all it's great benefits, peel and pit one avocado. Purée the avocado with 2 Tablespoons of water in a mini food processor or blender. Use about 2 Tablespoons of the avocado mixture for the facial and the rest for a hair conditioning treatment.
Apply gently about 2 Tablespoons of the avocado mixture to your clean face. Massage the rest of the avocado mixture into your scalp and through the ends of your hair. Twist your hair into a knot and secure with a clip. Let both the mask and hair treatment set for 20-30 minutes. Next, rinse off the mask and treatment in the shower.
If you're leaving the house you'll probably want to shampoo as usual. I just rinsed my hair thoroughly and let dry – that way, the avocado oil got to sit in my hair for 24 hours of extra conditioning.
(Tip: The mask is much more affective when applied to freshly exfoliated skin!)