There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this wondrous green fruit, avocado! Sure, avocados make great dips for your chips, but are they of any use to the skin? The next time you make guacamole in the kitchen, be sure to save some of the fruit for all your skin woes. Get your pesky pimples treated once and for all, using this fruit in these 2 simple ways. Additionally, find out its various benefits! –
1. Drink It!
Avocados are believed to be great for your waist line, but did you know that it is can also be used to treat acne? De-seed two avocados and blend the pulp in a blender. Add a pinch of salt, lemon juice and honey to make a smoothie or if you want to make it a spicy drink, you can add half a de-seeded chili! This drink, rich in Vitamin E, can fight bacteria responsible for infections and inflammations from the inside and help stabilize the blood sugar level and keep your hormones in check.
2. Apply It!
You can also apply the pulp of avocados directly onto your skin. Gently mash the pulp in a bowl and add natural aloe vera gel or turmeric powder if you want to make a face pack. As opposed to all the cosmetic moisturizers you find in the market, avocados are perfect sources of Vitamin E and keep the skin moisturized and the pores unclogged. Leave the paste on your face for about 15-20, wash it off and notice that the inflammation on your skin would have visibly reduced.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Using Avocado?
- As avocados are major sources of Vitamin E and C, the fruits contain a certain property known as ‘Oliec acid’ that specifically targets acne inflammation.
- If you consume at least 2-3 avocados in a week, your sebaceous glands (oil-producing glands) will be kept under check.
- You can make a natural moisturizer at home using avocados and use it intermittently on your skin. Not only do these fruits lubricate the skin naturally, but they are also effective deep cleansers and can be used as a face scrub if combined with oats. Try it out!