Avocados have a range of nutritional value. The skin (our largest organ) benefits from them in more ways than just one. The avocado is considered a large berry because of its single seed and can be used both as a healthy addition to your diet or as a topical for the skin. Applying avocados as a topical will reap different benefits than when consuming them, and the best approach depends on your skin concerns.
Avocados In The Diet:
The recommended daily amount of Vitamin E is 15 mg a day for adults. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that builds up immunity to the toxins we come in contact with daily. The problem is that most foods that provide Vitamin E are consumed in small amounts (i.e. nuts, vegetable oils, tomatoes). Avocados provide approximately 4.2mg of Vitamin E for every whole avocado consumed and they’re easy to slip into the diet. Vitamin E has been proven to create smoother skin overtime and because of this it prevents early wrinkles. If you’re trying to arrange your diet to avoid “hazard foods” for acne then avocado is a great choice!
Easy Recipe Option:
Cut an avocado in half and remove the nut. Add a small amount of lime juice to the avocado. Then place cottage cheese in the middle and top it off with a dash of pepper! It’s an easy and simple breakfast.
Avocados As A Topical:
The topical option with avocados is for treating dry skin. The Vitamin E once again plays a role in moisturizing. The fruit contains other minerals such as potassium, calcium, and iron. The nutrient combination allows for results to show after ten minutes of keeping the mask on your face. The avocado should be mashed to a creamy pulp and then honey can be added to boost the moisturizing components. Below is our recommended recipe. Simple and sweet.
½ soft avocado
2 tbs hot water
1 ts honey