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Avocado Oil for Skin & Hair

What is avocado oil?

It doesn't take a genius to work out that avocado oil comes from well, yes, avocados. This edible oil is often used in cooking, but has recently made its way into the beauty industry due to its nurturing nature. Avocado oil is an absorbent oil that boasts an array of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal to use on both your hair and skin.

What are the skin care benefits of avocado oil beauty products?

This specialized oil boasts an antioxidant-rich nature, meaning that skin cells are treated to an extra dosage of protection against the effects of free radicals. You'll find that the anti-oxidizing properties of vitamins C and E make quite the appearance in this particular oil, leaving you with a healthy and hydrated complexion. Avocado oil also contains a plethora of phytosterols and fatty acids for that extra burst of nutrient-rich goodness. The main function of avocado oil is to nourish and hydrate the skin, making it ideal for the winter months.

Who should use avocado oil beauty products?

Avocado oil is great for most skin types but is especially worthwhile for sufferers of dry skin. If you have a particularly oily or acne-prone skin type, it may be worth avoiding avocado oil.

Can avocado oil help with eczema and psoriasis?

Eczema and psoriasis can sometimes benefit from the nourishing and moisturizing properties of avocado oil, but it is always worth doing a patch test first to ensure that the oil itself doesn't aggravate the symptoms further.

How often should I be using avocado oil beauty products?

As with any oil, avocado oil rich and heavy nature means that regular use does hold the potential to cause breakouts, so it's best to start off using it sparingly before committing to a daily or weekly routine.

Are there any negative side effects of using avocado oil beauty products?

There's not much evidence showcasing the detrimental effects of avocado oil when used on the skin, but as stated previously, it is always best to do a patch test first to ensure that your skin can handle the oil's nature.

How can you use avocado oil on your skin?

Some people have found success in using avocado oil as a makeup remover, but it is more commonly used as a facial oil to restore hydration. You can even massage a small amount of avocado oil into chapped lips to help heal any nasty cracks or splits.

Can avocado oil be used to hydrate hair?

Most oils (coconut oil being the favorite) can be used to add a pop of hydration to dry strands, and avocado oil is no exception. Try using it as a deep conditioner and let your hair soak up the nourishing goodness before washing I out to reveal soft, shiny locks.

See our avocado oil guide to answer your questions like can avocado oil be used to hydrate hair and how can you use avocado oil on your skin.

Brands With Avocado Oil Products

  • Green People
  • Dr Hauschka
  • Kiehl's
  • Antipodes
  • Urban Decay
  • ESPA
  • Isle of Paradise
  • Milk Makeup

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Avocado Oil

Frequently Asked Questions about Avocado Oil products

Can avocado oil be used to hydrate hair?

Most oils (coconut oil being the favorite) can be used to add a pop of hydration to dry strands, and avocado oil is no exception. Try using it as a deep conditioner and let your hair soak up the nourishing goodness before washing I out to reveal soft, shiny locks.

How can you use avocado oil on your skin?

Some people have found success in using avocado oil as a makeup remover, but it is more commonly used as a facial oil to restore hydration. You can even massage a small amount of avocado oil into chapped lips to help heal any nasty cracks or splits.

Who should use avocado oil beauty products?

Avocado oil is great for most skin types but is especially worthwhile for sufferers of dry skin. If you have a particularly oily or acne-prone skin type, it may be worth avoiding avocado oil.

How often should I be using avocado oil beauty products?

As with any oil, avocado oil rich and heavy nature means that regular use does hold the potential to cause breakouts, so it's best to start off using it sparingly before committing to a daily or weekly routine.

Are there any negative side effects of using avocado oil beauty products?

There's not much evidence showcasing the detrimental effects of avocado oil when used on the skin, but as stated previously, it is always best to do a patch test first to ensure that your skin can handle the oil's nature.

What is avocado oil?

It doesn't take a genius to work out that avocado oil comes from well, yes, avocados. This edible oil is often used in cooking, but has recently made its way into the beauty industry due to its nurturing nature. Avocado oil is an absorbent oil that boasts an array of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal to use on both your hair and skin.

What are the skin care benefits of avocado oil beauty products?

This specialized oil boasts an antioxidant-rich nature, meaning that skin cells are treated to an extra dosage of protection against the effects of free radicals. You'll find that the anti-oxidizing properties of vitamins C and E make quite the appearance in this particular oil, leaving you with a healthy and hydrated complexion. Avocado oil also contains a plethora of phytosterols and fatty acids for that extra burst of nutrient-rich goodness. The main function of avocado oil is to nourish and hydrate the skin, making it ideal for the winter months.

Can avocado oil help with eczema and psoriasis?

Eczema and psoriasis can sometimes benefit from the nourishing and moisturizing properties of avocado oil, but it is always worth doing a patch test first to ensure that the oil itself doesn't aggravate the symptoms further.

Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child, Content Editor

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