Skin, Hair, and Other Health Benefits of Avocados

Surprise, surprise! Take a guess what this is about …Yep, avocados!!! These creamy little guys are amazing for you. It's just incredible how much what you eat impacts your entire existence....so avocados are one of my favorite treats! And I just happen to be eating one of these jewels right now with my absolute favorite crackers, Mary’s Gone Crackers!!! Yes, so you’re wondering why we are talking about food on a makeup and hair blog…well, it just so happens that avocados are beneficial in a ton of ways, from your skin to hair, joints, eyes, and much more.

First of all avocado is amazing for keeping your skin soft and supple. With its good fats and phytonutrients it has beautifying benefits both when eaten and actually used on the skin itself. Here is a great way to make your own avocado beauty mask at home..

DIY Homemade Avocado Face Mask:

Very simple..first of all, make sure you wash and rinse your makeup off with warm water and your favorite cleanser. All you need is an avocado, a few squirts of lemon and if you want to add some texture to it, a little oatmeal, but not too much as it can get pretty clumpy. Mash and mix it all together and smooth it over your face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Then, feel your smooth, beautiful face.. and smile.

Hey and while it’s sitting, why not whip yourself up a batch of some awesome guacamole and pair it with some for a little vegan Mexican Fiesta! You’ll be glad you did. This perfect little snack satisfies your hunger, makes you smile and beautifies your skin all at once. What a great way to kill two.. well three.. birds with one stone! ...Ok..Just a play on words everyone, calm down you vegans out there ;) I love, birds, just not when they are cooped up in a cage, repeating everything you say. Flying freely they need to be! Well, maybe parrots are fun for a minute. But only a minute ;)

 

And if you are interested in the other benefits of avocados:

Avocado is a nutrient rich food, and contains Vitamin E which is wonderful for your skin. Massaging avocado oil in to the skin improves tone and nourishes the skin. It also softens rough, dry, flaky skin, helping to reduce wrinkles and eczema.

Massaging avocado oil into the scalp can help improve hair growth.

Mashing an avocado, rubbing it in your hair after washing and letting it sit for 5 minutes will add shine to your hair.

Avocado helps keep joints moving freely.

Being folate rich, avocado is proven to lower total cholesterol level to keep a healthy heart and prevent strokes.

Ohh! I almost forgot!! Here is a recipe for the Pink Power Detox Smoothie, being extremely nutrient rich and tasty at the same time! It contains avocado along with many other great natural goodies from my favorite vegan food blog Oh She Glows. If you want sweet, add the apple, if you want tart, add the whole lemon! Either way, you will feel great! Enjoy!!

And for more amazing avocado recipes to incorporate into your life, visit:

http://www.feastie.com/recipes-sources/oh-she-glows/ingredients/avocado-7345