• Reduce age spots & heals sun damage, and scars
• Regenerates & Rejuvenates
• Increases collagen
Avocado oil has a natural hydrating ability and is deeply absorbed by the squamous layer of the skin. Because of its chemical properties and its ability to retain water, avocado oil acts as an emollient, and promotes soft and supple tissue. For this reason, individuals suffering from itchy dry skin benefit by using cosmetics and lotions that contain avocado oil.
High in Sterolins
Sterolins are compounds extracted from plants and used in the creation of dextrose. Their role is to properly absorb fat and, in doing so, improve immune system quality. Avocado oil, which contains these sterolins, helps to produce more skin collagen and reduces the incidence of age spots. This property again makes avocado oil suitable for dry itchy skin.
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are the "good fats" that play a large part in the body's metabolic processes. These are the fats that are needed to promote cell function, good heart health and to decrease systemic inflammation. According to Dr. Howard Murad, a California- based dermatologist, unhealthy saturated fats (like butter) should be skipped and foods with essential fatty acids (like those found in salmon, nuts, flax seed and avocados) should be eaten instead. EFA's are core components of both lipids and sebum (our body's natural oils). Aim to get two to four servings a day.
It's not just fish that contains large amounts of omega-3s -- avocado oil is rich in omega-3 as well. Omega-3 has been shown to be a highly effective protector from UV solar radiation, thus decreasing chances for sunburn and skin cancer risk.