Avocados – tasty, and great for your skin too!

Avocados came to their height of popularity during the 2010s when Mexican food began getting more popular in western countries

In Canada alone more than 250 million avocados are consumed every year.

And, in the summer of 2017, more than 3 million photos of avocado on toast were uploaded to Instagram every day!

Packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that keep you healthy, it’s no wonder that avocados have become so popular.

Avocados are known to contain Riboflavin, which is widely found in both plant, and animal-based foods.

Riboflavin is important for the growth, development, and function of the cells in your body. It helps turn the food you eat into the energy your body needs.

This one of the main reasons why avocados are so popular with vegetarians and vegans!

As well as this vital nutrient, avocados also contain other key vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and many more.

Avocados make a great addition to any meal, as part of a salad or side dish, if you are looking to make healthy changes to your diet.

Most people will be aware that avocados are good for your health, but did you know they are also incredibly beneficial to your skin?

Sweet Cecily’s, a natural skincare brand ran by all women in Whitby, tell us why…

Why Use Avocados in Skincare Products?

Avocado oil is extracted from the pulp of avocados, and it can be used as an edible oil for cooking or used in cosmetics. 

The oil contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents which helps to benefit your skin in a variety of different ways.

Due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, avocado oil helps calm itchy skin as it provides a soothing feeling, which also helps minimise inflammation to the skin – these properties help those who suffer from acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Avocado oil also contains an oil you may already be aware of called vitamin E.

Vitamin E oil is full of antioxidants which helps prevent the effects of free radicals on our skin.

Free radicals are known to cause cell damage and speed up the ageing process.

Additionally, vitamin E oil can moisturise the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and looking smooth.

Vitamin E also helps protect against sun damage caused by UV radiation as it helps absorb free radicals from the environment – you will find that most after sun gels contain vitamin E.

When avocado oil is mixed with another powerful oil, sweet almond, the benefits for the skin are taken to the next level.

As the team at Sweet Cecily’s explains: “We use almond oil in a number of our skincare formulations as it contains such a wonderful variety of nutrients including vitamin A & E, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc.”

As you are starting to realise, the avocados and almonds aren’t just great for eating. These two humble ingredients have skincare superpowers!

The team go on to say that “the benefits of these nutrients include the prevention of wrinkles and skin damage, improving balanced hydration, controlling break-outs and prevention of clogged pores.”

If you’ve found yourself reading that list thinking you need some of those benefits, you may find that you have oily skin.

It is common for those with the oily skin type to recoil in horror if you suggest using any product that contains oil, however, it’s a myth that oily skin doesn’t need hydration! It absolutely does.

Using a moisturiser twice daily that contains almond and avocado oils can help slow down your sebaceous glands from over producing oil, because it’s not desperately thirsty for moisture! 

The combination of avocado oil and almond oil provides a long list of powerful benefits for your skin.

From hydrating dry skin to controlling acne and preventing wrinkles.

These benefits and the oil’s anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties cater to a variety of skin types such as dry, sensitive, or oily.

Adding Avocado to Your Skincare Route

Sweet Cecily’s produces an Almond & Avocado Face Cream that is enriched with vitamins to help your skin feel hydrated and moisturised. This cream is hand made in their small unit in Whitby.

Light and fragrance-free, this daily moisturiser nourishes and soaks into your skin easily, which leaves your face feeling fresh and ready for the day.

Shea Butter

The Sweet Cecily’s Almond and Avocado Face Cream is jam packed with many other key ingredients to help maintain healthy skin such as the deeply moisturising Shea Butter.

Their cream is also vegan approved and is not tested on animals. What’s not to love?!

Explore the whole natural skincare range at sweetcecilys.com.

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