6 Ways To Use Avocado Oil in Your Beauty Regimen

Are you a fan of the wonderful health and beauty benefits of coconut oil? Love DIY beauty for it’s natural and budget friendly approach? Then you’re going to love avocado oil.

We all know about the wonderful beauty benefits of using coconut oil as well as how it’s natural and budget friendly considering it’s many uses. However, there are also many other natural oils, such as avocado oil, with equally great health and beauty benefits.

Avocados are a magical superfood: they’re full of healthy essential fats, omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibre, potassium and vitamins A, B, C, E and K—plus, they’re delicious. But, they’re not only good for eating!

Have you ever googled or youtubed DIY hair masks and face masks?

Like avocado, avocado oil is typically a main ingredient in smoothing, hydrating, strengthening, frizz fighting and anti-aging masks.

Avocado and avocado oil are also popular ingredients in many of the beauty products that you’ll find on stores shelves, and many anti-aging and smoothing products feature them as the main ingredient and selling point of the product.

It’s a nutritional powerhouse, so naturally using pure avocado oil would be equally beneficial to your skin and hair and economical in comparison to expensive beauty products. Here’s how you can use avocado oil in your beauty regimen:

1. Avocado Oil as a Moisturizer

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You can use just plain avocado oil as a replacement for your usual, everyday moisturizer. It’s super hydrating and soaks in quickly.

The only downside is that your arms and legs will smell like avocado for 15-20 minutes, but is that really so bad? It’s definitely a game changer with it’s moisturizing abilities; you’ll feel silky smooth for days after just one application.

2. Avocado Oil as a Face Serum

It can also be used as a great, natural face serum, especially for those with dry or aging skin. You can do it yourself, using just three ingredients. First, you need a base oil, which would be the avocado oil; this will be two-thirds of your serum mixture.

Next, you’ll need a nourishing oil. However, these can be a little pricier, but have to add this oil if you’d prefer not to as it simply offers additional benefits. Some great nourishing oils that go well with avocado oil are rose hip seed oil, sea buckthorn oil, evening primrose oil and emu oil.

Last, for an added boost, add an essential oil that your skin loves. Some options are lavender, chamomile, rose, rosemary and lemongrass.

Now that you have all of your ingredients, you’ll need a small bottle—preferably a 1oz amber bottle, which can be found in any craft store. Fill two-thirds of the bottle with avocado oil, then add your nourishing oil until the bottle is almost full, and finally your four to seven drops of your chosen essential oil.

After each drop of essential oil, cap and shake your bottle so that it mixes equally. This will also help you to determine how much you’ll need; you should be able to smell it, but it shouldn’t be overpowering. Keep it away from sunlight and it should last for 8-12 months. You’ll have amazing skin, the natural and budget friendly way.

3. Avocado Oil as an Eye Cream

Avocado oil is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, has a faster absorption rate than most other oils and is super moisturizing, so it’s a no brainer as an eye treatment.

Since it’s packed with antioxidants, it’s great for combatting aging skin, and protecting skin cells from oxidizing. It’s also very gentle and is known to plump fine lines and wrinkles. Apply at night, and you’ll wake up to dewy and plum skin under your eyes.

4. Avocado Oil for Your Hair

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Possibly one of the most obvious uses for avocado oil, use it to quench the thirst of your tired locks. It is ideal for hair that is dry due to environmental factors and heat damage since it is high in vitamin E and omega-3 found in avocado oil. It will help to strengthen and repair your hair, as well as treat and soften split ends.

Compared to other oils that are typically applied as hair treatments, such as coconut and olive oil, avocado oil is lighter, and will absorb into the cuticle faster without weighing hair down.

It can also help with hair growth due to the strengthening and repairing powers of vitamin E and the monounsaturated fatty acids that absorbs into the scalp and strands of your hair.

Avocado oil contains high amounts of vitamin B, which is also known to aid hair growth. It has protective effects against environmental damage, which is one of the main causes for damaged or lacklustre hair.

You can use avocado oil as a treatment mask, which you let sit for 20 minutes or longer, and then wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. You can also use it post shower, concentrating more on the ends of your hair, as a way to combat breakage and damage, while leaving you with smooth, shiny hair. This won’t weigh down your hair, but note that a little goes a long way.

5. Avocado Oil for Dark Spots

Due to avocado oil being jam packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and moisturizing properties, it can even help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars.

Apply a small amount to the affected area twice a day, every day for two weeks and you’ll see a big difference.

6. Avocado Oil to Relieve Itchy and Sunburnt Skin

An interesting fact about avocado oil is that it can protect your skin from harmful UV rays. This is due to the monounsaturated fats found in avocado oil that act as a protective layer and have a natural SPF of 10.

However, sunscreen is still encouraged for more protection. It’s also a very healing oil, due to it’s vitamin content, and absorption and moisturizing properties, so it works wonders on sunburns and itchy, dry skin.

What other uses can you think of for avocado oil? Comment below.

About the author

Chelsy Normandeau

Chelsy Normandeau is a marketing student from Vancouver, Canada, with a passion for the great outdoors, craft beer, and writing. She aspires to teach others her money saving ways, fitness tips and tricks, and has the dream of one day being a best selling author.

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