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10 Key Benefits of Using Avocado Oil For Hair and Skin

10 Benefits Of Using Avocado Oil For Hair And Skin

The avocado fruit has various health benefits and its oil is often used in salad dressings, smoothies, and cooking. Avocado oil is rich in β-carotene, lecithin, minerals, and vitamins A, C, D, and E which make it a beneficial addition in your skin care and hair care routines too.

Cold pressed avocado oil is extracted from the pulp of the avocado fruit which contains about 60% of oil content, making it an abundant source of essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, linoleic acid, and alpha-linolenic acid. The fruit is first dried and then mechanically pressed to extract the rich oil.

Since it contains high amounts of essential nutrients, antioxidants, and fats, you can use organic avocado oil for hair care and skin care to utilise its wonderful benefits. It provides emolliency to your skin and is especially nourishing for dry skin and scalp.


10 Avocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin

  • Moisturises Dry Skin -
  • Using organic avocado oil on your face helps keep it soft and moisturised. It is a rich emollient that helps prevent moisture-loss and keeps your skin’s suppleness intact by forming a protective barrier on the outermost layer.

  • Soothes Inflammation -
  • Organic avocado oil has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce signs of inflammation such as itching caused due to eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, or dry skin.

  • Heals Wounds Faster -
  • Studies show that avocado oil can accelerate the wound-healing process. It increases collagen synthesis and reduces skin-irritation which helps your wounds repair faster.

  • Protects Skin From Environmental Damage -
  • Daily exposure to ultraviolet radiation, smoke, and pollutants can lead to the formation of free radicals in your skin. Cold pressed avocado oil is rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids, vitamin C and vitamin E that minimise environmental stress on your skin.

  • Soothes Sunburns -
  • Cold pressed avocado oil is a rich source of oleic acid, an essential fatty acid that soothes, protects and repairs sunburnt skin. It strengthens your skin's barrier function, reduces redness, and promotes skin repair to minimise the symptoms of sun damage.

  • Anti-Aging Benefits -
  • One of the many benefits of using organic avocado oil on your face is reduced signs of ageing. By fighting off free radicals and increasing collagen synthesis in your skin, it helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. It also helps retain your skin’s elasticity.

  • Nourishes Chapped Lips -
  • If you have dry, chapped lips, cold pressed avocado oil can prevent moisture loss by keeping them well-moisturised. Avocado oil also forms a protective barrier over your lips and protects them from environmental stressors.

  • Improves Scalp Health -
  • Using organic avocado oil in hair care helps keep your scalp healthy. Its nutrients nourish the hair follicles while the antioxidants prevent oxidative stress promoting healthy hair growth. Its fatty acids deeply moisturise your scalp to reduce dryness, itching and flaking.

  • Tames Frizzy Hair -
  • You can use organic avocado oil in your hair care routine if you have dry, frizzy, and unmanageable hair. The oil forms a protective coating over your hair strands and seals the cuticle to prevent moisture loss. This helps tame flyaways and frizzy hair and makes your hair softer and shinier.

  • Reduces Hair Breakage -
  • The nutrients from cold pressed avocado oil repair, protect and strengthen your hair. Using it as a hair oil makes detangling easier and reduces breakage and split ends by moisturising and smoothening dry, brittle hair.


    Different Forms Of Avocado Oil

    Avocado oil is a carrier oil and can be applied directly to your skin and hair. It has a light green or emerald green colour and can have a nutty aroma. There are different types of avocado oil available due to variation in extraction techniques, choice of fruits, and levels of processing. 

    • Extra virgin avocado oil is considered the best avocado oil in terms of quality since it is made by cold-pressing superior-quality avocado pulp, and no chemical solvents or processing is involved here.
    • Virgin avocado oil is also made through the cold-pressed extraction technique and without any chemical solvents or processing. But the quality of avocados used to extract the oil is lower than the previous variety.
    • Plain avocado oil is the least beneficial for skin care and hair care needs since it is refined. It goes through a deodorisation and bleaching process to alter its colour and smell which deteriorates its nutrient levels.

    How To Use Juicy Chemistry Avocado Oil?

    Juicy Chemistry Avocado Oil is made using the cold-pressed technique and is certified organic by EcoCert France. It is unrefined, undiluted, and free of any artificial additives. 

    Here are a few ways to use our organic avocado oil for hair and skin -

    Uses Of Avocado Oil For Skin Care:

    • Take a few drops of cold pressed avocado oil and massage it on damp skin. Use it at the end of your morning and evening skincare routines as a facial oil.
    • Add a few drops of avocado oil to your DIY face mask for added nourishment. 
    • Dab some organic avocado oil on your lips twice a day to keep them soft and nourished.

    Uses Of Avocado Oil For Hair Care:

    • Massage some cold pressed avocado oil on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes or overnight and wash it off with a mild shampoo.
    • Apply a few drops of cold pressed avocado oil to damp, towel-dried hair starting from mid-length to your hair ends to control frizz and make detangling easier.

    Juicy Chemistry’s Products Enriched With Avocado Oil


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What skin types can use avocado oil?

    Avocado oil is best suited for dry, sensitive and mature skin types.

    Will avocado oil suit oily skin types?

    Due to its rich consistency, we do not recommend avocado oil for oily skin types. Our lightweight carrier oils such as organic rosehip seed oil and organic hemp seed oil are more suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.

    Can I use avocado oil for my baby?

    Avocado oil is suitable to use on your baby’s delicate skin. However, we do suggest doing a patch test first to check for sensitivity and irritation.

    Can I use avocado oil every day?

    Using avocado oil for hair care is most beneficial when used 2-3 times a week. For skin care, it can be used daily as a facial oil.

    What hair types can use avocado oil?

    Avocado oil is best suited for dry, frizzy and damaged hair and scalp.

    Can avocado oil clog pores?

    Avocado oil has a comedogenic rating of 2-3. If your skin is prone to congestion, it may cause moderate pore-clogging.


    References

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6600360/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3614059/