Did you know that avocados are nature’s complete vitamin pill in a fruit? Furthermore, they have anti-aging properties as the fruits oils are effective against wrinkles, crow’s feet and skin discoloration.
- Defends your skin against aging effects of the sun’s UV rays
- Increases skin elasticity
- Reduces dryness, wrinkles and sagging skin
For these reasons we’ve added it to our rich cream, Luminesce. https://bodhivida.com/collections/skincare/products/rich-cream
Avocado oil is also a powerful wound healer. Try rubbing a little avocado oil, or even fresh avocado, on a wound and it will repair it much faster and more efficiently. Antibacterial ointments actually SLOW healing. That’s because when applied to your skin, they destroy both the bad and good bacteria. Antibacterial ointments may even increase your rate of infection by up to 80%, according to the National Library of Medicine.
To treat a wound:
- Apply the oil to the affected area
- Cover it with a gauze or a Band-Aid
In addition to natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, avocados contain around 20 essential nutrients. 1 avocado contains more than twice the amount of potassium found in a banana!
All the nutrients, along with fatty acids (oleic and linoleic acid) help speed up and increase the repair and growth of new blood vessels and tissues, and they also boost collagen production.
Avocado oil also protects your skin while it heals, because it’s filled with antioxidants that banish free radicals that prevent healing.
You can find avocado oil at most grocery stores or online. Make sure you get unrefined, cold-pressed organic. You can also use the same avocado oil you’d eat, on your face. It will restore your skin’s youthful moisture and keep it looking young and supple.