Avocados: The Skincare Superstars

Avocados: The Skincare Superstars

If you've ever sat down at a table and been greeted by a delicious, fresh bowl of avocados you know the joy you feel when you are able to add one to your salad or chicken sandwich.  The buttery deliciousness that is avocados are often associated with healthy meals and a great way to garnish your favorite dish.  

Did you know that eating avocados will also supercharge your skincare routine?  It's true.  These fruits are a true skincare superstar and if you include them regularly in your diet you will be sure to enjoy the flavor of them but also the benefits that they provide for your skin.

While you may not want to overdue your consumption of avocados for a couple of reasons, so you don't get bored with eating them and because they do have high contents of fat, so if you're trying to maintain your figure they aren't something you want to over-include in your diet, but like most superstars of your skincare routine you can include them in your diet in moderation and still see the powerful punch they pack when making your skin look youthful and glowing.  

What makes avocados so good for your skin?

As mentioned above, avocados are rich in healthy fats, like monosaturated fats.  You don't often hear people talking about the benefits of fats to your health, but in this case these fats are generally good for your skin.  When you consume these fats through avocados they act like natural oils in your skin and help lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated.  While this benefit that avocados provides is good for all skin types it can be especially helpful to those who have naturally dry skin.

If you're concerned about fighting wrinkles and premature aging, you're not alone and avocados can help here too.  They are loaded with vitamin C and E which are antioxidants and help fight free radicals.  Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage your skin.  While your skin may become damaged by free radicals, consuming avocados just might help you ward these bad actors off so you can maintain your youthful looking skin.

Finally, the vitamin C in avocados is essential for collagen production.  As you may know, collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to your skin.  When you eat avocados you are providing your body with a good amount of vitamin C that will support the production of collagen and therefore work to protect your skin from wrinkles and fine lines.

Again, you will not want to overdue your consumption of avocados and as we like to say, everything in moderation will get you to where you want to go.  Adding a few slices of avocado to a sandwich or a salad once or twice a week will give you that supercharge that your skincare routine will need to remain effective as the months pass by.  

Once you've found the right balance of avocados in your diet you can then start to work on figuring out the rest of your skincare routine so you can make sure your skin stays healthy and youthful looking all summer long.


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