While avocado oil has been getting plenty of attention for its use as a cooking oil, it has been largely looked over for its use in cleansers such as body wash. Let's run down a quick list of the top 5 benefits of having avocado oil extracts in your body wash. These are all based on the fundamental understanding that avocados are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E.
1. It's an extremely capable moisturizer.
Your epidermis (outermost layer of skin) easily absorbs vitamin E which helps in the renewal process. Many body washes throw vitamin E on the label, but by using native avocado oil extract, you also get potassium, lecithin and many other nutrients that can naturally nourish your skin.
2. It’s kind to sunburned skin.
If you fell asleep by the pool and managed to get a nice sizzle going on your back, you’ll probably want to stay away from any body wash or soap that will irritate your skin. Avocado oil is going to help you out in 2 ways. The antioxidants, vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin D, lecithin, protein and essential fatty acids in the avocado oil extract can support healing and actually soothe the skin. Recent studies have shown that these same ingredients may also create some added protection of the skin from UV rays.
3. Helps you out with Acne.
Avocado oil extracts in cleansers hydrate the skin without leaving an oily residue. These oily residues increase the risk of acne. It's also important to point out that the avocado’s intrinsic anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness and irritation.
4. Alleviates the symptoms of Psoriasis and Eczema.
More and more people are falling foul to the effects of psoriasis and eczema these days and it is most likely due to constant exposure to synthetic ingredients. Much in the same way that avocado oils soothe and heal sunburns, they can also reduce the flaky skin associated with these two skin conditions.
5. Your cuts and scratches will heal faster.
The oleic acid and fatty acids in native avocado oil extracts can promote collagen creation. This collagen formation is the process of creating new connective tissue. Supplementally, the essential fatty acids reduce the inflammation that can often slow down skin healing.