Avocados are a big favourite amongst most people, and rightly so. Not only do they taste absolutely heavenly and delicious, they are loaded with nutrients and vitamins such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, K, B6, folic acid and niacin. While a creamy avocado toast is what you might be craving just about now, you might be surprised to know that the merits of avocado are not just limited to its taste. It has a huge host of properties that make it great for your skin’s health and nourishment.
Avocado oil, derived from avocados, is a super ingredient used in many natural and organic skin care products, owing to its impressive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps the skin maintain hydration, minimizes damage from free radicals and alleviates skin conditions like eczema, acne and psoriasis. When applied topically, avocado oil has many other benefits for the skin.
Read on to find out more!
1 - Moisturizes and hydrates
Avocado oil is an emollient meaning it has the ability to soften and soothe the skin. Using it in combination with a humectant like hyaluronic acid will help to draw water into the skin, enhancing its moisturizing properties. Avocado oil has the ability to replenish dry and chapped skin, giving it a youthful and dewy glow.
2 - Promotes Youthfulness
Collagen is a protein that serves as one of the main building blocks for your skin, giving you a plump and youthful look. It also lends the skin elasticity and keeps it from sagging. Researchers have found that in appropriate formulations, avocado oil has an ability of accelerating the synthesis of collagen in the skin. It also inhibits the enzyme lysyl oxidase, which breaks down collagen over time, thereby preventing early aging and wrinkling.
3 - Minimizes inflammation
Avocado oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties and works best for flare up skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis, helping to calm down irritation and skin agitation while also helping to reduce scarring and redness. It’s anti-inflammatory properties also make it an effective pain reliever.
4 - Healing properties
Avocado oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties which help to prevent and heal infections. The linoleic acid, oleic acid, and other mono-saturated fatty acids in avocado oil also play an active role in speeding up wound healing and soothing the skin in case of any wear and tear of the skin.
5 - Reduces free radicals
Avocado oil has potent antioxidant properties, helping to fight off free radicals and detoxifying the body. Free radicals, if allowed to remain in the body, can reactively damage cells and even cause cancer cells to multiply and spread. These radicals are byproducts of millions of chemical reactions taking place in our bodies daily, and avocado oil can play a significant role in curbing the damage they can potentially cause.
Avocado oil in skincare
Avocado oil is no longer just a part of the dinner recipes, instead it has found its way into many beauty and skincare products. However, don’t be fooled into purchasing a product just because the label mentions avocado oil. It is important to ensure that the oil is consciously and sustainably sourced, and is organic, unrefined and cold pressed for maximum benefits.
The ingredients used in the Leovard luxury skin care products are not only consciously sourced, they are of the most organic and premium quality, giving optimal benefits to its users. The Lip Luster, Leovard’s star product from its skin care line is made up of the purest of avocado oils along with hyaluronic acid to enhance its moisturizing and soothing properties, to give you soft and luscious lips.
Not only is the Lip Luster an excellent everyday soothing lip balm, giving you plump and hydrated lips, it works as a healing lip filler aftercare balm. It’s hydrating, healing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help the recently filled lips recover quickly while also preventing any infection and scarring at the injection site.
Summing up, avocado oil is a wonderful option to add to your daily skin care routine. Its numerous properties, ranging from soothing and hydrating to anti-ageing, help to restore the skin’s balance, giving you a youthful radiance and glow. Used as part of your lip filler aftercare, lip balms and masks containing avocado oil, like the Leovard Lip Luster, help with healing scars and reducing dryness and cracked lips post op. To help you enjoy beautifully plumped and luscious lips, everyday.