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8 Avocado Home Remedies to Heal Your Skin & Hair

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Avocado benefits

Avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise, David Fairchild said. And he was right! An essential source of vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E, as well as fiber and minerals like iron and potassium, avocado is consumed massively since its contribution to nutrients is very beneficial for the inner health, but not only.

Avocado is not just for Guacamole or Pesto or who knows; people eat it in a million ways. It can be applied from head to toes, literally. Hair, face, skin, feet, each part of your body would be happy to get an avocado dose from time to time.

Why avocado?

Besides being loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, avocados contain a high amount of fiber, essential fatty acids, and omega-3s. Rich in vitamin E helps maintain good oral health, revitalizes the skin, and repairs dry hair and cracked feet; as I said, from head to toes, literally. You will use its fruit, peel, leaves, seeds to elaborate on the following remedies. 

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Avocado to moisture your skin:

You need two avocadoes and two spoonfuls of honey. Put the avocado pulp in a bowl and add the honey. Mix the ingredients well until you get pasta-like consistency. Spread the mask on your face and body, and let it act for 10 minutes. Repeating once weekly will make you have extra smooth skin. Mixing the avocado with coconut oil will have the same hydrating effect; try that too. Your skin will thank you later!

Avocado to reduce pregnancy stretch marks

Mix the pulp of half an avocado, a spoonful of honey, and a spoonful of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on stretch marks, in the form of a circular massage every day, then rinse with water. It will help a lot due to the oily texture of avocado. Lemon juice helps to lighten skin, while honey has antioxidant properties. The oily texture of the avocado enables you to massage it, plus its omega-3 fatty acids will help repair damaged skin cells.

Home remedy made with avocado for cellulite

For this recipe, gather 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil and one avocado. Extract the pulp from the avocado and mash it well to turn it into a puree. Now, you just have to add the almond oil. Apply the blend on the thighs and buttocks, leaving it to work for 15 minutes. Then, rinse with cold water to increase your blood flow. You can do this on a daily basis.

Avocado remedy to make dry hair conditioner

For this recipe, you will just need mayonnaise and one ripened avocado. In a bowl, mix one cup of mayonnaise with half avocado until you have a homogeneous mixture. Once a week, apply the paste all over the hair and wrap it with a hot towel, leaving it to rest for 20 minutes. Afterward, wash your hair as usual.

Use avocado to make a natural hair shampoo

What you need:
  • 1-2 avocados
  • Neutral liquid soap (1 cup)
  • One teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Two teaspoons of olive oil
  • Water (1 cup)
How to DIY

Blend the avocados, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and two teaspoons of olive oil. Introduce the resulting mixture in a container where you add the water and the neutral soap, assuring that all the ingredients are mixed homogeneously. You can use this avocado shampoo regularly, keeping what is left in the fridge.

Avocado to detoxify the body

Thanks to its significant amount of fiber, avocado helps keep the stomach and intestine in shape, preventing them from accumulating toxins. Extract the pulp by making cuts with a knife vertically and horizontally and help yourself at the end with a spoon. Eat it raw and boost your health!

Avocado pits against dandruff

You need:
  • The fresh pit of an avocado
  • Natural yogurt (one cup)
  • Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Egg yolk
  • Lemon (a few drops)
  • Water
How to DIY

First, you have to scratch the avocado seed and grind it. Put it in a container with a cup of yogurt and two spoonfuls of virgin olive oil and water, then add the egg yolk and a few drops of lemon juice. Blend all the ingredients. Finally, gently massage the creamy mixture thoroughly to your hair and scalp. 

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Avocado to fight cough

Unknown to many people, the leaves and bark of the avocado tree can be used to ease coughs and sore throat. Wash five avocado leaves, put them in a container with water, and let them boil for 3 minutes. Leave it to rest, and take it still warm in sips four times a day. The reddish tea that results has a delicate, sweet, and soothing taste that’s relaxing as much as it is physically healing!

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