15 Hair and Skin Uses of Avocados You Should Know

The uses of avocados are numerous. Before delving into them, let’s talk a little about avocados.

Avocado, also known as alligator pear, contains 25 active vitamins and minerals including antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. It is also rich in fibers.

Avocado can either be mashed into avocado oil, or the soft, inner part can be mashed and combined with a wide variety of ingredients to improve the look and feel of the skin and hair.

Skin Uses of Avocado

  • Avocado can be a potent anti-aging ingredient in your skincare products
  • Drinking or eating avocado can reinvigorate dry and dull skin
  • Avocado can give your skin the lift it deserves, making it glowing, healthy, and beautiful
  • Avocado oil can make a good moisturizer, making your skin supple
  • When avocado is combined with cucumber, you can make a good facial mask
  • When combined with facial treatment, the mixture can be an effective facial treatment
  • Avocado can help solve the problem of dehydrating skin
  • You can use avocado as a facial cleanser
  • Avocado can make a great hand scrub
  • Avocado can make a great shaving cream

Hair Uses of Avocado

  • Avocado can treat an itchy and dry scalp, and is also helpful for treating dry hair
  • Avocado can be used to treat dandruff. In fact, the seed can be converted into powder and used for the same purpose
  • Avocado can be mashed and applied to the hair for a shiny hair

Other Uses of Avocado

  • Avocado oil can act as a natural sunscreen (with a low SPF between 4-6, not enough to protect you from the harsh effect of the sun rays)
  • Avocado reduces blood pressure and the development of some cancers

Side Effects of Avocado

  • Avocado may cause skin itching, eczema, and hives in some people
  • It may cause some mouth allergies like swelling and itching tongue