Using avocado oil, both as a skin moisturizer and having it in your diet on a regular basis, can make a very positive difference to the appearance of your skin. But can it also help with acne problems and other skin issues like enlarged pores and blackheads?
Avocado oil can be beneficial to acne sufferers in three different ways. First nutritionally, secondly as a nightly moisturizer, and thirdly as a topical treatment to prevent acne and diminish blackheads and enlarged pores.
Looking around your local cosmetic store or supermarket, there is a wide variety of different face moisturizers. All of them usually promising deeply hydrated, younger looking skin (often at a significant price).
But look a little closer at the ingredients list and the petrochemical derived additives like propylene glycol, cyclomethicone, petrolatum and methylparaben may not sound so appealing.
In fact, many of these chemicals are actually known skin irritants, but manufacturers still include them in their formulations to improve shelf life or maintain consistency.
As healthy as it is on food and as a cooking oil, avocado oil also has some amazing benefits for your skin when used as a natural moisturizer.
Ahead is a look at why an increasing number of people are finding cold pressed avocado oil much more effective for moisturizing their face than those petrochemical-based face creams.
Avocado oil skin benefits include very high levels of healthy monounsaturated fats, phytosterols and antioxidants like vitamin E. All of these nutrients can help better your skin tone over time when added to your diet regularly.
Can avocado oil actually help with hair growth and just what is in it that makes it so good for your hair?
Despite many websites giving a long list of vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fats and amino acids supposedly in avocado oil, and then giving reasons why all of these nutrients are responsible for its hair growth properties, the truth about using avocado oil on your hair is actually much simpler and more powerful.
First a little cleanup of some of the avocado oil hair growth myths out there.
Here are 3 simple yet very beneficial avocado oil treatments for your hair to improve its softness and shine, and even strength and thickness over time.
There is no need to buy expensive commercial conditioning treatments when these are so easy to make at home, all from ingredients straight out of the kitchen.
Let’s have a look at 3 easy and natural ways to improve your hair tonight with avocado oil.
Avocado oil can benefit your health in three main ways — through its superior fatty acid profile, high in monounsaturated fats; through its phytosterols, particularly the good levels of beta-sitosterol; and through its strong antioxidant content.
Ahead is a look into each of these 3 main health benefits of avocado oil and how it affects your body when you use it regularly, particularly as a replacement for harmful polyunsaturated cooking oils.
Avocado oil has a fatty acid profile weighted heavily towards monounsaturated fats. Typically, testing shows approximately 76% of the fat in avocado oil is monounsaturated, in the form of oleic and palmitoleic fatty acids.
The remainder is around 12% linoleic and alpha linolenic acids fatty acids (polyunsaturated and omega-3) and 12% palmitic and stearic saturated fats. Research studies suggest that monounsaturated fats are some of the healthiest to have in our diet.
Avocado oil is one of the healthiest and best oils to use in cooking and in salad dressings and other recipes.
It is rich in monounsaturated fats, phytosterols such as beta-sitosterol and high in antioxidants like vitamin E, lutein and alpha and beta-carotene.
While it would be best enjoyed unheated to preserve all of the health benefits, avocado oil is also one of the most heat stable of all cooking oils.
With an amazingly high smoking point of up to 520 degrees fahrenheit, it is far superior to olive oil for high temperature cooking and frying.
Despite all of its benefits for our health, avocado oil as a cooking oil is a very heat stable and one of the best possible oils for high-temperature frying.
Here’s why it’s worth changing from all those unhealthy processed oils, like cottonseed, soy, corn and canola oil, and even the healthier ones like olive oil, to avocado oil for cooking and frying with.
Is avocado oil better than olive oil in your kitchen and should you even be frying with olive oil or can this be dangerous?
This article looks at the key differences between olive oil and avocado oil and just what makes the later superior for healthy cooking.
Like olive oil, avocado oil is one of the few cooking oils extracted directly from the fruit, rather than chemically extracted from seeds.
Avocado contains around 30% oil and it is cold pressed out of the fruit pulp in a similar way to the method used to produce extra virgin olive oil.
Avocado oil is a very healthy cooking oil, with an beneficial fatty acid profile, good levels of antioxidants and many other nutritional compounds. It also has a very high smoke point that makes it great for frying with.
Actually, in all of these ways, a high quality cold pressed avocado oil, like this one I use in my kitchen, is superior to the much more commonly used olive oil. Here’s why.
Excessive levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a common cause of both hair loss and prostate problems for men.
Pumpkin seed oil contains many beneficial health nutrients and two in particular that are believed to provide protection against DHT damage.
Here’s how taking pumpkin seed oil regularly can help maintain healthy hair and prevent male prostate enlargement.
If you’re a man, regularly producing too much dihydrotestosterone in your body can cause hair loss and eventually male pattern baldness.
Rich, green and delicious, pumpkin seed oil is growing in popularity, both for its unique taste and unusual health benefits.
There are two main types available — the cold pressed oil, primarily used for its nutritional value, and the delicious roasted Styrian pumpkin oil popular for culinary use.
Ahead are the best pumpkin seed oil brands to buy, both in cold pressed and organic oils, as well as gourmet Styrian kuerbiskernoel for your kitchen.
Also, where to find good pumpkin seed oil capsules and the newer pumpkin seed extracts for a healthy urinary tract.
Along with being a great tasting culinary oil, pumpkin oil is most commonly taken for preventing hair loss and prostate problems, due to its reported DHT blocking properties.
This page has 5 more important pumpkin seed health benefits and how taking it regularly can help improve your skin, treat joint problems, maintain health vision, alleviate bladder problems and much more.
Like the seeds, raw pumpkin seed oil can help improve skin tone and may be a beneficial supplement for many skin problems like acne, dry flaky skin, eczema and psoriasis.
Alongside the powerful antioxidant content, the high levels of natural fats would appear to be responsible for this effect.