How to Apply Avocado Oil as a Face Moisturizer to Stop Wrinkles
Here’s how to use cold pressed avocado oil as a moisturizer on your face and save money on expensive petrochemical cosmetics.
Also learn why this natural treatment is so good for your skin and how it works against blemishes, blackheads, fine lines and wrinkles.
Avocado Oil Skin Benefits
Cold pressed avocado oil is one of the richest sources of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid.
These healthy fats are a great addition to your diet. They can also have a noticeable effect on the texture and appearance of your skin when applied topically.
Avocado oil’s oleic acid is an epidermal penetration enhancer that quickly hydrates and softens your skin when used as a moisturizer.
Unrefined avocado oil application is often praised in beauty forums for its effectiveness at diminishing age spots and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
Many people say it works far better for skin smoothing and lessening the appearance of wrinkles than expensive cosmetics, or other natural skin oils like sweet almond and rosehip seed.
It is also recommended as a natural treatment for acne, blackheads, blemishes and other forms of skin inflammation.
Dermatologists cite avocado oil’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that counteract inflamed sebaceous gland symptoms of acne vulgaris.
Of course it’s important to remember that individual results can vary greatly depending on your skin type and other factors like good internal nutrition.
Even if using avocado oil on your face doesn’t work as well for you as it has for myself and others, you’ve still got a superior cooking oil to olive oil for your kitchen.
Personally, since using this extra virgin, unrefined and organic oil as a facial moisturizer, in the way I’ll describe ahead, I’ve noticed significant skin benefits and improvements.
The skin on my face appears much softer, with a visible lessening of the fine lines on my forehead.
Initially I was worried that using it on my face would make it appear greasy, but after it has been absorbed it’s actually the opposite.
It seems my facial skin is so well hydrated after using avocado oil that it doesn’t need to produce the excess sebum oil that it used to.
More significantly, the blackheads and enlarged pores on my nose and upper cheeks appear visibly reduced and an occasional slight facial redness has also lessened.
My skin wasn’t that terrible before by any means (aren’t we always our own worst critics). Avocado oil just seems to have made it much better.
How to Use Cold Pressed Avocado Oil on Your Face
Apply avocado oil to your face in the same way you would any other moisturizer – with a cotton wool pad or very clean fingers.
Make sure your facial skin is washed well and preferably still damp to spread the oil easily, always in a gentle upward motion as recommended in beauty tutorials.
I use it straight after showering or washing my face in the evening. You don’t need that much, just a small dab on each cheek and on your forehead.
Avocado oil is a very concentrated source of skin nutrition like monounsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E and other antioxidants. A little goes a long way.
While it’s not absorbed as quickly as some moisturizers, it should be barely noticeable in 10 to 15 minutes.
If this bothers you then give it a few minutes to be absorbed and then gently wipe your face with a damp washcloth to remove any excess oil.
You could use it as a day moisturizer (and I often do on days off when I’m not heading out). It does seems more suitable for nightly facial moisturization though, preferably applied just before bed.
Avocado and Sweet Almond Oil Combination
Many posters in beauty forums recommend mixing half cold pressed avocado oil and half sweet almond oil like this one, which is also very beneficial for the skin.
Almond oil takes longer to absorb though, so you may want to keep this as an evening moisturizer and use a damp washcloth on your face before your head hits the pillow.
I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has tried this or any other avocado oil skin combinations on their face in the comments below.
A Natural and Versatile Beauty Treatment
It is important to look for cold pressed and unrefined oil like this, preferably from organic avocados.
Don’t get the cheaper refined oils if you’re interested in avocado oil’s skin restorative properties, rather than just its moisturizing effects.
The minimal refinement of cold pressed avocado oil preserves much more of the important plant sterols, chlorophyll, vitamin E and other antioxidants.
You can also use it as your cooking oil, as a salad dressing and in recipes to get some good internal skin nutrition. The page on where to buy avocado oil has the best options I’ve found.
I hope this guide to using avocado oil as a face moisturizer for wrinkles, blackheads, acne and better skin has been helpful. I’d be interested to read in the comments how it works for you personally.