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A is for Avocado and Glowing Skin

If I could sing love songs to the avocado I would. I LOVE avocados! Not only is this superfood healthy, delicious and goes with everything but it works wonders for your skin too! If you are like me, you pretty much put avocado as a side for any breakfast, lunch or dinner meal. Here is why you should eat this green “alligator pear” and how you can use it for DYI skincare concoctions.

Avocados are high in Antioxidants Carotenoids, Vitamin C and E, and Monounsaturated Fatty Acids. The antioxidants found in avocadoes are great protectors from environmental stress that wants to damage your skin. They also help with the creation of elastin and collagen, which allows your skin to look younger, firmer and healthier! And how can a fatty acid be beneficial you ask? This ingredient maintains moisture in the outer layer of your skin, helping it make it soft and hydrated. It also helps regenerate damaged skin cells and reduces facial redness and irritation.

Avocados are also popular for home remedy treatments for skin and hair. There are tons of resources on how to mix avocado and other natural ingredients to make a home mask or hair treatment. My favorite concoction is found on http://blog.freepeople.com/2013/11/2in1-homemade-moisturizing-mask-hair-face/. With any kind of natural DYI product, always patch test on your skin to make sure there are no allergic reactions or breakouts.

Whether you eat it or apply it topically to your skin, avocados are a great thing to always keep stocked.

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