Avocado oil in sunscreen? This might seem like an odd ingredient to include in your daily skincare regime. However, this small green, fatty fruit has many health benefits. These benefits range from being an extremely healthy food option to its important use in natural sunscreens.
Why expose yourself to the toxic chemicals found in most mainstream sunscreens when you could be using a sunscreen that includes natural oils that not only project your skin from the sun but also heal your skin?
Avocado oil by itself will not protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays; however, when used in a natural sunscreen, it does provide an extra layer of protection. The oil has a high proportion of mono-saturated fats. This provides an extra layer of protection to the skin when applied. Avocado oil also soothes and nourishes dry, damaged skin.
In addition to being a natural source of SPF, avocado oil is also full of Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, E, amino acids, sterols, and other essential fatty acids. The oil also promotes the production of collagen, which protects the skin from fine lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to retain water to keep it firm and rejuvenated.
Do you have a sunburn already and still need to be in the sun in the coming days? If your skin is already burnt due to a sunburn, avocado oil can help it heal because of its PFA (polyhrydroxylated fatty alcohols). Studies have shown that PFA can repair skin cells that have already been damaged by UV rays.