Besides tasting delicious as guacamole or spread on a warm piece of toast, avocados boast an impressive list of skin-boosting benefits. This is due to the healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals that are packed inside this nutritious super fruit. 

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how avocados may benefit your skin, plus how to use this versatile ingredient for a healthier, more radiant complexion. 
Not only are avocados high in healthy fats, but they’re also an excellent source of vitamins E and C, both of which play a key role in the health and vitality of your skin. According to industry experts such as Dr Joanna McMillan, Nutritionist & VP of The Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association,  Maya Ivanjesku, chief scientific officer at LaFlore Probiotic Skincare and Jurlique, here are some of the ways that these ingredients help avocados pack a powerful punch when it comes to skin benefits.
  • Soothes skin conditions,
  • Prevents skin damage,
  • Improves skin elasticity,
  • Minimises breakouts (flensing with avocado oil may help you have fewer breakouts, due to the antimicrobial properties) 
  • Improves overall skin health,
  • Prevents dry skin (great source of biotin)
How to use avocado on your skin What makes avocados such a simple addition to your skin care routine is that you can peel it, pit it, and use the flesh right on your skin. You can also use avocado oil, which is found in many over-the-counter skin care lines. Australian nutritionist Jessica Sepel’s avocado and banana face mask is perfect for boosting your skin’s radiance.  She shared this DIY mask recipe on her website, noting that avocados are a great source of omega-3, vitamin E and antioxidants, while banana is “full of beta-carotene and potassium, which is fab for fluid retention and under-eye bags”. Another great recipe found whilst researching  the super fruits great properties: Avocado and honey deep moisture face mask  Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. solid coconut oil (place in the fridge to solidify if it’s in liquid state)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado pitted and peeled
  • 1 tsp. honey (manuka if possible)
  • 1 tsp. water
  1. Place coconut oil, avocado, honey, and water in a bowl.
  2. Blend into a paste using a handheld blender.
  3. Use immediately after making.
To use
  1. Warm your skin with a warm, damp facecloth for 20 seconds to open up your pores.
  2. Apply the mask to your face using your fingers or a brush, avoiding the eye area.
  3. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
  4. Pat your face dry and follow with moisturiser.