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Face the Avocados

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jun 21, 2013

New You Beauty Tip: Get more from your grocery list with skin saving avocados.

Avocados not only have a host of nutritional benefits  due to their antioxidant content, soluble fiber, potassium and monounsaturated fats, they may also be used as a natural skin remedy. Plain avocado masks work to improve complexion by getting rid of dead skin cells and accelerating the production of new ones. Their natural oil content also works to treat dry skin. While treating dry skin, avocados can also help ease the effects of conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis due to their rich content of vitamins A, D and E. According to The Green Pharmacy: New Discoveries in Herbal Remedies for Common Diseases and Conditions from the World’s Foremost Authority on Healing Herbs by James A. Duke, Ph.D. Duke, avocados may be applied directly to any itchy, red or irritated areas. Aside from topical application, eating a half of an avocado daily is beneficial for your skin as well. “The oils in the avocado will work internally towards the surface of the skin, soothing deep muscle inflammation,” says John Heinerman author of Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs.