Avocado is a pear-shaped fruit, also known as ‘Makhanphal‘ (Hindi), ‘Venna Pandu‘(Telugu), ‘Vennai pazham‘ (Tamil), ‘Vennapazham‘ (Malayalam), ‘Benne Hannu‘(Kannada), ‘Alpukat’ (Marathi), ‘Kulnyaspati‘ (Bengali), ‘Rujira‘ in Gujarati known for its miraculous health and beauty benefits all over the world. It is also called as butter fruit or alligator pear. Native to Mexico, Guam and Central America, this green, fleshy fruit has been in cultivation since time immemorial. This fruit is naturally loaded with myriad essential nutrients and thus is traditionally used for treating several health and skincare problems, besides being consumed as a food.

Avocados are among the healthiest natural ingredients on the planet and are also considered a complete diet for babies. They contain over 25 vital nutrients including vitamins (A, B, C, E, and K) and minerals such as copper, potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus.

Moreover, they also contain essential proteins, fibers and beneficial phytochemicals like glutathione, lutein and beta-sitosterol. However, medical experts advise to go easy on eating avocado as it also contains lots of calories and, therefore, it’s excessive use may prove highly detrimental for weight-conscious people.

Avocado Benefits:

Through this post, we’ll try to make you conversant with the benefits of avocado fruit, juice and oil. Enjoy the read …

Skin Benefits Of Avocado:

Butter fruit juice leaves your skin soft and supple, when applied on the skin. It also helps in soothing the skin effectively. The fruit protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Thus, it is an excellent sunscreen lotion. It contains many vitamins such as Vitamin C, A and E, which are essential for the skin. It hydrates all the skin types. The amazing healthy components present in this fruit make it a great choice in skin care. Some of the benefits of butter fruit for skin are:

1. Reduces Marks And Wrinkles:

Avocado works well for wrinkles and age spots. When applied with cocoa butter, it helps in lightening scars and spots and gives you a radiant skin tone.

2. Cure For Bright ’s Disease And Psoriasis:

The fruit is useful in curing Bright’s disease. The oil extracted from this fruit is highly beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis. It gradually removes the scales on the skin. It also helps in the treatment for periodontal disease.

3. Hydrates And Lightens The Skin Tone:

The fruit effectively hydrates dry skin and reduces fine lines on the skin. It also offers instant radiance to the skin. This fruit is used in various cosmetic products, such as moisturizers and cleansers. It also controls the itchiness caused by dry skin to a great extent.

4. Reduces And Prevents Wrinkles:

This fruit protects the skin from toxins that cause premature ageing on the skin. It also helps in reducing the age spots on the skin, when applied directly on the skin.

5. Best Sunscreen:

Replace your regular sunscreen lotions with this fruit. It helps in protecting your skin from the UVA and UVB harmful rays of the sun. It is also a remedy for removing sun burns and eczema from the skin. It protects the skin from future damage.

6. Antioxidants For Healthy Skin:

Butter fruit contains antioxidants that help in protecting your skin from damage. It improves your skin’s complexion and density. Medical and skincare experts especially recommend the consumption of avocado juice to those struggling with dull, lack luster skin. It is also a great natural remedy to relieve dry skin.

[ Read: Healthy Skin Care Remedies ]

7. Clears Skin:

They also remove dead skin cells effectively from the skin. It deeply penetrates into the skin to restore the nutrients. It also helps in increasing the blood circulation in the skin, which is essential for the skin. The glutamine amino acid present in avocados cleanses your skin and offers it enough protection against harsh environmental factors.

8. Prevents Breakouts:

The regular intake of avocados effectively controls acne or breakouts in the skin. It, therefore, keeps the skin supple and glowing.

9. Fats And Vitamins:

Butter fruit is one of the best fruits for a healthy skin. It protects the skin from the bad effects of pollution. It also supplies fats to the skin, which keep the skin healthy. It helps in maintaining water in the skin, which helps in making the skin radiant and glowing.

10. Nourishes Skin:

Avocado oil is easily absorbable and, thus, penetrates deep into your skin, leaving it well-cleansed, nourished and baby-soft. This helps accelerate the new cell generation and also helps promote the circulation in the body and the skin.

Initially, it was the Egyptians who used this fruit to regulate the hair growth and prevent hair loss. We can get rich vitamins and minerals through the use of the raw fruit or avocado oil. The oil gets easily absorbed in the hair, so it is  best suited for dry hair. This fruit makes the hair shiny and beautiful. It works effectively when it is used as a hair mask. It not only nourishes but also strengthens the hair. The hair benefits of butter fruit include the following:


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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ujjwal/ Ujjwal

    Avocado is really a best useful for skin care i always use this for face mask :)!!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shaista-zafar/ Shaista

      You are absolutely right Ujjwal… I think it won’t be wrong to say avocado a full-fledge beauty treatment safe enough for virtually all skin types …. Thanks for your lovely response :)

  • seerin

    well wrote shaista… like your article :)

  • seerin

    Thanks shaista.. i like it :)

  • Bhoomidutta

    nice :)

  • Chahna

    thanks for share :)

  • Lily Morgan

    I love avocado for natural beauty! You’ve got some great ideas for home remedies — love the face mask idea. For my kisser, I use Kissable Lips by my company, Lily Farm Fresh — it has organic avocado right in it! Fantastic post, though — thanks for sharing.

  • Vikas Modi

    Flax seeds (Alasi in hindi) are also good source of Omega 3 acid and helps to reduce cholesterol . We should consume it daily . It is number one nutrition food item .Search online for more health benefit details of flax seed. You can buy it from nearby store or online and it is quite cheap as compare to other healthy items like almonds.

  • Soma Sinha Roy

    thanks for such an informative article. i had quite a few misconceptions about avocado …. they have all been clarified. how frequently should avocado mask be used?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Soma, avocado mask can be applied once or twice in a month for good results .

      • tiffy

        What about the face cleanser? Is there any side effects of applying it daily?

        • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

          Hi Tiffy, you can use avocado face cleanser on a daily basis without worrying about the side effects. Remember to store the remainder of your mixture in your refrigerator. The cleanser can be stored for up to two days. If you have skin allergies, consult your doctor before applying any product onto your face. If your skin becomes irritated, discontinue use.

  • http://stylecraze.com jasmine wood

    thanks, your article helped. I have a university assignment and this will get me very far ahead. cheers

    • jasmine wood :)

      wow, i never knew there were so many uses for one thing. I mean good for hair, skin eyes. And also a great and relaxing facial mask, yeah i love the mask it feels really nice on the face. and very informative article.Thanks:)

  • jessie stradling

    yes, very good article and lots of information, just one thing…….. how often to apply an avocado mask?
    i will find out.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-avocado-for-skin-hair-and-health/#comment-29481 tristan carey

    wow great artical now i know what to do with the avo tree out back plus i can make an avo face mask for my GF jas if ur reading this i love you!!!!! ;)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-avocado-for-skin-hair-and-health/#comment-29482 tristan carey

      wow great article now i know what to do with the avo tree out back plus i can make an avo face mask for my GF jas if ur reading this i love you!!!!!

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-avocado-for-skin-hair-and-health/#comment-29482 john c

        cool so many uses for avocadoes# OMG

        • http://stylecraze.com tristan c

          kuramiko how nice to hear from you again

          • http://stylecraze.com jude stradling

            avocado really is a best skin care cream, and hair rub.


  • http://stylecraze.com Ashlee Martin :)

    wow, nice article lots of info and so many uses for avo’s just wasnt sure about the mask and how many times to apply, my friends are saying once a week though so i guess……… well yeah great article :):):):)

  • http://stylecraze.com kuramiko

    ohhhh, Tristan and jasmine u guys are such a cute couple and yeah Tristan that is a great way of using that avocado tree. and why don’t you give her a face mask for her b-day not only that but from this website I gather that you can make hair treatments and skin care stuff. if u do that I bet she would love you even more!! :)
    this website really was helpful so……..yeah..

  • http://stylecraze.com judem astradling

    this is a nice article and reading it gives a lot of info, so yeah. . . . . . . .uhhh. . . . . well i would definetly recommend this webpage for anyone looking for interesting facts and uses of avocados. :)