Fast food that keeps you young.....
Avocados are a huge source of antioxidants carotenoids like alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein. These compounds provide significant protection for your skin from free radicals that lead to fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of ageing
They are high in vitamin C which is needed for the creation of elastin and collagen, which bind your skin cells together and maintain their firmness and structure.
They are loaded with Vitamin E which is fat soluble and assists by preventing free radical damage from oxidising fats in your skin cells that lead to ageing skin. Research studies have also demonstrated that vitamin E can reduce the effects of UVA and UVB radiation and sun exposure on skin.
Vitamin E is much more effective when it’s obtained from natural sources... like avocados!
One of the main avocado skin benefits comes from their high oleic acid content. This monounsaturated fatty acid maintains moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin, helping to make it soft and hydrated. An omega-9 fat, oleic acid is also involved in regenerating damaged skin cells and reducing facial redness and irritation.
Omega-9 fatty acids are one of the building blocks of healthy skin and avocados, and even more so avocado oil, are a great source of it.