This Avocado Oil Scrub Will Soothe Your Dry Skin

Only two ingredients required.

Avocado in cooking and preparing homemade cosmetics.Photo Credit: EKramar/Shutterstock

Most people balk at the idea of putting oil on their face. But believe it or not, it can be beneficial. In particular, there are several ways to use avocado oil for skin that will help fight dryness, leaving your complexion happy and healthy.

What are the benefits of avocado oil on your skin?

Thanks to all sorts of vitamins and minerals, avocado oil is helpful in soothing irritation and adding moisture back into the skin.

As for what nutrients avocado oil contains? More like what doesn’t it contain! This oil is packed with fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E. It’s particularly valuable for people with dry, itchy skin, so keep avocado oil on hand during the harsh winter months.

Research has shown avocado oil may also boost collagen production, which can give skin a full, youthful appearance. You can eat food with anti-aging properties to get similar effects, too.

Does avocado oil absorb into skin?

Yes! Avocado oil can penetrate deep into the skin, delivering optimal results. It also sits on top of the skin, forming a protective barrier. This one-two punch makes it a valuable skincare ingredient.

How to make a DIY avocado oil face scrub

Ready to experience the wonders of avocado oil for skin? Follow the instructions below for an easy DIY scrub. (Plus, don’t forget to try our 4-ingredient lip tint recipe.)

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Step 1: Measure and mix

Measure the two ingredients into a small bowl, then mix them together until the sugar is coated in oil.

Step 2: Prep your face

You’ll want your skin to be clean and dry to reap the full benefits of this scrub, so start by removing any makeup. Then, use your usual facial cleanser to remove dirt and pat your face dry with a towel.

Step 3: Get to scrubbing

It’s time to scrub! Use your fingertips to scoop up the mixture and apply it to your face. Work the sugar in small, gentle circles to exfoliate and remove dry skin. Don’t scrub too hard, though, or else you’ll leave your skin feeling raw. If you have leftover scrub, you can use it on your neck or hands.

Step 4: Rinse and enjoy

When you’re finished scrubbing, use warm water to rinse the mixture off your face. You’ll notice that there’s an oily residue left on your skin—this is supposed to be there. Use a towel to pat your face dry, then continue about your daily routine with your newly exfoliated and moisturized skin.

You’ll notice your skin feels softer and dewier after just one application. Repeat regularly for happy, healthy skin!

Next, find out how this creamy fruit can benefit your health and don’t miss this DIY avocado oil hair treatment.

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