Covered with wrinkled skin, pear-shaped avocados are very useful due to its high content of vegetable oils and vitamins. Dietitians advise not to get involved in avocado dishes from those who seek to lose weight, but the avocado mask for the face will suit everyone. Such masks have a beneficial effect on the skin of any type.
Vegetable or fruit?
Avocado in English often called "alligator pear". Indeed, the fruit shaped like an avocado pear, covered with a skin tight shiny dark green or black, similar to the skin of an alligator. Oily tender flesh surrounds a large bone, which is not used for food, because it contains toxins.
Unripe avocados (green cloth) have firm flesh, which taste similar to unripe pumpkin. We fully ripe fruit pulp is soft, tender, buttery. Taste specific, with spicy notes of fresh herbs and nuts.
Interestingly, the avocados sold in supermarkets with fruit. In cooking, unsweetened fruit alligator pears are used more as a vegetable - they are mixed with salt, pepper, salt fish, and other products. And with the botanical point of view the fruit of the avocado is a berry.
Composition and benefits
Avocado is one of the best products, the use of which can slow down the aging process. The fruit contains large amounts of vitamin E, which is often called the vitamin of youth. Avocados - an excellent tool for the prevention of atherosclerosis, it contains a lot of potassium, antioxidants
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, B vitamins, folic acid, and vitamins K and C.
Avocados are high in calories - 160 calories per 100 grams, due to the high fat content (30%).
The ancient Aztecs who first began to cultivate avocados, called him auakatl, which means "Forest Oil." Therefore, nutritionists do not recommend to get involved in these fruits for those who want to lose weight. There is also the avocado is not lactating women and young children suffering from certain chronic diseases.
Use avocado skin care absolutely everything: except for individual intolerance of this facility has no contraindications. Masks avocado face particularly recommended to owners of dull, sagging, aging skin.
Saturated fats and vitamins helps return the pulp of the fruit epidermis elasticity, improve the complexion and smooth out fine wrinkles.
Deeply penetrating skin cells, avocado oil stimulates intracellular processes and significantly improves the condition of the upper layers of the skin. This improves blood circulation, increases its moisture. Masks with avocado reduce inflammation, heal damage, soothe irritated skin. In addition, regular use of masks increases the protective properties of the skin, making it more resistant to UV rays and wind.
Selection of fruit
To face mask with avocado were effective, they should be used for cooking only ripe fruit. It is recommended to choose a large avocado with black, brown or dark-green skin - wrinkled or smooth, depending on the variety. At the touch of ripe fruit should be resilient if the pressure on the finger skin, flesh succumbs formed pit, which then quickly smoothed. If the avocado is hard woody consistency for the preparation of the fruit masks will not do. Do not buy too soft avocado, lost elasticity - a fetus may have already started to rot.
Another way to check the ripeness of an avocado: shake strongly berry. If bone taps - the fruit is fully ripe. If it seems immature avocados - no problem. It is enough to hold the fruit for several days at room temperature, so that it reached the desired condition.
Recipes masks with avocado
The pulp of the ripe fruit is easy to get a cup of hard rind teaspoon. The mashed avocado is easily converted with a simple plug - do not even need a blender. This delicate greenish pulp with a high content of fat - the perfect base for face masks. To this base may be added various ingredients depending on the type of skin
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To make a mask for dry and sensitive skin
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, Mashed avocado should be mixed with the same amount of crushed boiled potatoes and a drop of olive oil. The mask is applied to the skin for 15-20 minutes, removed with a cotton swab
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Soaked in warm water.
Another recipe for dry skin: avocado with egg yolk. A tablespoon of mashed avocado should be mixed with a raw egg yolk, apply the mask on face for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water.
It is possible to add mashed avocado the same amount of natural cream - get a nourishing mask for dry skin with mild bleaching effect. The validity of such a mask - 20 minutes.
For oily skin with enlarged pores mask will work well with avocado and egg whites. One protein to whip, add to the foam one teaspoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of avocado pulp. Gently stir the mixture and apply on face. As a result of such masks skin will become clean and fresh, tightened, will gain elasticity.
Also suitable for oily skin mask from avocado and sour milk, mixed in equal parts. This mask has a slight bleaching effect, matting and tightens the skin.
For mature skin is useful mask of avocado and fresh yeast. A little piece of yeast is diluted with water to a thick paste, add a tablespoon of mashed avocado and a couple of drops of olive oil. Ten minutes later, the mask should be put on the face and leave to dry. Mask gives skin tone, nourishes, smooths wrinkles and rejuvenates.