Hi, there!

Let me first answer the question is avocado oil good for skin? No! It is not just good; it is fantastic for your skin! It has so many properties, as I am impatient to tell you about them in the next lines!

By the way, avocado is a fascinating creature of nature:) Technically it is a fruit, but it is not a typical one. I adore adding it to a salad, avocado has a neutral taste, and it enhances the core ingredients. If you haven’t tried it, do it!How Rich In Valuable Components Is Avocado Oil?

But my point, today is to present avocado (oil) as a magical cosmetic compound, which will cause a fantastic effect on your skin. Read here to understand

  • What is avocado nutrition value?
  • What are avocado oil benefits for skin, and how we could live healthier, thanks to this oil?
  • How to use avocado oil for good skin?


How rich in valuable components is avocado oil?

It is very rich! If you don’t believe me, believe Wikipedia:) Let’s decipher which are the components that could bring the most value to your skin!

Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fats, specifically oleic acid. What does this mean? Oleic acid is omega-9 fatty acid. Just to get an idea, you can also find it in other amazing oils, like olive oil, peanut oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil.

Oleic acid is your ally in decreasing bad (LDL) cholesterol, and increase good (HDL) cholesterol. It also accelerates the regeneration of cells.

You can reduce and balance your blood pressure, using oleic acid-rich avocado oil.

Another essential compound of avocado oil is vitamin E. It has so many benefits that deserve a separate article. I will scratch the surface, mentioning its anti-oxidant, anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-dementia properties. Unbelievable, isn’t it!

Avocado oil contains a small quantity of polyunsaturated fatty linoleic acid. It is omega-6 acid, which is another powerful “ally” in our battle for being healthy and full of energy.

Do you know how much trans fats does avocado oil contains? A big fat ZERO!


Benefits of avocado oil for skin

A good to know fact is avocado oil is derived from the pulp of the avocado fruit, not from its seed! But a MUST know is the following information.

  • Avocado oil tightens skin and stimulates collagen production, which improves skin elasticity and has an anti-aging effect. It opposes arthritis, as well.


  • Avocado oil naturally protects skin against UV rays. It is beneficial in the summer, especially for kids. Anyone can use it, but It is suitable for dry, damaged skin. It prevents skin cancer.


6 Avocado Oil Skin Benefits

  • It reduces wrinkles on the skin of the face and has a positive effect on your body, including hair and nails. For general impact, take one teaspoon avocado oil two times daily for a month time.


  • Avocado oil has antiseptic properties, revealing wounded and inflamed skin.


  • It is appropriate for anti-cellulite massage.


Okay! Let’s see how you could benefit from all this natural wealth!


How to use avocado oil for good skin?

Let’s start with a few recipes that you could quickly prepare at home.


Mask # 1 For dry or damaged from the Sun skin

You will need 1 peeled ripe avocado, 1 tablespoon avocado oil.

Mash the avocado and mix it with the oil. Apply on face and neck. Leave for 10 minutes and wash with fresh water.

If you have oily skin, you can add to the blend 3 tablespoons lemon juice.


Mask # 2 Cleansing face milk

You will need 80 ml (2.7 fl oz) warm rose water, 25 ml (0.8 fl oz) almond oil, 25 ml (0.8 fl oz) avocado oil, 15 gr (0.5 oz) milk powder, 1 tablespoon honey.

Mix the ingredients, and leave in the fridge in a non-metal container. Clean in the mornings and evenings with a cotton pad.


Mask # 3 For aging spots

You will need 2 tablespoons avocado oil and 2 tablespoons castor oil.
Mix the ingredients, and massage the spots. Leave for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water.


Mask # 4 For face wrinkles

You will need 1 tablespoon avocado oil, and 2 drops neroli oil.

Mix the ingredients and massage your face. Leave for half an hour and wash with fresh water. You can do it twice a day, when possible.


Mask # 5 For face nourishing

You will need Half peeled ripe avocado, 1 tablespoon fine wheat bran, 1 tablespoon yogurt.

Mash the avocado and mix all ingredients. Apply to your face for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

If your skin is too dry, you can use avocado alone, and skip wheat bran and yogurt.How To Use Avocado Oil For Good Skin?



Avocado oil side effects

If you don’t consume it excessively, serious side effects of avocado oil are practically missing.

Still, there might be a chance that you are allergic to avocado, or latex allergic. If this is your case, you have to avoid it.

If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, you might restrain from consuming avocado oil.

To be on the safe side, you can always consult with your doctor, before consuming this excellent fruit.


Avocado oil in natural skin care products

The valuable properties of avocado oil turned it into one of the most fundamental ingredients in many natural cosmetic products (from soaps to creams).

When used cleverly, ready professional formula with avocado oil could make a substantial positive impact on your skin, being healthier, and smoother.

If you take care of your skin, one day this will pay off, believe me!


Watch this quick video how to use avocado oil for skin:


Key takeaway?

Well, I hope you don’t have to ask yourself anymore is avocado oil good for skin, because you already know the answer! But most importantly, you know why it is so valuable!

If you have to take one or two core messages about avocado oil benefits, I will bet on “oleic acid” and “vitamin E” Not only these two compounds are essential for avocado oil properties, but they submit a lot of advantages for your skin.

Last, but not least, you’ve just learned a few tips how to use avocado oil in both homemade recipes and ready formulas.

Whatever approach you prefer, my advice to you is to TAKE ACTION! It would be a crime to miss avocado oil in your skincare strategies. Experiment, find the best solution for you and enjoy:)

I would love to hear from you! Do you (plan to) use avocado oil for your skin? Leave me a comment, and I will answer you!


To your “avocado” skin!
















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  1. What a great post! I did not realize how beneficial avocado oil was to the skin. I have bookmarked your page and plan to utilize your Mask #5 for face nourishing.

    1. Hi, Stacy,

      Really appreciate your comment! I am glad you liked the post and learned something new about avocado oil benefits! I hope you will like mask # 5:)

      Wish you good luck!

  2. Hello Valeria,

    This was such a refreshing article. I enjoyed reading it very much. Avocado is a delicious fruit of nature, that’s true. I love to eat avocado in salads or together with cottage cheese, mmm!

    I know of its health benefits for our body and mind, but I haven’t thought of using avocado oil for my skin. I now see that the benefits of the skin are numerous. Thank you for sharing the many recipes for several kinds of skin protection and cleansing.

    Many vegetable oils tend to get rancid rather quickly. How about avocado oil? How long is its shelf life? A rancid oil can make more damage than good, therefore I’m very careful when buying oils.

    I’m so glad that I have found your website. I’ll definitively stop by again and read more of your beautiful blogs.

    Kind regards,

    1. Hi, Pernilla,

      Thank you very much for the kind words:) They mean a lot to me, I am thrilled if able to help people with useful information, regarding natural cosmetics and ingredients for our skin care and hair care!

      Yes, avocado oil is worth using it! It will be a huge mistake to miss its exceptional properties and skin benefits!

      To your question: As a universal rule, the shelf oil of avocado oil is between 9 and 12 months! Pretty much enough time, as when you have it, you will want to use it frequently:)

      The other option is also valid – to use ready natural cosmetic products with avocado oil before they expire.

      I will be happy to be hearing from you soon!

      Wish you all the best,

      1. Thank you so much Valeria for the answer of my question. Appreciate your additional advice. The shelf life is quite long for avocado oil. That’s great to know. Flax seed oil is one of the most healthy oils, but because of the very short shelf life I do not use it. I definitively want to try an avocado based cream now.

        All the best to you too,

        1. Hi, Pernilla,

          Yes, the shelf life of avocado oil is long enough to be calm, using it:)

          Best regards,

  3. Wow! What great uses for avocado oil. Who knew that it had so many benefits. I am going to give a couple of these a try! Thanks for this wonderful and valuable (to me 🙂 information!

    1. Hi, Matts Mom,

      I am glad you liked the information about avocado oil benefits:) It will be a crime not to award our skin with this natural treasure! Try the masks, and see the difference.

      Wish you good luck,

  4. Hi Valeria,

    Another great article. The recipes provided are handy. For the wrinkles I use almond oil, I was not aware of the avocado oil. I will give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi, Dany,

      Thank you for your comment. Almond oil is also great, and I like it very much! This time try the avocado oil and see if it’s going to work for you!

      Wish you good luck!

  5. Thanks for the great post.
    I didn’t know that avocado oil is soooo good. I will definitely try mask number 2 🙂
    In fact, I’ve used avocado oil for anti-cellulite massage and I really liked the results!

    1. Hi, Silvia,

      Thank you for your post and I am happy avocado oil helped you with cellulite! Try mask number 2 with avocado oil, almond oil, and rose water. What a wonderful combination:) You could share the results, after using it!

      Wish you good luck,

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