In the past, people believed that putting oil on your skin would cause clogged pores and breakouts. However, these days people are starting to realize that oil is one of the best rejuvenating agents.
As a result, there are loads of facial oils, and each claims to be the best for your skin. How can you tell which one to choose?
WHY WE LOVE AVOCADO OIL
Well, everyone's skin is different, but one oil that seems to favor most skin types is avocado oil.
Avocados are rejuvenating, moisturizing, and good for your internal health too. Here's why avocado is uniquely amazing for the skin.
Three reasons to switch to avocado oil
1. Avocado oil is better at skin penetration
Avocado oil has lots of oleic fatty acid (63%), which enhances skin permeability. In comparison, coconut oil has 5-10% oleic acid, while grapeseed oil has 16.2%.
This is why avocado oil is a fantastic morning moisturizer- it doesn't sit on your skin and give it a greasy look. You can use the heavier oils for your nighttime routine.
THE PERFECT BALANCE
Avocado oil is moisturizing and lightweight- an excellent choice for a facial oil. You can even mash up the fruit and use it for masking.
2. It contains chlorophyll
Avocado oil is uniquely rich in chlorophyll, which makes your skin appear brighter. Also, avocado oil is suitable for sensitive skin.
3. Avocados are (potentially) local
If you're in the United States, avocado oil is relatively close to home. The US is the fourth highest producer of avocados.
REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
Especially if you live on the west coast, using avocado (oil) instead of tropically-grown coconut can significantly reduce the distance your skincare product covers before getting to you. That translates into fewer fossil fuels consumed through transportation, thus less pollution.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team