7 Ways You Can Use Avocado in Your Beauty Routine
By Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini
The MVP ingredient with all the skin and hair benefits.
Avocado, nature’s butter, is a WH favourite at this time of year. We love them because they are packed with vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, which helps to strengthen your immune system and contributes to healthy skin and eyes. Full of monounsaturated fats, avos help to nourish your skin, hair and nails and they contain vitamins that can help keep inflammatory reactions in sensitive skin at bay. They have also inspired a palette of beautiful green hues that can be incorporated into your make- up looks. So what are you waiting for? Start spreading it on your skin, nails and snacks alike.
1/ Coverderm CC Cream For Face SPF 25 (R500) is a colour corrector cream with avo oil that helps you achieve flawless-looking skin in just minutes. It not only covers, it also treats, brightens, nourishes, moisturises and soothes the skin. Available in four shades.
2/ Get your skin feeling squeaky clean and soft to the touch with the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado + Oatmeal Purifying Clay Mask (R93) that absorbs excess oil from your face — good news, though, it won’t strip off your face’s natural oils — and cleans pores. It’s perfect for normal to combination skin.
3/ Look for a hand cream like Sh’Zen The Refining Balm For Hands (R169) that improve the texture and tone of your hands with this anti-ageing cream. Avo, almond and wheatgerm oils, as well as lime extract, restore, improve elasticity and refine the texture and tone of skin.
4/ The Garnier Ultimate Blends Oil Moisturiser with Avocado & Shea Butter (R40) is the perfect hair moisturiser for winter, because the treatment is tailor-made to manage dry and damaged hair. The avocado oil and shea butter is absorbed quickly into the hair, without weighing it down.
5/ It’s easy going green with this cream-powder sparkling eye shadow that leaves a subtle, iridescent shimmer. It’ll brighten any tired looking eye. Try the Clarins Ombre Iridescente in 06 Silver Green (R320).
6/ Green is for go when it comes to Ice Box Colors Nail Polish in Emerald Ice (R120)! You’ll want to keep this modern shade on your nails well beyond the cooler season. This polish has a flat brush that allows for quick application — and you can often get away with one swipe. It has a self- levelling formulation so it settles and dries with an even finish. Plus you don’t need to use a top or base coat either.
7/ Get kissable lips all day everyday with the LOV TrueMe Lip Treatment Oil Day & Night (R190) full of vitamin E and avo. Apply during the day or at night for intensive regeneration.
Looking for more? Here’s why you should be eating your avocado seed, too.