Other than being added for thick salad dressing, high-calorie juice, or other yummy recipes – it is also an amazing superfood. And did you know that there are some skin health benefits to reap from this green fruit?
It is loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, essential amino acids, and monounsaturated fats. Plus, the natural oil found in avocado can help hydrate and moisturizes the skin. The oil penetrates deep into the skin, which may be effective enough to help soothe itchy and flaky patches of psoriasis.
A few studies have documented how the oil could promote skin health benefits. Essential components found in avocado oil — e.g. vitamins (A, D, and E), fatty acids, protein, beta carotene, and lecithin — help protect the skin from adverse effects of sunlight, improve the skin collagen metabolism, and keep the skin moist.
How to use avocado oil? Simply spread the oil on the skin, leave on for several minutes to allow the oil penetrates deep into your skin. This may also work if you combine the oil with your favorite skin cream.
As with most natural oils, avocado oil rarely causes side effects. However, it’s much better to do a patch test first. Drop a dime-sized amount, and rub the oil into the inside of your forearm. If you have no negative reaction, it should be safe.
Honey is a natural sweetener used in lots of healthy recipes. But it’s not only great in taste. In fact, it also has been used in traditional medicine to help treat various ailments. Created by the alchemy of bees gathering resins, nectar, and pollen from flowers — it has certain properties to help moisturize the skin.
It can be your natural humectant, which is helpful to drives moisture from the air into your skin and hold the moisture for long-lasting hydration. And if you’re also looking for anti-inflammatory agent, Manuka honey is probably your best bet.
Although there is no good evidence to confirm whether Manuka honey is effective treatment for psoriasis, some people with psoriasis find they feel better after applying it to their skin. You can try applying Manuka honey to your skin like any other topical applications for psoriasis. Unfortunately, there is no cut answer of how long or how many times it should be used to gain the benefits because of insufficient scientific study on the subject.