Good skincare starts with healthy nutrition. A poor diet or lifestyle choices affect the epidermis (skin); dehydration, not enough water, excessive stress, poor nutrition choices, poor personal hygiene can result in dry, dull, tired and premature aging skin.
Avocado is a fruit that contains healthy fats that are good for you and your skin. Contains nutrients: Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E. It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).
Avocados are high in antioxidants, this includes carotenoids aka beta carotene provides Vitamin A and is a vegan source, plant base. Retinol is mainly found in animal sources. Most cosmetics using retinoids are made synthetically. Retinoids are a potent anti aging skincare ingredient. A vegan source of retinol would be carotenoids.
Avocado oil is also an excellent source of carotenoids, has a high concentration of vitamin A, also Vitamin D and E. The oil consist mostly of oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acids. Can be used effectively in cleansing creams, serums, moisturizers, bath oils, and sunscreen. Avocado oil can function as an emollient; it fills in the skin and smooths the skin. Helping with moisturizing and softening, the oil is also bactericidal and soothing.