Avocado and kiwi are both green, tropical fruits that, apart from being delicious, are loaded with essential nutrients. Consumption of these fruits is healthy for sure, but their topical application helps promote healthy, glowing skin.
Avocados are rich in antioxidants. They contain alpha and beta-carotenes. These compounds quench the free radicals, thus protecting your skin from environmental damage. It is usually this damage that causes visible signs of premature ageing. Therefore, avocados help to protect the skin and prevent ageing.
Avocados also contain generous amounts of vitamins C and E that help in enhancing skin health. Avocados also have a high content of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that traps all the moisture in the epidermis of the skin, therefore leaving it supple and moisturized. Being an omega-9 fatty acid, oleic acid also regenerates damaged skin cells and soothes irritated skin. The omega-9 fatty acid forms the building blocks of healthy skin.
Kiwis, like avocados, are enriched with vitamins C and E. They also contain antioxidants. These elements boost and rejuvenate the skin. Vitamin E also moisturizes and regenerates skin cells, thus improving skin elasticity and making it look youthful and glowing. Vitamin C is essential to produce collagen that keeps the skin firm, yet supple. These nutrients also prevent the skin from becoming dry and rough.
Kiwis also have omega-3 fatty acids that are essential to maintain the health of skin membranes. These nutrients also fight free radicals, reduce acne, prevent excessive sebum production, and smoothen your skin. Kiwis are also known to lighten the skin tone and exfoliate your skin.
1- 1 avocado
2- 1 kiwi
3- 1 tsp. of honey
- De-skin the avocado and the kiwi, and mash them together such that they form a smooth, creamy paste.
- Add the honey and mix well.
- Apply the paste on your face and neck, and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
- Rinse with water and pat dry your skin to see an instant glow. Don’t forget to moisturize your skin.