Is Avocado Oil Better Than Coconut Oil For Your Skin?

Clarity MedSpa Botox & Laser Centre, Toronto, Ontario

6 reasons why we like Avocado Oil better!

Although coconut oil is hugely beneficial, it does not suit every skin type, and while much has been said about its benefits, we at Clarity Medspa find many articles provide incomplete information. Specifically, there is little mention of Coconut Oil’s comedogenic ratings. In other words, writers are not talking about coconut oil’s likelihood to clog pores and/or aggravating ace.

Newer on the scene, avocado oil has secured its position in the world of natural beauty. With a comedogenic rating of 2 (coconut oil is 4) avocado oil is extracted from the pulp of the fruit and is packed with all sorts of goodness: amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins A, B, D, E and K and minerals like magnesium and potassium. When eaten, these nutrients have been scientifically proven to benefit your overall health and wellbeing.

Here at Clarity Medspa & Laser, we’ve personally experimented with different ways to incorporate avocado oil into our cooking and skincare regimens.

Here are some of our favourites!

  • Use avocado oil as a natural moisturizer. Avocado oil is high in antioxidant vitamins that can mop up free radicals and prevent cell damage. Further, avocado oil is known for its emollient properties that retain water, soften and soothe the skin. Try rubbing a small amount on your body after a day at the beach…or after shaving.
  • Cuticles feeling dry? An avocado oil massage can nourish and restore moisture.
  • For face & neck however, we recommend finding an oil with a comedogenic rating of “Zero” (Coconut oil is 4, Avocado 2). Marula Oil is one of our favourites! It is rich in antioxidants and omega acids, and a nourishing final step after a home exfoliation treatment, leaving skin with a smooth matte finish.
  • Avocado face mask. Our team recently tried this DIY classic…mixing half a mashed avocado, one tablespoon of avocado oil and one tablespoon of coconut palm sugar together as a mask. As the oil is both hydrating and anti-inflammatory, it can be applied to the skin for 10 to 15 minutes before removing with a warm cloth!
  • Avocado oil in the pan and on your salads! Avocado oil has a high smoke point making it perfect for searing and frying. Unlike coconut oil, it has a very subtle flavour that won’t overpower foods making it extremely versatile for salads and baking.

All in all, this healthy fat is here to stay. Have you already incorporated avocado oil into your life?

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Linda Murphy - Co Founder at Clarity MedSpa & Laser Centre Tronoto, Ontario

Co-founder & Owner of Medical Aesthetics Clinic: Clarity Medspa, Toronto, ON.

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