Avocados improve signs of skin ageing in women

by | May 25, 2022 | Research Update

This pilot study suggests eating avocados may enhance skin elasticity and firmness of facial skin in women.

Thirty-nine women aged 27-73 years, with fair to light brown skin, were randomly assigned to eat one avocado a day or stick with their usual diet for eight weeks. Facial skin was assessed for elasticity, firmness, pigmentation, sebum and hydration.

Compared to the control group, the avocado group experienced a significant increase in forehead skin firmness and elasticity. There were no changes in other skin measures.

Practice Tips

  • Encourage regular avocado consumption for skin health, and ‘beauty from within’.
  • Increase daily consumption amounts through practical ideas for including avocado in meals and snacks.

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Reference:

Schoeneck M, Iggman D. The effects of foods on LDL cholesterol levels: A systematic review of the accumulated evidence from systematic revHenning SM, Guzman JB, Thames G, Yang J et al. Avocado Consumption Increased Skin Elasticity and Firmness in Women – A Pilot Study. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2022 Jan 17. doi: 10.1111/jocd.14717.

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