Male vs Female Skincare


So the other day I was browsing the beauty aisle, taking my time looking through the lotions and potions that were on offer. It’s something of a ritual for me, even on those days when I know that I am fully stocked at home and not looking to buy anything. My S.O. of course has very little patience for this indulgence and in frustration he asked me why I needed all these different products anyway while all he required was some shower gel and lotion.

I stuttered and stammered a bit, taken aback by his question and because I know everything (there is no way I’m going to let him catch on to the fact that this might not be entirely true), I mumbled something about hormones as I quickly made my way to the checkout line. His question stayed with me though and I found myself turning it over in my head. Did I actually need all those beauty products or was I just being extra? Could I, like him, make do with just shower gel and lotion?

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Avocado oil

Avocado has recently gained superhero status thanks to the fact that it is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. This humble fruit is actually something of an evolutionary marvel. Way back when, in the age of mammoths and other super large mammals, the avocado was attractive to these creatures as they could eat it whole and disperse its large pit seed miles away when they defecated. In this way, they ensured it’s growth through seed dispersion. Once this animals died out, the avocado should also have declined but for some reason, that didn’t happen.

I digress but I find that fact quite fascinating. The properties that make avocado so great as a superfood, are also the same properties that make it beneficial as a skincare product. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A, D & E along with a whole host of other nutrients like potassium, avocado oil could make for a great addition to your skincare regime.

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