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Avocado oil getting rid of keratoses (brown spots)

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Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:45 pm      Reply with quote
For those of you who are dealing with those raised brown spots (seborrheic keratoses is what the derm called them), like I am, I have stumbled on a really effective treatment. I've had the brown spots around my chest and some on back. They tend to grow with age- we're not talking moles here. The dermatologist has burned them off twice with liquid nitrogen- icky process because they scab up, take forever to fall off... then grow back.

Anyway, I decided to slather myself in avocado oil for a few days because I was hating how thin and wrinkly my skin was looking and decided what the heck, let's see what this does. I have no idea yet if it is helping with wrinkles, too soon to tell I guess. But it is incredible what it's done to those brown spots. The really small ones are almost nonexistent- the bigger ones are smaller and I'm hoping at some point will be gone. And- I'm using old avocado oil, refined, missing the top (how could a top disappear?)so I'm wondering how much better the results would be with unrefined oil. I haven't found it yet here in Seattle- but there must be some. Just to be sure they were helped by the avocado oil and not something else I was doing, I stopped it for a while. They got worse. I started it back up and same thing- the spots are better, some are almost gone.
Now- does anyone have any idea why avocado oil would be able to do this? I'm beginning to wonder what else this stuff can do. I may start slathering it on from head to toe!
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Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:26 pm      Reply with quote
This is absolutely MOST interesting, please do keep us informed about further progress. I would love it if they stayed away.
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Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:58 pm      Reply with quote
Avocado oil getting rid of brown spots Shock Quickly running through all my boxes of skincare stuff to see if I have any.



ETA: Wooohoooo, found it !
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:46 am      Reply with quote
http://www.akamuti.co.uk/products/new/avocado-oil-150ml/

This is very very interesting I will have to get me some avocado oil. I hope it doesn't clog pores though.

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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:02 pm      Reply with quote
nette wrote:
I haven't found it yet here in Seattle- but there must be some.


Try PCC Natural Markets (many locations), or Rainbow Natural Remedies or Madison Market (both on Capitol Hill). You don't have to be a member to shop at any of those places, though I do think you get a discount if you have a membership. If you want even more Seattle references for stuff like this, PM me - I tend to chronicle them and I can probably find you someplace in the neighborhood of your choosing. Smile

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Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:58 pm      Reply with quote
WOW Great!! I can't wait to try this out and see if it reduce my brown spots. Wink
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:21 pm      Reply with quote
That really is very interesting!
I have one on my cheek that has improved about 50% but I just can't seem to get rid of it.

I'm going to try the oil.

Thanks for the tip.
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:55 pm      Reply with quote
I just ordered some avocado oil from Garden of Wisdom. $2.50 for 2 oz. Hey, at that price, if it doesn't work, I'm only out a couple of bucks.

Also, as of Aug. lst, they are now offering samples for $.05. plus shipping.
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:55 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for the info. Very Happy
That Avocado oil is so rich and wonderful for hair and now more uses.
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Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:27 am      Reply with quote
This has been an issue for me and I've been trying to deal with it gently (as opposed to using hydroquinone, etc.) and nothing seems to be working. Looks like I'll be buying avocado oil soon to give it a shot.

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Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:37 am      Reply with quote
Hey Nette, that sounds great. But what gave you the idea to try avacado in particular? I would have never thought of it.

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Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:37 am      Reply with quote
How is avocado oil for dry wrinkly skin? Embarassed
Is it better than jojoba?

Does it cause breakouts if used on the face?

Any updates on those using it for melasma???



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Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:30 pm      Reply with quote
interesting, can I just use the fresh avacado?
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Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:59 pm      Reply with quote
gracedhy wrote:
interesting, can I just use the fresh avacado?


Wondering the same ... Bad Grin . Maybe the DIY experts can come up with some nice recipe from this ...?

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Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:56 pm      Reply with quote
Would like to hear if anyone else has tried this avocado oil and had success? I have been using the oil for maybe a week on the right kind of bumps and a few other kinds, as Nette mentioned, and definitely some are reducing. Yeah!!! Hope this continues, but want to know if anyone actually got rid of them??? Do tell.
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Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:18 pm      Reply with quote
I was intrigued, too, because I also have those keratoses that keep coming back after getting removed with liquid nitrogen. I got my avocado oil at the grocery store, though.

I think it raises bumps on my face, so I stopped putting it there.

Otherwise I'm impressed. It softens the keratoses. I haven't been patient enough to leave it alone and see what it does. I check every day by scratching and peeling with my fingernail. Bloody work. I follow up with peroxide.

8-) I'm making good progress. One is completely gone and it left a white patch like a polka dot.

Olive oil might work, too. It's potent.
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Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:42 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for sharing this. I'm really intrigued. Please keep us updated with your results.

I sometimes mashed avocado and mixed it well with honey to use as a face mask. May be i should try honey with avocado oil.

*put avocado oil down on the must-try list* Very Happy

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Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:24 pm      Reply with quote
I love Avacado oil too! It's great as a carrier oil to mix with Tea Tree Oil as a blemish treatment.
I've had great success with reduced millia while using it as well.
It is very high in Vit A and is also reported to have sun protection properties.
When I began using it on my face twice daily my pores started purging sebum plugs and then my skin got crusty all over. The crust couldn't be exfoliated off but after a few days the crust softened and sloughed off revealing beautiful glowing skin.
I love it. Very Happy
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Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:34 am      Reply with quote
SylphideNoir - Wow!

I'm fascinated now. Maybe the bumps it raised were my face's answer to purging. I have sluggish circulation.

Vitamin A would be a reason for your peel.

Maybe for the burn as well. You're not supposed to go in the sun while you're using Vitamin A unless you wear heavy sun protection. It's unlikely (as far as I know) that one product would have a strong peeling agent and sun protection at the same time.

What you got sounds like a medium-strong acid peel, a burn. The burn is good if there's no UV involved.

I can and will try that it twice a day for the rest of this week. I don't have to step outside and I have enough avocado oil and tea tree oil to douse myself all over twice a day + extra spot treatments. How exciting.
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Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:05 am      Reply with quote
Hours later and I've slathered myself with avocado oil twice. I chickened out on the tea tree oil. In another few hours I'll do it again. I really like avocado oil much better than olive oil because it doesn't smell.

Meanwhile, I read about seborrheic keratoses on http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/index.html
and found that, as with everything skin related, there are a number of ways to attack the problem. If one doesn't work, another one might.
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Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:56 am      Reply with quote
And finally - I think avocado oil is my miracle.

It plumped and firmed my skin overnight. I'm not kidding. After two applications yesterday, I woke up this morning with young hands and smaller pores on my face. Skin on my feet is plumper and fresher looking, too. The little brown spots on my hands are barely visible. I already talked about success using it to remove keratoses.

All that new plumpness is from irritation, so I expect I'm making new collagen 8-) and I expect that I'll get a peel after today's applications just as I would with acid peel solution. Most likely the vitamin A in it.

Regarding concern that it raised bumps on my face - it didn't do that this time. I could feel little tiny grains when I rubbed it around, so I think it was removing garbage from my pores. They look smaller today.

The bottle was about $12 in the salad oil section at the supermarket. Acid peel solutions are considerably more expensive for the same effect.

So - nette, thank you so much for mentioning it.
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Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:36 am      Reply with quote
I love avocados and their oil... I can't wait to try this! Thanks for your report!

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Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:08 am      Reply with quote
chinachatters that's exciting! My reaction didn't look or feel like a burn which is why i was, and am, confused as to the biologic mechanics of what happened but I love it. My freckles have faded and some disappeared since using. Simply using the avacado oil as a blemish treatment oil with a q-tip works well too. The blemish heals without surfacing or becomming red first, in my experience.

Here is what Ageless.co.za says about avacado oil in skin care:
"...Although it is classed as a vegetable oil, the avocado is really a fruit since it has a stone - but none-the-less it yields a rich and extremely deep penetrating oil, rich in vitamins A, D and E, lecithin, as well as potassium - known as the youth mineral.

It furthermore contains proteins, lecithin, beta-carotene and more than twenty percent essential unsaturated fatty acids. The fatty acids contained are palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and linolenic.

Benefits of avocado oil to the skin
It is also high in sterolins, which are reputed to reduce age spots, help heal sun damage and scars. It is the sterolins (also called plant steroids) in the oil that helps to soften the skin and imparts a superior moisturizing effect.
For this reason it is an ideal ingredient to include when formulating for people with dehydrated, sun or climate damaged skin, as it is an extremely good moisturizing and nourishing compound, assisting in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin.
In a study done at the Department of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1991, it was found that avocado oil significantly increases the amount of collagen in the skin - which normally is under attack as we grow older.
Avocado oil is easily absorbed into deep tissue, and with its wonderfully emollient properties, makes it ideal for mature skins. It also helps to relieve the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema.
It is often used for clients with dry or mature skins, or people suffering from eczema or psoriasis, and is very useful when treating sun or climate damaged skin that is dehydrated and undernourished, as it is said to help with regenerating the skin and softening the tissue."
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:07 am      Reply with quote
What kind of avocado oil are you all using?

Garden of Wisdom sells both refined and unrefined, the difference being in methods of extraction....expeller for the refined and cold pressed for the unrefined. Also the refined has a lighter color. The price difference is negligible.

It seems cold pressed is often recommended for skin care oils (like with castor oil), so would that be true for avocado too?

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Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:41 pm      Reply with quote
charlibets wrote:
What kind of avocado oil are you all using?

Garden of Wisdom sells both refined and unrefined, the difference being in methods of extraction....expeller for the refined and cold pressed for the unrefined. Also the refined has a lighter color. The price difference is negligible.

It seems cold pressed is often recommended for skin care oils (like with castor oil), so would that be true for avocado too?

Betsy


Yeah thats right the unrefined is better because it has all the vitamins and nutrients in that can get destroyed in the refining process.

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