Fat is a natural lubricant and we need it in our bodies to facilitate all sorts of processes. But the trick is that it has to be the right kind of fat. Avocados contain a lot of the healthy kind, which helps to keep skin flexible and moisturized. A study that examined the diets of over 700 women found that eating a lot of healthy fat, like that found in avocados, results in smoother skin with great elasticity.
Avocados also contain compounds that evidence suggests may protect your skin from damaging sun rays. When you spread some of the green stuff on toast or incorporate it into a vibrant salad, you also get a healthy dose of vitamin E and vitamin C. These nutrients make very fine partners in the creation of collagen and protect your skin from the oxidative damage that makes you look weathered.