If you're as obsessed with avocados as the rest of Instagram—guacamole, countless bloggers' artful images of avocado toast, and, our newest fave, avocado fries—you'll be extra-happy to hear how healthy the green fruit is for you. (Yes, it's technically a fruit. Just go with it.) Even though they call it "nature's butter," eating avocado is good for your weight, digestion, skin, and dental health, says Kimberly Snyder, Los Angeles celebrity clinical nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. Plus, avocado used topically on skin and has major hydration and antioxidant powers.

Check out these fool-proof avocado hacks you can easily do at home for gorgeous skin and hair—and if you want more, here are 4 more excellent ideas. Can't stop, won't stop!

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1. Mix It into Your Face Scrub

Exfoliating is one of the best tricks dermatologists and aestheticians suggest for glowing skin. When you slough away dead skin cells, you reveal bright, fresh skin underneath, allowing moisturizers to penetrate better. That said, some scrubs are more intense than others, so if you want to make yours more entry-level (ie, hydrating and gentle), mix a small dollop of avocado with your scrub and gently massage in circular motions, suggests New York dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe. Your skin will be baby smooth.

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2. Quench Super-Dry Hair

Tons of things can dry out your hair: coloring, blow-drying, and sun exposure—just to name a few. To give your hair some extra TLC, look for hair care with avocado oil in it, which is super nourishing, especially when combined with rich shea butter, like Garnier Whole Blends Nourishing Shampoo and Mask with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter extracts. Be sure the deep conditioning mask completely covers the ends of your hair to help soften hair and improve the appearance of dry ends. Expect supple, luscious locks after you wash and dry.

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3. Brighten Skin in 10 Minutes

No need to break out complicated DIY recipes: Avocado makes for the perfect hydrating, skin-brightening face mask all on its own. "Avocado has vitamin C, which is great for reducing dark spots," says Dr. Bowe. "It's also very hydrating—healthy lipids help the skin barrier to trap moisture." Mash half of an avocado in a bowl and spread an even layer across your face. Rinse after ten minutes for an ultra-soft complexion.

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4. Feed Skin from Within

"Avocados contain vitamins A, C, E, and K and are full of antioxidants that help protect your skin from environmental damage," raves Snyder. "And its raw, monounsaturated fats give your skin a youthful, beautiful appearance, moisturizing from the inside out." OK, where's the guac?! But, Snyder warns, just be sure to keep your portions in control. "Even though avocados are a 'good' raw plant fat, remember that all fat should be eaten in moderation," she says. "Half of a large or medium avocado, or one small one a day is enough."

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<p>The potential health benefits of drinking green tea are almost countless. "The antioxidant EGCG has been studied to treat various diseases and may help with brain function, fat loss, and lowering the risk of cancer," says Snyder. "Polyphenols are another antioxidant plentiful in green tea and can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting our cells from aging and other diseases." Keep your sipping to one or two cups a day as green tea is high in caffeine, which is best consumed in moderation, says Snyder. As for which to buy: "It's great to use organic loose leaf tea or tea bags that contain loose leaves,&nbsp;which are higher quality and are less processed," she says,&nbsp;as opposed to tea 'dust.'</p> 5 Green Tea Hacks to Try at Home
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