If you can’t afford a face mask from the store or just want to try something different, you could be quite surprised to know that many products you have in your kitchen cupboard can do the job just as well and at a fraction of the cost.
One of these items is the avocado, so I will focus on how to make an avocado mask for your skin in this article.
The pear shaped avocado is not only delicious to eat, but has many benefits for your skin (particularly dry skin), due to the vitamins, minerals & antioxidants it contains.
The avocado mask for your skin will help to...
- Reduce wrinkles
- Nourish & revitalize tired skin
- Give your skin a smooth plump feel
- Moisturize and soothe extra dry skin
The Avocado Skin Mask Recipe
It is always nice to pamper yourself, so why not put some nice music on, grab your favorite drink and lets proceed.
Before you start make sure your face is clean from any grease or make-up.
Lathering you face or dry areas with a little exfoliant or beaded cleanser prior to the mask will help the goodness of the avocado to absorb into your skin better. Be sure to rinse off any excess cleanser and/or exfoliant before applying the mask.
WARNING: If you are allergic to avocados do not use this mask.
What you will need…
- 1 ripe avocado – Organic if possible (An avocado is ripe when it is slightly soft to touch)
- A bowl
- A spoon
- A fork or vegetable masher
- A face towel to wipe the mask off with afterwards
- Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the pulp of the seedless half into the bowl. (Don’t forget to wrap and pop the seeded half into the fridge for dinner later)
- Briskly mash the avocado with a vegetable masher or a fork. Mash until it resembles a paste.
- With clean hands apply the paste to your face and any other dry areas on your body, such as your heels and elbows.
- There is no set time frame that you have to leave this mask on for, but try to leave it on for at least 10-20 minutes. Some ladies like to sleep with this mask on, but doing this can be rather messy on the linen.
- Once you are ready, remove the avocado with the face towel or pop under the shower for an all round relaxing effect.
When I do this mask I find that giving myself a face massage while this mask is on to be quite therapeutic and refreshing.
Variations to the recipe:
If you want to enhance this recipe further you can also add many other natural fruits or oils to this mask. Some other ingredients you may like to try are 1/4 of a cup of honey or 1/2 of a banana, a few drops of your favorite oil such as vitamin E, avocado or apricot oils etc… With a bit of mix and matching you will soon find what works best for you.
Extra Ideas for the Other Half
of the Left Over Avocado
- You could have this other half in a salad for dinner – Avocado also has good skin benefits when eaten regularly. Benefits from the the inside out.
- Avocado Juice – Pop the avocado pulp in your blender, add some yoghurt or milk and a little honey if you like sweet drinks, whizz it up and now you have a tasty refreshing nutritious drink.
Article written by Wen Dee:
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