Have you ever thought about how good avocados are for your skin? Hear us out on this one!
This honey avocado mask is made with six ingredients, most commonly found in your kitchen already. Its relatively simple to whip up and makes only a small amount, perfect for your face, tops of your hands or feet, or dry elbows and knees.
Avocados are just as healthy for you to eat as they are for your skin!
Avocados are packed with fatty acids, lecithin and phytosterols, which is why they make an excellent moisturizer for dry skin. Natural avocado oil can also be used in DIY hair conditioning masks since the moisturizing properties are so powerful. This recipe is great for when you have half an avocado lying around and don’t know what to do with it.
The avocado mash gets mixed with lemon juice and yogurt. Lemon juice is a natural astringent due to the naturally occurring vitamin C and citric acid. Overtime and with repeated use, it will lighten dark spots. Lemons are also antibacterial so the juice can fight acne breakouts. Combined with the lactic acid in the yogurt, our honey avocado mask helps to brighten your skin while reducing breakouts.
Another important addition to this mask is…well…honey! Use a dark, antioxidant rich honey, such as Buckwheat or (surprise) Avocado to deliver the most nutrients to your skin. While you can use any honey, as long as it’s raw, darker honeys have slightly more minerals and antioxidants that your complexion will appreciate. Honey is also antibacterial, extremely moisturizing, and leaves behind baby soft skin.
This mask also contains aloe vera juice and lavender essential oil – ingredients that are a little harder to come by. Aloe vera juice is excellent for irritated skin, especially sunburnt skin. It provides a smoothing refreshed feel. Besides making the mask smell amazing, lavender oil also has anti-inflammatory properties and aids in reducing redness.
As a helpful hint, mix just enough of this honey avocado mask to use at one time; you can’t store it, as the avocado will spoil.
DIY Honey Avocado Mask
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tsp. Waxing Kara Honey or Body Scrub
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. organic sugar-free plain whole milk yogurt
- 1 tsp. organic aloe vera juice
- 6 drops lavender essential oil
Split the avocado in two and scoop the flesh out into a bowl, mash into a paste.
Add the balance of ingredients and mix.
Apply to clean skin avoiding the area directly around the eyes and mouth. Leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse with cool water and pat dry with a towel.
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