I love avocados, not only because they are great to complete any healthy meal, but they are tasty too! Who doesn’t like guacamole or mashed avocado on their warm toast?
But today I am here to talk about the benefits of using avocado directly on our skin.
Yes, that is right. You have probably heard that avocado is one of the best ingredients of a DIY homemade face mask, as it is very popular lately and it is super hydrating for our skin.
In case you didn’t know it, don’t worry! I am sharing with you a super easy DIY avocado facial mask with 2 ingredients ONLY so feel free to add it to your skincare!
Once you try it, you will love it. You won’t believe the wonders it can do to your skin.
The good news is that making this avocado face mask is a simple 4 step DIY and we can all do it at home in literally 2 minutes.
You will find many avocado DIY masks if you search online. Here is the one that works best for me and trust me, once you rinse your face and your skin is dry, you will notice such an amazing difference.
What you will need:
1/2 ripe avocado
Avocado has so many health benefits thanks to its healthy fats, omega fatty acids and vitamin A, D, E, that everybody should have them on their shopping list.
Packed with vitamin E oil and avocado oil which contains potassium, avocado can also benefit your skin if you apply directly as a facial mask! A key ingredient to help your skin look hydrated, youthful and radiant.
Not only you will get glowing skin, but research shows that avocado can help speed skin repair and improve chronic skin conditions like eczema, acne, dry skin and psoriasis.
1 tbsp. honey (manuka if possible)
Honey is a great natural antibacterial for our skin, extremely moisturising and helps boost our complexion as well as reduces aging and gives a natural glow.
Manuka honey turns out to be a great anti-acne product and it is by far more effective than many other popular products. Honey also helps speed up our skin cells’ healing process.
You can also check my step-by-step YouTube video
How to do:
- Chop the avocado in half, remove the seed and scoop it into a bowl
- Blend into a paste using a fork
- Add the honey and mix very well
- Apply immediately after making
How to apply:
- For better results, you can warm your skin with a warm, damp facecloth for 20 seconds to open up your pores.
- Apply the mask to your face using your fingers or a brush
- Let it sit for about 5 minutes and then reapply if needed in order to fully cover your face.
- Leave on for 15-20 minutes until it’s tight and darker in colour
- Rinse with lukewarm water using your fingers, paper towel or cotton pads.
- Pat your face dry and follow with moisturizer.
1.Avocado can stain your clothes so you may want to wear an old t-shirt when applying this face mask
2.Apply extra layers in places like underneath your eyes or where you just notice more dry or dull areas.
3.Before rinse, wet your fingers with water and massage your skin with circular motions as it helps to absorb better all the nutrients.
Avocado is our favourite face mask ingredient
Whether you are looking for a deep cleanser, hydration or anti-aging face mask, avocado is your number 1 ingredient. So next time you are going to throw away that old avocado, please do your skin a favour and try this amazing DIY face mask!
Say yes to avocado skincare and enjoy the benefits!