Two Avocado Face Mask Recipes For Beautiful Skin

avocado face mask recipes

Avocados (also called alligator pears) are one of the best ingredients you can use for a homemade facial mask. They’re especially good for dry, sensitive skin; but can be used for any skin type. They’ll hydrate the skin without adding too much oil for oily or combination skin, and their antibacterial flesh is excellent in masks for acne as well.

Avocados contain vitamins A, K, E, C, folate and B6; as well as copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and more potassium than a banana. They also contain fiber, protein, and several phytochemicals. Vitamin-rich avocado face masks smooth and soften the skin, reduce wrinkling, and moisturize; as well as gently exfoliating the face and killing most bacteria..

Making an avocado face mask:

This mask is exceptional for oily or combination skin. The bentonite clay absorbs any excess oil and detoxifies, while the avocado smooths, softens and hydrates.

Ingredients:

  1. Peel, pit and mash the avocado with a fork.
  2. Add the vitamin E oil and the clay.
  3. Mix well, adding coconut oil as needed to make a smooth paste with no lumps.
  4. Apply the mask to clean, dry skin; avoiding the eyes and lips.
  5. Relax, leaving the mask on for 30 minutes. Avoid conversation, or any activity that involves moving the face. (I like to lay down with a cucumber slice over each eye to reduce puffiness.)
  6. Rinse the mask off using warm (not hot) water. Follow with a splash of cool water to tighten the skin and close the pores.
  7. Pat dry. (Always pat the skin on your face dry. Rubbing can stretch the skin and encourage wrinkles.)
Here’s another avocado mask recipe:

This recipe is wonderful for dry, sensitive skin. The honey and yogurt add extra moisture without adding heavy oils to the recipe, as well as adding even more of their own special benefits. Honey is hydrating, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory; and yogurt is hydrating, cleansing and soothing to the skin. Both will help heal irritated skin and prevent pimples as well.

  1. Peel, pit and mash the avocado with a fork.
  2. Add the vitamin E oil, olive oil, Manuka honey, and yogurt and stir until smooth.
  3. Follow steps 3 thru 7 of the previous instructions.
If you enjoyed this article, then you may also want to read The Top 5 Best Homemade Face Masks

Comments

  1. That avacado face maske recipe would work just as well as a hydrating conditioning treatment on your hair too;-)

  2. …minus the clay.

  3. After reading this, I get hungry for avocados. Thanks for the useful info, how about you drop by and give me a few tips, would apreciate it.

  4. Natural Health Doc, why do you say the avocado mask would be great for hair, minus the clay? I have occasionally used bentonite clay on my hair with great results. Why do you advise against it?

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