Natural Skin Care: Avocado Masks

Natural Skin Care: Avocado Masks


Natural Skin Care: Avocado Masks

Avocado skin care benefits, avocado face-mask recipes, and skin care tips and advice using avocados in your beauty routine. The natural beauty benefits of avocados.



Avocados are extremely beneficial for your skin. They are packed with vitamins to naturally nurture your skin. The good fats of the avocado will hydrate and moisturize dry skin.

Caring for your skin with all natural products you have at home is not only favorable for your face, but also for your budget. Beauty products advertised as natural can be expensive. Instead of purchasing an expensive beauty product with ingredients you can’t even pronounce, try a less expensive alternative like an avocado mask. By going with all natural ingredients, you can rest assured you know exactly what you are putting on your skin.

What should I look for in an Avocado?

You want an avocado that is ripe. It should be firm and slightly soft when you gently press into it. Too hard indicated is it unlikely to be ripe, while too soft may mean your avocado is overripe. If the skin is really dark and wrinkly, most likely it’s old.

You want to use your avocado immediately after cutting it. If you leave it out it will oxidize and turn brown, so plan on immediate use.

How to use an avocado in my skin care regimen

The creamy texture of the avocado makes it perfect for homemade facial masks. You can use a mini food processor (use pulse) or simply use a fork to mash the avocado until it forms a paste. Use your avocado alone or combined with other nutrition-packed natural ingredients such as honey, oil, bananas, papaya or ground oatmeal. These are just a few of the items that can be used in combination with an avocado to make a raw facial mask.

Here are a few avocado recipes you can try. Remember to always use a ripe avocado. Make certain you avoid the eye area. And the first time you use any new mask do a small skin test on the soft underside of your arm before slapping the mask on your face. That way, if you are allergic to an ingredient, if something irritates your skin, you are finding out in an area no one will see, as opposed to your face.

To reduce skin dryness, try one of these avocado recipes:

½ Avocado
¼ cup Honey

• Mash the avocado in a small bowl; stir in honey.
• Apply to skin avoiding eyes.
• Let sit 15 minutes.
• Rinse well with warm water.

½ Papaya
½ Avocado
½ Banana

• Mix together all ingredients using a food processor to form a paste.
• Apply to skin avoiding eye area.
• Let sit 15 minutes.
• Rinse well with warm water.

½ Avocado
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Almond Oil
2 drops Rose Essential Oil

• Mash the avocado in a small bowl; add the honey, almond oil and rose essential oil until a paste is formed.
• Apply to face, avoiding eye area.
• Let sit 15 minutes.
• Rinse well with warm water.

To brighten skin, try this avocado recipe:

½ Avocado
¼ cup uncooked Oatmeal
1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBSP Honey
1 tsp Lemon Juice

• Mash all ingredients together in a bowl
• Apply to skin avoiding eye area.
• Let sit 15 minutes.
• Rinse well with warm water.

To exfoliate skin, try this avocado recipe:

½ Avocado
2 TBSP Oatmeal

• Grind your oatmeal (a pulse or two in a mini food processor is enough).
• Mash your avocado in a small bowl.
• Combine oatmeal and avocado, stirring until a paste forms.
• Apply to skin avoiding eye area. Gently massage mask on skin for 2-3 minutes. When you are done massaging, make certain the mask covers your face.
• Allow mask to sit for 15 minutes.
• Rinse with cool water.

Discard any left overs for all these recipes.

Do you have an avocado mask you like? What benefits does you mask have?

Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor, and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using avocado so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about using avocado on your skin.


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