Avocado Face Mask

Homemade avocado face mask

Avocado masks are great for all skin types. An avocado mask has great moisturizing properties, but at the same time it gets rid of unwanted dirt and oil on the skin, which is great for somebody suffering from acne outbreaks too.

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Why use an avocado facial mask?

• It’s cheap; you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.

• An avocado face mask is quick and easy to make.

• Avocado is a natural moisturizer and helps make the skin feel smooth.

• Avocado mask healing properties; it is a rich source of vitamins and Lecithin, which helps get rid of dark spots and stops inflammation.

• Avocado gets rid of extra oiliness and dirt that are blocked up in the pores.

• Avocado can help firm the skin. Avocado contains Collagen, which is good for improving the skins elasticity.

• Avocado contains Zinc, vitamin A, E, B, K, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Calcium. These are all great for skin care.

• Can be applied to treat sun burnt skin.

Before and after your face mask

• Cleanse your skin with a natural cleanser and steam your face to open the pores before applying your mask.

• Get a few cucumber slices to place on your eyes while using your avocado mask. Keep the avocado away from the eye areas.

• Use a natural moisturizer such as Avocado oil or Jojoba oil after using your face mask, if you feel that your skin needs extra moisturizing.

Plain avocado mask.

(Can also be used as an avocado hair mask.)

• Use a half ripe avocado.

• Mash the avocado to a pulp; apply to your face and neck (and even your hair, if you need a hair treatment.) Leave on for at least 15 minutes, longer if you can. Wash off with cool water. Pat dry.

Avocado dry skin mask recipes

Avocado and olive oil mask

• ½ ripe Avo with one teaspoon olive oil.

• Smooth the avo and add your olive oil, mix well and apply. Can be left on for 15 minutes then rinsed off.

Avocado banana moisture mask

• You will need one small, ripe banana and ½ ripe avo

• Mash the two together and if you can, make a smooth paste with a mixer. Apply to face and neck areas, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

Banana face mask recipes

For persons with an oily, acne prone skin

Avocado honey mask

• ½ ripe Avo mashed with a teaspoon of raw (warmed) honey.

• Make a smooth paste with a mixer. Apply to face and neck areas, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

Honey mask recipes

Avocado and orange/lemon juice

This mask doesn’t just moisturize and clean the skin, but will remove old skin cells.

• ½ ripe mashed avo with ½ tsp of lemon or orange juice.

• Make a smooth paste with a mixer. Apply to face and neck areas, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

Cucumber and avocado face mask recipe

• ¼ cucumber with ½ ripe avocado. Place in blender and mix until smooth.

Same method as above

Pineapple and avocado mask

• Use 1 slice of pineapple with ½ avo. Blend in mixer till smooth paste.

Same method as above.

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