DIY Avocado Face Mask

Posted by Emily van Oosterom on

Avocado is wonderfully beneficial to the skin.  Packed with Omega fatty acids, emollients and vitamins E and C.
Try this nourishing DIY Avocado mask recipe for softer, smoother skin.
• Half an avocado
• 1 tablespoon of honey
• 1 tablespoon of plain, unsweetened yogurt
• Optional: a few drops of vitamin E oil
1) Mash the avocado in a bowl until it's smooth and creamy. Avocado is rich in healthy fats and vitamins E and C, which provide hydration and help combat damage from free radicals.
2) Add the honey to the bowl. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it helps lock in moisture. It also has anti-bacterial properties.
3) Stir in the yogurt. Yogurt contains lactic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid that can help exfoliate and smooth the skin.
4) Optional: For an extra boost of nourishment, add a few drops of vitamin E oil. Vitamin E is known for its antioxidant properties.
- Mix all the ingredients until they form a paste.
- Apply the mask to your face, avoiding getting too close to the eyes. 
- Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse off the mask with warm water and pat your face dry.
- Follow with your regular skincare routine.
This mask is particularly beneficial for dry or mature skin types. Always do a patch test before applying a new mask to your entire face, and remember that fresh, natural masks like this one should be used immediately and not stored for future use. Enjoy the pampering!
Please note: Always use fresh ingredients to avoid potential skin irritation. If you're allergic to any of the ingredients listed, don't use them in your mask. If you have very sensitive skin, always test a small amount of the mask on your inner elbow or wrist before applying it to your face to make sure you don't have an adverse reaction. 

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