During this lockdown, self-care has become essential because we finally have time in our busy lives to take care of ourselves: body, mind, and soul. As part of my self-care package, I have committed to investing in my skin. I know this is important because I am one of those people who live by the motto “if you look good then you will feel good” so it’s a must for my face to look all glowy. I know to invest in your skin is not easy because it is costly, right? For your skin to really look good it requires a lot of expensive products to be part of your daily skin routine. That alone is a bummer. But what if I told you there’s an affordable way to take care of your skin to be what you desire it to be.
Since it’s winter, our skins are going to be dry, crack, and have pimples and acne. Did you know the avocado facial mask can help you with that, and you can make the mask on your own?
WHY USE AVOCADO
Avocados are a rich source of nutrients such as amino acids, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B that can moisturize and soothe your skin. Using avocado in the form of a facial mask is a chemical-free way of taking care of your skin by giving it the essential nutrients that it needs.
HOW TO MAKE AVOCADO FACIAL MASK
• 1 Avocado
• 1/2 lemon
• Honey syrup
Easy steps to follow:
- Cut your avocado in half and in small pieces. Smash the small pieces until fine, or to your satisfaction.
- Cut your lemon in half. Squeeze the half of that lemon into the avocado mixture.
- Squeeze the honey syrup in the size of a spoon and mix everything together until blended adequately.
- Take small amounts using a spoon and use your fingers to take from the spoon and apply all over your face.
- Leave the mask for 15 – 20 minutes then wash it off.
- Use this facial mask as part of your morning or night skincare routine 2- 3 times a week to get good skin results.
USES OF THE AVOCADO FACIAL MASK
The the mask that I made relatively to the ingredients utilized (honey and lemon) will result in the following benefits:-
- Natural moisture and hydration.
- As a result of the effect of honey, it will help in acne-prone skin and dry skin. I would recommend it as a must-do especially for people with dry skin as we are in the winter season, the skin is prone to be drier.
- It will provide skin whitening giving you that natural glow.
- Avocado also has an anti-aging effect.
For other skin problems mix avocado with the relative ingredients:-
PS: (Masks to be applied 2-3 times a week)
•For Oily Skin: Avocado and egg white
Separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Pour the egg white into the avocado mixture, blend well, and apply the mask.
Egg whites have effects of shrinking enlarged skin pores, softening rough skin, and controlling oil secretion thus preventing the skin from getting oily.
•For very dry skin: Avocado and yogurt
Scoop a spoon of yogurt (preferably plain yogurt), add on the avocado mixture. Stir, and apply the mask once well mixed.
Yogurts contain zinc, lactic acid, calcium, and vitamin B. Lactic acid will provide exfoliation by removing dead cells and clearing your skin surface. This mixture will give your skin the moisture it needs.
• For all skin types: Avocado and bananas and oatmeal
Add one mashed banana in your avocado mixture. Scoop a spoon of oatmeal and add it in the mixture. Add honey(optional) and blend together.
Raw oatmeal is a gentle exfoliator and bananas contain vitamin E and A and unsaturated fats which will keep your skin soft and moist.
I applied the remains of my avocado mask on these potatoes to add a touch on this amazing healthy meal
Since I have been on my healthy lifestyle journey, I have been on a fewer carbs diet. The only carbs I eat are good carbs such as potatoes. When I boiled these potatoes for dinner I thought I would have to fry them and add some salt or black pepper for seasoning. That whole idea was sent out through the window when I mistakenly tasted my avocado facial mask. I say it’s a mistake because I hate avocados. They have a bad taste in my opinion. I bought them mainly for my homemade facial masks. Unfortunately, as I was applying the mask around my month it got to my lips and in a muscle flex response, I licked it.
Oh my God! It tasted so good. It has that bittersweet taste from the mix of honey and lemon. If you’ve never had your avocados this way(mixed with honey and lemon juice) I highly recommend you do.
Most of the ingredients used on these avocado masks add a good taste to the avocado which is a win for those like me who don’t like how avocados naturally taste. There’s no waste at all in making the facial masks, you can just eat the remains. Add a touch of green in your meal and be healthy.
Let me know if you would try these DIY avocado masks in the comment section.