DIY Avocado Facial Mask

Avocados, the lovely green, mushy, and almost tasteless fruit that people use to make guacamole. Who would have thought that something that tastes so bland is actually great for our skin.

Avocados are rich in vitamin e which can block free radicals. Free radicals hasten the aging process and by using a fresh avocado face mask, we can prevent wrinkles and keep our skin as youthful as possible.

Many people are hesitant to put food on their faces, but apply store bought and chemical laden face masks without a blink of an eye. Our skin absorbs approximately 64% of what we put on it, so we are not doing ourselves any favors by using packaged and preserved face masks.

Therefore, it is better for our health and our skin to use real food to create facial masks, and avocados are just one of the many options.

Skin Type?

This face mask is perfect for people with dry skin because avocados have a high percentage of fats and oils. However, with a few tweaks, it is also suitable for normal and oily skin types. For example, if you add some oatmeal to this mask, it won’t be as moisturizing, so it would be better for normal or oily skin. The more oatmeal you add, the drier it gets.

Don’t know your skin type? Click to read: How to Find Your Skin Type

Ingredients

1 ripe Hass avocado

1 teaspoon of Honey, preferably Manuka honey

A spoon, knife, and bowl

Instructions

  1. Slice and peel the avocado
    1. 1/6 of the avocado is enough for one person
    2. save the rest for future face masks or eat it 🙂
  2. Mash the avocado
  3. Mix in the 1 teaspoon of honey
  4. And you are ready to go!
    1. if you are not going to use it right away, cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge
    2. it should last a few hours in the fridge, but it should be used as soon as possible

Application

  1. Rinse your face with water
  2. Use your fingers to evenly apply your homemade avocado face mask
  3. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes
  4. Rinse it off
  5. Pat your face dry
  6. Apply an oil if you feel like your face needs more moisture

I usually use a facial mask after I have showered. After I rinse off the mask, I either use a light oil like hemp oil, or none at all because avocados have such a high amount of fat that there is usually oil left on my face.

If you would like some tips about picking out an oil that is suited for your skin type, click here.

Variations

The recipe above is simple and basic, and you can make this mask more suited for your needs by adding different ingredients.

Here are a few examples:

Exfoliating
Ingredients:

1 ripe Hass avocado

1 teaspoon honey, preferably Manuka honey

1 teaspoon ground oatmeal

a spoon, knife, and bowl

Instructions:

  1. Slice and peel the avocado
    1. 1/6 of the avocado is enough for one person
    2. save the rest for future face masks or eat it 🙂
  2. Mash the avocado
  3. Mix in the 1 teaspoon of honey
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of the ground oatmeal
  5. And you are ready to follow the steps for application!

Detoxifying

Ingredients:

1 ripe Hass avocado

1 teaspoon honey, preferably Manuka honey

1 teaspoon of bentonite clay

a spoon, knife, and bowl

Instructions:

  1. Slice and peel the avocado
    1. 1/6 of the avocado is enough for one person
    2. save the rest for future face masks or eat it 🙂
  2. Mash the avocado
  3. Mix in the 1 teaspoon of honey
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay
    1. make sure you use a plastic or wooden spoon because metal will react with the clay and reduce its detoxifying properties
  5. And you are ready to follow the steps for application!

Usage

This face mask can be used daily, but I suggest that it should be applied only once or twice a week. This is mainly because it is time-consuming, and I find that I get better results when I use it only once in a while. On top of that, using the avocado face mask too many times in a row causes a lot of oil to pile up and may lead to clogged pores.

Have Fun!

Remember, the recipes here are guidelines for you to build upon and the amount or type of ingredients used to create this mask can always be changed to meet your skin’s needs. There is not a specific way that it has to be made, and since the ingredients are non-toxic, you can go crazy with your experiments.

If you have any questions or comments, leave them below and I will be more than happy to answer them!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Really Cool! It sounds like it could be a fun face time, with a healthy snack, the rest of the avocado that you don’t use.

    1. Hi Jay,
      I agree, face masks are a great way to relax.

  2. This is fantastic! I love that avocados are so great for us and our skin. I also think they are absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    1. Hi Shelli,
      I am glad that you found this article useful!!

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