This avocado face mask is an all natural, simple, homemade facial mask that uses the power of nature to help tone, condition, and refresh your skin.
My family has made some major changes over the past few years to embrace a more “back to basics” lifestyle. You know, things like eating real food, making our own toxic-free products, and connecting with mother nature a little more. And the one message that keeps surfacing for us is:
Nature is pretty awesome.
Whether you are putting it in your body or on your body, nature has provided a lot of powerful tools to help us live a more vibrant, healthy life. The best part? Most often the things that are good for your belly are also good for the face.
Take, for example, the avocado.
This little wonder may have an outer rind that resembles an old leathery pear, but the inside green-goodness is a staple in skin-care products. Why? Well, with its high fat content, rich consistency, and nutrient-goodness this little piece of nature packs a moisturizing punch.
When you combine this with the emollient power of honey and the nutritive properties found in the egg yolk, this simple homemade facial mask will help tone, condition, and refresh your skin. It’s perfect for a night of pampering or as a morning beauty ritual.
All Natural Avocado Butter Mask
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 Tbs of raw honey (where to buy raw, unfiltered honey)
- 1 Tbs avocado oil (where to buy avocado oil)
- 1 tsp ful fat yogurt (where to buy yogurt starters)
- Puree all the ingredients in a blender. (I love to use my magic bullet. It works perfectly for small stuff like this.)
- Place a warm washcloth over your face for 20 – 30 seconds. This will help open your pores so your skin can “eat up” all the nutritious goodness of the mask.
- Apply a thin layer of the avocado mask evenly over your face. Leave it there for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Gently wipe off with a moist cloth.
- Bask in the glory of your newly refreshed face!
Note: As you wait the ten minutes to let your skin soak everything up, be careful of where you leave the remaining batch of mask. You may come back to find your spouse indulging a little, too.
Who says it isn’t easy being green?
Have you tried a natural avocado face mask before? Share your experience with the community.
This is a guest post by Robin Konie. Robin blogs over at Thank Your Body where she writes about toxic-free living, real food, and holistic approaches to movement and exercise. As a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Robin loves helping people on their own journey to real health. Go check out her website for more diy recipes!