Homemade avocado face mask for glowing skin5 September 2018
It’s no secret I’m a big lover of avocados. I put them in smoothies, cakes, salads and even in my chocolate mousses. But have you ever heard of an avocado face mask?
Avocados are packed with healthy fats that are really beneficial to our skin (which is why I love them). And I’ve learned through my course at the College of Naturopathic Medicine that 60% of what we put onto our skin gets absorbed. So, I decided to try some skin-loving avocado facemasks.
Make your own avocado face mask
They’re really easy to make and your skin feels amazing afterwards. Here’s my avocado face mask recipe:
½ small ripe avocado
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp cider vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
Mix the ingredients in a NutriBullet until smooth. If you don’t have one, you can crush it all together with a fork it may just be a little lumpy, which is totally fine, just be careful it doesn’t fall off your face onto your clothes!
Avocado... is bactericidal meaning it kills bacteria and super soothing, especially good for sensitive skin.
Raw honey... has humectant properties meaning it helps to draw moisture into the skin is anti-bacterial and soothing on your skin, also helping it to heal and regenerate.
Cider vinegar... is also anti-bacterial, as well as being anti-fungal and helping to remove toxins. I’d recommend you ease into using this and always make sure you mix it well with the other ingredients.
Olive oil... is said to stimulate collagen, elastin, proteoglycans and glycoproteins.
I had lots of fun making this face mask and hope you do too! Remember to always test it on your hand before putting on your face, just in case you’re sensitive to any of the ingredients. I sometimes find cider vinegar turns my skin a little red, so I’m careful to use it sparingly!
Don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram photos @camilleknowles if you give it a try, looking forward to seeing your pics.
Lots of love, Camille xx
I learned the benefits of these ingredients at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and in the book Milady Skin Care & Cosmetic ingredients dictionary by M. Varina Michalun, Joseph C. Dinario.