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Avocado face mask

Introducing guest blogger Sinéad Gormley

Currently based in Barcelona, Sinéad Gormley is an Irish twenty something year old writer, who is passionate about natural skincare and eating the right foods for a healthy complexion. Sinéad's blog, Skindividual, which was started almost a year ago, is filled with a multitude of natural skincare tutorials, as well as a host of delicious and healthy skin loving recipes.

I can't get enough of avocados recently! They're such an amazing food to include in your diet, but did you know they can also be used on your skin? Avocados are so versatile and can be used as a simple, natural and affordable beautifying treatment at home.

How will applying avocado onto my skin help?

Avocados are packed full of healthy fats and skin loving vitamins (such as Vitamin E!), which intensely moisturise the skin and also contain anti-inflammatories to help combat acne. Because of these properties, avocados will be suitable for any skin type- dry, combination or oily.

How to make the mask

Avocado-photo  mashed avocado in a bowl  girl with avocado face mask

  • Use half of one ripe avocado (ripe=will be more soft and easy to use) and mash well on a chopping board. Transfer into a bowl and whisk well with a hand whisk until you no longer see any large lumps, like in my picture above!
  • Add a small teaspoon of honey and mix again.
  • Apply the mixture onto freshly cleansed (and slightly damp) skin. Clean skin will absorb the avocado's oils easier than skin with excess debris/dirt/oils.
  • Leave on for at least 15 minutes. You will notice that the mask will begin to dry and start to feel a little tight.
  • Wipe excess avocado off with a tissue and throw away (You don't want all that green mush clogging up your sink!)
  • Rinse the remnants of the mask away with lukewarm water. Apply moisturiser straight away to seal in the goodness!

This leaves my skin baby soft and plump. I've been using it twice a week and absolutely loving it. You could use it as often as you like, as it does not dry out the skin!

DISCLAIMER

The information on this site is for guidance only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment. SKIN DEEP Behind the Mask is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for ANY form of damages resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information on this site.

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