Ahh, the mighty avocado – so green, so creamy, and so full of yummy healthy fats! This wonderful fruit is great in guacamole, added to a smoothie, spread on some toast, or just eaten all by itself. But we’re not eating avocado today; we’re putting it on our face with this avocado honey face mask!
Why are avocados so awesome?
Well, they’re delicious, for one! But that’s not why we’re including them in this face mask. Avocado contains vitamins A and E, so it’s high in antioxidants and can help repair the skin. Because of avocado’s high fat content, this wonderfully creamy fruit is moisturizing, hydrating, and nourishing for the skin, making it perfect for dry, aging, and dehydrated skin.
We’re also adding some honey…
Honey is actually a great facial cleanser since it’s antibacterial and clarifying, making it great for acne-prone skin and unclogging pores. Like avocado, honey is also high in antioxidants and very moisturizing; it’s emollient properties actually help lock in moisture, preventing it from becoming dry and dull.
And some yogurt…
Yogurt contains many nutrients that are great for skin, including lactic acid, calcium, zinc, and B vitamins. These powerful nutrients give yogurt its exfoliating, moisturizing, astringent, and antioxidant properties. Yogurt can help treat acne, reduce and prevent wrinkles, and prevent and heal dry skin.
Homemade Avocado Honey Face Mask
This avocado honey face mask is very nourishing and moisturizing; and best of all, it’s 100% natural with all edible ingredients!
Whenever I’m making some guacamole (which is pretty often!) I just save a tablespoon of the mashed avocado and whip up a quick batch of this wonderful face mask.
- 1 tablespoon mashed avocado
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
- Mix all ingredients and put on face (avoiding the delicate eye area).
- Leave on for 20-30 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water or a warm wash cloth.
Always do a patch test to make sure your skin is not sensitive to any of the ingredients in this mask.
This amount will make enough for 2 people with some leftover. Put the rest in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. You may also choose to just cut the recipe in half.
You can find more face mask recipes to try in my other post, Best DIY Face Masks for Every Skin Type!