This Avocado Face Mask Recipe utilizes avocados that have been considered a “super fruit” for many centuries!
Avocados contain almost twenty essential nutrients, including potassium, fiber, Vitamin E, folic acid, and B-vitamins, yielding avocado skin benefits. They also act as a vitamin booster by allowing the body to absorb fat soluble nutrients such as alpha and beta carotene and lutien. Now, these magical fruits are dreadfully feared by many because of their notoriously high fat content, but what people misunderstand is that the fat in avocados is “good’ fat which actually helps fight cholesterol. The truth of the matter is that we need fat, and it’s best to receive that 30% of daily fat intake that is part of the food pyramid from “good” fat found in avocado.
Using the natural super fruit as an Avocado Face Mask also adds moisture to your skin and hair, as well as silkiness. Harnessing these avocado skin benefits should be done no more than twice a week and for about half an hour.
Start making the avocado face mask by cutting the avocado lengthwise around the seed with a sharp knife with a blade at least 2 inches longer than the avocado.
Place the avocado in the palm of your hand and insert. Without moving the knife, roll the avocado around, slicing it from top to bottom and back to the top. A gentle twist will separate the two halves of the avocado, exposing the meat and the seed inside.
To remove the avocado seed, carefully “hit” the seed with the knife so it pierces it about 1/4 inch or so. Turn the knife with the seed and it will come loose from the inner flesh so you can easily lift it up and out of the avocado.
The Avocado face mask recipe is as follows:
1. Take an avocado, cut it in half.
2. Take one half and mash it in one bowl and the other half in another bowl. One bowl will be used for your hair and the other for your face.
3. The various vitamins in the fruit help soften skin ( especially vit E) and the oils help to moisturize and replenish skin cells. Before application hair should be dry (shampooed) and face should be washed with cleanser.
4. For a twist, you can add fresh lemos juice (about 3 teaspoons) to the mashed avocado to help exfoliate dead skin cells. Organic Cinnamon can be added to add more antioxidants and radiance to the skin.
If you are blemish prone, I suggest a little less avocado and more lemon juice! And remember, whatever is left can be eaten to give your insides a piece of that rejuvenation.