Honey Avocado Face Mask

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How to make a DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask | Natural Beauty Nutrition StrippedContinuing on with our Cinco de Mayo theme, I thought it only fitting to include a DIY beauty recipe including one of the most utilized ingredients during Cinco de Mayo, as well as one of the most used foods this holiday, avocado! We’ve already used the avocado this week in my Spring Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream (dreamy, right?), and it’ll pop up again today in this DIY beauty recipe for a hydrating, moisturizing, and soothing face mask.

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So natural, you can eat it.

First and foremost, healthy and radiant skin always comes from the inside – what you’re eating, what you do with your body, how you manage stress, how much water and sleep you get, and so much more. I’ve had many clients of mine who never complained of skin issues realize how much their skin started to glow and hair grow long and strong after eating a whole foods diet and following my plans. It’s amazing to see the transformation! I love avocado, so much so that I find myself wearing it in more ways than just on my face! All of these whole food ingredients in this avocado face mask can easily be found in your pantry and can be made very quickly. I use oatmeal, avocado, honey, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar in this recipe for a reason. Each of them have unique properties that work together to provide nutrients and antioxidants directly to your skin and also leave it feeling smooth and soothed. If you’re thinking that you’re going to waste 1/2 of an avocado just for a face mask, think again. You know how avocados go from firm to ripe in the matter of a day and you’re left wondering how to use that too ripe avocado? Well this is a perfect time to use a really ripe avocado!

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Serves: makes ½ cup
DIY avocado and honey face mask to help soothe, smooth, and hydrate your skin.
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. Simply mash and combine the ingredients in a small bowl and apply to your face. Be careful around your eyes (as with all products).
  2. Let sit on your face for about 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse with warm water.
  4. Follow with your favorite moisturizer.

Avocado is loaded with vitamin E, healthy fats, and antioxidants to help keep skin smooth. Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar contain citric acid which may help “brighten” the skin, and the apple cider vinegar may help reduce inflammation on the skin (think of breakouts or redness as inflammation). Honey helps brighten the skin and also thoroughly cleanse with it’s natural antibacterial/antimicrobial properties, and the uncooked oatmeal can work as an exfoliant while also soothing skin. Many all natural skincare lines use avocado in the form of avocado oil. It’s often used as a moisturizer and all natural source of free radical damage fighting vitamin A, E, and vitamin C.

How to make a DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask | Natural Beauty Nutrition Stripped

After you’ve mashed the avocado and the rest of the ingredients into a small bowl, apply with your fingertips or use a brush, my absolute favorite spa-like application. Take a makeup brush or one that you don’t use often and designate this to be your “mask” brush. I do this for all my facial masks and create a spa-like experience at home by using the brush to apply the mask.

I wish you all an amazing weekend full of celebrations, good food, tasty drinks, dancing, and music. See you next week or keep up to date with me via Instagram this weekend! I hope you all enjoy this one, be sure to show me and share with me your avocado face this weekend! Tag me on Instagram or use the hashtag #nutritionstripped so I can see your beautiful faces 😉

xx McKel

Products I used: honey, apple cider vinegar, facial brush, oatmeal


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  • Thanks so much for posting this! I seriously got so excited to read it. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Will definitely have to try this mask this weekend!! Thanks for sharing:)

  • Love this! Honey and avocado do such amazing things for the skin 🙂

  • I am going to try it today!!

  • Vivi

    I’m new here and I’m loving it thus far! I will definitely try this next time since I usually have all of these ingredients avail at home. One quick question – though I’m not sure if you’ll be able to answer but I’ll try – my face has been getting oilier, not sure why nor how although it could be possible genetically speaking. I tend to rely on natural homemade ingredients such as aloe vera gel masks and occasional honey/brown sugar/green tea scrub – pretty much once or twice a week – but I’m still getting zits all over my forehead and cheeks. It feels as if I’m going through puberty all over again in my mid twenties! And it’s quite annoying for a person that had pretty much enviable skin. I used to apply lime juice and leave it for like 15-20 mins and yet a slow progress. Any thoughts on this?

  • loulou spearing

    I’m going to be trying this and in hope that it will work; however how long will it last until I cant use it because I would only be using it twice a week? please reply thankyou 😀 x

    • You could make a batch to last you 1 week, I wouldn’t keep it longer than that- also store in the fridge!

  • joanne

    Is this good to use as a hair cream as well?

  • Francesca

    I’m using the mask right now!! I can feel it’s wonder!! 🙂

  • Nicole Archer

    About how many ounces does this make? I want to make 4oz batches to give as party favors at my sister’s bachelorette party and need to fill 30 jars. Thanks in advance!

  • annie

    My sister is getting married. Would this be safe to do the day before her wedding?

    • If by safe you mean safe for your skin, you tell me! You can eat every ingredient, that should be a good sign right? 😉 All of our skin differs though, if I were her I wouldn’t try anything brand new a couple days before her big day!

  • kondra

    Can you use the mask every morning and night and is refrigeration required?

    • it’s gentle, but with anything on your skin you have to experiment to know what’s best for you- I would do a couple times a week.

  • Emer

    I suffer from Rosacea can i use this on my skin?

  • Toni

    My daughter said I needed to exfoliate, so I looked for a all natural homemade facial. I found your blog and I made the avocado mask and it was wonderful!!! My skin actually does look better and feels a little tighter. I am a black woman and I wanted to know how often should I do the facial? Thank you for posting the recipe.

    • As mentioned in the blog post, it depends on how your skin is it’s an all natural mask so I really don’t see this being overused at all, just pay close attention to your skin after using 🙂

  • Yolanda Cantu Weigand

    Can not wait to try this facial. Am 74 and have very dry skin. Plus, getting wrinkles and brown spots on my face. Thank you much for sharing this post.

  • charlie

    can’t wait to try this on my face – how often do you think it should be done to get good results – perhaps once a week?

  • Lori DIGioia

    Just made up all the ingredients–now waiting for my husband to leave for work..LOL…I wanted to know if I can store the leftovers and use for another time–if it will keep fresh? Thank you!

  • shirley

    Thank you! I have tried this. And it is amazing!!!!!! This svelte is what I needed.

  • Adi

    This is wonderful — I never know what to do with the other half of an avocado because I can’t eat the whole thing, but I’m not so keen on eating day-after-opened avocado. Now I can just put it on my face.

  • Elizabeth

    I have a wedding to go to in two weeks and i am looking for beauty DIY to make my face look as pure as possible and this is PERFECT! thankyou so much !

    i would suggest making the letters a little bigger and the colors not so black and white because it was a little hard to read… but thank you for the mask instructions !

  • Lindsay

    I’ve made this mask twice and swear that I have noticed an immediate improvement in the brightness of my skin! Plus, having sensitive skin to begin with, I appreciate all the natural ingredients!

  • trish uri

    I am vegan, can you recommend a replacement for the honey?

    • Honey is unique in this way because it’s a natural “cleanser” because of those mentioned properties- I’m afraid using maple syrup or something else wouldn’t give you the same benefit!

  • Mamaof5

    We LOVED it! I mixed up all the ingredients (which I already had on hand) and two of my children and I had fun spreading it all over our faces!

  • Abby

    how many times a week do you do this?

  • jasmine

    I have made this mask and use it once. I stored it as implied but I was wondering how do I get it back warm and smooth do I microwave it or do i directly put it on my face right out the fridge?

    • You can just let it sit out at room temp. before using it again, or just by rubbing it in your hands the warmth from your body should make it more pliable again.

  • Kristi

    My cousin & I just tried this mask & we loved it! Not only does our skin feel fabulous but we laughed so hard spreading it on our faces that we’ve decided that this is our new ritual. Thank you!

  • you,r product ar so good i suggest every one to use this product,its a natural product thanks for make it

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  • Faith Abby

    Thank you very much for sharing,, its amazing I can’t wait,, actually am just preparing it tonight and am so glad my face will look good bcoz its so rough and dry .Much love.

  • Annette Markiewicz

    Hey everyone! just an FYI… make sure you’re okay with apple-cider vinegar (an acid) being on your face! my face was sooo red and it burned after using this mask!! so guys please be cautious before using this!!!

    I read online that you should dilute the vinegar in water prior to it so maybe that could help ya’ll out.

  • Joanne

    I’ve just made this for me and my daughter. Its lovely and refreshing. We did laugh at each other. I will do it on my own next time. It has left our skin lovely and soft. I used what was left over as a scrub in the shower and my body is lovely and smooth too. Thank you xx

    • McKel Hill

      That’s so fun Joanne! Next time you’ll have to snap a photo so I can see/share! xxM

  • Jessica

    I love this, used it today and it was great! How often would you suggest doing this?

    • McKel Hill

      I do it 1x a week or more! It’s so gentle you could probably use it every day if you have that many avocados 😉

  • Laurin

    How do I store it?

  • Becca

    I love avocados so much! I use them in my shampoo. 🙂 Take 4-6 raw egg yolks, one peeled avocado and 2tbsp of raw honey and put them in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Wet hair and apply from roots to tips and massage into scalp. Leave in for 10+ min and then rinse with cool to luke warm water. Too hot and you’ll end up with cooked eggs in your hair. Once rinsed, condition with diluted apple cider vinegar, massage and rinse. Your hair and scalp will love you for it!

  • Millie

    Thank you for sharing. I’ll be glad to give it a try. So how long do I need to keep this up for effective results?

    • McKel Hill

      Enjoy! Everyone’s skin is different, I can’t say about ‘results’ but I enjoy using it at least 1x a week 😉

  • Victória

    Love the tips! Would the avocado alone Work? Thanks so muco for the post and the tips!

    • McKel Hill

      I’m sure it would, I haven’t tried it solo!

  • Destiny

    How often should I do the mask?

    • McKel Hill

      As often as you like!

  • Ash

    Can i store the remaining face mask in refrigerator?

    • McKel Hill

      Yes absolutely!

  • Elena

    I really loved this recipe! My skin felt amazing afterwards, I’m just wondering how often do you think you could apply this mask?

    • McKel Hill

      Since it’s made with all whole food, use it as many days as your skin does well with it and depending on how many avocados you wanna use up haha- it’s very gentle!

  • Marissa Jelks

    I used this a few days ago and didn’t leave it on for 20 mins, but it did some not so pleasant things to my face. Pimps everywhere lol. I love this mask! I have never been prone to acne except for when I’m super stressed. I do however notice blackheads across my top lip. I was able to get some of them out with minimal pain after using this mask. I would like to know how to store my excess though. I accidentally left my first batch out and had to bump it, but when I go to make my next batch I want to store it for future use.
    How often can this be used. I use all organic products, but most know too much of a good things is bad too lol.

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