DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well May. 9. 2014
Recipes

Honey Avocado Face Mask

May. 9. 2014
Recipes
McKel (Hill) Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel (Hill) Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Dietitian, Founder

A DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask from the Natural Beauty Series is a moisturizing and exfoliating face mask made with all natural ingredients from the kitchen.

Ever wonder what to do with a too-ripe avocado? Mix it with some honey and oats for a hydrating, exfoliating face mask you can whip up in just a few minutes.

Is avocado good for your skin?

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.

As a dietitian nutritionist, 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!

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 has 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!

How does an avocado face mask help your skin?

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 its 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.

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 😉

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).

The Recipe

Serves 1

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Ingredients:

1/2 avocado

1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

Step 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).

Step 2

Let sit on your face for about 20 minutes.

Step 3

Rinse with warm water.

Step 4

Follow with your favorite moisturizer.

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