Whether you eat Avocado, drink its smoothie or apply its mask on your face, you will always get benefit from this super nutritious fruit.Also known as ‘Alligator pear’, Avocados are mostly found in the South and Central America but due to its increasing demand in other countries it is found at many super marts worldwide. Before jumping onto the Avocado face masks let’s take a look at its amazing benefits first.
AVOCADO’S BENEFITS FOR SKIN
Organic things never harm your skin but still knowing the nutritional values will help you in choosing more efficient ingredients to fortify your body’s health. Avocado are rich with more than 20 vitamins and minerals. Following Vitamins are present in huge quantity which are essential for healthy, glowing youthful skin.
Vitamin A, which is mostly known as Retinol, is used to treat many skin conditions like acne, eczema, breakouts, wounds and sunburn. It helps in skin rejuvenation.
Vitamin B-6 is imperative for skin health. It treats dry, cracked skin and heals it very quickly. It helps in skin maintenance and eases itchy skin.
Vitamin B-12 also known as Cobalamin protects the skin against cancer. It gives energy and instant boost to skin cells, and it also improves blood circulation.
Vitamin C helps to stimulate skin cells activity and increases the production of collagen. It also protects the skin from antioxidants and free radicals. This amazing Vitamin makes your skin look younger and glowing.
HOMEMADE AVOCADO FACE MASKS
After knowing the benefits of Avocado, I know you are quite desperate to try its face mask. Following are Avocado face masks according to your skin type and condition.
AVOCADO AND HONEY FACE MASK FOR DRY SKIN
- Honey (Natural Cleanser)
Start by taking a ripe avocado and cutting it in half. Now make a smooth paste of the fruit. Try to consume its skin as well, as the skin and seed are the most nutritious part. Add one tablespoon honey to make a thick paste. Apply this paste evenly on your face and massage it for few minutes. Massaging increases blood circulation and will help in the absorption of nutrients. Wait for 20 minutes and rinse with fresh water.
Honey will cleanse the skin without stripping away excessive oil from skin and avocado will nourish it deeply. Your skin will be clean, soft, bright and glowing like your have just visited a salon.
AVOCADO AND YOGURT FACE MASK FOR DRY SKIN
- Plain Yogurt (Natural Moisturizer)
Take the fruit and cut it in half. Remove the seed and make a smooth paste. If you feel the skin hard, then peel it off and take the softer part. Add one tablespoon yogurt to the mixture and make a smooth paste. Massage the face with mask by fingertips and leave for 15-20 minutes. Yogurt will deeply penetrate the skin layers and make it soft and smooth. Wash the face with clean water and pat dry.
Yogurt contains an enormous quantity of Lactic acid that treats itchy and dry skin by making it soft and smooth. After applying this mask your skin will be brighter (don’t forget its a skin whitening agent too), smoother and softer than before.
AVOCADO, EGG WHITE AND LEMON FACE MASK FOR OILY SKIN
- Egg White (Natural Skin Tightener)
- Lemon (Natural Bleaching Agent)
Peel avocado and make a smooth paste. Now add the egg white and lemon juice to make a smooth face mask. Apply the mixture and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
Lemon will bleach the skin and strip away excessive oil. The egg white will tighten the pores and make them look smaller. Avocado will nourish the skin deeply and give you fresh look. This face mask will also reduce acne and blemishes on the skin.
AVOCADO, HONEY AND CINNAMON FACE MASK FOR ACNE
- Honey (Natural Cleanser and Healer)
- Cinnamon (Natural Antibacterial)
Peel a fully ripped avocado and add one tablespoon honey to it. Now add one teaspoon cinnamon powder and make a thick paste that can easily stand on your face. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse with fresh water and pat dry. If you are using cinnamon for the first time on your skin, then don’t apply the mask for more than 10 minutes. With the time, you can increase the duration.
This can cause redness slightly on your skin but don’t worry it will be just a temporary thing. The reason behind this redness is cinnamon. Cinnamon is a natural blood thinner as increases blood circulation, which causes this temporary redness.
SOME EXTRA TIPS TO FOLLOW
- Always wash your face with a good cleanser before apply the face mask.
- Do not exfoliate your skin before applying the face mask as it may cause irritation or redness on skin.
- Try using the face mask after cooling it for at least an hour in your fridge. It can really help soothing your skin as an additional benefit.
- Make sure to use the ripe Avocado for maximum benefits.
- Avocado face masks work amazingly well with every skin type the only thing you would need is a little bit of patience to get the desired results. Remember, organic remedies take time but they work flawlessly without any side effects.