Avocado Recipes for Beautiful Skin
Avocados are Good to Eat and Good to Wear, too. Here are four skin-tastic recipes to apply to your skin. Serve with a side of spa guacamole and baked corn tortilla chips! Courtesy of Avocados from Mexico
For more information on nutrition for your skin, see Dr. Wendy Bazilian’s article, Feed Your Skin - Feed your Skin Article
Avocado Hand TreatmentThis mixture uses oats for their highly absorptive properties and lemon for its fresh citrus scent. Oats aid in the absorption of avocado’s natural oils and provide gentle exfoliation leaving you with soft, fresh hands.
1/4 fully ripened Haas avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled
1 egg white*
2 tablespoon rolled oats
1 tablespoon lemon juice
In shallow bowl, mash avocado until smooth. Add egg white, oats and lemon juice; stir until combined. Massage into hands; leave mixture on for 20 minutes while you watch your favorite comedy show (laughter keeps you young!); rinse with warm water.
*Save yolk for Enriching Hair Mask.
Moisturizing Face MaskAvocado’s moisturizing oils join forces with honey, a natural antibacterial, and soothing yogurt to gently clean, reduce inflammation and soften skin while tightening and refining pores. Cooling cucumbers sit pretty on top to calm puffy eyes.
1/2 fully ripened Haas avocado from Mexico, pitted and peeled
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
2 cucumber slices
In shallow bowl, mash avocado until smooth; add yogurt and honey; stir until combined. Apply evenly to face and cover eyes with cucumber slices; put on your favorite tunes, lie back and allow mask to set for 15 minutes; rinse with warm water.
Avocado Mask for Oily SkinLemon, a natural astringent, controls oil and the proteins in egg whites strengthen the skin. Nourishing avocado brings balance to the mixture with its valuable oils.
1/2 fully ripened Haas avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled
1 egg white
1 teaspoon lemon juice
In blender, combine avocado, egg white and lemon juice; whirl until smooth. Apply evenly to face; leave on 20 minutes while you phone your best friend and play catch up; rinse with warm water.
Enriching Hair MaskWhen applied to hair, avocado, egg yolk and olive oil act as humectants; they trap in moisture and the hair shafts soak up the nourishment they need.
1 fully ripened Haas avocado from Mexico, halved pitted and peeled
1 egg yolk*
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
In shallow bowl, mash avocado until smooth. Add egg yolk and olive oil; stir until combined. Divide dry hair into sections. With hands, apply mixture to hair by massaging into each section, concentrating on the ends. Allow to set for 30 minutes; rinse with warm water.
*Save egg white for Avocado Hand Treatment or Oily Skin Mask.