Revive your skin with a nourishing avocado facial mask!
Homemade avocado face mask
I don’t know about you, but the constant change between radiator air (hello comfy living room) and chilly winds (hello London winter) tends to dry out my skin, which I try to remedy with extra nourishing skin care.
My favorite winter essentials are our extra rich body butter, 5-minute lip-balm, and this avocado facial mask. The mask is made with only 3 ingredients and will make your skin feeling nourished, replenished, and rested.
Avocados are rich in vitamins E and B and have moisturizing properties. Honey, especially raw and unpasteurized, is full of antioxidants, moisturizes and helps to soothe irritations.
Lemons are natural cleansers, and the vitamin C is said to protect your skin from the effects of ageing. The avocado facial mask is a great year-round beauty DIY. In summer, put the mask in the fridge for 30 minutes before use and enjoy a cooling and refreshing effect.
During the winter months, the rich oils of the avocado mask will help to combat dry skin. I also love using the avocado facial mask on the back of my hands to refine the appearance of the skin.
Have any tips for winter skincare? Let me know in the comments!
More beauty DIYs
If you are interested in creating homemade beauty products, check out these fun tutorials:
- Lavender Bath Salt
- 4-Ingredient Lip Balm
- DIY Liquid Hand Soap
- Lemon Sugar and Salt Body Scrub
- Extra Rich Body Butter
- Relaxing Bath Oil
- Sparkly Cinnamon Body Scrub
- 1 ripe avocado
- freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp clear honey
- Mix the avocado facial mask. Using a blender or food processor, puree the avocado until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice and honey and optionally Hyaluronic acid serum or concentrate.
- Mix. Mix well to combine. Use immediately.
Use the avocado facial mask
Remove makeup and cleanse the area you want to treat. Apply and massage an even layer of the mask in circular motions on your face, neck, and décolleté for 1 to 2 minutes. Avoid the eye and lip area. Cover with a towel or paper towel and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water gently pat dry. We recommend using this mask 2 to 3 times a week.
Store and shelf life
You can keep the avocado facial mask for up to 7 days in an airtight plastic container or glass jar. Don’t store the mask in a metallic container or bowl as the lemon juice can react with the metal.