Which avocado face mask is best for your face?

Avocado now has a long standing slot on the superfood list, and rightly so in my opinion. Despite the fact that it has about a million calories per half, it’s still great for vegetarians, has healthy fat and is good as a dairy substitute due to it’s incredible creaminess. I would happily eat avocado with every meal, every day. It’s genuinely one of my favourite foods.

As well as being great for you inside, it’s also good for you on the outside! So good for you that you should smear it all over your face! Avocado has so many amazing properties that it can be beneficial for almost any skin type, depending on what you pair it with. Avocado is said to slow the ageing process, completely moisturise you, revitalise dry, cracked skin and generally improves the health of your skin cells. Just pick your skin type, get some avocados and get that radiant face glowing with avacodo-ey goodness.

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If you have dry/sensitive skin…

This recipe one is my absolute fave, because it never fails to clear up the dry patches on my face. I also love it because it’s so quick and simple to make. All you need to do is mash up one very ripe avocado so that it is lovely and smooth (put it in a food processor for ease or just use a fork) then add a big squeeze of honey and mix it in. Apply this to your face and leave it on for around 10-20 minutes depending on how long you can be bothered to have avocado on your face for. I usually leave it for 10 minutes and it still works really well. Then just rinse it off and moisturise straight away for super soft and glowy skin.

If you have spot prone skin…

Start with your standard trusty avocado base, mashed up until it is almost completely smooth. Then add a big tablespoon of natural yoghurt and a small squeeze of honey. The avocado will add a boost of all important nutrients to your skin while the yoghurt will restore your skin’s pH balance as it is slightly acidic. Leave this one on for 10-20 minutes too before rinsing off with warm water. If you’re having a bad breakout and don’t want to use nasty chemicals on your face, this is a great remedy. If you want to prevent spots before they happen, apply this mask once a week to help keep the spots at bay.

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If you have damaged skin…

At some point or another we all have skin that needs repairing, whether it’s from being out in the sun or a change of the seasons. This one is a little bit different, but still uses the mashed avocado as one of it’s healing ingredients. Oats have been known for ages to have a really calming effect on your skin – if you have dry, itchy skin then bathing in hot water and oats is a great way to soothe yourself all over. All you need to do is cook oats in the way you normally would on the hob, wait for them to cool, then add the mashed avocado and leave for 10-20 minutes. Do this a few times over the space of a couple of weeks to get your glow back.

If you have oily skin…

You may be thinking that because avocado is so creamy and rich in fats, it will make your face more oily than before. However, it gives your face a nice bit of moisture without encouraging it to be greasy. If you have oily skin, add an egg white to the standard mashed avocado base mixture. Egg whites are known for soaking up oil and providing extra nutrients so sticking this mask on your skin for 10-20 minutes will leave you fresh and moisturised while stripping excess oil from your pores. Win win!

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If you’ve tried any of these masks and they’ve worked for you, or if you have any other great uses for avocados facially or otherwise, comment below or tweet me @ooftbeebee 🙂

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