I’m back in Chicago for a week and was greeted by the familiar December weather- cold and windy (although not as extreme as in years past)! My first night back I already noticed my skin drying out, a combination of being on a plane and the windy weather. My go-to beauty fix for dry skin doesn’t come from a department store or even a drug store…It’s actually from the grocery store…and costs less than $1.
My favorite esthetician told me about this super simple facial mask that works wonders on dry skin. She explained that avocados are “Mother Nature’s skin moisturizer.” Here’s a recipe for a DIY Avocado Glow Facial Mask that will leave your skin feeling miles away from the winter weather!
All you need is:
1 ripe organic avocado
1 Tbsp. organic honey
You should be able to find both of these ingredients at your local grocery store. Now why would you want to smear green avocado goop all over your face? Because avocados are considered a “beauty food” for good reasons- they have:
– Phytonutrients, that are great for skin when applied topically
– Oil that is similar to our skin’s natural oils and keeps us glowing
– Vitamins A, D, and E, all of which help maintain healthy skin
– Healthy essential fatty acids that help prevent premature wrinkling
– Oils that work internally towards the surface of the skin, soothing deep muscle inflammation
Here’s how to get your glow!
Step 1: Remove makeup and wash your face with warm water and soap or your favorite cleanser.
Step 2: Peel and pit your avocado. In a small bowl mash the fruit with a fork until smooth. Add in the honey and mix together until it forms a paste.
Step 3: Using clean fingers, apply mixture to your skin, being careful to avoid the eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes. CAUTION: you may resemble something closer to a disney creature than your beautiful self!
Step 4: When the time is up, wash the mask off using lukewarm water.
Step 5: Pat your face dry and notice your newly soft and nourished skin!
Healthy “food inspired” beauty products are all the rage right now. You can find cucumber eye cream, apricot scrub, blueberry overnight repair, and moisturizing avocado facial masks. You can actually increase the powerful benefits by using the food in its whole form (and its usually way cheaper). Our DIY Avocado Glow Facial Mask will improve skin tone, plump up wrinkles and remove excess oil.
We hope you enjoyed this WHOLE FOOD skin remedy! Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Live your WHOLE life,
Shannon + Meg