Avocado Beauty Tips

Skin and Hair Treatments

The following are natural recipes (all containing Avocados, of course) for restorative skin and hair treatments. Experience firsthand how Avocados can visibly improve their health and appearance.

Facial Cleanser

In a small mixing bowl, combine:
1 beaten egg yolk
1/2 cup milk
1/2 peeled Avocado

Beat the mixture with a fork until it is thin and creamy.  Use cotton swabs to apply to face, using gentle, circular motions.  Rinse with warm water.

Facial Mask for All Skin Types

In a small mixing bowl, combine and mash:
1 tablespoon dry clay (found at any health food store)
1 beaten egg yolk
1/4 Avocado
1/2  teaspoon witch hazel

Blend the mixture and apply to a dry, clean face.  Allow to remain for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.  Clay dries excess seabum, Avocado and egg yolk moisturize, and witch hazel acts as a toner.

Facial Mask for Dry, Wrinkled Skin

In a small mixing bowl, combine and mash:
1/4 cup honey
1/2 Avocado

Blend into a creamy mixture and apply to face and neck.  Allow to remain for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water and a washcloth.

Soft Skin Body Cream

1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 Avocado

Beat 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice into the mashed flesh of 1 Avocado. Slather the mixture over your entire body in a dry bathtub or shower. Allow to remain for 20 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.

Reduce Puffy Eyes

1/2 Avocado

Slice an Avocado in half and cut one half into quarter-inch crescent-shapes. Place a few slices under each eye, lie down, and rest for at least 15 minutes

Silky and Shiny Hair Treatment

In a small mixing bowl, combine and mash:
1 Avocado (less for shorter hair)
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Apply mixture to hair and allow to remain at least 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.

Soft Hand Exfoliating Scrub

In a small mixing bowl, combine and mash:
1/4 of a peeled Avocado
1 egg white
2 tablespoons oatmeal
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Apply mixture to your hands. Leave on for 20 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Facial Moisturizer

1 Avocado skin

After peeling an Avocado, don't discard the skin!  Use the peel as an humectant and oil-rich moisturizer. Gently stroke your clean face in upward motions using the inside of the peel.  Rinse after 15 minutes or for a more intense treatment, leave on overnight.  The natural oils from the Avocado make a great base for your foundation or powder.

Facial Mask for Oily Skin

In a small bowl, combine and thoroughly mash:
1/2 Avocado
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 egg white

Apply evenly to clean face and allow to remain at least 15 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and a wash cloth. Follow with an astringent for extra oil protection.

Facial Mask for Dry Skin

1/2 an Avocado

After washing your face, mash half of an Avocado and spread evenly on face and neck.  Allow to remain for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Avocados' Beautiful Truth

With all of their nutrients—vitamins, minerals, proteins and oils—it's no surprise Avocados are a nurturing beauty aid, both when we consume them and apply them directly. Avocados, in fact, have long been used (even ancient Incan, Aztec and Mayan tribes capitalized on them) to enhance the look and feel of skin and hair, as well as to treat certain skin problems.

Avocados revitalize skin. They cleanse and hydrate it, improving its health, ultimately enhancing it with a smooth feel and soft, glowing appearance. They're also thought to stimulate collagen in the skin. People use this fruit to exfoliate and moisture rough, dry or flaking skin, to treat eczema and sensitive skin all over the body, to reduce age spots, to sooth sunburns and to increase the skin's elasticity. 

Avocados have a similar effect on hair, moisturizing and nourishing it to bring out its natural softness, luster and strength.


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