This is my first recipe in my new DIY Beauty section!. Lots of you have been asking me to share my beauty recipes with you, so that’s exactly what i’m going to do! I believe beauty does come from the inside out, but i also believe in balance. Wonderful natural concoctions rejuvenating your skin and meals hydrating and nourishing it! Some of you may think, putting green gunk on your face is a little bit too out there for you, trust me i felt silly too the first time, but the wonderful effects it has on your skin is worth any amount of teasing!
I’m starting of with the simplest most wonderful recipe that I’ve been making and developing for months now; The ultimate Avocado Face Mask. This Face mask is made with Avocado, Raw Honey, Lemon, Apple Cider & Coconut Oil, and ironically is pretty delicious too!
Avocado is known for being an amazing skin food, but most of us don’t know actually applying it to your skin is the best natural cleanser! About a year ago when i first tried this, I was absolutely shocked at the benefits, my skin felt clearer, softer and practically glowed.. It was a pretty magical experience!
Avocados have tons of benefits for the skin, and here are just a few:
• The natural oils in avocado are a good source of collagen. Collagen is responsible for maintaining skin elasticity, which keeps skin looking young and reduces ageing.
• Avocados are filled with vitamin A which helps purging off any dead skin cells.
• The antioxidants present in avocados detoxify your body removing all the toxins that can lead to ageing and wrinkles.
• Avocado oil’s great moisture retaining abilities make it an amazing moisturizer for those with dry skin.
Raw Honey is great for skin due to it’s wonderful antibacterial effects and potent antioxidants. Lemons contain properties which help to remove dead skin cells and help clear up blackheads and acne. Coconut oil is the best addition, as it’s effects on your skin are really off the charts amazing! Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, moisturizing and hydrating to the skin making it an incredible skin cleanser. I sometimes just use this on it’s own if i don’t have any time to make the complete mix!
1 Lemon, Juiced
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp raw honey
Simply bend until smooth. Or mash the avocado until smooth and mix in all the other prepared ingredients. Then apply by spreading the mixture all over you face as a face mask. Keep it on for at least 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with luke warm water!