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7 Super Easy Avocado Face Mask Recipes With Benefits

Most people who already know about the skin and hair benefits of avocado prefer to use its oil – which is quite expensive and not easily available in the market. This is why we recommend using avocado for your skin directly by applying fresh avocado pulp on your face as a face mask. In this way, you will be able to get the maximum benefits that it has to offer your skin! Below, we are sharing 6 avocado face mask recipes that are fortified along with some really nice natural ingredients which can give your skin n number of benefits!

Before we proceed with the exciting avocado face masks recipes, let’s quickly find out the top 4 benefits of avocado for skin and a couple of tips for using it on your skin!

Benefits of Avocado for Skin

It can deeply moisturize your skin: Avocado is best for dry skin. With about 63% oleic acid in its flesh (pulp), avocado is proven to be an awesome natural skin moisturizer that has the ability to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers and help to moisturize it from within. Since it is high in oleic acid, it helps to heal wounds and acne (pustules and papules).

Aside from that, Avocado is also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids or “good fats” which are quite gratifying for the skin.

It removes sun tan and hyperpigmentation: If you have done your research about the best ingredient to reduce sun tan or hyperpigmentation on your skin, you may have read about glutathione which is usually present inexpensive de-tan or pigmentation removal creams. Well, guess what – our alligator pear a.k.a avocado naturally contains the skin lightening antioxidant – glutathione. Its regular topical application can help you to achieve an even-toned skin that you desire!

It adds an everlasting radiant glow to your skin and maintains its youthfulness: Having a high concentration of Vitamin A, Avocado helps to maintain the sebum production on your skin which further helps to maintain the skin elasticity. Your skin naturally obtains hydration and moisture from sebum which is produced in the sebaceous glands. If its proper production is maintained on the skin, your skin would not feel dry.

It provides your skin the goodness of carotenoids: Carotenoids are good antioxidants that perform several tasks for your skin! They are specifically known for protecting the skin against harsh UV rays that can cause premature skin aging. Other than that, they can also stimulate epidermal regeneration – in simple terms, the regeneration of new skin cells.

Tips for using Avocado for skin:

Use only a ripe avocado: With an unripe avocado, it would not be that easy for you to take out its pulp. If you have accidentally purchased an unripe avocado for your face mask DIY, just give it four to five day to get ripened up in room temperature.

On the internet, you may find some quick methods to ripen the avocado – microwaving it for example. But we would not suggest using such methods for ripening it because the avocado would not be able to preserve its natural nutrients if you microwave it. So let it ripen naturally in room temperature before you use it for your recipe.

Try to use only fresh avocado pulp: If you take out the pulp from an avocado and store it in your refrigerator for future use, it would not be as beneficial for your skin because it will lose its nutrients. So try to use the only fresh avocado pulp for your face mask recipes.

To take out its pulp, just use a spoon to scoop it out. Then, with the help of a fork, mash it nicely to make a thick paste.

Avocado Face Mask

let’s begain,

1.Avocado & Yoghurt Face Mask

Soothe and moisturize your skin at the same time with this quick two ingredients mask!

You will need:

  • ½ Avocado Pulp
  • 1-2 tablespoons of fresh Yogurt

Benefits of this mask:

Lactic acid rich yoghurt provides instant hydration and cooling effect to the skin! Those with tanned or sunburnt skin would find this avocado and yoghurt face mask very soothing and effective for evening out the skin. Let this avocado face mask mixture sit on your face for about 20-25 minutes to receive maximum benefits out of it! You can also apply this mixture on the other parts of your body where you might be having sun tan or uneven skin tone like your neck, hands, or legs.

In place of yoghurt, you can also use milk if you have it readily available at home. You will get the same results from both of them!

2. Avocado, Lemon & Honey Face Mask

Tired of your oily and acne prone skin? This face mask recipe will solve both of your problems in one go!

You will need:

  • ½ Avocado Pulp
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • ½ Lemon Juice

Benefits of this mask:

Lemon is an excellent astringent ingredient that controls the excess oil production on the skin so it is totally a boon for those who have an oily skin type! Honey on the other hand, is rich in anti-inflammatory properties that can cure acne and other such skin inflammations naturally. Usually, people who have oily skin type get acne and blackheads due to the presence of excess sebum on their skin that ends up clogging their facial pores. This DIY mask recipe with avocado, lemon and honey will help to cleanse your facial pores well and maintain the sebum production while healing acne.

3. Avocado & Egg White Face Mask (Tightening Facial)

This DIY is a power-packed anti-aging remedy for your skin that you should start using in your mid twenties to preserve your skin’s youthfulness and prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines!

You will need:

  • ½ Avocado Pulp
  • 1 whole Egg White

Benefits of this mask:

Egg whites are an all natural solution for preventing or fading the first signs of aging that includes fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes. They contain high amounts of protein and albumin that tones the skin. This amalgamation of avocado and egg white is beneficial for those who have large open pores as egg white helps to tighten them significantly.

You should keep this avocado face mask mixture on your face for about 15-20 minutes. After that, it would start to feel a bit stretchy – unless you have applied a thick layer of it. Wash it off with warm water and follow it up with a natural moisturizer to retain hydration back into your skin.

4. Avocado & Aloe Vera Face Mask

Aloe Vera is and always will be the king ingredient in the skincare world! It is a highly acclaimed ingredient that works well for sensitive skin type as well. Put your feet up, close your eyes and relax while this face mask works its magic on your skin!

You will need:

  • ½ Avocado Pulp
  • 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel (preferably fresh one)

Benefits of this mask:

The gel of the healing plant i.e. Aloe Vera has magical properties that make the skin rejuvenated and well-hydrated. After your skin has absorbed the hydration and moisture from avocado and aloe vera gel, you will be left with a clear, bright and glowing skin that will feel as soft as a baby’s skin!

5. Avocado & Banana Mask

Banana is another fruit from your salad plate that you should definitely be putting on your face! Because when the fruits are so rewarding for the skin, you cannot help but whip up a skin pampering face mask with them.

You will need:

  • ½ Avocado Pulp
  • ½ Mashed Banana

Benefits of this mask:

The concoction of these two deliciously sweet and healthy fruits makes an amazing, quick skin pick me up face mask! Banana is a rich source of potassium which is proven to be effective in moisturizing skin cells immensely and repairing dry skin. The other beneficial components in the banana for skin include Vitamin E, Lectin and Amino Acids.

Feed your skin with this fruitylicious face-mask – your skin will thank you!

6. Avocado & Olive Oil Face Mask

Dry, itchy and flaky skin can be really painful and annoying! But alas, it is a very common skin issue, especially in colder climates. With this facial mask, you can provide your skin with an intense dose of hydration and moisturization that will revive and rejuvenate your skin!

You will need:

  • 1 whole Avocado Pulp
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil (or any other skin friendly oil of your choice with low comedogenic levels)

Benefits of this mask:

Both, the superfood avocado and olive oil are two highly nourishing ingredients that are filled with natural skin hydrating oils. Avocado oil itself contains a large number of natural oils so you probably would not even feel the need of adding an oil as a second ingredient to make the mask. But you can reap maximum skin benefits by adding just a drizzle of olive oil or any of your favourite skin-friendly oils to the avocado pulp.

Besides being a kitchen staple for healthy food freaks, olive oil is power packed with natural antioxidants that have anti-aging properties in them. It easily gets absorbed into the skin and makes it supple.

7. Avocado Pit & Coconut Oil Face Mask-Scrub in One

Normally, we all just toss the avocado pit i.e. the huge round brown seed of the avocado, into the bin – not knowing that it can be used in a great way for skin! Well, here is a unique face mask + scrub recipe which makes use of the avocado pit!

You will need:

  • Powder of 1-2 Avocado Pits (dry them for a few days outside in the sun and grind them to make their powder)
  • 1 tablespoon of Avocado Pulp for extra moisturization
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Benefits of this mask:

Avocado pits contain the same amount of skin benefits as the avocado pulp. This two in one,  face mask + scrub can be used to gently exfoliate and hydrate your skin!

Firstly, apply a thick layer of this recipe’s mixture on your face and let it sit for about 10 minutes. For the exfoliation part, use gentle, circular motions – focusing on the areas where you might be having blackheads or clogged pores.

You can store the powdered avocado pit in an air-tight container for future use as it is a dry ingredient which would not go bad that easily! Whenever you feel that your skin needs some exfoliation and nourishment, just take out the powder, mix it with some milk or water on your palms and use it on your skin! It is a great option for the days when you want to treat your skin, but you are not in the mood for an extensive DIY. Check our detailed coconut oil mask recipes


Dipti Tiwari

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