Getting facials by experts is an important aspect of good skincare. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot try some natural remedies for a glowing skin. Not only are DIY face packs easy to prepare but the natural treatment does not take very long. Avocados rank high among home ingredients for a glowing skin. However, before we proceed to checking out avocado face packs, it is essential to know about how useful it can be.
Avocados for your skin
Here is a quick look at how avocados are helpful for your skin:
- These are packed with vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, and K. It also contains minerals potassium and zinc
- Avocados contain vitamin A that helps in the regeneration of cells
- These also helpful in the production of collagen that is a structural protein which helps in smoothing fine lines
- Boasts a high profile of antioxidants that help combat free radical damage and yields antiaging benefits
- Seals your skin’s moisture so helps soften dry skin
- Regular use brightens complexion and adds a radiant glow to your skin
Avocado Face Packs
The simplest way to harness skin benefits from avocados includes preparing and using face packs. Here are some amazing face packs based on avocado and other skin-friendly ingredients:
Avocado with banana and eggs
Avocados, banana, and eggs are also superfoods that deeply nourish your skin. It is suitable for dry to mature skin. You will need a quarter of a ripe avocado, a quarter banana, and 1 egg yolk.
Prepare a combined puree of banana and avocado in a blender. Then add the egg yolk to the puree and mix well. Once your mask is ready, apply to your face after it is washed. Then, let the mask sit on your face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry your skin. You can use this face mask for a glowing skin every week.
All the three ingredients in the face mask are great for your skin. Avocado helps protect your skin from free radical damage. At the same time, it encourages the production of collagen. Both of these factors combat premature aging skins.
On the other hand, banana is a rich source of phytochemicals, antioxidants, and moisture. These help revitalize your skin by hydrating and nourishing it. The fruit also contains lectin and zinc that are helpful in treating pimple. Lastly, egg yolk is also a moisturizer. It helps treat dull and flaky skin too.
Avocado with honey
This is an incredible mask as both the ingredients work wonders for your skin. All you have to do is mash a ripe avocado and mix it with 1 tbsp. of honey. Wash your face with a cleanser and spread a thin layer of the mix on your skin. After 20 minutes of waiting, wash the mask off your face with lukewarm water.
This is basically a mask for cleaning and moisturizing your skin. In addition to avocado’s hydrating properties, honey is an emollient. This means that it hydrates your skin and makes it soft. On top of it, the combination of honey and avocado also refines your pores, lessens age spots, smooths wrinkles, and tightens your skin too.
Avocado with kiwi
To prepare this face pack, you will need a kiwi and two avocados. To begin with, peel off avocado’s skin and make a paste of it. You can do this either manually or use a mixer to get the paste. Add the kiwi to the paste and mash it to until you get the consistency of a paste. Mix both the fruits to get a fine paste.
As is the drill, wash your face with a cleanser and apply the paste mix on your skin. Leave it on your face for 10 minutes and then wash with a lukewarm water. This face mask is a rich source of vitamin C and E. Both of these are potent sources for fighting inflammation and free radical damage on your skin.
Avocados with strawberry
For this mask, you will need 2-3 strawberries, a ripe avocado, and 2 tsp of milk. Start by getting a scoop of avocado’s pulp. Add the mentioned amount of milk to it. Then, add strawberry pulp. Strawberry pulp should equate to an amount of 1 tsp. Mix all this together and let is rest for 30 minutes.
This mask is incredible for getting a soft skin that is gentle to the touch. Moreover, both avocado and strawberries provide a powerful punch of antioxidants that help curtail free radical damage.
Avocado with yogurt
This face pack is great for hydrating your skin. It is particularly suitable for winters when the skin becomes dry and moisturizing becomes essential. Apart from the skin benefits of avocados, yogurt is powered by enzymes. These help exfoliate skin. On top of this, yogurt is good for natural bleaching and cleansing.
All you have to do is to mix avocado pulp with a tsp of organic yogurt. Spread the concoction on your face and let it stay there for 10-15 minutes. Then wash off the mix with warm water.
Avocado with oatmeal
For this face pack, you will need a quarter of avocado and the same amounts of oatmeal. You will also need three-quarters cup of water. Heat the water until it boils. Then add the oatmeal into the boiling water. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the oatmeal is cooked.
Remove the cooked oatmeal from the stove and let is cool down to room temperature. Then, take ¾ avocado and mash to form a smooth paste. Add the paste to the cooked oatmeal and mix. Apply this face pack on your face and let is stay there for 10-15 minutes until it dries completely.
Then, massage the mask in a circular motion for exfoliating your skin. Rinse with warm water and pat your face dry. Repeat the treatment every once in a week for getting a glowing skin. The mask is great for normal as well as sensitive skin.
Oatmeal exhibits a high profile of amino acids and hypoallergenic properties. It also exfoliates so that you are able to get rid of the dead skin cells from your skin. At the same time, the nutrient profile of avocados helps to hydrate and nourish skin.
Avocado with lemon
For this face pack, you will need 1 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp. of avocado paste, and ½ tsp of honey. Take a tablespoon of avocado paste in a bowl and add the lemon juice to it. Mix both these well and then add pure honey to the lemon and avocado paste.
Apply on your cleaned skin and let the concoction sit for 15-20 minutes until it is dries. Then rinse your skin thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry your skin gently. You can use this face mask three times in a week. It can help treat acne and makes your akin glowing by controlling excess production of oil by the skin glands.
This is really important because oily skin is likely to face an acne breakout. It is also prone to whiteheads, and subsequent dull skin. Avocados maintain your skin’s moisture and encourages a healthy skin. Lemon and honey add to your skin’s nourishment.
Lemon showcases skin brightening properties. Besides, the citric acid in lemon helps control excess sebum secretion. Moreover, honey gently cleanses skin without drying it. It also boasts antimicrobial properties that protects from acne causing bacteria.