Tuesday, January 24

Skin-Soothing Avocado Facial Mask

Pure and Simple to prepare.  This skin-soothing mask will help to nourish your skin, while it brightens your complexion.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Application Time: 20 minutes

Equipment: Small bowl - fork - spoon

Ingredients: remember to use local and organic ingredients when possible.

  • 1 ripe and ready avocado

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 tablespoons Greek style yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons honey (warm in bath of hot water to liquify)

Storage: For optimal results, it is best to use up all of this mask when freshly prepared, share with someone special if you have extra. Store unused mask in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Avocado naturally oxidizes and darkens in colour. This will not affect the mask but I recommend scooping off any brown section (which will be the top layer).

Take your ripe avocado and carefully slice it lengthwise, twisting it gently to separate the halves. (place one of the halves into an air tight container to use later for the Hair Repair Mask... or a healthy snack).

    Remove the pulp of the avocado with a spoon, placing it into your bowl.

      Mash avocado with the fork until it resembles a creamy paste... it can take awhile to mash all of the lumps out, it is worth it as it helps to release more of the natural antioxidant oils.

        • Add the honey and mix gently.
        • Add lightly beaten egg yolk and blend into mixture.
        • Add yogurt and blend until fully incorporated and mixture has creamy consistency.

        Application:   Apply avocado mask to skin that is freshly cleansed.  To avoid "goopy hair", pull hair back off of face and apply avocado mixture using a clean mask brush or a cotton pad. Dab generous amount onto forehead, nose and chin, working the mask out to your hair line. Sit back, relax (no where to go looking like that ;) )

        Works wonders on men's skin too :)

        Remove mask after 20 minutes, with a warm damp cloth. Pat face dry and admire the results. 

        Next up... Avocado & Banana Hair Repair Mask

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