Avocados have become a trend of their own kind. There’s a reason why people are shamelessly toting phone cases and graphic tees that pay tribute to the beloved fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!): not only is it creamy and delicious, but it’s also filled with body-nourishing benefits. It’s a superfood that everyone needs to add to their diet — and their skincare routine.
How Avocados Benefit Your Skin
Lately, tons of beauty products are being pumped with avocado oil, a derivative of the popular food. But, how exactly does it do? Well, according to research composed by the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, this famous fruit can quite a bit of rejuvenation for your skin. IJMS’s research shows that avocado oil has hydrating qualities to the surface layer of your skin, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
The benefits don’t stop there: avocado oil contains staple vitamins A, C, D, and E, and has been shown to help with wound healing and collagen production. It’s a highly recommended ingredient for drier skin types, and due to its collagen-boosting properties it is a great pick for anyone looking for a natural anti-aging product.
If you’re looking for a cool way to incorporate some reviving avocado into your skin’s life, then look no further: this DIY avocado mask is perfect for giving your pores a luxury treatment on a budget. Combined with other all-natural skin rejuvenators like yogurt, turmeric, and lemon juice, this easy DIY mask from Naive Cook Cooks will blast away your skin woes and bring back the hydration and radiance your skin’s been missing out on.
The Best Homemade Avocado Face Mask Recipe
- 1 ripe avocado, pit removed
- 3-4 tbsp cold plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Pinch of turmeric
- Gather your ingredients and add them together in a bowl.
- Mash everything together with a fork until evenly mixed. It should be a smooth, non-clumpy texture.
- Store the mask in a mason jar or container of your choosing and squeeze a small amount of lemon juice on top. The lemon juice will help prevent any browning.
- Store in fridge. The mask will last for about a week, and if you notice any browning before that time-frame simply remove the brown pieces.
Et voilà! You have an all natural, preservative-free face mask.
One major note: lemon juice is a pretty harsh ingredient, so test out a small amount on your skin before using. If you notice any sensitivity, just omit the lemon juice.
Now, to use this mask, simple apply a thick layer of it on your face and leave on your skin for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water, then lightly wash off any residual feel with cold water. Pat dry your face with a clean towel, and your skin will feel fresh and hydrated.
Unlike other store-bought face masks, this DIY skincare product is gentle enough to use daily, so feel free to use it every day as an awakening morning treatment or a relaxing skincare step before you go to bed.
Want to go avo-crazy with your addiction? Then revamp your skincare routine with these essential avocado-infused beauty products.
The skin around our eyes one of the most delicate areas on our bodies, so you always have to give it a nourishing pick-me-up to avoid any drooping, darkening, and dryness. So, give your under-eyes the replenishing treatment they deserve with this fan-favorite eye cream from Kiehl’s. This ultra-hydrating eye treatment will give your under-eyes and lids a much-needed wake up call with it’s creamy formula that’s filled with avocado oil. This best-selling skincare essential helps banish any fine lines, darkness, and irritation through its full-bodied rich and creamy texture. It’s great for anyone with dry skin that needs an added boost of hydration at the end of the day.
Quick & Easy
While DIY projects are always a good time, some days we just feel too lazy to whip up a whole batch of avocado face masks. When we want something a little quicker to use, we reach for this K-Beauty staple: a sheet mask. This easy mask from Oh K! is infused with avocado oil, and works to make your skin feel silky-soft to the touch. In as little as 10 minutes, this face mask replenishes skin for a softer, plumper, more hydrated look and finish. You don’t even have to rinse after using it — just take it off and massage the excess serum into your skin. The results: radiant, baby-soft skin.
Avocado’s replenishing benefits aren’t reserved just for your skin. They’re also a great addition to your hair care routine, especially if you have dry, brittle, or damaged strands. Using an avocado oil-infused hair mask is key to giving your hair an added boost of necessary hydration, which is why you should be using this strengthening hair mask from Rossano Ferretti on a weekly basis. This hair mask combines the power of avocado oil, shea butter, sweet almond, and rice protein to completely transform your tresses from dull and dry to silk smooth and filled with sheen.
Conceal to Reveal
Who said the avocado-filled fun has to stop at beauty prep? This concealer from First Aid Beauty is filled with avocado oil to give your skin comforting nourishment as it covers up your dark circles and blemishes. With its second skin-like finish, this concealer is easily blendable and buildable, so you can add as little (or as much) as you please. The flexi-finish moves with your skin instead of staying stagnant, so you won’t have to worry about any creasing, cracking, or cakiness. It’s one of our favorite concealers for its above-and-beyond nourishment that leaves our skin feeling hydrated and conditioned all day long.
Light as a Feather
If you have oily skin, than it can be pretty difficult to find a light moisturizer that’s filled with the amazing benefits of avocado oil. Well, that’s until this innovative moisturizer from Saturday Skin came along. This hydrating day moisturizer is filled with avocado protein, along with a variety of other skin care all-stars like lemon peel oil and grape fruit extract, to give your skin long-lasting moisture and comfort without any greasy feel or heavy residue. It quickly absorbs into skin, making it the perfect pick for those of you with oily skin. And for those sensitive skin types, we have good news for you: this product is free of any synthetic colors, fragrances, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
Have your hands been feeling a little rough? We tend to neglect the skin on our hands, which go through quite a bit on a daily basis. Constant washing, weather, and everyday activities can leave them feeling calluses and dry, leaving us embarrassed to whip them out for weekly manicures and even handshakes. To revive you malnourished hands, use this godsend hand repair mask from Sephora. This pair of disposable gloves is richly infused with avocado extract to give your skin the necessary hydration it’s been thirsting for. With one treatment, you’ll have silky-smooth paws that will survive even the harshest of winter weather.
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