Avocado + Your Skin = Love

I like to think of avocados as nature’s own moisturizer. They are abundant in fatty acids, and essential nutrients that soothe and moisturize the skin. Due to this quality, oils derived from the avocado fruit have been used in a significant number of commercial skin care products. It is rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients and anti-oxidants such as Carotenoids, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E to name a few. The good news is that it is fairly inexpensive and versatile, which means it can easily be incorporated into your beauty routine in many ways.

For soft, glowing skin, try this avocado facial mask recipe:

Ingredients:

½ avocado, mashed

1 tsp honey

2 tbsp of warm water

Directions:

Combine the ingredients together in a bowl, and apply to your face for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

For healthy, shiny hair:

Ingredients:

1 avocado, mashed

1 egg, whisked

2 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Combine the ingredients together, microwave for 20 seconds then rub into your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap to seal in some heat for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.

For a gentle facial cleanser:

Ingredients:

½ avocado, mashed

2 tsp lemon juice

Directions:

Combine the ingredients together in a bowl, and apply to your face for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.