Leftover avocado? Don't throw it away, and wait to compost it. It is common to use part of your avocado for salsa, toast, or smoothies while the other half sits on your counter or in your fridge, turns brown, and ends up thrown away or tossed into the compost pile. Instead, make the most of your superfood and nourish your skin with this DIY avocado face mask recipe featuring avocados, essential oils, and skin-loving vitamins!
When applied to the skin, avocados are deeply nourishing. Avocados are full of vitamins A and E and antioxidants that fight off free radicals which can damage your skin. Their high fat content hydrates dry skin, keeps it soft, and helps your skin maintain moisture. The omega-fatty acids help soothe inflammation and irritation. Avocados are also a good source of biotin, which improves dry skin and supports hair and nails!
The multigreens vitamin supplement is a combination of spirulina, bee pollen, barley grass juice concentrate, alfalfa extract, kelp, an amino acid complex, and essential oils including Rosemary, Lemon, Lemongrass, and Melissa. The benefits of these ingredients work synergistically with the vitamins and antioxidants in the avocado to support healthy-looking skin.
Mirah Cleansing oil has oils like babassu, watermelon, marula, Jojoba seed, and Argan oil to nourish and cleanse the skin. Argan oil has a high percentage of fatty acids and antioxidants and supports healthy-looking skin.
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Ingredients needed for your homemade face mask recipe:
To make your DIY avocado face mask, you'll need:
Directions to make your homemade avocado face mask:
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Use your fingers to apply the mask to your clean skin.
- Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and remove using warm water.
- Dry your skin, and apply toner and moisturizer.
Optional Ingredient Additions to Your Homemade Face Mask
Lemon oil is great to use if you want to lighten your skin tone. For this recipe, you'll only need 2-3 drops. Just make sure you won't be out in the sun for the following 12 hours because lemon oil is a photosensitive oil that may cause burning rash symptoms when the skin you apply it to is exposed to direct sunlight.
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