Got an avocado in your fridge that might be getting a little on the ripe side?
Avocado has such a luxurious feel to it on your face. It leaves your skin feeling plump and moisturized. The beauty of avocado, the fruit and the oil, is that its not oily at all so it doesn't clog your pores or leave your face oily.
How to use avocado oil on your skin.
You can use avocado oil in your skincare routine in a variety of ways. You can massage the oil on your skin, rub it on your face like a mask, or add it to your
in-shower lotion. It can be used every day or a few times a month without any adverse effects.
The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in avocado oil help your skin stay smooth, strong, and elastic. You can buy avocado oil in any health or grocery store and use it to:
- calm itchy skin
- heal chapped skin
- replenish dry skin
- hydrate and moisturize skin
- shield skin from ultraviolet radiation
- protect against skin damage
As a homemade facemask:
Cut a ripe avocado into cubes and add a small amount of avocado oil. Use a fork or spoon to mash it into an even paste. Apply the paste to your face and let it set for 10 to 15 minutes. You can wash off the avocado mask with warm water or a face cleanser, depending on your skin type.
As a natural anti-aging skin cream:
Mix 1/4 cup avocado oil with 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 tablespoons beeswax, 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil, and 1 tablespoon Shea butter in a glass jar. Put the jar, without its lid, in a pot filled with about four inches of water. Bring to a simmer. Stir the ingredients as they melt in the jar. Once melted, pour the cream into a smaller jar and let it sit until the mixture hardens. Put the lid on the jar and store the cream in a cool place.
Aloe Avocado Hair Mask
1 ripe avocado
2 tbsp. of aloe vera gel
1 tsp. of coconut oil
Stir or blend the three ingredients together, adding more coconut oil if you have very long or thick hair. Aloe has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe the scalp, and the vitamin content in both aloe and avocado will nourish hair.