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Homemade Avocado Face Mask

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Avocado face mask recipe - Dr. Axe

Not only is it the healthiest fruit (yes, it’s not a vegetable!) in the land, the mighty avocado can also help the outside of your body.

Looking for an avocado face mask for glowing skin? This homemade avocado face mask is ultra hydrating and can help restore a youthful glow. Or maybe you’re looking for an avocado face mask for acne? This mask has you covered there too because it helps kill acne-causing bacteria while providing essential nutrients.

What do honey and avocado do to your face? For starters, they provide incredible moisture while also calming the skin. Keep reading because the potential avocado mask benefits don’t stope there. Trust me, you’re going to want to try this DIY avocado face mask tonight!

Benefits

Is avocado good as a face mask? If you haven’t tried putting avocado on your face before, you’re about to find out just what an incredible natural skincare ingredient it truly is (you’ll probably make this mask over and over again).

What does avocado do to your face? When applied to the skin, avocado is well-known for its moisturizing and rejuvenating effects. As soon as you take this face mask off, you’re likely to notice an improvement in your skin.

Avocado, the star of the show here, is one of the best ingredients for a homemade face mask because it’s so rich in beneficial fatty acids. Thanks to these healthy fats, avocado face mask benefits typically include a decrease in dryness, redness and/or irritation. Is an avocado face mask good for acne? Yes, it’s anti-inflammatory fat content can really help to calm breakouts.

Avocados are also loaded with skin boosting antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E. Both vitamin C and E are commonly used topically to reduce dark spots so this is a great avocado face mask for dark spots or age spots as well.

This is an avocado honey face mask so after avocado, honey is the next heavy hitter in the lineup. Not only is honey an excellent natural moisturizer, it’s also antibacterial and has even been shown to speed up wound healing. It’s an especially perfect ingredient if you’re looking to improve current acne breakouts or prevent new ones.

How to Make an Avocado Face Mask

This avocado and honey face mask is so simple to make! Once you have your fresh avocado mashed up, you simply combine all of the ingredients together.

In addition to avocado and honey (raw honey is a great choice), you’ll also be adding in probiotic-rich kefir and moisturizing olive oil, which is another great source of antioxidants in this homemade face mask.

You can also easily turn this into an avocado and oatmeal face mask by adding a tablespoon of coarsely ground oats. Oats are rich in a substance called beta-glucan, which make an avocado oatmeal face mask even more hydrating, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and soothing.

This avocado face mask recipe is best used immediately because just like that delicious guacamole left out too long, this mask will become a less pretty shade of brown if you let it sit.

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Avocado face mask

Homemade Avocado Face Mask


  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Prep Time: 3 min
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

This homemade avocado mask is very hydrating and helps restore a youthful glow to your skin. Just as important, it kills acne-causing bacteria while providing essential nutrients.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 teaspoon mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon kefir
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • glass jar

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl/jar.
  2. Apply to your on face (avoiding eyes).
  3. Leave on for 20–30 minutes and then rinse with water.

Notes

This avocado face mask recipe is best used immediately because just like that delicious guacamole left out too long, this mask will become a less pretty shade of brown if you let it sit.

  • Method: Mixing

Keywords: avocado face mask recipe, avocado mask for face

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29 Comments

  1. Karla on

    I suffer from severe cracked or split fingertips during the winter. They are extremely painful and the only thing I’ve found that helps is super gluing my cracked fingertips back together. Is there any natural or OTC “miracle” cream I can use to cure or prevent this from happening?

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  2. Karla on

    My son gets acne a lot. How often can he use the mask treatment? And how soon could we see improvement? He has a skin type like his father which is on the oily side.

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  3. Julieta on

    Thank you, I will try this tonight. I have an acne problem and I was advised to take digestive enzymes and betaine hcl with pepsin. I didn’t understand if it is enough to take one of these or both supplements. Could you please advise?

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  4. sehrina on

    Hi Dr. Can I put this mask on my 10 years old daughter as she is little achne on her forehead. Also which face wash should i use for her.
    Thanks

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  5. afra on

    Hey Dr. . My two year old has skin rashes and little wounds all over her body since she has dehydrated skin. According to my dermatologist her IGE iso above 2500. . And he says if it’s not treated it could pack up her kidneys. . Please tell me how I could restore all that water. Please. .

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  6. Steve White on

    I have a rupture in my T9T10 I have seen two Neuro surgeons. Both have said they won’t do surgery is it something that can’t be fixed. I am a 55 yr old male and want my life back. I also have four bulging disc in my neck and two tears also, tried therapy helped some in my back. My neck and back are worse. Now I can’t turn my head or look up or down. The back is shooting pain in spine and wrapping around the ribs. They are going to do epidural injection. I want both fixed now been going through this pain for 3 months now. I feel like they are putting me off. Haven’t had a good night sleep in 3 months now.

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    • Kelli on

      Husband goes to a Maximized Living doctor and therapy (he put hours into therapy on his back and significantly improved with no shots or recommended surgery) which have helped his back and hip. He eats clean/healing foods. He has a ruptured disc and needs a new hip. Just went to the Cenreno-Schultz clinic, Regenexx in Brookfield CO at the end of Dec. They do stem cell and blood platelet procedures to help heal your body naturally and not with medication or surgery. Do some research in it. They promote similar eating and lifestyle living as Maximized Living

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