Benefits of Avocado Face Mask

The market is nowadays flooded with skin care products, which gives you a lot of options to treat your skin problems. But, do you feel it is worthwhile to use these chemical-laden skin care products for your skin? If you are not comfortable to use these cosmetics on your skin to treat the skin conditions, then here is a super food that you can use to take care of your skin and the related issues.

Are you wondering what this superfood is? It is very easy to guess, it’s the avocado, which you might have consumed many times in salads or soups. Do you want to know about its effectiveness for the face skin?  Let’s look in detail the benefits of avocado face masks that you can use to treat the skin issues related to your face.

What are the Benefits of Avocado Face Mask for Skin

Avocado is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, which are beneficial for the skin. It consists of Vitamin A, B, E, and K, which maintain the right tone of the skin as well as reduce the early aging of the skin cells.

It also contains minerals, such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and copper, which keeps the skin hydrated and provides the necessary nourishment to it.

How to Use Avocado in Face Masks

There are many home remedies that use this buttery yellow fruit to make your facial skin look gorgeous and treat various skin concerns as well. Natural remedies incorporating the use of avocados are highly recommended as these are safe for all skin types and do not lead to any side effects.

Here are some easy DIY avocado face mask recipes.

1. Avocado Banana and Egg Mask for Normal to Dry Skin

The combination of superfoods like avocado, banana, and eggs together in a face mask is very beneficial for the dry to mature skin. Avocado, which aids to slow down the signs of aging, protects the skin from free radicals and helps in increasing the skin’s elasticity by building collagen.

The nutrient and vitamin-rich food banana are also included in the superfood list. Banana is a powerhouse of antioxidants, moisture, and phytochemical, which help in revitalizing, nourishing and hydrating the dry or rough skin by making it soft and supple. Banana even contains zinc and lectin, which are effective for treating acne as well.

Egg yolk is a great addition to the avocado face mask as the egg yolk helps in sealing the moisture and benefits the skin cells. Additionally, it also treats flaky and dull skin.

The recipe of avocado, banana, and egg mask is as given below.

Things we need

  • Ripe avocado- ¼
  • Ripe banana- ¼
  • Egg yolk- 1
  • A blender

Process

  1. In a blender take ¼ each of avocado and banana and blend the ingredients to make a puree.
  2. Then add the yolk of 1 egg to the puree and mix well to make the mask.
  3. Clean your face properly with water and pat it dry.
  4. Apply this mask on your face evenly.
  5. Allow the mask to seep into the skin for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Later, rinse the mask with warm water and pat the skin dry.
  7. Apply this avocado face mask once in a week for a healthy and glowing skin.

2. Oatmeal and Avocado Mask for Sensitive to Normal Skin

Oatmeal, which is loaded with amino acids, skin soothing and hypoallergenic properties is also a gentle exfoliant suitable for sensitive to normal skin types. This avocado mask has a dual action as the oatmeal will clear the dead skin cell layer from the skin’s surface and will help the nourishing and hydrating properties of avocados to seep into the skin properly.

Things we need

  • Ripe avocado- ¼
  • Oatmeal- ¼ cup
  • Water- ¾ cup

Process

  1. Take ¾ cup of water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Then add the oatmeal to the boiling water and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or till the oatmeal is completely cooked.
  3. Remove it from the heat and let the cooked oatmeal cool down to normal room temperature.
  4. Then take ¼ of an avocado and mash it well till a smooth paste-like consistency is formed, and then add it to the cooked oatmeal and mix well.
  5. Apply this pack on the face and allow it 10 to 15 minutes to dry completely.
  6. Later, massage the pack in a circular motion for exfoliating action.
  7. Rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry with a face towel.
  8. Repeat this process once a week for getting rid of the dry and dull skin.

3. Avocado Honey Face Mask for Dry to Normal Skin

As a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, such as alpha linolenic and oleic acid, avocado treats the dry skin problem effectively.  The other ingredients like honey and almond oil offer their own skin benefits.

The antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties of honey make it an ideal ingredient in any of the facial masks for providing the skin with a healthy glow and treating any of the skin rash issues.

Sweet almond oil is a rich source of Vitamin A, B, and E, which help in maintaining a glowing and youthful complexion. Sweet almond oil is even an excellent addition to this facial mask as it helps in keeping the wrinkles and fine lines at bay.

Things we need

  • Avocado pulp- ¼ cup
  • Organic honey- 1 tsp
  • Sweet almond oil- ½ tsp
  • A blender

Process

  1. Firstly, take the avocado pulp, honey and sweet almond oil in a blender and blend till all the ingredients are well combined or form a smooth paste.
  2. Clean your face with water and pat it dry.
  3. Then apply this mask on your face and allow it 10 to 15 minutes to dry.
  4. Later, rinse the mask with warm water and pat the skin dry gently with a face towel.
  5. Repeat this process twice a week for reaping the avocado face mask benefits.

4. Lemon and Avocado Face Mask for Acne

Oily skin is always prone to acne, blackheads, and whiteheads and even causes dull skin. But with a right skin care regime and regular usage of few natural remedies, people with oily skin can get a healthy, bright and flawless skin naturally.  For any skin imperfections, the lemon, honey, and avocado face mask offer one of the most effective preventive remedies.

Here, avocado helps to retain the natural moisture level of the skin and promotes the building of a healthy skin. Lemon and honey support the nourishment process in their respective ways.

The citric acid present in lemon works as a natural astringent, which reduces the excess sebum secretion from the skin cells and clarifies the skin cells for a brighter complexion.

In this face mask, honey helps in gently cleansing the skin without stripping away the skin’s natural moisture. It even protects the skin with its antimicrobial property from further acne flare up. So this avocado face mask for acne works well on oily skin.

Things we need

  • Avocado paste- 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Pure honey- ½ tsp

Process

  1. Firstly, take 1 tbsp of avocado paste in a bowl and add 1 tsp of fresh lime juice to it, and mix well.
  2. Add pure honey to this avocado paste and mix well.
  3. Apply this face mask on clean and dry face and allow it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Later, rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat the skin dry gently.
  5. This process can be repeated thrice a week to treat acne as well as to get a healthy glowing skin by controlling the excessive oil production by the glands of the skin.

5. Avocado and Egg White Mask for Oily Skin

For the treatment of acne, the avocado face mask recipe is the most recommended remedy. The rich antioxidant properties of this mask help in fighting the free radicals,  the primary cause of acne; premature aging;  and even helps in fading the existing acne scars as well.

An addition of egg white to this pack doubles up the benefits of this mask as egg white contain vitamins and minerals, which are beneficial for tightening the skin pores. It also provides a wrinkle-free effect to the skin and controls the oil production of the skin cells.

Things we need

  • Avocado pulp- 2 tbsp
  • Egg – 1
  • Essential oil (optional, rose/lavender)- 5 drops
  • A small bowl

Process

  1. Separate the white portion of the egg and whisk it.
  2. Take 2 tbsp of avocado pulp in a bowl and add the whisked egg white to it.
  3. Also, add essential oils like rose or lavender oil to cut down the odor of the egg whites and have a spa-like experience at home in the avocado and egg white paste.
  4. Apply this mask on your face using a brush or fingers, avoiding the eye area.
  5. Allow this mask 10 to 15 minutes to dry.
  6. Later, rinse with warm water and pat dry the skin gently with a face towel.

This process can be repeated twice a week for achieving maximum benefits of avocado face mask.

6. Avocado and Yogurt Face Mask for Normal to Combination Skin

Pollution can cause dull skin and in this regard, avocado and yogurt mask is the best home remedy. The skin-friendly nutrients and vitamins of avocado will help the skin to look plump and supple.

The other ingredient yogurt because of the presence of lactic acid in it, helps in destroying the bacteria that clog the pores. Its usage also restores the skin’s natural pH balance for a healthy and clear skin. This avocado face mask is even beneficial for brightening the skin tone and gives you lighten skin tone too.

Things we need

  • Ripe avocado- 2
  • Low-fat yogurt- 1 tsp
  • Organic honey- ½ tsp
  • A blender
  • A mixing bowl

Process

  1. Firstly, scoop out the avocado pulp and blend it till it forms a smooth paste-like consistency.
  2. Then in a mixing bowl, add the avocado paste, low-fat yogurt, and honey and mix well.
  3. Apply this mask on the face and allow it 10 to 15 minutes to dry.
  4. Later, rinse the mask with warm water thoroughly and pat dry the skin gently with a clean towel.
  5. This process can be repeated twice a week for maintaining a healthy glow and keeping the skin imperfections at bay.

7. Avocado and Kaolin Clay Mask for Normal to Oily Skin

This mask will act as a protective and a preventive barrier from any type of skin problems. One of the most preferred natural cleanup remedy used by skin care professionals is a combination mask of avocado and kaolin clay.

The avocado used in this mask hydrates the skin and makes it supple whereas the kaolin clay contains skin essential nutrients and phytonutrients, which are beneficial for skin treatments and improve blood circulation in the skin cells.

Things we need

  • Ripe avocado- 1
  • Kaolin clay- 1 tsp
  • Rose water- ½ tsp

Process

  1. Take a ripe avocado and mash it well till it forms a paste.
  2. Then add the kaolin clay to the avocado paste and then mix rose water to form a mask.
  3. Apply this mask on the face and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Later, rinse the mask thoroughly with warm water.
  5. You can include this avocado mask on your weekly deep clean skin care regime.

[Also Read:How To Get Even Skin Tone Naturally]

8. Avocado and Green Tea Mask for Normal to Sensitive Skin

To combat skin dehydration and itchy skin issues, the best remedy is avocado and green tea mask. Avocado being a rich source of Vitamin B 12 and essential fatty acids, aids in repairing the skin damages at the cellular level.

Moreover, green tea is loaded with anti-oxidant properties, which help in reversing the damage caused by the sun rays and other environmental factors. Green tea with its anti-inflammatory properties treats the skin redness and improves the skin tone to a great extent. These two ingredients combined in a face mask work great for improving the skin’s texture.

Things we need

  • Ripe avocado- 1
  • Green tea- 1 tbsp
  • Organic honey- 1 tsp
  • Water- 1 cup

Process

  1. Firstly, bring 1 cup of water to a boil and then add 1 tbsp green tea and remove it from the heat.
  2. Let the tea brew in hot water for 1 to 2 minutes and then strain the tea.
  3. Later mash the ripe avocado to a smooth paste and add it to the brewed tea.
  4. Add honey to the avocado and tea leaves and mix all the ingredients well.
  5. Apply this mask on your face and allow it 15 to 20 minutes to dry completely.
  6. Later, rinse with warm water and pat the skin dry.
  7. This avocado face mask DIY can be applied once in a week to detoxify the skin from environmental pollutants as well as protect it from premature aging.

9. Avocado and Kiwi Face Mask for Mature Skin

For treating fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, avocado and kiwi fruit are the best at home available skin revitalizing ingredients. The benefits of avocado are well explained and when it is combined with the goodness of kiwi, it makes an excellent anti-wrinkle face mask for the mature skin.

The kiwi fruit contains high amounts of Vitamin C and E, which increase the healthy skin cells turnover and the collagen production. This avocado face mask when regularly used works as a great wrinkle preventive treatment.

Things we need

  • Ripe avocado- ¼
  • Kiwi fruit- ½
  • Olive oil- 1 tsp

Process

  1. Mash together the avocado and kiwi to form a smooth paste.
  2. Then add olive oil to this paste and mix well.
  3. Apply this avocado mask on your face and let it 15 to 20 minutes to dry completely.
  4. Later, rinse the mask thoroughly with warm water and then pat dry the skin.
  5. This avocado mask for the face can be used twice a week for delaying the signs of aging and maintaining a smooth youthful complexion.

10. Avocado Facial Mask for Cleansing Normal to Dry Skin

This avocado mask is a simple but effective skin cleanser.  This buttery fruit, when used as a cleanser, will provide a pampering experience to your skin. Not just pampering, in fact, this cleanser is effective for cleansing away every spec of makeup, dirt and dead skin cells from the skin for revealing a clear and  glowing  skin tone.

Things we need

  • Ripe avocado- 1
  • Aloe vera gel- 1 tsp
  • Hot water- 1 tbsp
  • Water cloth- 1

Process

  1. Firstly, blend the avocado in a blender until it forms a smooth paste.
  2. Then add the hot water and aloe vera gel to this avocado paste and mix well.
  3. Later, apply this avocado paste on your face with your fingertips.
  4. Allow it 10 to 15 minutes to dry completely.
  5. Then massage the mask in circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes as this will increase the blood circulation through the skin cells and act as a gentle exfoliant.
  6. Later clean the mask thoroughly using a moist washcloth.
  7. This avocado facial mask can be used as a cleanser twice a week for maintaining a radiant and clear skin.

Additional Tips

Use the below-mentioned tips to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin effectively and affordably.

  • Always apply the avocado mask on the clean and dry face without any makeup or cream on the face for availing the maximum advantages from this miracle fruit.
  • Avocado is hypoallergenic, which has very few instances of side effects even though it is recommended to patch test the mask recipe on a small area for avoiding any skin irritation later.
  • Always use ripe avocado to prepare the face mask for best results.
  • Avocados can oxidize easily, so to avoid oxidization always use a freshly prepared mask. Or else you can even refrigerate the leftover mask preparation for later usage.
  • For treating rash or sunburn by using an avocado face mask recipe, it is advisable to refrigerate the mask preparation for few minutes to get a cool and refreshing experience.
  • Avocado mask recipes can stain your clothes, so opt for an old t-shirt or a robe to avoid stains.

People often prefer expensive salon-like skin treatments, which most of the times give unsatisfactory results. The ideal alternative to treat various skin issues is by boosting the supply of the skin-friendly nutrients to the skin’s epidermal layers for repairing the skin naturally. For this, one can use a few home remedies using the superfood avocado. The benefits of avocado face mask are far better than any chemical-based treatments.

If the skin problem persists for a longer period time, you can consult a dermatologist. Any kind of medicine or OTC drugs for skin treatment can be taken only under the prescription of a skin specialist. Although using home remedies to tackle any kind of skin issues is the safest and most affordable solution.

Hey all, I am Suzanne, I love collecting new information on natural cure for health ailments. I always feel that nature has remedies for all our health problems, we just have to use it in the right way. I am DIY pursuer and thus keep trying natural things to get rid of nasty diseases. You will be amazed to know about the treasure mother earth has and how it can help us improve our health. Join me in a journey which take you closer to nature and keep you healthy.

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