How To Use Avocado For Your Skin Care?


Avocado is also known as Alligator Pear originated in southern Mexico. It has become a useful ingredient for our daily skin care routine. It is rich in fat as well as protein.

These fats are monounsaturated which is good for a healthy heart. The provision of vitamin E in avocado helps the heart to remain fit. It is also known to supply 60% more potassium in comparison to banana.

It is also rich in fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin B6, iron, copper, and magnesium.

Other than applying avocado on your skin, consuming it in salad form can also be beneficial for your skin.

Avocado contains vitamins like A, D, and E which has penetrating qualities to improve your skin.

Avocado oil is also very useful for skin care. The oil is useful to remove any sun damage or age spots.

It also softens the skin and provides a moisturizing effect and can do wonders on damaged, undernourished and dehydrated skin.


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Simple Recipes for Skin Care


Puffed Eyes

Cut avocado into slices and place it on or under each eye and relax with it for next 20 minutes.

The changes would be remarkable.


Eye Cream

Make an eye cream by mixing 5 drops of almond oil in 3 ripe slices of avocado.

Blend this mixture and dab it around your eyes.

Keep it for five minutes then rinse.

Another method of making the eye cream is by using 1/4 cup avocado oil with 1/4 cup aloe vera gel.

You could also use an apricot kernel, grape seed or sesame oil.


Facial Mask

This facial mask is useful for dry skin.

Mash half avocado and apply it leisurely on your face.

Keep it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

Make a paste of ½ ripe avocado mixed with 1 tsp vegetable oil.

Apply this paste on a washed and clean face.

Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes.

Rinse it with warm water.

This masque is very good for dry skin.


Smooth and Beautiful Hands

Make a paste by mixing 1/4 peeled & smashed avocado, 1 egg white, 2 tbsp. oatmeal and 1 tsp lemon juice.

Apply this paste on your hand and leave it for 20 minutes.

Rinse it with warm water and pat it dry.

You would be thrilled by the results by using it regularly.


Facial Scrub

You would need 2 tbsp. flax seeds, 1/2 mashed banana and 1/2 avocado peel.

Use a small bowl to mix flax seeds and banana.

Scoop the banana and flax seed by using an avocado peel.

Massage this scoop on your face in circular motion, slowly and gently. Rinse it with warm water.



Avocado Eye Cream


You will need:

5 drops almond oil

3 ripe avocado slices


You have to:

1. Blend almond oil into the avocado.

2. Dab around eyes and leave for 5 minutes.

3. Rinse it.


Avocado Mask


You will need:

1/2 ripe avocado

1 egg white


You have to:

1. Mash avocado into a thick paste.

2. Add the egg white.

3. Apply to face. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Rinse with lukewarm water.

5. This mask conditions the skin and prevents dryness.



Avocado Mask (for dry skin)


You will need:

1/2 ripe avocado

1 tsp. vegetable oil


You have to:

1. Mash avocado into a paste and add vegetable oil.

2. Apply to a clean skin. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes.

3. Rinse with warm water.


Avocado-Banana Mask (for dry or sensitive skin)


You will need:

1/4 mashed ripe avocado

1/2 mashed ripe banana

2 tbsp. plain yogurt (not low-fat)

1 tsp. wheat germ oil


You have to:

1. Mix all ingredients.

2. Apply mixture to face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Rinse with lukewarm water.



Avocado & Honey Moisturizer Mask (For Dry Skin)


You will need:

2 tablespoons avocado

2 tablespoons honey

1 egg yolk


You have to:

1. Mash up 2 tablespoons avocado.

2. Mix with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 egg yolk.

3. Apply to face, leaving on about 15-20 minutes.

4. Rinse with warm water.

5. Finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH balancer.



Avocado Honey Mask #2 (For Dry Skin)


You will need:

1 ripe avocado

1 tbsp. of honey


You have to:

1. Peel one ripe avocado, mash the meat into a creamy texture.

2. Heat it over a double boiler until just warm.

3. Add 1 tbsp. of honey.

4. Massage into the face and neck.

5. Finish with a rinse of rosewater, witch hazel or vinegar pH balancer.



Avocado Cleanser and Mask


You will need:

1/4 ripe avocado

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 beaten egg yolk


You have to:

1. Blend avocado with egg yolk and buttermilk.

2. Apply to face and throat and leave on for 5 minutes.

3. Spread on a little more. Leave on for another 5 minutes.

4. Rinse with tepid water.


Creamy Avocado Mask


You will need:

1 tablespoon ripe avocado

1/2 tsp honey

Almond meal


You have to:

1. Mash 1 tablespoon ripe avocado.

2. Add 1/2 tsp honey and mix.

3. Stir in a little almond meal until creamy.

4. Apply to clean skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

5. Finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH balancer.



Avocado-Yogurt Hand Treatment


You will need:

1 mashed avocado

Juice from 1/2 lemon

1/2 C. plain yogurt

Petroleum jelly


You have to:

1. Mix together the avocado, lemon juice, and yogurt.

2. Slather over hands. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off. This will gently slough off dull skin and will gradually fade age spots, also.

3. After rinsing, lavish on petroleum jelly or super-rich hand cream and then wear white cotton gloves for one hour or overnight for maximum hydrating.


Note: do not use this treatment more than twice a week as it can be irritating. Also, do not apply it to cuts or sores as it may sting.


Deep Conditioner for Beautiful Hair


You will need:

1 small jar of real mayonnaise

1/2 of an avocado


You have to:

1. Put ingredients together in a medium bowl and squish together with your hands until it’s a minty green color.

2. Smooth into hair all the way to the tips.

3. Put on a shower cap or wrap your head with saran wrap.

4. Leave on for over the shower cap or saran wrap.

5. If you have really long hair and only need conditioning at the ends, cut the ingredients in half and apply only to the ends and just wrap them.


Avocado Softening Mask


You will need:

1 egg yolk

1/3 cup avocado, peeled and mashed

1/3 cup milk


You have to:

1. Beat the egg yolk until fluffy. Add milk and avocado, mixing thoroughly with the yolk.

2. Apply to face and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Rinse with hot water.




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