Avocado is widely known for its delicious taste that complements hundreds of dishes and its nutritional value, but avocado can also do wonders for your beauty. If you want to experience the many benefits of avocado for your skin, here are the top 5 avocado mask recipes to try.
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1. For dry skin
Avocado is high in fat and has a nourishing effect on your skin, which is perfect for anyone with dry skin. You can maximize the nourishing and moisturizing effect of avocado with the help of natural yoghurt. To make an avocado and yoghurt mask for dry skin, mash 1/2 of a ripe avocado into a smooth paste, add a tablespoon of unflavoured yoghurt, combine with a fork, apply to your face in massaging motions, and leave for up to 20 minutes, then rinse out with water.
2. For oily skin
Oily skin is not the same as dehydrated skin, and oily skin often needs nourishing and moisturizing, which can be easily done with avocado. On the other hand, you want to curb the oil secretion in your skin and make your pores smaller and cleaner. This is what egg whites can help you achieve. For an avocado and egg white face mask, combine one lightly beaten egg white with a mashed ripe avocado. Apply to your skin and leave for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water for a stronger pore shrinking effect.
3. For gentle exfoliation
Exfoliation is an essential component in your journey to healthy, glowing skin, but you don’t always need rough scrubs to achieve the desired effect. Apricot is one of nature’s most effective exfoliators, but more importantly, it’s gentle to your skin. Pairing apricot with avocado will remove all the dirt and dead skin cells from your skin while leaving it nourished and moisturized. Blitz one apricot with one peeled ripe avocado in a blender, apply the mask to your skin for 20 minutes, and rinse off with lukewarm water.
4. For acne-prone skin
When you have acne, you need to not only cleanse your skin to prevent new breakouts, but also nourish your skin to prevent it from getting dehydrated and, in turn, speeding up the oil production process. Honey is one of the must-have ingredients for acne-prone skin. It gently exfoliates without damaging your skin, and avocado acts as a natural moisturizer. Mix one mashed avocado with one tablespoon of honey, apply to your skin for 15 minutes, and wash off with lukewarm water.
5. For glowing skin
If you don’t have any major problems with your skin but just want to achieve a healthy, glowing look, you are completely right in thinking that avocado can help you achieve the desired effect. However, it’s even more effective when paired with lemon, a great natural solution for making your skin glow. To make this mask, mix a mashed half of a ripe avocado with one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Apply to your skin in massaging motions for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and apply your favourite moisturizer afterwards.
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