Avocado Great For Skin Care

 

With these Avocado recipes if your skin becomes irritated try using some honey. Warm a small pot of honey on the stove, checking the temperature frequently to ensure it is not too hot. While it is still warm, apply the honey onto your face. You can put this on first underneath the avocado mask.

Give these recipes a try.

These Avocado recipes can use my favorite carrier oils almond oil, grape seed and sesame oil. As you will see you can use another oil if you do not have the one listed in a recipe. I have not used avocado oil before I've just used the avocado. It sounds like it is time to pick up the oil, it will last a lot longer in a recipe.

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, foliate (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.

Simple Recipes for Skin Care

Puffed Eyes
Cut avocado into slices and place it 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 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 avocado peel. Massage this scoop on your face in circular motion, slowly and gently. Rinse it with warm water.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautions while following instructions on the recipes from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

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Sharon Hopkins manages sites which gives information on hair and skin care.  From pigmentation of your skin to suntan you can find everything here. Avocado benefits are innumerable which causes it to become remarkably useful for us.

Avocado Facial Mask Recipes - Hydrating Dry and Sensitive Skin

By Biljana Drake

These two avocado facial mask recipes were given to me by my friend Joan who spends most of her time gardening, exposed to sun on a daily basis.

Benefits of avocado are numerous: it is filled with monounsaturated fats, Vitamin B and E, nutrients excellent for moisturizing and rejuvenating dry or tired skin. First recipe is for Avocado Face Mask for Dry and Sensitive Skin

Ingredients:

1 avocado

3-4 drops of almond oil

Preparation

  • Peel and mash avocado and add almond oil until the mass is consistent.
  • Apply to face while massaging it gently.
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Before you move on to the next mask, here is avocado trivia for you:

Can you answer this? Is avocado a fruit or vegetable?

It's a fruit :) For some reason, I always thought it was a vegetable.

On to the next facial mask….

Moisturizing Avocado facial mask recipe

Ingredients:

1 avocado

1 teaspoon of apple vinegar

1 egg white

3 teaspoons of olive oil

Preparation:

  • Peel and mash avocado and start adding the rest of the ingredients. Egg white should be beaten before you put it in.
  • When the mass is done, apply to face and wash off after 20 minutes or so.
  • This mask provides great moisture for skin, making it soft and elastic.

I use both of these masks weekly and really like the results that I get. I also recommend them to all my friends who like sun tanning, they are an excellent way to replenish the skin’s moisture after a long day in the sun :)

Biljana Drake is an avid collector of homemade skin care recipes. For more great skin care tips, facial masks recipes, homemade remedies, visit her website http://www.skin-care-recipes-and-remedies.com

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