My beauty philosophy is simple, use products that are as fresh and organic as possible, laugh often, and take really good care of yourself. Beauty starts within. We can make all the organic face masks in the world and will not help if we’re over working ourselves, hiding our emotions, and feeling bad about ourselves on a daily basis.
This edible Avocado Honey Mask is a wonderful winter face treatment that helps hydrate and nourish dry skin. Avocado contains loads of vitamin E, A, B, and K. Unlike store bought masks that can have harsh ingredients, fresh avocado is very gentle and safe for sensitive skin. Be sure to use ripe avocado in this recipe.
Oatmeal is an amazing skincare ingredient. I remember having chicken pox as a kid and oatmeal baths saved me. In this mask oats work as a gentle, anti-inflammatory exfoliant. Like avocado, oats are mild and good for sensitive skin. I like to pulse them with my nut and seed grinder to make the mask easier to apply to the face.
Lemon juice is loaded with vitamin C which is a wonderful skin brightener. Lemon juice can help reduce sun spots and blackheads. The citric acid acts as a very mild skin peel which will improve the texture of skin over time.
I love using raw honey in masks for its antibacterial and humectant properties. Raw honey is an excellent skin cleanser and helps give us dewy, glowy skin. Plus if you happen to get a little in your mouth the honey makes it super tasty!
This mask is fun to play around with and very versatile. The following recipe makes enough for a few masks depending on the size of your avocado. Store leftovers in a glass container in the fridge and use the mask every other day until it’s finished. I make this mask 1 x per week when avocados are in season. Lastly, use organic ingredients if possible and have fun!
Avocado Honey Mask
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 c. rolled oats
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. raw honey
- Pulse the oats in a nut/seed or coffee grinder until you have a coarse meal.
- Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork.
- Add the oats, lemon juice, and honey. Mix well to combine.
- Apply mask to a clean face with fingers or a brush.
- Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water to close pores.
- Follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.
photos by Asami Zenri