There are only a handful of foods that can improve your skin regardless of whether you eat them or apply them directly. Avocado is one of them and our personal favorite. Whether you slice it up and put it on your salad or apply it on your face as an avocado face mask, this fabulous fruit can work wonders. Avocado is particularly potent when used topically because the healthy ingredients like potassium, folic acid, biotin, calcium, and vitamins B5, B6, C, K, E, and A can directly benefit your skin. To help you harness the natural wrinkle-fighting power of the avocado, we’ve created six avocado face mask recipes you can make at home.
NOTE: For the recipes below, you’ll need to peel the avocado first and remove the pit. The easiest way to do this is to cut the avocado in half. Set the half without the pit aside while you remove the pit from the other half. To remove the pit, first scoop the fruit and pit out of the peel with a spoon, then cut the avocado in half again and remove the pit with your hands.
The biotin and vitamin A in avocado provide a powerful one-two punch to help heal dry, flaky, peeling, and withered skin. These vitamins are an essential part of your body’s natural ability to create healthy new skin cells. Couple those benefits with the moisturizing and brightening power of honey, and you’ve got a great recipe for wrinkle-free, glowing skin.
This avocado face mask recipe harnesses the power of the many fatty acids naturally found within avocados. These fatty acids help soothe damaged skin by moisturizing, brightening and smoothing. The oatmeal in this recipe gently removes dead, peeling skin while nourishing the skin underneath. Here’s what you’ll need to put this mask together.
The vitamin C in this avocado face mask recipe promotes collagen production in the deeper layers of your skin. Increased collagen naturally strengthens your skin and promotes elasticity. The yogurt in this recipe adds moisture to your skin, restores pH balance, and tightens pores for smooth, flawless skin.
Avocado contains a number of skin-tightening ingredients including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and folate. These vitamins also work to prevent free radical damage. The egg white in this recipe contributes to soften and smooth rough skin, tighten pores, and remove excess oil. Let’s get cracking.
This recipe is great at removing free radicals and dead cells from your skin. The high vitamin E and antioxidant levels naturally found in avocados can help neutralize the effects of toxins and UV rays. Additionally, the natural acids in apricot can help exfoliate dead skin cells that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Apricot also contains vitamins A and C which work to tighten and shrink the appearance of pores.
Mild acne and combination skin can be addressed with this coconut oil and avocado face mask. This recipe combines the moisturizing properties of avocado with the antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties of coconut oil and aloe vera.
The nice thing about these avocado face mask recipes is that they can also be used to fight skin concerns such as wrinkles on other parts of your body below the face including your neck , chest and even hands. But as great as these home remedies are, sometimes you need a professional strength skincare treatment to get the job done right. That’s where products like SiO Beauty’s SkinPad and Décolleté Serum come into play.
The SiO SkinPad is worn while you sleep and provides dynamic and striking results in just 1 night. The SiO Décolleté Serum works in tandem with the SkinPad and is specifically formulated with many of the same ingredients mentioned above to further reduce existing fine lines and prevent new wrinkles from forming. When used with our Cleansing Discs , as part of the SiO Complete System for the chest, you can achieve amazing smooth and radiant results overnight!