Thursday, July 22, 2010

Avocado Facial Mask For Dry Skin

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Okay, now upon seeing the trend of votes, I have seen the sentiment for the most part and I am going to listen to you, my readers....

However, just a wrinkle...I am jiggling my foot off the edge of my desk rail and snatching myself bald headed, barely able to contain myself....fighting the urge to let you know the latest since the last blog on government intervention into the beauty biz, and believe me there has been plenty....

But "NO" I am going to resist and do some fun stuff, and steer away from the pulse of the least for this week. In fact, I have decided to allow some of this to play out and then I'll update you when there is a summary of information instead of play by play as it happens. So here's to keeping it fun and simple this week....

Avocado Facial Mask

These are so wonderful, especially during the summer when our skin is exposed to the heat and tends to get dried out, chapped, sunburned, peeling and even itchy. This mask will work wonders on dry skin and make it feel soothed, soft and moist.

What You'll Need....

1/2 of very ripe, squishy avocado
1 Tb of natural Honey
1 Tb of natural yogurt (plain)
a bit of lemon juice for toning and exfoliating (optional)
your favorite essential oil if you like

If you get your avocado really squishy, a fork is all that you'll need. Now mash it until it is smooth and creamy. Remember Avocado oil is wonderful and an extremely deep penetrating oil rich in A, D and E and potassium. It is high in Sterolins, soothing skin irritations and itching associated with it. This infuses intensive moisture to the skin, yet is perfect for every skin type, especially for softening mature skin.

Now stir in your honey until smooth again. Honey is a natural antibacterial ingredient and works wonders on toning the appearance of skin.

Add the yogurt next and stir it all together. Yogurt is perfect as the cleansing agent in your mask and due to the lactic acid it possesses, it works great for soothing and softening skin while it refines the pores and tones.

Once it is all mixed, I pop it in the microwave for a few seconds (about 5-10) just to take the chill off.

Now add a drop or two of your essential oil (optional)....or squeeze a slice of lemon into the mask, approximately a teaspoon.

Prepare your skin with warm water, and do not wash prior to the mask, as this would be a bit of overkill on the skin. The avocado mask will work fine for getting skin clean. But of course, make sure your face doesn't have any mineral makeup on on your day off or in the morning is the best time.

Now gently pat all over the face and neck and relax for a bit, about 15 minutes or more....then rinse and apply a facial toner and your favorite skin cream....or simply let your face go "au naturale" for the day. You'll be amazed at the softness and soothing comfort this mask brings to dry, chapped or sunburned skin.

Tip: Now I have stated before with other food grade masks, you can store them for a day if you like, but note, just like bananas, avocado's will turn black with air. So my advice is again, to eat it as long as it is all food fact chop some onion in and have a bit of dip for your taco chip....  

Don't eat the Essential Oil please!

Have a nice weekend! Cheers.

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