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Winter Avocado Mask

2012 January 11

As Barbara Close, founder of Naturopathica says…(and I’m paraphrasing) there is a reason why everyone makes avocado masks! Avocado is rich in fatty acids and makes a great natural moisturizer for dry or unbalanced skin. And lets face it, with winter in full swing we could all use a bit of help in the moisture department. So with the recommendation of my friend Katie, an esthetician and all around skin guru, I gave Barbara’s Avocado Mask a try. It was easy to make, smelled surprisingly good, and left my skin feeling lovely & smooth after just 10 minutes. I will definitely be adding this mask to my winter beauty regimen!

{photos by Freutcake}

Avocado Mask– recipe by Barbara Close “Pure Skin Organic Beauty Basics”
Makes- 1/2 cup of mask

1/2 ripe avocado
1 whole egg
1 Tbsp Greek yogurt
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp coconut oil (optional)

Combine all ingredients in blender and process for 30 seconds. Apply immediately to clean skin. Leave on 5-10 minutes until you feel mask start to tighten and dry. Rinse with warm water. Gently dry face and apply daily face moisturizer to damp skin.

* If you want extra hydration add the 1 Tbsp coconut oil
* Never let mask fully dry on skin
* When removing use warm water and finger tips to gently loosen mask before removing with washcloth. (Although washcloth is not necessary)
* This mask should be used immediately and does not store.

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18 Responses Post a comment
  1. January 11, 2012

    Wouldn’t you know it? I have all the ingredients just waiting for my face at home! Totally giving this a try! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 xoxo

    • freutcake permalink*
      January 11, 2012

      Let me know how you like it! 🙂 Also, there was one ingredient missing in my original post! I left out the greek yogurt. Please re-check the recipe!

      • Annie permalink
        April 28, 2015

        How many times can this one batch be used. Its said “apply immediately”. Does that mean that the rest of it should be thrown out or can it be used again. How?

  2. January 11, 2012

    I’m loving these beauty recipes!

  3. MaryAnne permalink
    January 11, 2012

    Can’t wait to try it! I love home spa treatments!

  4. alisa permalink
    January 11, 2012

    I think my skin needs this asap!! thanks for sharing:)

  5. April 1, 2013

    Does it just soften your skin? Or does it get rid of acne?

  6. April 15, 2013

    Hi, can you apply this mask on the eye area? ; )

    • freutcake permalink*
      April 15, 2013

      I usually steer clear of the under eye area with any masks just because the skin is so much more sensitive there.

  7. Isabelle permalink
    March 14, 2014

    Does it matter if the coconutoil is raw or not? (Refined or not i guess?) i have a jar of oil that is virgin and “coldpressed” (i think the word is i english) but not raw.

    Sorry for my bad english 😉

  8. May 23, 2014

    In addition I can also eat this, yes? 🙂

  9. June 5, 2014

    Leslie, thank you for this! Question…I have a facial steamer which opens pores with hot steam, then closes them with cold water afterwards. Do you recommend that your avocado mask be applied when my pores are open? And, then after removing the mask, I close them with the unit? Or, best to apply to an “unsteamed” face? What do you advise?

    • June 5, 2014

      Hi Kim, It’s always best to steam your face or at least wash it with warm water before applying any mask. Enjoy!

  10. nasima permalink
    October 4, 2014

    Thanks for your help , I am going to try the mask, will this be okay for Indian skin

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