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!
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.