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Ahhhvocado DIY Facial Mask

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Avocados have many health benefits when included in our diet, but have you ever thought of applying this smushy green fruit to your skin? It can work wonders for hydrating, anti aging and detoxifying when mixed with other face friendly ingredients. At the spa we're all about using ingredients from the earth and want to share with you a facial mask you can whip up in less than a minute with ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

 

 

DIY Avocado Mask

 

What you'll need:

 

• 1/2 ripe avocado

• 1 tbsp natural honey

 

What to do:

 

• In a small bowl, mash up the avocado using a fork until it reaches a smooth consistency. If you want a creamy texture you can also use a food processor or blender.

• Add honey to avocado and mix until well combined.

• Using your fingers or the back of a spoon, spread mixture onto your skin 

• Sit back and relax for 10 to 15 minutes... Ahhhh...

• Rinse mask off using cool water, then apply your favourite toner and moisturizer. We like to use Skin Nourishment Toner and Day Cream to leave the skin feeling fresh and dewy.

 

 

Skin Benefits

 

Avocado: This fruit is not only rich in texture, it's packed full of antioxidants that help battle signs of aging by improving skin tone and density. Avocados also jam packed with vitamin C and E. Vitamin C is essential for collagen and elastin structure while vitamin E helps prevent damage from UVA and UVB rays. Lastly, avocados contain fatty acids that reduce redness, hydrate and help restructure damaged skin.

 

Honey: Being antimicrobial and antifungal makes honey a natural cleanser for the skin. Honey boasts many anti-aging and restorative properties similar to avocados. Honey also naturally helps your skin absorb and retain moisture.

 

Learn more about what we grow in our gardens by checking out our blog throughout the growing season, or by booking a garden tour during your stay with us.