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DIY Beauty: 3 Easy Avocado Beauty Treatments


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I was first introduced to avocado at a friend’s house when she asked if I wanted to try some guacamole. Needless to say, I’ve been hooked on avocados ever since! (Yes, my pre-avocado life was a sad one.) Now I’ve tried everything from an avocado milkshake to adding avocados to sandwiches and hamburgers.

I soon realized not only are avocados delicious, but they’re also extremely nutritious. This super food contains many vital vitamins, including vitamins A, C, E and K. In addition, because it is rich in essential fats, avocado is incredibly moisturizing, which makes it a fantastic ingredient to add to DIY beauty treatments.

Read on to learn how you can use avocados to make three easy DIY beauty treatments!

1. Avocado and Honey Facial Mask

Mash together 1/2 of a ripe avocado, 1/2 tsp of honey, and 1/4 tsp of vitamin E oil. Using a brush or clean fingers, massage the mixture onto your face and leave on for 10-20 minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water, gently pat your face dry, then apply your favorite moisturizer.

All three of the ingredients found in this mask are ultra-moisturizing, which is sure to cure even the driest winter skin.

Woman holding avocados
Photo: ELLE

2. Avocado Eye Mask

Carefully mash together 1/4 of a ripe avocado and 1/4 cup of pure aloe vera gel. Using a brush or clean fingers, apply to the area under your eyes. Leave it there for 10-15 minutes, then gently rinse it off with water.

Both the avocado and aloe vera work to relieve tired eyes and reduce puffiness.

3. Avocado Hair Mask

Mash together 1/2 of a ripe avocado, 1/2 tsp olive oil, and 1/4 cup of banana slices. Rub the mixture into your hair. Put on a shower cap and leave the mixture in your hair for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water, then follow up with your normal shampoo/conditioner routine.

This is the perfect hair mask to use if your hair is dry or damaged, since the avocado works like a deep conditioner by adding moisture and revitalizing your locks.

Your thoughts?

What did you think of the DIY beauty treatments? Are you going to try one out? Which one do you like best? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to hear what you think!

Posted on on December 24, 2013 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , ,

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4 Responses to “DIY Beauty: 3 Easy Avocado Beauty Treatments”

  1. 1
    December 24th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Great ideas! One warning about bananas in hair masks, though–the tiny strings in bananas took AGES to remove from my hair. I have relatively smooth hair, yet, even after two washes, they stuck to my hair strands :(

  2. 2
    December 24th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Avocados are so delicious, I don’t know how you could do anything with them besides stuff them in your mouth.

  3. 3
    December 30th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    lol I second Sami. I like eating avocados too much to use them on my face and hair hehe

  4. 4
    January 20th, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Avocado’s have their benefits as so many other food items such as honey, yoghurt, etc. A trial and error run shouldn’t be used with different methods. Keeping to one way to keep the skin healthy and bright is down to so many factors – eating, drinking, sleeping, stress. Therefore take a leaf out of everything and make life a little more healthier. And by sticking to one product and consistently having a routine to cleanse the face is a must!

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