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 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 discover three avocado beauty treatments you can make at home.
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.
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.
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!