Avocados have been a beauty staple among ancient Aztec, Mayan, and Inca women, who relied on such natural ingredients for their beautification. Well, it seems like the ladies were on to something because years later, this fruit is now making beauty buzz for its natural oils, fatty acids, vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants.
Whip up these DIY recipes to get started on a fool-proof beauty regime that’s addictive and effective, too.
1DIY Avocado Face Mask
Mix ½ a ripe avocado with 1 tbsp honey and 1 tsp apple cider vinegar. Blend well in a bowl, and then apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
Try to keep your body and mind relaxed, and concentrate on your breathing during the wait. Wash it off with cool water and dry with a damp cloth. Use this mask as a weekly skin treatment.
2DIY Avocado Body Mask
Mash 1 avocado and combine it with 1/2 tsp honey and 1/4 tsp lime juice.
Apply this mask liberally all over your skin, and leave it on for 15 minutes. The mix should heal and hydrate your skin. Try this body mask twice a week for best results.
3DIY Avocado Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment
When you scoop out the avocado pulp, there’s always a little that gets leftover on the inside of the skin. This pulp is highly concentrated in essential nutrients that help stimulate collagen production.
Apply the pulp directly on the orbital rims of your eyes. Place cotton pads soaked in cold water over the application; leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse. Add this eye treatment twice a week to your routine.
4DIY Avocado Hair Mask
Blend together 1 banana, 1 ripe avocado, and 1 tsp of olive oil. Use this mask to massage your hair from root to tips, covering the strands thoroughly. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes and then shampoo your hair. Try this treatment twice a month for well-nourished hair.
5DIY Avocado Sunburn Treatment
The hydrating and nourishing properties of avocados can help soothe sun damage. Mash ½ a ripe avocado and mix it with 1tbsp olive oil.
Apply this paste to the affected areas and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. For best results, use the treatment immediately after a sunburn incident to soothe inflammation.