We love avocados! Not only because it is delicious in guacamole or on toast, but because its health and skin benefits are unbelievable. It is perfect as a base of a natural face mask because of its texture and all the valuable minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats. But, avocados aren’t the only good ingredient for a DIY natural face mask.
Subsequently, I will give you my favorite natural face mask recipe using some of the best ingredients for your skin. I use this face mask twice a week, and it helps me keep my skin smooth and clean while also fighting off pimples and imperfections.
Why Going Natural with Your Skincare Products is Good?
Have you ever gotten an expensive product that promises to end your blackspots or pimples, and instead of removing them, you get more spots? When you have delicate skin, you’re one skincare product away from ruining your skin’s balance; believe me, I’ve been there.
Allergies and irritation are somewhat familiar when you have sensitive skin, and you try new over-the-counter products. But using all-natural face masks instead of bottled ones reduces the chances of getting a reaction towards any of the ingredients used in the mix. Most of the time, if you’ve eaten the recipe elements before without issues, putting them on your face shouldn’t be a problem either.
So avoid ingredients that you cannot eat as it probably won’t be helpful to put in on your skin either. If you tend to have problems with new skincare products, try a patch test to be safe. Put a little bit on one side of your neck or the inner part of your forearm, let it sit for fifteen minutes, and wash it off. That should be good enough to know if it is okay to apply it to your face.
What Makes This Face Mask So Good For The Skin?
Ingredient by ingredient, this recipe includes only the best I’ve found for the skin. I am into using freshly cut fruits and herbs, so there is a part of the recipe that you can grow in your garden for better accessibility, but you can get all of these in an organic version at your local market.
This incredible fruit is full of essential fats and oils that helps your skin look younger and elastic. It is a natural moisturizer, and it is also a fantastic antiseptic, so it is excellent for skin with acne and breakouts; it helps to heal the skin and reduces inflammation.
Avocado is also favorable for oily skin. It helps reduce the oiliness and hydrates the skin simultaneously, giving it a delicate but magnificent glow that those with oily skin cannot usually enjoy.
Besides its multiple skin benefits, using mint in face masks gives it a relaxing scent and a refreshing tone, leaving your skin bright and refreshed after each use. Mint has antibacterial properties and contains salicylic acid, which helps treat acne and other blemishes like blackheads.
It is also a fantastic anti-inflammatory, so it helps skin with a tendency to rashes and irritations. The salicylic acid in the mint leaves assists with cell turnover, reducing acne scars and other dark marks on the skin.
If you have irritated or inflamed skin, a single leaf of aloe vera cut in half can calm your pain. The gel-like liquid found inside of this medicinal succulent is ideal for a soothing, deep-penetrating treatment.
Aloe vera stimulates collagen production, hydrates the skin, reduces redness and inflammation, fights off bacteria, and heals cuts and tiny wounds with its antiseptic properties. It also helps protect the skin from the sun and treats sunburn.
For its antioxidants, it reduces visible skin damage and prevents premature aging of the skin. The natural acids of the lemons can lighten the skin and reduce acne scars or darker spots. It also has astringent properties, which are excellent for drying existing pimples and reducing the oil in the skin.
Still, lemon is not the kind of product that you would want to use by itself; it might have side effects or cause burning to your skin, so remember only to use it in small amounts and mixed with other ingredients.
Raw honey has a lot of benefits to the skin, from speeding healing and reducing inflammation to its uses as a natural exfoliator. Honey is antibacterial, so it can help reduce breakouts while killing many different types of bacteria that can cause pimples.
Studies have shown that raw honey contains flavonoids and polyphenol, which help it act as a natural antioxidant.
Ingredients Needed for This Avocado Natural Face Mask
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- A bunch of washed mint leaves
How to Prepare Your Face Mask
- Put all of the avocado pulp in a bowl and mash it with a fork until it is smooth and without any clots.
- Add the honey and mix very well.
- Add the aloe vera gel and continue mixing. I like putting the aloe vera in the blender first to avoid big chunks in the mix.
- Add the lemon juice and mix until it is soft and even.
- Last but not least, squeeze the mint leaves for them to release their essential oils, add them, and mix lightly one last time before applying it to your face. When applying to your face avoid the eye and mouth areas.
This recipe is meant to be used within a day of the preparation, don’t save it for another day. Try to make a new mix whenever you use this face mask.
Also, do a test patch before using this recipe to ensure you won’t get an adverse reaction. If you negatively respond to any of these ingredients, consult your doctor about it
Nature is the top supplier of reliable skincare products, so don’t go testing unknown bottled face masks that may or may not help your skin condition, and opt for something healthier for you and the planet.
Treat yourself to this recipe, and let us know what you think in the comments below!