Lemon Avocado Facial Mask
Mid-winter, my face tends to get a little bit pale and I feel that I need to give my skin a pick-me-up. This is a great time to use the avocado lemon facial mask. Its moisturizing and clarifying action will juice up your complexion in no time.
We know that avocados contain the good kind of fats, which are the health-promoting monounsaturated fats, especially oleic acid. This means that avocados are extremely nourishing for our bodies, both inside and out. When we eat avocados as part of our regular diet, their nutrients contribute to glowing, supple skin. The same effect happens when we apply avocados topically to our skin. Their vitamins and moisturizing properties, such as vitamin E and antioxidants, help keep our skin smooth and supple.
Lemons add a refreshing taste to our food and drinks. When we apply them to our skin as part of a beauty treatment, they serve as a natural astringent and clarifying agent. Lemons contain citric acid, which brightens the skin.
For this mask, you will need one ripe avocado and the juice of one fresh lemon.
Mash the avocado, juice the lemon, and add the lemon juice a tablespoon at a time to the avocado until you have the right consistency. You want a creamy paste that will adhere to your skin.
Apply the mask to your face and neck area, leave on for ten minutes, and rinse off with water.
Voila! You will have soft, supple, fresh-looking skin. This mask is really good for oily or combination skin. It feels nourishing and refreshing.
If you have some left over, I recommend simply adding some salt and pepper and dipping a few tortilla chips. This is one of those DIY beauty recipes that nourishes your body inside and out.
Written by Nicole Lachance
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta, with a major in French Language and Literature and a minor in Italian Language. She then continued her education at McGill University, earning her Bachelor of Common Law and Bachelor of Civil Law, where she was selected as class valedictorian. Nicole is a practicing lawyer and writes the Bella Vita Beauty Blog for Crystal Hills Organics. Nicole enjoys being active with her husband and three small children. She also enjoys traveling, playing tennis, ballet, cooking, baking, and experimenting with skin care and makeup. With too little sleep and a very exciting and hectic life as a mother of three young children, Nicole can appreciate the value and importance of implementing a skin care regimen composed of products containing quality ingredients. She also believes in the power of positive energy, and recognizes the benefits of using essential oils and other natural elements to create at-home beauty treatments.