There are those who like their avocado ground into a smooth puree, others like it on bread and then there are those who just want to smear it on their faces as a mask. I fall in all three categories. It’s never great hiding behind a mask, but in this case it’s permissible. Face masks have a lot of benefits for men and women.
Men have 15% oilier skin than women which means they need to take care of their skin as much as ladies do. In fact, their skin is more prone to damage because of regular shaving and razor use. If you’re a guy and you’re already rolling your eyes because you think you have a dermis to die for, then pass this on to a friend. If you’re a lady/gent looking to add a glow to your skin or a little extra moisture then sit tight.
How to Make an Avocado Face Mask
Ingredients: 1/2 ripe avocado, a tbsp. of yoghurt and a tbsp. of honey.
Mash the avocado then add your tbsp. of honey & plain yoghurt then mix until it forms a paste.
Now wash your face with warm water. It’s important to use warm water because it helps in opening up the pores.
Apply the mix on your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. When you’re done, wash it off using warm water and pat your face with some cold water. Gently wipe your face using a towel and then use your favorite moisturizer.
Why Honey, Avocado and Yoghurt?
Avocados are highly moisturizing. They’re also rich in Vitamin C which is a natural skin brightener.
Plain yoghurt is perfect if you’re looking for an instant glow. The lactic acid in yoghurt acts as a gentle exfoliator that’s responsible for the after-glow.
Honey is a natural humectant which is just a fancy word to mean it’s able to lock in moisture.
I finished off the face mask with cucumber slices on my eyes because they’re great for reducing puffiness and dark circles.
Benefits of Face Masks
There are those who may feel this face mask recipe isn’t worth the trouble and may opt for cleansers, toners and scrubs instead. There are a few things those products won’t give you including;
-Absorbing excess oils most notably around your T-zone (nose and lower forehead).
-Tightening up pores that are often blocked by dirt.
-Improving blood circulation.
-Infusing moisture and oxygen thereby leading to renewal of the skin.
Face masks are great for dealing with acne or oily skin. They do wonders in hydrating skin, but remember:
-Never overdo it. This avocado face mask can be applied 2-3 times a week and no more.
-Don’t rush it. Let your mask dry before washing it off.
A homemade avocado, yoghurt and honey face mask is a perfect way to give your skin a little TLC. Gentlemen, ain’t no shame in showing your dermis that you care. If you’re having trouble with acne, sunburns, oily skin, spots, etc., try this out and comment below on how it worked for you. Happy masking!