Nourishing Avocado Mask

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This nourishing avocado mask is an amazing way to hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed. Avocado and honey are combined with bentonite clay for a spa-like experience.

Avocado face mask in a white dish on a cutting board with an avocado to the right and wild flowers in the background

Quarantine has left my skin feeling sad… or maybe it is all the Trader Joe’s chocolate drops I’ve been eating.

I actually bought them as potty training treats for my two-year-old. You know… to save money on diapers.

But since I have zero will power, which is the primary reason I don’t usually buy candy, I’m basically eating them all.

Combine that with the extra stress and you got yourself a not-so-great skin combination.

This avocado face mask, though. It feels so lovely on your skin. It’s highly moisturizing and leaves you oh-so-happy with your face.

Pair it with my favorite face scrub, and your skin will be super happy.

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avocado and honey face mask in a white and teal dish on a wood cutting board with an avocado to the right and wild flowers in the background

Why You Will Love This Avocado Face Mask Recipe:

Moisturizing: Avocado is full of fatty acids, making it a perfect moisturizer. Honey also hydrates and softens.

Detoxifying: Bentonite clay (like this one) can help reduce inflammation, removes toxins from pores, and can help reduce acne scars.

Inflammation Reducing: Bentonite clay, avocado, and honey can all help reduce inflammation on the skin.

Reduces Scarring: Honey has been shown to help reduce the appearance of scars.

Balances Bacteria On Your Skin: Did you know that your skin contains bacteria? There is good bacteria on the skin, and sometimes, it can get out of balance. Honey (specifically raw) has anti-bacterial proprieties and can help balance bacteria on your skin. (source)

women wearing an avocado face mask

How Does Avocado Benefit Your Skin?

Avocado is packed with healthy fats and vitamins, like vitamin E, that are nourishing for your skin.

A study showed that the essential fatty acids and oleic acid found in avocado oil can promote collagen production. Yes, please.

It can help reduce inflammation, reduce signs of aging (again, yes, please), and help treat and prevent acne.

Why Not Save Time And Buy A Face Mask?

For one, many store-bought face masks contain harmful chemicals, toxic fake fragrances, and other synthetic ingredients that we try to stay away from.

Oh the years I spent slathering my face with harsh, store-bought products and wondering why my skin looked awful.

Since switching to a real-food diet and natural products (many homemade) my skin (and body) has changed drastically. 

As you may know, I have this thing for being cheap. Why buy a product when you can make it for pennies? Literally, pennies. It’s easily worth your time.

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Tips:

  • Find some of the ingredients in your local grocery stores bulk bin section. You can find great prices on things like bentonite clay, and you’ll only have to buy a small amount rather than a large container. Or, make the investment and bulk buy.
  • Do the face mask before a shower. It is less messy and easier to remove.
  • If you need a little extra moisturizing boost, you can add a drop or two of jojoba oil (or your favorite skin oil).
  • You want to avoid using metal when mixing and applying this mask. That is because it contains bentonite clay. Bentonite clay and metals don’t mix, and it can cause it to become deactivated.

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Bentonite clay (like this one)
  • Avocado: You only need a quarter of a small avocado. Use the rest to make my favorite guacamole.
  • Honey: Raw honey or Manuka honey is best, but use what you have on hand.
  • Essential Oils: Use your favorite skin-loving essential oils like frankincense, lavender, melaleuca, etc. See my guide to essential oils here.
overhead shot of avocado face mask on a wood cutting board

How To Make An Avocado Face Mask

  1. In a non-metal bowl, add the bentonite clay.
  2. Add 1/4 of an avocado and smash into a paste. I like to use the back of my silicone spoon to smash it up really smoothly. Try to get rid of any clumps.
  3. Mix in honey. You can use it like this, or go to the next step.
  4. Add one drop of essential oil (like lavender, frankincense, melaleuca, geranium, etc) and apply to your skin following directions below.

How To Use:

  1. Start with clean skin. Remove makeup and wash face.
  2. Apply mask with finger or brush.
  3. Let mask sit for 10-14 minutes on your skin.
  4. Rinse off mask with warm water. I usually like to do this in the shower, because it is way less messy.
  5. Follow up with a face scrub. (optional)
  6. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

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Avocado And Honey Face Mask

This nourishing avocado mask is an amazing way to hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed.
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Author: Amy
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Mask Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 face mask

Equipment

  • Measuring spoon

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a non-metal bowl, add the bentonite clay.
  • Add 1/4 of an avocado and smash into a paste.
  • Mix in honey.
  • Add one drop of essential oil (like lavender, frankincense, melaleuca, geranium, etc) and apply to your skin following directions below.

How To Use:

  • Start with clean skin.
  • Apply mask with finger or brush.
  • Let mask sit for 10-14 minutes on your skin.
  • Rinse off mask with warm water.
  • Follow up with a face scrub and your favorite moisturizer.

Notes

  • Do the face mask before a shower. It is less messy and easier to remove.
  • If you need a little extra moisturizing boost, you can add a drop or two of jojoba oil (or your favorite skin oil).
  • You want to avoid using metal when mixing and applying this mask. That is because it contains bentonite clay. Bentonite clay and metals don’t mix, and it can cause it to become deactivated.
Course: Skincare
Cuisine: none
Keyword: avocado and honey face mask, avocado face mask
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