4 Avocado Beauty Treatments You Need to Try

4 Avocado Beauty Treatments You Need to Try

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Rich in potassium, and vitamins B and E, avocados are known for their moisturizing properties. Try these beauty treatments at home using fresh avocados.

Avocado Hand Treatment

This mixture uses lemon for its fresh citrus scent. The oats aid in the absorption of avocado’s natural oils and provide gentle exfoliation leaving you with soft, fresh hands.

Ingredients:
1/4 fully ripened avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
1 egg white
2 tablespoon rolled oats
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:
In shallow bowl, mash avocado until smooth. Add egg white, oats and lemon juice; stir until combined. Massage into hands; leave mixture on for 20 minutes; rinse with warm water.

Avocado Mask for Oily Skin

Lemon, a natural astringent, controls oil and the proteins in egg whites strengthen the skin. Nourishing avocado brings balance to the mixture with its valuable oils.

Ingredients:
1/2 fully ripened avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
1 egg white
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:
In blender, combine avocado, egg white and lemon juice; whirl until smooth. Apply evenly to face; leave on 20 minutes; rinse with warm water.

Avocado Mask for Hair

When applied to hair, avocado, egg yolk and olive oil act as humectants; they trap in moisture and the hair shafts soak up the nourishment they need.

1 fully ripened avocado, halved pitted and peeled
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Directions:
In shallow bowl, mash avocado until smooth. Add egg yolk and olive oil; stir until combined. Divide dry hair into sections. With hands, apply mixture to hair by massaging into each section, concentrating on the ends. Allow to set for 30 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Moisturizing Avocado Mask

Avocado’s moisturizing oils join forces with honey, a natural antibacterial, and soothing yogurt to gently clean, reduce inflammation and soften skin while tightening and refining pores. Cooling cucumbers sit pretty on top to calm puffy eyes.

Ingredients:
1/2 fully ripened avocado, pitted and peeled
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
2 cucumber slices

Directions:
In shallow bowl, mash avocado until smooth; add yogurt and honey; stir until combined. Apply evenly to face and cover eyes with cucumber slices; allow mask to set for 15 minutes; rinse with warm water.