4 Super Simple Avocado Face Mask Recipes

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If you have dry or mature skin, avocados are a wonderful addition to your homemade face masks. Avocados are rich in natural oils and potassium, high in protein and contain both Vitamins A, B, D, E, and K.

These super simple face masks work well well on all skin types and are particularly wonderful for mature, dry, combination and normal skin. It's best to use ripe, fresh, organic avocados (if your avocados are not ripe, try this trick to ripen them in more quickly).

Make sure to mash it up into a creamy pulp. Unfortunately, avocado turns brown fast, so you'll have to use these masks as you make them.

We recommend using this recipe after applying brown sugar facial scrub. The simple scrub exfoliates while these face masks moisturize.

Classic Avocado Face Mask

This classic recipe for dry skin involves only 2 ingredients: avocados and honey. Both are particularly moisturizing. 

  • 1/2 very ripe, soft avocado
  • 1/4 cup honey

Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey. Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse face with a cool washcloth.

Carrot & Avocado Mask for Dry Skin

This wonderful mask for dry skin involves a few more ingredients than the classic avocado face mask. This recipe features potassium-rich carrots to prevent skin dryness. Carrots also have anti-inflammatory properties, helping to revitalize and tone the skin. Avocados, honey and egg yolks are all moisturizing.

  • 1 carrot, peeled and de-stemmed
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (any oil in your cabinet can work here including vegetable oil or my favorite -- coconut oil)
  • 1 egg yolk

Steam or boil the carrot until it's so tender a fork can pierce it easily.

Mash the carrot with a fork until it becomes a creamy consistency OR blend the carrot in a blender until it forms a pulp.

Mash the avocado in with the carrot pulp. Note: The avocado must be one of those wonderfully ripe, mushy avocados. If it's not ripe, it will be hard to mash with a fork. We recommend putting a non-ripe avocado in the blender with the carrot to blend.

Add honey and egg yolk and mix together by hand.

Spread over a clean face and leave for 15 minutes.

You can mash up the other half of the avocado with lemon and sea salt and enjoy a nice little snack while you wait for the mask to do its thing.

Wash off mask with a warm washcloth and pat skin dry with a towel. Slather on moisturizer.

Buttermilk and Avocado Face Mask

This mask is incredibly nourishing to the dehydrated skin. Sprinkle in flour or cornstarch to thicken as necessary. You can also use this on frizzy, dry hair as well.

  • 1/4 very ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk or heavy cream
  • a sprinkle of cornstarch or flour

Scoop out and mash the avocado in with just enough buttermilk or heavy cream to create a paste. Sprinkle in flour or cornstarch to thicken.

Super Moisturizing Facial Scrub

Avocado oil is a little-known but wonderful "carrier oil." You can use it as you would the very popular Argan and coconut oils and even olive oils.

Buy avocado oil from and use a cotton ball to slather it on the face before you apply makeup or after you've cleansed your face before bedtime.

You can also use it in masks and scrubs. Here's my favorite avocado oil facial scrub. The brown sugar exfoliates while the avocado oil moisturizes. Double or triple it and use it on your body as well:

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix the avocado oil and the brown sugar and massage the scrub into your face in a circular motion. Rinse in warm water.

Avocados are also great for deep conditioning dry hair.

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