Red is a beautiful color. Except when it’s on your face in acne form. Acne is a problem for many women and can be a real confidence killer. If you’ve tried everything under the sun, we can bet there’s one thing you haven’t yet tried and yes, it works wonders!
The natural solution to your acne dilemma? A homemade avocado face mask for acne! Avocado is one of the best superfoods out there. It’s good for you on the inside so it should be little surprise that it’s so good for your outside too.
Why Acne-Prone Skin Needs Avocado
It might seem weird to smear that rich and buttery avocado flesh all over your face, but you’ll feel the cooling and soothing powers it possesses almost instantly. It is fantastic for reducing inflammation. No wonder, because it is full of all sorts of amazing stuff. Avocados are a source of healthy unsaturated fats. That’s the good kind of fat which is great to eat but it also helps soothe and moisturize dry and flaky acne-inflamed skin.
Another wondrous ingredient: vitamin E. You’ll find it in just about every skincare product on shelves everywhere, but in pure avocado, you’re getting it in its purest form without being mixed with chemical additives. Avocado also has linoleic acid which is one of the omega-6 fatty acids that helps keep skin clear and free of inflammation. Plus, avocados also have niacin, biotin, riboflavin and many more other antioxidants which not only slow down the aging process but also fight off the bacteria that cause acne. Essentially, all this means is that avocados = clearer, brighter and healthier skin.
How to Make Your Own Avocado Face Mask for Acne
What you’ll need in order to make your avocado face mask for acne a success are just two simple and natural ingredients. One of them is the avocado, which you will not use all of. Don’t let it go to waste. Use it in a salad later, top it on a sandwich or toast, or just enjoy it as-is because it’s an avocado and it’s naturally delish! The other ingredient is honey and we cannot even stress enough that you must use raw organic and unprocessed honey. That’s the real stuff which is typically not in your supermarket. Read the labels to make sure you’re getting the pure stuff because honey is a humectant naturally and provides you with natural antibacterial and anti-septic protection.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 tablespoon raw organic unprocessed honey
1/4 of a small avocado (must be ripe or even over ripe for best results)
Here’s how to make it:
1. Cut your avocado in half. Scrape out half of the flesh from one half of the avocado into a bowl.
2. Use an immersion blender if possible or any high-speed mixer or blending tool to turn the avocado into a paste that’s free of lumps.
3. Add the honey and stir until the mixture is well blended.
4. Get ready to use your face mask!
Tips for Using Your Avocado Face Mask for Acne
Don’t delay! This mask can’t be stored away. You’ll need to make a fresh one every time you want to use it. Here are some tips on how to use it.
– Start with a clean face
Before slathering on your avocado face mask for acne, you must cleanse your face thoroughly. Pat dry to avoid irritation.
– Steam clean first
Steaming open your pores will help open them up and get all the buildup clogging your pores out of there so this mask can do its job. Hover over a pot of boiling water with a towel over your head for a good 5 minutes to clear your pores out.
– Applying the mask
Once your face is ready, you can scoop it up onto your skin and smear away. Keep it away from your eyes and mouth though. Let the mask dry which should take about 15 minutes. If it still feels wet, wait until you feel it dry on your skin. Wash off first with warm water and then follow with cold water. Pat your skin dry to keep from irritating it.
– Moisturize afterward
Once you’ve finished, you may want to moisturize with your favorite skin cream. It will help seal in the softness.
– Wear protection
Depending on your blending skills, your avocado face mask for acne may turn out a little runnier on some occasions. It will still work well on your skin, however it may drip a bit so be sure to wear an old shirt that you don’t care about getting goopy.
– Waste not, want not
And finally, you may find you’ve got a little leftover. Don’t let it go to waste! Hop in the shower and use it on the rest of your skin for truly smooth, silky skin from head to toe!