Skin Care: things you never thought an avocado could do

My teacher Rosemary Gladstar wisely says, “anything you wouldn’t eat, shouldn’t go on your skin!” This really rings true to me. It must follow that if something is so good to eat, such as avocados (and in season, thank you Subway commercials) they’d also be beneficial for skin care. (This goes for healthy, organic stuff, right..no pizza-based masks please!) This here is an amazing little facial mask from my favorite Madame Pompadour, you can try now that it is avocado season. Adjust the ingredients for your skin type, and apply after cleansing with a soft clean brush. Leave on your skin until you feel the avocado drying, then gently rinse off with lukewarm water. You won’t even need moisturizer afterwards because your skin will feel so smooth. If you are a newcomer to DIY skin care, don’t mind the voice in your head saying “this is too weird.” It’s only half right – it is a bit weird rubbing mashed avocado all over your face at first, but once you feel pure and simple ingredients on your skin, you won’t regret it! I bet you’ll be raiding the fridge and searching for your next food to try. Image

Dry skin: 1/2 avocado + 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Mix well + apply.
Oily skin: 1/2 avocado + 1 egg white. Mix well + apply.
Normal skin: 1/2 avocado + honey. Mix well + apply.

Use the avocado shell as a “bowl” for the mixture because it contains healing oils and will keep the mixture from oxidizing if you choose to save if for tomorrow.

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