Since the time of Cleopatra, through to the current day, honey has been used in beauty regimes for centuries. Its popularity has not waned, even in today’s society of expensive beauty products.
Honey, naturally attracts and retains moisture. It’s also an anti-irritant (thus suitable for sensitive skin and babies) and a natural anti-biotic renowned for its healing properties.
Avocado, on the other hand, is rich in vitamins A, D and E, lecithin. It is also made up of potassium, known as the “youth mineral”. This amazing fruit is also high in sterolins, which are reputed to reduce age spots and help heal sun damage and scars. It is the sterolins in the oil the fruit produces that helps soften the skin and with its highly moisturising effect. If you’ve ever peeled and chopped an avocado you’ll have noticed the silky smooth feel of your hands.
The Avocado-Honey Mask, therefore, is the perfect blend for skin regeneration and rejuvenation. This mask is extremely nourishing and moisturising for dehydrated dry skin.
To make this rich moisturising mask, you will need:
- 1 avocado
- 1 tbsp of honey
To prepare the mask mash the avocado into a creamy texture and combine with the honey. Apply the mask to your face and leave on for 15 – 20 minutes. Next, massage the mixture on your face and neck and then wash with warm water, followed by cold water to close the pores.