How to Use an Avocado for Beauty Care

Rich, buttery, and packed full of nourishing and moisturising properties, avocados are not just great for consuming, but the vitamins A, C, E, and K they contain make them an ideal ingredient to be incorporated into any beauty regimen.  If you are looking to hydrate and enhance your skin and hair, try a couple of beauty treatments involving avocados, to make full use of its rich nutrient profile.

Things Required:

– Avocados
– Egg
– Olive oil
– Blender or fork
– Small bowl

Instructions

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    Use avocadoes to make rich, hydrating, and moisturising face masks. For a quick and easy beauty treatment, slice a medium-sized avocado in half, mash it up with a fork, and smooth it evenly onto a clean, freshly washed face. Leave it on to allow your face to soak up all the goodness, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water after around 20 minutes have elapsed.

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    Avocados can also be used to treat and freshen up puffy eyes. For this purpose, peel an avocado, remove the pit, and chop it into small cubes. Toss these into the blender, or simply mash them with a fork. Cleanse your face of any dirt or impurities, and then rub this paste underneath each eye, moving your fingers in a soothing circular motion. Lie down and relax for around 20 minutes, then wash the paste off with warm water, and pat your eyes dry.

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    Similarly, avocados can also be used to make body masks, which work in pretty much the same way as face masks, except you will require more avocados, and apply the mixture all over your body as opposed to restricting it to your face. The best time and place to apply this is in the shower – after you have washed and cleansed your body, apply one and a half mashed avocado all over your body, smoothing it on gently, and then leaving it on for at least 20 minutes before you rinse it off.

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    In addition to being beneficial for the skin, avocados make for great hair treatments. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 to 1 mashed avocado (this depends on the length of your hair), 1 egg yolk, and 1/2 a teaspoon of olive oil. Mix all this thoroughly, and smooth it evenly through your hair, from root to tip. Leave it on for 30 minutes, to allow the avocado treatment to deeply nourish your hair, and then rinse it off once or twice – however long it takes to get the mixture out of your hair completely.

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