Ah, our first blog post! We will be posting about bath bombs soon (we are OBSESSED with LUSH products), but we sorta kinda ran out of time to do that recipe, which was supposed to be our inaugural post. Anywho, I (Erin) wanted to try this avocado face mask recipe because I'm used to just taking a smashed up avocado and rubbing it on my face. While that is a very fun, hippy way to go about it (these Google image results of the word hippy are so stereotypical), it's not very neat! Mixing with plain yogurt and some other good stuff makes it a lot easier to rub on.
Libby - My relationship with avocados has been sketchy since the pregnancy—it’s just the texture. Erin was mostly interested in this recipe! I noticed the mixture was a little soupy from sitting out in room temperature so stick your finished batch in the refrigerator before you smudge it on.
Avocados are a good source of Vitamin E, which is great for healthy skin and hair. One piece of this fruit (yes, fruit) contains 27.7 percent of your daily recommended allowance. Heck, you might just be tempted to eat the recipe after you're finished making it. Come on, we dare you.
The mask goes on smooth and mostly smells like honey, which is surprising because the recipe mostly contains avocado. (On a side note, it tastes good too.)
The Avocado Honey Face Mask Recipe
1/3 cup yogurt (You could use less if you want a thicker mixture)
2 Tablespoons raw honey (follow link to learn about it's humectant and anti-bacterial properties)
Splash of lemon (2 Tablespoons)
Add the ingredients one by one and smash with a fork or spoon. Apply the mixture to your face and let the moisture sink in like a good song lyric (cue the entire song of Semi-Charmed Life).
BOOM! There you have it!
Side Note: Is Lemon Juice Good for your Face?
Erin here. I'll admit that the mask burned a little when putting it on, which made me worry about the lemon juice. Of course, if it burns too much you should always take it off. However, after some searching I found that this citrus can really put your dead skin cells and blackheads to shame. Think of it as a natural astringent (well put, Libs).
In fact, you can simply apply a small amount of lemon juice to a cotton swab for a more concentrated route. If you're acne prone like me, lemon juice might be a good, natural alternative to other blemish-banishing products--it's antibacterial and antifungal.