The healthy and beauty benefits of avocado are getting more attention as can be seen from the growing trend of more and more beauty products having avocado oil as one of their main ingredients.
Some of these cosmetic products are rather expensive and may not be safe if they are loaded with some unknown chemicals. However, this should not stop you from using avocado for your beauty care.
Following are some easy and cost-effective ideas for using avocado for your beauty care in the comfort of your home.
How to use avocado to get shiny soft hair?
You peel, cut the avocado into small slices and mash them into a paste. Then you add in 1 egg yolk and half a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil to the mashed avocado. You can now apply this paste onto your hair and let it stay there for up to 30 minutes before you shampoo and condition your hair.
You can also combine mashed avocado with 3 to 4 tablespoons of coconut milk to create your own homemade hair conditioner. You comb this mixture through the hair and let it stay for up to 15 minutes before you rinse off.
How to use avocado for puffy eyes?
You peel and cut avocado into crescent-shaped slices. You take 5 to 6 slices. You lie down and place few slices under each eye and rest for up to 20 minutes.
This is optional – before putting the avocado slices under your eyes, you can soak them in almond oil. This is because almond oil is also good for dark circles under the eyes.
How to use avocado for facial care?
You peel, cut the avocado in half and take out the seed. Then you mash it to a paste. Now you can apply this paste using your fingertips evenly on your face and neck while steering clear of the area near to your eyes.
You just lie down, relax and let the paste stay on your face for up to 30 minutes before you rinse off with lukewarm water first and follow by cold water to close up the skin pores. You can finish this treatment by applying your favourite moisturizer. This basic avocado mask is good for dry skin.
You can also combine avocado with other natural ingredients such as honey and olive oil in order to create a more portent avocado face mask.
To prepare this face mask, you will need 1 ripe avocado, 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey).
You peel, cut the avocado into small slices and mash them into paste. Then you add in honey and the rest of the ingredients to create a smooth and creamy paste which you can now apply it onto your face and neck. You let this paste stay on your face for up to 30 minutes before you rinse off.
How to use avocado for care of hands?
You peel the avocado and you just need one quarter of it. The other ingredients you need are 1 egg white, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. You mix all of these ingredients together. You can now apply this mixture to your hands and leave it there for up to 20 minutes before you wash off.
How to use avocado for body care?
You can also prepare an avocado body scrub using 1 ripe and mashed avocado, 2 cups of sea salt and half a cup of apricot of kernel oil. You combine all of these ingredients to form a paste you can apply it to all over your body after you have showered, gently rubbing the paste onto your body in circular motion. You let the paste stay there for between 5 to 10 minutes before you wash off.
How to use avocado for care of feet?
For this, you will need 2 ripe avocados, one quarter cup of sugar and half a cup of extra virgin olive oil. First, you peel, cut the avocado into small slices and mash them into a paste.
Next you add in the rest of the ingredients to create a paste which you can apply to your feet in a circular motion, starting from the toes and working up to the ankles. You let this paste stay on your skin for up to 15 minutes before you wash off.
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