Avocado and Olive Oil Face Mask for Super Soft Skin


This is a natural face mask recipe that your skin will devour. It is rich, very rich, with plenty of nutrients, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids to really soften the skin and help fight wrinkles. Use it as a skin saving treatment after drying out from the elements, the summer sun or the cold air in winter. Both can leave your complexion dull and your skin in dire need of a powerful homemade facial.

Any basic olive oil face mask is great for dry or aging skin. Olive oil contains vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals. Vitamin E is also great for skin healing. The fatty acids in olive oil will soften skin, creating a smooth, velvety complexion. As an added bonus, olive oil also has anti-bacterial properties. Use a small amount on a clean cloth to wipe away dirt and makeup at the end of the day. Be sure to use extra virgin olive oil for your homemade face mask recipes.

Avocado is another winning ingredient when it comes to making sure the skin is soft and supple. This creamy fruit supplies the skin with vitamins and minerals, as well as fatty acids, which are easily absorbed by the top layers of the skin. Avocado oils penetrate the skin faster than other nutritional oils, including almond and olive oil. It is also soothing, which is great if you have dry, sensitive skin.

To make an avocado and olive oil face mask you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of mashed, ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of clay powder or oat flour

Whip all ingredients together well. To get your face ready for the mask, rinse with a little warm water and a gentle cleanser and then pat dry. Rub the avocado olive oil mask into the skin before it has the chance to dry. The clay powder works really well, but oat flour is a great softening substitute. Let the face mask absorb into your skin for fifteen minutes before cleaning off.

Lavender and Honey Face Mask for Combination Skin


Do you have oily skin that is prone to breakouts and dry skin at the same time? Hello combination skin, one of the most difficult skin types when working for an even skin tone and a glowing complexion. Skin that is dry and has pimples may be difficult to manage, but not if you use the right skin care ingredients. Using natural, raw honey and pure lavender essential oil, you can make the ultimate face mask for combination skin.

Honey is one of the best homemade face mask ingredients. It has natural anti-bacterial properties, which makes it excellent for preventing breakouts. You may think of honey simply as a source of sticky sweetness, but this golden goo is actually a rich source of nutrients for the skin, with amino acids and antioxidants. Anti-bacterial and nourishing, honey is an ideal ingredient for natural skin care for acne, but it also has another attribute that makes it perfect for dry skin. Honey is one of nature's humectants. It encourages the skin to retain moisture, promoting soft, supple skin.

Add lavender to your honey face mask and you get double the benefits for treating acne and dry skin. Lavender helps to fight bacteria and it reduces inflammation, a winning combination for pimples. The calming properties of lavender are gentle enough for managing acne with dry and sensitive skin.

To make a homemade lavender and honey face mask for combination skin you will need:
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of hot water
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oil




Add the hot water to the honey to make it more pliable. Add the lavender oil and stir together. Spread the face mask over your skin with fingertips. Rinse well after at least ten minutes. You may want to use a warm wet wash cloth to clear away any sticky residue. Pat dry and apply a light moisturizer on your intensely clean and softened skin.

Tomato and Avocado Mask

Tomato and avocado make a winning combination for the skin. Fresh tomato cleanses pores. Simply rubbing tomato on your face is a way to rub away dirt, oil and makeup. In a face mask, this fruit cleanses, while also nourishing, supplying the skin with vitamins A, C and E, which not only nourish and promote new skin, but they also act as antioxidants to protect cells from free radical damage. More antioxidants for the skin are even more important over the years as the body's cells produce more and more free radicals. Putting tomato on your skin is a way to dose the skin with alpha-hydroxy acids, those natural acids found in many skin care products to loosen up dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores.


Not only is tomato packed with antioxidants and other nourishing ingredients, but avocado is as well. Avocado is a great source of vitamin C to boost collagen production as well as vitamin B5 to help moisturize the skin. This is a great combination for preventing the signs of skin aging. Rich in essential fatty acids, avocado is also naturally softening.

To make this antioxidant face mask that is great for acne as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, add one-half of a ripe avocado to the blender with one-half of a fresh red tomato. Blend for thirty seconds. Wash the face with warm water to open pores and then smear on the tomato and avocado mask. Leave on your face for twenty minutes. Add the rest of your avocado and tomato to a green salad for a great skin healthy meal to enjoy after your homemade facial. Rinse well with tepid water and pat dry. Follow this mask with your moisturizer.

Try the tomato and avocado face mask once a week. It's a great facial to use in the summer if you have fresh tomatoes growing in the garden. The rich dose of antioxidants and hydrating ingredients for the skin are great for balancing with the drying, damaging effects of the sun.

Disclaimer

While I love my skin, I am not actually a dermatologist or a medical professional. The information on this site is not meant to treat or diagnose any health issues.