DIY moisturizing avocado face mask for dry sensitive skin

July 24, 2017


Dry skin? Sensitive skin? Or a "tremendous" combination of both? Don't worry, I got you on this one! Lately, avocados have been making a huge statement foodwise and I'm loving every creamy bit of them. They're great on toast, great in a salad, yummy in a bowl of smoothie but did you know avocados contain beneficial properties for beautiful skin whether eaten or applied topically? 

I am in a constant battle with a dry and sensitive skin (acne prone too) so I'm always looking for simple and effective care for my skin and what's better than a DIY face mask? Talk about easy to make, harmful chemicals-free and full of nutrients. The avocado is once again making center stage!

Benefits of avocado on skin

  • It contains a high level of Omega-3 fatty acid which is great for moisturising the skin. This natural oil has the ability to deeply penetrate the top layers of your skin which helps with hydration as well as eliminating dry patches.
  • Rich in antioxidants and collagen, avocados give a youthful plump to your skin. The appearance of facial lines and crow's feet are greatly reduced when applied routinely.
  • The presence of glutamine amino acid ensures that your skin is protected from harsh environmental factors that aggravates sensitivity of the skin. It is able to do this by cleansing the deep layers of your skin. 
  • Avocados also contain a high level of vitamin E oils which is greatly absorbed by the skin providing a baby-soft smooth skin. Vitamin E also has the ability to act as a protective barrier against eczema and psoriasis.
Don't tell me you just read all these wonderful benefits and you haven't added avocados to your shopping list yet! *gasp* lol. I have been applying an avocado homemade mask twice a week on my face and I'm going to share the recipe with you. You'll need;

Ingredients:

  1. ½ avocado 
  2. ¼ cup uncooked oatmeal
  3. 2 tablespoon of Greek yogurt 
  4. 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions:

  • Cut an avocado in half then scoop the creamy flesh of one half into a bowl. Gently mash it up with a fork or spoon (easy). 
  • Following this, combine with 2 tablespoon of Greek yogurt, add ¼ cup of oatmeal and lastly add a single tablespoon of honey. 
  • Fold all mixture in without beating or whisking. Note - Avoid doing this in order not to break up the enzymes of these ingredients to get the best result.
  • Apply mixture directly onto face using clean hands or brush.
  • Leave mixture on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Gently rinse off with a washcloth and follow with your favourite moisturiser. It's that simple.

I do this twice a week and my skin has been loving me back. It is really simple to follow and easy to make with these basic ingredients normally found at home. Also note - If your skin is really dry, gently scrub while you rinse but avoid doing this if it's very sensitive or irritated to avoid redness. Let me know in the comment if you have ever used a DIY mask or are willing to give my homemade moisturizing avocado face mask for dry sensitive skin a try.




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59 comments

  1. I love Avocado! I didn't know that I can also use it as moisturizer. Thanks for this info :)

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  2. Wow it seems so easy and a great face mask ! Thanks for sharing it :D
    Maybe I'll try it with care (because of lot of allergy and skin sensibility).
    Cheers,

    Carolina | MissBoucleNoire, blog mode

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    1. It's really easy to make. If your skin is very sensitive you should rub gently or not at all.

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  3. Great post! Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely try it out! :)

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  4. Great post dear !
    Follow for follow ?
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  5. Oohhh this sounds great, I want to try!

    xx

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    1. It's also fun to make. I can't resist eating parts of it as well.

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  6. I definitely love Avocado but never knew it can be used as a mask for face. Love your post and your tips :)

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    1. Thanks for reading. Glad you loved it.

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  7. I've never tried an avo mask so I better hurry up and try it out, sounds fab! Have a good week

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box
    Instagram: littleglitterybox

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    1. Thanks Simone. I never thought it was something I could try till I did. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  8. I've used Freeman's avocado and oatmeal face mask before and I loved it. I kinda want to see if I can make it myself so this is great.

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  9. Hi, your article was very informative! I have acne on all of my back and butt. Can you suggest something for it? I read somewhere that it is because of digestion problems. But I am not sure :)

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    1. I've had my share of acne and it was pretty bad. Sadly I haven't been able to find a natural remedy for it. You may read my post on acne right here http://www.underaytedray.co.uk/2017/05/how-to--got-rid-of-acne-fast.html

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  10. This mask sounds great.. I'm definitely gonna try it cause I love avocado and making my own masks! Thank you.

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  11. Ah! this sounds great! Will definitely be trying out your recipe :)

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  12. Mum gave me this recipe when I was younger and I used it then. I love how some things never change.
    I love avocado - I would probably prefer to eat mine though now.
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
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    1. Mums know best. I barely make my mask without eating part of the avocado, they're just so yummy!

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  13. I am always enthusiastic about all homemade and natural beauty tips. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I was thinking that it's actually a Russian beauty trick to use all the fruits and vegetables as facial masks. It's so great that you are loving these awesome DIY beauty tricks too!

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    1. Thanks, they're so good on your skin too.

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  15. Ooo i need to do this!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Enclothed Cognition

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  16. great mask... for sure is very useful... :) thanks!

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  17. I didn't know avocado was so good for your skin. I'll have to try out this face mask.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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    1. It sure is, recently found out too and had to share.

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  18. That mask also sounds like an amazing breakfast hahaha! I didn't know you could use avo on your face! Learn something new every day.

    🍉 Pia
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    1. Lol, I'm guilty of eating out of it.

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  19. I've heard that each of those ingredients are good for the face separately, so I think this mask sounds great!! I need to try it!
    xo. Kari

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    1. Absolutely Kari! Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. I am saving this post to try for later!! I love at home remedies to heal my skin. Thanks for sharing! XO, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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    1. I'll remember to post a printable one next time! Glad you loved this.

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  21. Avocados are so expensive in Germany most of the year, I prefer to eat them. But the benefits they have are great.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I'm sure eating them delivers just as much as applying it.

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  22. I think this is perfect for me as my skin is dry! Therefore I think I'll try it out although it is true that avocados are expensive in Germany :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. Yeah I just learned that they're so expensive in Germany. I better not take them for granted then.

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  23. This is such a great idea! Totally going to try this :)

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Sure, enjoy the pampering treatment.

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  24. This sounds like such a fun idea to try with a bunch of girlfriends! Granted I do like eating avocados more, but anything for perfect skin right? 😉

    Charlotte
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    1. Absolutely! I need to try these with my girlfriends sometime.

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  25. oooh this sounds nice! I have sensitive skin too so i must try <3

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  26. Thanks for sharing your really great homemade facial mask idea! Wow who knew that avocado made such a great skin treatment.

    Adrianna x | http://mimamochi.com/

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  27. Everything!!!! Thank you xx

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  28. Can I make the face mask without honey?(cos i'm vegan) Does it change anything?

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    1. It's totally alright, honey helps with soothing the skin and you can swap honey with a teaspoon of coconut oil to achieve same result.

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  29. This sounds amazing! All of those ingredients are wonderful. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    -Dana

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