DIY Avocado Face Mask

Life is busy. I can vouch for that! Balancing work life, married life, being a dog mom, working on my little farm – and not to mention a baby on the way! Trust me… I GET IT! I feel you! Life is crazy sometimes.

But we have to take time for the little things. Especially to take care of ourselves. And sometimes that means….

OUR SKIN.

The first thing we tend to notice about not just ourselves – but other people is – their face. Our faces are front and center. Exposed and vulnerable!

But, we should feel good about that!

All faces are different. Different colors, shapes, all unique in their own way.
Some have freckles – some have laugh lines – some have hair…

There are 2 things our faces all have in common…

The first being ALL FACES ARE BEAUTIFUL!

The second is ALL FACES HAVE SKIN!

Now granted all skin is different – the one thing it has in common – is that it craves moisture!

I know with my busy schedule it can get super difficult to make it to a spa for a facial or for a true pamper session. But that doesn’t mean I can do one in the comfort of my own home!

I want to give you the details on what I do at home so you can get that pampered skin you deserve while in the comfort of your home… and maybe even in your jammies!

Let’s get started.


One of my FAVORITE go to’s is what I like to call my “Guac Mask”… it may sound silly… But it works.

AND the best part is…

It has only 4 ingredients!

And you I am sure you guessed the main ingredient is AVOCADOS!

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E (the oil if you can- even if you have capsules- you can open them up and use the oil inside)
  • 1 drop of Argan Oil 
  • ¼  cup of avocado oil
  • PLUS ½ of an avocado

Blend all of these ingredients until they have a thick paste like consistency. You will notice the avocado does become quite guac like! Apply to your face evenly until it has completely dried to your face. Gently remove it with a washcloth and VIOLA!  You can then of course follow up with your regular moisturizer that you would typically use.


Why this works.


These 4 ingredients work as little mini powerhouses for your skin – each providing your skin with their own benefits.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that is known to be effective in reducing UV damage reduction in skin. And when vitamin E is applied topically, it can help nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Argan oil packs quite a punch for our skin! It is known to protect it from sun damage, moisturize it, assist with acne, anti aging effects and so much more!

Then there is the avocado. Avocado contains beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, AND vitamins A, D, and E. All of these nutrients work to help moisturize and protect our skin from damaging UV rays while increasing collagen metabolism (which is essential for keeping our skin tight, nourished and even prevent fine lines and wrinkles)!

So what are you waiting for? Grab these 4 ingredients and let the benefits just SOAK in!

Discover Complete Collagen+

With just a tablespoon-full a day, you can:

  • See your skin look younger, dewier, and healthier
  • Banish the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Grow healthier-looking hair
  • ...and so much more!

Water For Radiant Skin

Water is the foundation of life.

The adult human body is 60% water. When we drink water, it can benefit the body in so many ways!

And yet, so many of us are not drinking enough! An average person should be consuming 64 ounces of water a day, or 2 litres.

We know water is important. We know how it can affect our bodies internally when we do not get enough of it. Not drinking enough water can make us feel run down, fatigued, have frequent headaches, feel weak and even gain weight.

But what about EXTERNALLY?

What we might not know about water is that it greatly affects our appearance as well.

Water can help

Improve our skin tone
Drinking ample amounts of water helps the body to flush out toxins we may have while also giving us healthier skin. Studies have shown that 2 cups of water daily can work to increase blood flow to the skin- providing it with a more even tone. 

Prevent Acne and Breakouts
When we drink enough water, it balances the oil and water content within our skin – primarily on our face. This works to prevent excess oil and sebum secretion, which in turn means fewer clogged pores and breakouts.

You may be thinking breakouts are for adolescents and teens, but the truth is that adult acne is growing more and more common.  A study revealed that 4-6 people out of 100 in the age groups of 20-40 have adult acne. 

Reduce Puffiness within the Face
Sometimes our face can look a bit puffy. This is because our skin is actually retaining water to protect us from dehydration. If we stay hydrated, we can work to reduce that puffiness we see in our face. 

Eliminate Itchiness
Drinking enough water can work to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out while flushing out toxins that can cause irritation.  If you are finding your skin especially itchy lately, it could be from lack of hydration. 

Prevent Premature Aging and Tightens Skin
Staying hydrated helps increase the elasticity in our skin due to it staying moisturized for longer. When we have more elasticity in our skin, it can delay the sagginess of our skin and also delay the premature appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Sometimes, with sudden weight loss and just gravity not being on our side, our skin can start to sag. Drinking water can help revive the skin’s elasticity. To prevent your skin from sagging and to tighten it in areas where the sagging is prominent, like the upper arms, thighs, waist and jawline, drinking water helps as it revives the skin’s elasticity.

Skin Tip

If you find your skin is lacking in the radiance you crave… Water is essential for that!

But, also adding COLLAGEN to your daily regimen is highly recommended!

A great collagen product can do wonders for your skin and help with any unwanted saggy skin, wrinkles or fine lines you might see!  I find drinking around 8 glasses of water a day and taking my Collagen makes my skin GLOW and I just feel refreshed and amazing!

Love the skin you’re in and stay radiant friends!


Resources:

https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/skin-hair-and-nails/9-things-that-relieve-itchy-skin

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-much-water-should-you-drink-per-day

https://www.instyle.com/news/6-amazing-beauty-benefits-drinking-enough-water