Thursday, March 3, 2011

Guest Blogger Thursday: Sami's Avocado Mask for the Poor & Pretty

Happy March, everyone! I'm Sami from Poor & Pretty and I'm back for another guest post! Though spring is just around the corner, some of us may still be suffering from dry, winter skin. Don't worry, I have the perfect recipe! Today, I'm sharing with you an inexpensive mask that you can create right in your very own kitchen.

Sami's Avocado Mask for the Poor & Pretty
Ingredients:
1 avocado
1 egg yolk
4 tsp honey (all-natural or raw honey is best, if you have it)


First, let's talk a little bit about the ingredients. I know, it's all food stuff — why put all of that on your face? Yuck! Actually, not yuck at all! Avocados are rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, D & E, which are all great for dry/dull skin and hair. The oil in avocados also creates a protective barrier on your skin to help prevent the loss of moisture, which is especially important in winter. Egg yolk has moisturizing benefits and is also loaded in Vitamin A, which promotes skin and cellular health. Honey, especially if it's raw, acts as a humectant, drawing moisture from the air into the skin, and it's also antibacterial.

Okay, so now that you have your ingredients list, what do you do?



1. Cut the avocado in half, take out the seed, and scoop the "meat"(or pulp) into a mixing bowl.
2. Mash the avocado.


3. Add egg yolk and honey to the avocado.
4. Mix well. This makes enough mask for two, so share with a friend, a honey, or use the rest in your hair (yes, this is equally good for your hair, but make sure the honey is very well mixed in... you don't want chunks of honey stuck in your luscious locks!)

Note: After using the mask, I realized it would have been much, much better to blend the ingredients in a blender to minimize the avocado chunks you'll undoubtedly have if you use a potato masher. But, either way, your skin will love you!

Another tip: Before using any mask, it's recommended that you wash & exfoliate your face to really maximize the effects of the mask.

Enjoy!

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2 comments:

  1. Can't WAIT to try this Sami!

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  2. I normally add natural greek yogurt + lemon juice withouth the egg yolk. It's awesome. My skin never looked better!!!

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