Need a little skin pick-me-up, but no time to come to Spa Sophia? Opt for one of Spa Sophia best DIY face masks! While it may not be the same as our groundbreaking facials and relaxing spa experiences, it keeps your skin healthy in between treatments. This delicious DIY avocado face mask recipe is one of Spa Sophia esthetician Natarsha's favorites. It's intensely nourishing, softening and great for those with dry, parched or dehydrated skin.
DIY Avocado Face Mask Recipe
- 1/2 avocado
- 1tbsp raw honey
- 1tbsp raw Shea butter
- 1tsp powdered raw cacao
- 1tsp vegetable glycerine
- 1tsp raw coconut oil
Optional but recommended:
- 1 vitamin E capsule pierced and squeezed in
- 10 drops of organic rose hip oil
- 5 drops vanilla absolute
- 3 drops black pepper essential oil
DIY Avocado Face Mask Instructions
Whip all ingredients together into a smooth, creamy mask and apply to face after cleansing and exfoliating, lever on for 20 minutes. Keep remaining mask in fridge and use as needed. If you're vegan you can substitute agave nectar for the honey. The oils are optional but give this mask an extra sensory dimension and extra nutrients for the skin.
"The avocado is super rich in nutrients and oils, while the honey and raw coconut oil provide a soothing and mild anti-microbial effect. The vegetable glycerine is a humectant, helping to pull moisture in to the skin, the cacao is rich in antioxidants. Honey and agave are hydrating, Shea butter is nourishing and softening. Vitamin E aids in cellular repair and rosehip oil is rich in beta carotene and provitamin A, which has been shown to help reduce the risk of cancer in premenopausal women."
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