Avocado is loaded with several benefits with the health and beauty department, as it is loaded with many vitamins (A,B,C,E & K) minerals, protein and a good source of healthy fats. But for now I’m going to pay attention to the beauty benefits you can get from an avocado.
Avocado gives you amazing glowing skin, vitamin A & E relieves your skin from redness and the dry patches on your skin, it penetrates deep into your pores cleansing it and making your skin feel a lot more radiant and nourished.
Avocado also helps protect your skin from sun-damage, if you use it on a regular basis it acts as a sunscreen, also if you have any inflammation on your skin, avocado will definitely sooth it down.
The seed also has many benefits but the most important one for the skin is it increases the collagen, helping to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle free.
You will need:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Firstly you want to half the avocado up and use one half for a hair mask and the other half you want for the face mask and remember not to throw away the seed because you will be needing that for the face mask.
Also you want to separate the egg yolk from the egg whites, but you will be using both of them.
I’m going to start off with the hair mask, all you need to do is mash up the avocado, add the egg yolk and a table spoon of the Extra Virgin Oil and you want to just mix this all together and it should look like a smooth creamy conditioner. If you want to be lazy like me then you can mix it with a hand-help blender, this way is a lot quicker.
The reason why we add egg yolk to your hair is because it helps with strengthening your hair also keeps it silky and soft, the olive oil keeps the hair condition and helps repair any dead hair.
With this mask you want to apply it to the ends of your hair first then work your way to the scalp of your hair, making sure it is massaged in, leave it in for 30 mins and wash it out.
For the face mask, you want to mash the avocado up, add the egg white and then with the seed you want to grate some of it in, the grated parts of the seed is optional however this will exfoliate your skin whilst massaging the face mask on.
The reason why we are using egg white is because it tightens your face, so it’s making fine lines and pores less visible also if you have oily skin, it will absorb the oils out. However this mask will still keep your skin moisturised as the avocado keeps the skin nourished and moisturised.
If you have dark blemishes on your skin then you can add a table spoon of lemon juice as this will make your complexion a lot more even.
All you need to do is massage the mask on your face, making sure it has touched every part and has been rubbed in properly, so your pores get cleaned out and it gets into the fine lines on your face. 15-20 minutes later or once your face has completely dried and your face feels really tight, rinse your face with lukewarm water and tap your face dry with a towel.