DIY Avocado Face Mask Recipe with Honey

DIY Avocado Face Mask Recipe with Honey

Whether you’re looking to get that healthy, glowing skin or pamper yourself with a bit of spa self-care at home, making and applying a Honey Avocado Face Mask is the way forward. Honey has long been known for its natural skin benefits while reducing inflammation and soothing irritation — plus, it smells great!

Avocado is packed with fatty acids which help cleanse pores, moisturize deeply, and even give your skin a natural boost of antioxidants. With just two simple ingredients, this homemade concoction can take essential skincare to unforeseen levels with glowing results. And who wouldn’t love that?

There are many avocado face mask benefits to enjoy. Avocados are packed with fatty acids, lecithin, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytosterols that help nourish you from the inside out, which makes them an excellent moisturizer for dry skin.

Avocado oil can also be used in DIY hair conditioning masks. The fatty acids can help cleanse pores, reduce inflammation, moisturize deeply and even provide natural hydration. Avocado also helps to promote collagen production, which helps to keep wrinkles at bay.

Honey has long been known for its natural skin benefits and can be used as an antibacterial agent to soothe irritation. It also contains antiseptic properties, which help fight free radicals that accelerate skin aging.

Avocado and honey is a beautiful combination that can benefit your skin. If you’ve never considered putting avocado on face, now is the time! Please think of this recipe when you have half an avocado lying around and don’t know what to do with it.

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Why You'll Love This Avocado Face Mask Recipe

  • Made with common, easy to find ingredients

  • Simple to make

  • Moisturizing and comforting on the skin

  • Adaptable for your specific needs in various avocado face mask recipes

Our avocado honey face mask uses six ingredients commonly found in your refrigerator. It’s simple to whip up this recipe and makes only a small amount, perfect for your face, tops of hands and feet, dry elbows, and knees. This mask also benefits and fortifies hair, but you may want to skip one of the ingredients.

Avocado - For the best results, use a ripe avocado. You’ll have a hard time mashing it up if the fruit is too hard.

Honey - Use dark, antioxidant-rich honey, such as buckwheat or (surprise) avocado, to deliver the most nutrients to your skin.

Lemon Juice - Freshly squeezed is always best!

Yogurt - Opt for sugar-free plain whole milk yogurt.

Aloe Vera - You’ll need organic aloe vera juice. You should be able to find it at the supermarket or a nearby health food store, but if you can’t we suggest ordering online.

Lavender Oil - Adds another soothing element and smells wonderful in the avocado honey face mask.

    How to Make Honey Avocado Face Mask

    Step One: Mash the avocados and preserve them

    Mash the avocados and then mix with the lemon juice.

    There are two reasons we use lemon juice in this avocado face mask recipe. First, lemon juice is a natural astringent due to the naturally occurring vitamin C and citric acid. Second, lemon juice serves as a short-term preservative in this recipe. Over time and with repeated use, lemon juice will lighten dark spots by helping to remove dead skin cells, leading to a more radiant and even skin tone.

    Lemons are also antibacterial and their juice may also fight acne breakouts.

    Step Two: Add unflavored Greek yogurt

    You, like me, might be thinking, WOW, add the yogurt, a little salt, and pepper, and viola salad dressing!

    You’re right, but right after you add the yogurt, there’s more!

    Step Three: Drizzle in some Honey

    Another essential addition to this mask is honey!

    While you can use any honey, as long as it’s raw, darker honey has slightly more minerals and antioxidants. Honey is also antibacterial, extremely moisturizing, and leaves behind soft skin.

    Step Four: The addition of two more star ingredients, aloe vera juice and lavender oil

    Aloe vera juice is excellent for irritated skin, especially sunburnt skin. It provides a smooth, refreshed feel. In addition to making the mask smell unforgettable, lavender oil also has anti-inflammatory properties and aids in reducing redness.

    Step Five: Apply, rest, and rinse

    Apply to clean skin avoiding the area directly around the eyes and mouth. Leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry with a towel.

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    Avocado Face Mask Variations

    When creating home facial remedies, the best advice is to keep it clean, keep it simple and be sure that whatever you are experimenting with is not something you are sensitive to. Avocado face masks are versatile and can address various skin concerns such as dry skin, oily skin, aging skin, wrinkles, acne, signs of aging, and dullness. Some ideas on ingredients that you may want to try adding to this avocado face mask recipe include:

    • Add a tablespoon or two of oats, either ground colloidal oats or whole old-fashioned oats.

    • Cocoa powder always offers a little lift.

    • Swap out the yogurt with whole milk or nut milk if you are vegan

    • Add some chia seeds. They will add a gelatin texture and a little scrub.

    Helpful Tips When Making An Avocado Honey Face Mask

    • Mix just enough of this honey avocado face mask to use at one time. You don’t want to store it, as the avocado will spoil.

    • Try this mask on your hair. Avocado is excellent for promoting hair growth. Omit the lemon juice if you don’t want to lighten your hair.

    • Apply to damp hair. For deep conditioning and nourishment, apply the avocado hair mask to damp hair. This helps the mask penetrate better and provides more effective results.

    What Are Avocado Face Mask Benefits?

    Avocado face mask benefits are tenfold! Avocado face masks provide deep hydration, nourishment, and moisturization to the skin. Rich in healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they promote skin health, reduce the signs of aging, soothe irritated skin, gently exfoliate dead skin cells, and brighten the skin tone.

    The natural oils in avocados help moisturize dry skin, while its nutrients rejuvenate and revitalize the skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and radiant!

    How Often Should I Use This Avocado Honey Face Mask?

    You can use our honey avocado face mask 2-3 times a week for best results. It will allow your skin to benefit from the nourishing and moisturizing properties of both ingredients without overdoing it.

    However, it’s important to pay attention to your skin’s reaction and adjust the frequency accordingly. If you have sensitive skin, be cautious and start with once a week to avoid irritation or adverse reactions. If you notice any irritation or sensitivity, reduce the usage to once a week or every other week. Listen to your skin’s needs and adjust accordingly.

    Is This Face Mask Okay to Use on All Skin Types?

    Although this mask works great on all types of skin, including oily or combination, putting avocado on face is especially beneficial for those dealing with specific skin concerns such as acne-prone complexions. Its ability to absorb excess oil without clogging pores or irritating sensitive areas around the eyes and cheeks makes it an excellent choice for addressing various skin concerns.

     

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    Try This No-Frills Face Mask

    Because this face mask only requires two simple ingredients (avocado and honey), it’s inexpensive yet highly effective when it comes to achieving glowing skin without harsh chemical-based products!

    If you try out our honey avocado mask, take a selfie and share it with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

    Crazy about Avocados? Us too. Try these recipes.

    More treatments with avocado that you can do yourself from the comfort of your home.

    • This Cuticle Treatment will make your hands (and your feet) just like new.

    • These Bee Green Smoothies are delicious, lead to satiety (feeling full), and will improve skin appearance from eating the avocado. It's so wonderful when your skin can benefit from an ingredient on the inside and the outside.

    • Nobody needs to know that this dessert treat contains avocado. After all, isn't avocado a fruit? Yes. It's true. Try this fruit-filled Raw Chocolate Pudding made with avocado fruit.


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    Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara