Start your Monday off with this DIY beauty recipe for a hydrating, moisturizing, and soothing face mask! All of these whole food ingredients can easily be found in your pantry and be made very quickly. This recipe uses oatmeal, avocado, honey, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar all for a reason. Each of them have unique properties that work together to provide nutrients, antioxidants directly to your skin and also leave it feeling smooth and soothed.
The avocado used is loaded with vitamin E, healthy fats and antioxidants to help keep the skin smooth; the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar contain citric acid which may help “brighten” the skin and the apple cider vinegar may help reduce inflammation on the skin (think of breakouts or redness as inflammation); the honey helps brighten the skin and also thoroughly cleanse with natural antibacterial/antimicrobial properties to it; and the uncooked oatmeal can work as an exfoliant while also soothing the skin. Many all natural skincare lines use avocado in the form of avocado oil. It’s used as a moisturizer and all natural source of free radical damage fighting vitamin A, E, and vitamin C.
- ½ avocado
- ¼ cup uncooked oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Simply mash and combine and the ingredients in a small bowl and apply to your face. Be careful around your eyes (as with all products).
- Let sit on your face for about 20 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Follow with your favorite moisturizer.