Day 69 - Wednesday Self Care: Hydrating Face Mask
I wrote last weekend about how I have completely failed at finding a natural face moisturizer, but in my quest I did find one natural skincare recipe that worked wonders. This hydrating face mask has just 2 ingredients, and it will leave your skin feeling cool, calm, and fresh. Just try not to eat it before you get it on your face.
HYDRATING AVOCADO FACE MASK
- Half a ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of raw honey
Cut your avocado in half and remove the seed, and scoop out one half into a bowl. Add the honey, and mash everything together into a creamy, uniform paste. Spread the mixture on your face, avoiding your eyes, and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a towel. Follow with your favorite moisturizer.
Pro tip: have the other half of the avocado as a snack while you're waiting for the mask to do its thing.
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