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****UPDATE***** Well it has been well over a month and I have STILL been using this recipe for a mask - and guess what - my skin is now PERFECT!!!!!!! For the very first time in my life!!!!!!! When I'm not getting complements on how great my skin looks, and how FIRM my skin is, people ask if I've had a chemical peel (like I could afford that on a nanny's salary) or if I had botox injextions. And I tell them "No." The only difference I made is I made it with Saflower oil, because that was the only oil my host mother had in the house at the time. (She needs Saflower oil for some health reason, that I don't understand because English is my second language. For some reason any other oil doesn't work for her. I have to buy it with my own money if I need it for cooking.) FYI - Saflower oil also is infused with Vitamin E, (It says so on the lable. "Hollywood" brand) so it just adds to the benefit. There must be something with the vitamin E that is in the avacado that fixes your skin and or hormones. And I tried everything.... mayo, cucumber, egg yolk, expensive Clinique, Chanel, Lancome, L'Oreal, Roc, Oil of Olay, etc... No benefits at all. This avacado mask is a miracle! I guess whatever nutrient your body is lacking is found in this miracle fruit. I also eat 1/4 an avacodo as well, so my skin gets the nutuients from both directions - internal and external. I think the American diet is based on a "rush-rush" lifestyle, that I think people jere forget that sometime nature is the best cure. I hope everyone reads this and stops wasting $15-30 up to $100 on clinique/lancome/l'oreal/Chanel - because it doesn't work. THANK YOU SO MUCH MY DEAR!!!!!!! My skin has never looked this great. Even the blackheads I've had since I was a teenie are gone. And they were there since I was 10! My dermo. can't believe it. After he gave me retin a, which did nothing but peal my skin, make it red and nothing else - your mask has worked miracles. I will remain ever greatful! Yours truly, Mimi Because that is what I was doing. This mask is a cure all for everything - NO JOKE! It cured my acne cysts (which costs a fortune to go to a dermo. for a prescip. for accutane or retina or a shot of cortosone) Now that we have the harsh winter, my skin feels like silk. I had a hard time not touching my face because me skin feels so good. After a month of using this, I now have the firm, perfect, line-free and wrinlke free skin of a 15 year old with out the acne. My skin is 100% perfect. All my acne scars have healed, and this is after the dermo told me I'd have to pay thousands to have collegen injections to fix the scars! Including the deep pit scars and the red dots that won't go away. My usual peeling skin from winter weather is GONE! And guess what else is gone........ the lines of my face from years of smoking and sunbathing!!!!! GONE!!!!! My diagnosis: After using this for one month - forget whatever Lancome or Chanel wants to sell you. This ingrediants for this can be bought - 3 avacodos for one dollar. As aposed to $45 American Dollars for a vat of cream from a designer. Not Kidding. try this for a month. Regardless if you had oil or dry or normal skin. I promise you will never shell out $20 USD for face cream again! Trust me - I've been using this for over a month and my face look perfect - and that is hard for me to admit because I am humble. PLEASE TRY before you shell out big bucks for expensive face cream.
oh Char...I was so stressed due to my oven not working well, it was causing me a breakout. I tried out your mask, and my skin glowed...it made me feel so much better! thank you thank you thank you!!! No more $40 mask for me, I think i shall make a batch for my trip to bali next week. The sun might cause another batch of breakouts! I did substitute the sunflower oil for olive oil, only thing I had at home. :) Thanks again Char!!!
This mask is wonderful. It made my skin feel so soft. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It was easy to make and I will use it again soon. Thanks for posting it.
I have never experienced a facial quite like this. I used to buy the expensive ones, go to the salon and have it done and now I can save so much money. My husband is going to love you for this. I was paying about $45 every other month for something similar to this. My girlfriends and I are thinking of doing a beauty night, kick the husbands out and make them take the kids and just all of us get slathered up. I have combo skin and very, very, very sensitive skin, I touch my face it breaks out. Well this stuff was magic. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I am so amazed with this avocado mask. I have only been using it for the past 3 nights and I can honestly say I see and feel the difference in my skin. Even my husband has noticed and commented on it too. My make-up goes on so smoothly and when I touch my face it's so soft. I am truly amazed at the results in just only 3 days. Thank you so much for posting this wonderful beauty secret!
Absolutely loved it. I can't even begin to describe how great my skin felt and looked after using this. Thanks Char
After reading another chef's review I had to try this. Have been fighting dryness on my face all winter and NOTHING I did would help... ONE try with this mask and what a difference. THANK YOU Char, for a great facial!! I'm going to do it again, but only every other night, not sure my skin can take the oil every night. I'd give you 100 stars if they were available.
I really liked this mask! My skin is really dry and this made my skin feel great. How often are you suppose to use it?
Loved it! I too used safflower oil and it was terrific. I will definitely continue using this mask. Thanks for sharing!
Simple wonderful mask! I don't have really skin, but during the cold weather with heaters running everywhere I can feel it taking it's toll. This mask made my face feel so soft and smooth. I left it on about half and hour since I had also applied a hair mask and just want to wash it all off in the shower. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I'll be making it again.