Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
From the 'Weekend' magazine!
- 1⁄2 avocado
- 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
- Put the avocado and the oil in a bowl.
- Mash the former with the latter.
- Apply mixture to your face and neck.
- Make sure you avoid the eyes and lips area.
- Leave it on for 10 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water.
- This mask helps to moisturize the skin.
****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.