Well, I’m happy to report that applying avocado to your face delivers great results for dry, winter worn skin.
It started like this, I cut an avocado in half and scooped out the goodness to put in a salad (are you seeing a theme here? I’m totally on the avocado diet right now, can’t stomach it alone, but its great mixed with onions, tomato and olive oil).
Anyway, I was left with the outer skin, which still had some avocado in it – you know, that funny amount that is not worth scooping out, but a shame to waste.
I remembered that while looking up avocado hair recipes, I’d read that your face could get a real moisture boost by simply massaging avocado into your skin. This is because avocado is apparently rich in natural oils, which can soften the skin.
So I rubbed the avocado leftovers onto my face. I left this on for 10 minutes – during which I looked a total state with darkened avocado on my face – and rinsed away.
I was left with instantly softened skin. Now I don’t suffer particularly badly with dry skin, but like most, my skin needs a little more love over winter. I imagine it would work wonders for those who are more prone to dry, chapped skin.
The best thing about this mask is its simplicity – you’re just using the bits of the avocado you’d throw away anyway! I would totally recommend this as a cheap, hassle free route to softer skin.