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Miraculous Facial Oil
Miraculous Facial Oil

Holy Guacamole! Avos Aren't Just For Eating!

8 January, 2018 - 10:11pm by - Head Pixie | 17 Comments

By BR Tabatha

Have you noticed lately that the news is leaving avocado-loving wannabe-home owners alone? They're no longer being berated for wanting to fork out $6 for an avocado to smash on their toast. Why? Well, that's simple - avocados have entered affordable territory, which means it's time to go hard on that green goodness. Not just on your toast either - avocado can be a skin saviour as it's full of antioxidants, vitamins and good fats, and making a mask to mash on your skin is easy as! You just need a fork, bowl and a couple of ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard!

Got dry skin? Simply scoop out the contents of a ripe avocado, mash it all up, then add in a little manuka honey, mix, then apply and let it sit for around ten minutes before washing it off. No honey on hand? Swap it out with a tablespoon of natural yoghurt, and you'll enjoy the same moisturising effect. Or you can go next level and add both natural yoghurt and honey to your avo smash.

If your skin's on the oily side you can always add an egg white and a small squeeze of lemon juice into your finely mashed avocado. Pop it on, take a chill pill for 15 minutes, then wash off and you're good to go.

As always, patch test first to check for irritation! 

Of course if making your own mask is too much of a hassle you can always buy your way to beautiful skin with these avocado-rich products!

Recommended for normal or combination skin, Freeman Purifying Avacado + Oatmeal clay mask is designed to noursh and purify your skin, leaving it soft, clean and hydrated. 

If your skin is on the drier side you could well benefit by applying Sukin's Hydrating Facial Masque. It's chock-full of the good stuff, including mango seed butter and a blend of avocado, olive fruit and jojoboa oils. Not to mention papaya and pineapple enzymes. Basically it's hydration and glow in a tub. Yum.

Of course it's not just your face that can do with some avocado goodness, your body can benefit as well. Lucky for us LUSH's King of Skin Body Butter can come to the rescue and nourish the bod with its mix of avocado, bananas, oatmilk and butters.

So, do you go ga-ga for avocado? Is it a must in your beauty regime? Or are you more of an avo on toast than on my bod kind of gal? Chat away!

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23rd January, 2018

Ummmm I've heard of the benefits of avocado on both skin and hair but I much prefer my avocado on toast or in guacamole lol. Vogels or Burgen toast, avocado, and black pepper omg, so good.

21st January, 2018

Love eating them but never thought about applying them as a face mask,this would be too wasteful for me as they are just too pricey.

17th January, 2018

Wish avocados didnt cost so much. They are so good for you in many ways.

17th January, 2018

I have used Avo based beauty products before, but i prefer to get them over the counter, as mentioned already with the price of Avo's lately I would much rather eat them (fav is with marmite on toast - don't knock it till you try it) and get the health benefits that way.

14th January, 2018

I love to eat them but it's easy to buy a pack eat one then forget and the rest go off :( maybe I could use to too ripe to eat ones for a mask hmmmm what about a hair mask too?

13th January, 2018

I paid $5 for a pre-ripened avo today. It is huge so I don't mind but I wouldn't pay more.

12th January, 2018

I'm more of an avocado on toast or in salads and burgers and stuff. I do take a skincare supplement which had avocado oil in it. Given the price of avocados at $6-$4 that's the price of a nicer Korean sheet mask if I'm after a single use treatment and doesn't require any DIY. I do love my masks so might check out the Freeman's and Sukin mask.

10th January, 2018

Have used mashed avo with oats on my face before. Feels very refreshing. Have also used Avo with bananas. Feels good too. But only when avos are affordable.

10th January, 2018

love my avo on bread... but I have been trying an avo body butter thanks to a chrissie pressent!

9th January, 2018

I haven’t used avocado in my beauty regime but I have head many of its benefits. I’m keen on using it as a face mask though

9th January, 2018

I'm just all for eating them really :)

9th January, 2018

i don't usually eat avo or use it in my skin care regime. I would use it in those ready to use masks. The Freeman mask looks nice.

9th January, 2018

I’m a sucker for Lush lol . Gets me every time

worldofsooziewong
9th January, 2018

Have you tried King of Skin, Macs? It's one of my favourite Lush products

Macs
9th January, 2018

NO BUT i will be Lol

8th January, 2018

I like the look of the masks for my face as I would rather eat my delicious avocados. Yummmy!

8th January, 2018

King of Skin is one of my all time favourite Lush products that I always must have at home. You apply it in the shower. It's been around longer, and is way better, than another well known in shower body conditioner.