Neha has been writing beauty articles for many years. She is passionate about skincare and natural remedies.
Benefits of Avocados for Skin
Avocados in the form of face masks are a natural and chemical-free way to nourish your skin. If you are looking for some natural home remedies to replenish your face, especially if you have dry, red, itchy, or rough skin due to the harsh weather, then you should really consider all the benefits of avocado.
Avocados soothe and moisturize your face. They are a rich source of essential nutrients like vitamins B and E and amino acids.
Topical application of them as masks will give your skin numerous beauty benefits. Below are five different ones you can try.
5 Homemade Face Masks Using Avocado
1. Honey Avocado Mask
This is a hydrating face mask, perfect for cleaning and moisturizing. Honey is a gentle astringent and extremely moisturizing. The combination of avocado and honey in this will refine the pores, tighten the skin, smooth over wrinkles and reduce aging spots.
- Simply mash a ripe avocado and mix it with one tablespoon of honey.
- Spread a thin layer on your skin, and let it be for 20 minutes.
- Wash it off with lukewarm water.
2. Cucumber Avocado Mask
This avocado and cucumber mask is a great remedy for acne treatment. When the two are combined, they can help clean out skin pores and avoid breakouts.
- Take 1/2 cup of avocado pulp and mix with two tablespoons of cucumber juice.
- Clean your face and then evenly apply the mask over your face. You can also place the cucumbers slices over your eyes as well.
- Lie down for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Wash the mask off with lukewarm water and pat it dry.
3. Oatmeal Avocado Mask
If your skin is dry to an extent that you feel itchy from the dryness and roughness, try this oatmeal and avocado mask. Oatmeal helps heal, soothe, and relieve itching, and avocado, which is a good source of vitamin E, is full of natural oils that will hydrate and moisturize the dry skin naturally.
- Blend avocado pulp and cooked oatmeal in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Apply to your face.
- Leave it until it dries.
- Wash off your face.
This should take around 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Yogurt and Avocado Mask
This mask is beneficial, especially during those cold winter months when your skin needs extra moisture due to the dry or humid air. Yogurt has enzymes that easily exfoliate the facial skin with natural cleansing and bleaching.
- Take a teaspoon of organic yogurt and mix it with avocado pulp.
- Spread onto your face.
- Let it sit.
- Wash off with warm water and pat dry.
5. Avocado, Egg White, and Lemon Juice Mask
This is another useful one to help reduce oil and acne problems. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, which is perfect for oily skin, as it has natural astringent properties. Egg white helps moisturize dry skin.
- Beat the egg white until frothy.
- Take out the avocado pulp and mash it.
- Mix the two together with one teaspoon of lemon juice.
- Apply a thick layer to your face and leave it on for 20 to 25 minutes.
Note that this mask will turn dark quickly, so it is best to store your extra facial mask in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
Question: I have heard of a face mask of avocado honey oatmeal but I'm missing an ingredient I think it's something clear?
Answer: Stress is the main culprit of any skin problem. No matter how many face packs, facial treatments you apply, if you are letting stress rule your mind and life, it will be shown on your face. I suggest you to do breathing exercise. yoga for few minutes daily. Apart, to make your skin firm and tight apply honey face masks as you are near 65 and you need to get rid of fine lines. Take a tablespoon of honey and mix few drops of lemon in it. Do apply it daily for 15 minutes. Your skin will be sooner flawless, tight and glowing.
Esi on May 23, 2020:
Hello please I have acne,black spot and pores on my face how should I use avocado to clear all
Gemma on October 02, 2019:
Can I mix them together? Like have yogurt, honey, egg white and lemon all together in the avocado mask
emily on May 20, 2019:
does it get bad enytime
Mary on January 13, 2019:
for how many weeks should I use avocado and lemon
Aisha Umar on March 05, 2018:
I have tried to use avocado,honey and lemon juice mask to clear pimples for 2 weeks now but I have not seen any change what can I do?
Ellie on February 28, 2018:
How often should I use the avocado face mask and how long will this keep in fridge? Thank you.
Seema on October 12, 2017:
How often should we use this face masks???
Lucky one on September 22, 2017:
Thanks alot for these remedies am gonna try out this week.
However, how often do you recommend should one regularly apply on the face? Thanks.
Neha Sadana (author) from India on July 28, 2017:
Most of the ingredients are easily found in the kitchen like Egg, lemon, honey, yogurt . Do try any of the above mask, it will give remarkable result.
Shantel on July 27, 2017:
I like the remedies but do not have most of the things
Elizjah on December 17, 2016:
I just used the egg and avacodo one and it really helped with my skin and made it soo soft lol. and after using 2 throughout the week it rally helped clear up my acne
hello am blessing on September 29, 2016:
i tried the honey and avocado face mask. please i want to know often i should it in a week; that's how many days interval?
karissa on August 27, 2016:
How long can I store the mask after its made and how often should I apply it?
Thanks so much and can't wait to try this.
diane first on August 12, 2016:
I use Made from Earth's products for combination skin. Their Skin Correcting Toner Mist is EVERYTHING!
johna on June 28, 2016:
just strarted using homemade avocado mask wih lemon for 3 days,looking forward for the best result,,,yey
jane on May 24, 2016:
I hv a lot of pemples so I need the help
I'm Jenny on May 07, 2016:
Can I put everyday to my face this avocado and honey mask?
Neha Sadana (author) from India on April 13, 2016:
I am glad you tried these homemade avocado masks and feel brighter! Me too love to use natural things on my skin.
The fine lines or marks you are talking about are normal. They get on the body when a person grow or gain weight quickly. You can massage the affected area gently in circular movement to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Exfoliating will also help in removing the excess skin cells!
Shayma on April 12, 2016:
I just tried it yesterday and my skin feels so soft and even brighter. I love using the natural things on my skin. I'm satisfied with the results although my stretch marks are boring me. I don't have a baby yet, they are all over my bums, legs yoh. .what can I use? TO NEHA SADANA
deztiny on August 03, 2015:
I will be trying the avocado and honey this week . I will put my findings after I have done it.
Emukaye on March 03, 2014:
I always pout on in my face batter & avocado it's help full ,to me so when I do this treatement my face is really pretty and unbeliveb ,so I will say try it !!
PurpleOne from Canada on October 06, 2012:
I almost always have avocados on hand at home (love them, so yummy!!). Often though, they go bad before I have a chance to eat them so turning my "too ripe to eat" avocados into a face mask sounds like a great way to use them up (I hate having to throw food in the garbage!).
Neha Sadana (author) from India on October 05, 2012:
Hello eHealer, I am glad you like this hub about avocado face masks.
Avocado is a great help for those who have dry skin. Do try the avocado and cucumber mask. Waiting for the feedback!!
Deborah from Las Vegas on October 03, 2012:
Okay, I love this hub. I am going to try the avocado and cucumber mask.I have the ingredients and I will post when I'm finished and report the results. Thanks and see you soon!