How to Make an Avocado Facial Mask

Learn how to make an avocado facial mask from licensed esthetician Joanna Vargas in this skin care video from Howcast.

Avocado as an ingredient is really important for the skin. It really makes the skin very hydrated. As you may know just from nutrition, avocado contains a lot of really healthy good fat for your whole body. But for the skin that just translates into a more hydrated skin which everybody could use, especially in the winter when your skin feels really parched.

So the three ingredients that we’re going to be using for this mask, warmed honey, four tablespoons worth. I like to use warmed honey just because it’s easier to work with. It blends with the other ingredients really well. I’m going to use one egg yolk. And I’m going to use about four tablespoons of avocado.

So I’m going to start by cutting my avocado. So you can just kind of dig the meat of the avocado out and add it to your bowl. Four tablespoons is roughly half of an avocado. And now I’m going to add my egg yolk to the mix. So it’s all in there together with the honey. I’m going to use a fork actually to mush everything together a little bit. All I’m doing is pressing down on the avocado, giving it a little bit of a twirl to get all the ingredients nice and blended.

So now that all of the ingredients are blended together, you’re really just going to apply a very thin layer of the mask. As you can see, it has a nice paste consistency so all the ingredients are really going to stick to the surface of the skin nicely. Which means that all of that good fat, all of that hydration is going straight into your skin.

This is a great mask for wintertime when you have like really dull lifeless winter skin. Put it on for 20 minutes. You’re going to rinse it off with tepid water. You’re just going to be amazed. Your skin is going to really be revitalized. And, you know, you’re going to kind of have washed away that dullness and that gray look that your skin gets in the winter. And it’s just going to make your skin look really dewy, very glowy and you’re going to look like your skin is absolutely incredibly healthy even though it’s kind of the dead of winter.