Zaboca! That’s what we call the Avocado fruit back in Trinidad. It’s also one of the many fruits that were found on my grandparents’ property. Needless to say, we found many uses for them among which were facial masks. Oh, yes, it’s food for your skin too.
Avocado oil is obtained from the flesh of the avocado fruit. It’s a natural concoction, which penetrates deep into the epidermis and regenerates the skin. It’s loaded with vitamins (A, B1, B2, D, E, and K), sodium, calcium, copper, magnesium, protein, lecithin and fatty acids, which makes it great for all skin types. It is especially beneficial for dry, wrinkled and damaged skin or scalp.
So without a doubt, a great way to reap the benefits is to make and use Avocado facial masks. Here’s a quick and easy recipe.
Preparation and Use
1. Cut the Avocado and remove the seed.
2. Mash it until it’s mushy. Clean your face and neck. Use either your fingers or a flat makeup brush and apply the squashed Avocado over your entire face and neck. (keep away from the eye area).
5. Sit with the mask for 20 to 30 minutes.
6. Wash with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel.
7. Apply a moisturizer to retain the water.
***Other ingredients you can use in an Avocado mask include, honey, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, egg yolk and olive oil***
Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a biological science educator, certified health coach and entrepreneur. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Oprah Mag, SELF, Yahoo, Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, Essence Online, Tampa Tribune and more. She is currently the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and founder of I. O. Beauty Market, where she curates products that are free of toxic, harmful ingredients.