The other day I tried out an avocado face mask- I figured it’s cheap, easy, and I have all the ingredients in my kitchen, why not? More frequently I have been hearing about home-made face and hair masks. This DIY face/hair mask is made of natural ingredients which makes me feel better about putting it on my body!
After going through two years of sleep-deprivision and a continuous cortisol overload during grad school, my skin was dull, acne-prone, and tired looking. Not fun! No one likes experiencing skin issues outside of your teen years.
I really made an effort to work out regularly, relax, listen to records, and indulge in hobbies that I had pushed aside for a while during my graduate studies. Doing these things I loved made a huge difference in my physical and mental health.
Health…. what does it really mean?! being able to run a mile without feeling like you’re dying? To some, maybe. I definitely believe that is part of it. This year I have been focusing a lot more on skin care because it is a huge part of being healthy.
Skin is the largest organ of the body, and it definitely lets us know when it doesn’t like our lifestyle choices. Another thing that skin shows… stress. Yes nourishment from the inside out with healthy food choices and exercise is great, but don’t forget about your stress level!
It’s so hard to weed-out what products are good for your skin. That’s why I decided to try out this avocado face and hair mask. It’s not intense, harsh, or full of chemicals.
This makes obviously contains avocado, egg yolk, and honey. The avocado moisturizes your skin and helps with dry hair. The honey is a natural antibacterial so it helps with acne and is full of age-fighting antioxidants. The egg yolk, packed with vitamin A, has effects similar to honey.
- -1 egg yolk
- -1/2 small avocado
- -1 Tbsp honey
- In a small bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Mash up the avocado into tiny pieces. Use your fingers to massage the mask into your skin. Use the remaining amount of mask in your hair. Let sit for 15 minutes then shower off!