Tired of searching the daunting aisles in the drugstore for the perfect skin products?  Time to change it up.  Head over to the produce section for the ultimate moisturizer and exfoliator. Fresh ingredients such as avocado, honey and oats bring nourishing vitamins to your skin, allowing you to glow naturally.

The first ingredient to add to your facemask is AVOCADO.

Avocado is one of the healthiest and most nutrient-rich foods in the world.  Incorporating avocados into your diet, as well as applying it directly to your face, can do wonders for your skin.

The creamy texture makes it perfect for a mask.  This is the time to use your overripe avocados — the extra mush is the texture you want for your mask.

Some key nutrients in avocados include vitamins A, C and E. Vitamin A aids in skin cell regeneration, and vitamins C and E help to prevent against free radical damage, which typically is the cause of wrinkles and blemishes.  Avocados are hypoallergenic, so they’re great for people who have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts.

Next ingredient: HONEY.

Good old honey is another wonderful natural ingredient that can work wonders for your skin.  Honey is antibacterial, helping to clean out pores and reduce and prevent acne.

Similar to avocado, honey is also rich in antioxidants, which reverses free radical damage and prevents wrinkles.  If you have oily skin, the good news is honey doesn’t dry the skin out. Instead, it stays at optimal moisture levels so your body doesn’t produce any excess oil.

Last but not least … BRING ON THE OATS.

Classic oats are another natural soother and work well as a gentle exfoliator.  Oats can heal and calm red spots caused by rosacea, eczema or reactions to harsh chemicals.  Oats become slightly sticky when moist, which makes them great for taking off dead skin cells and allowing moisture to penetrate into the skin. 


Avocado face mask

♣  ½ ripe avocado

♣  2 Tbsp. honey

♣  ¼ cup gluten-free rolled oats

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mash until you get a smooth texture.  Apply to your face, and leave on for 20 minutes before washing off with warm water. 

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