Honey, avocado, oats - soothing, anti-inflammatory, hydrating face mask!
Honey, avocado and oatsface mask is suitable for all skin types; dry, acne prone and even extra sensitive one. This soothing treatment will leave your skin extra moisturized, rejuvenated, calm, well nourished and radiant. Honey is a natural antiseptic, antioxidant and humectant. It provides protective benefits for the skin. It protects the skin from sun damage, premature wrinkling and promotes wound healing. It will hydrate your skin and fight acne at the same time due to its anti-bacterial properties. It can be used as a spot treatment for blemishes and it really works wonders.
Avocado deeply hydrates, softens and nourishes the skin. It will also reduce inflammation associated with skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It contains a wide variety of nutrients, many different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats. Avocado contains a good amount of vitamin C which is great for the skin. Vitamin C provides antioxidant protection shielding the skin from damaging free radicals that cause premature aging. Vitamin C will keep the skin looking younger, will help reduce the appearance of brown spots, it will boost collagen production, fade post-breakout red marks and reduce inflammation and irritation. Avocado also contains vitamin E which is another great antioxidant essential for maintaining healthy skin. It prevents UV-induced free radical damage to skin, it has anti-inflammatory benefits and will aid in healing skin imperfections and blemishes. The fatty acids in avocado have rich oleic acid content. This fatty acid maintains moisture in the skin making it soft and hydrated. It also regenerates damaged skin cells and reduces facial redness and irritation.
Oats contain over a dozen amino acids which are vital for building healthy skin tissue and for healing the skin. These amino acids will be absorbed into your skin helping to heal minor imperfections, blemishes and improve an uneven skin tone. They are also hydrating thanks to their humectant properties. They will calm and soothe the skin and help fight acne thanks to their anti-inflammatory compounds.
2 tablespoons organic oats
1/4 cup avocado
1 tablespoon raw honey
How to make the mask
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and process until a mask consistency is reached. It doesn't have to be completely smooth. Apply on your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes. When you are ready to wash it off, massage it to your face using a circular motion. The oats will also serve as a natural scrub getting rid of dead skin cells. Wash your face, pad dry and get ready to glow!