Well the health kick continues andÂ in addition to juicing I also wanted to whip up fruit and vegetable smoothies. So I went out andÂ got a Magic Bullet.Â My first smoothie was going to contain avocados, pure coconut water, honey and coconut oil.Â Â I’ve been reading up on the health benefits of avocados and was really excited about incorporating it into my diet.Â Well I did not have coconut oil handy first thing Monday morning so I substituted extra virgin olive oil instead.Â Not measuring anything (because I was so anxious to get going) I put one half of a very large avocado, a bit too much olive oil and honey and not enough coconut water in the bullet and blended.Â It tasted absolutely awful, one sip was enough, I could not finish the rest.Â When my sister asked about my smoothie I told her how horrible it tasted and she then suggested that it would make a great face mask…something I had definitely not considered, but was glad she mentioned it because that meant I wouldn’t have to toss an entire glass of bad tasting smoothie.
Later that night I applied the mask to my face, including under my eyes, since that area is so delicate and often feels dry. I also applied it to the ends of my hair since that part tends to get really dry and brittle.Â My skin definitely felt softer and more hydrated after I removed the mask.Â The skin under my eyeÂ felt asÂ if I had appliedÂ a heavy eye cream. Â My hair felt the same as if I had just conditioned it and rinsed so I did not notice a huge difference right away, but I will continue using the mask on my hair and leave it in for longer than ten minutes to see if I notice a change in the condition of my hair with continued usage.Â I am definitely thinking that avocados are my new health and beauty superfood!
Have you made face masks with avocados? Share your recipe!