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How-To: The Avocado Face Mask That Will Change Your Life

August 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm , by

How do we love thee, avocado? Let us count the ways… From guacamole to California Rolls, the super fruit sure knows how to please a palette. Turns out, avocado is amazing for your skin too. It’s packed with good-for-you fats, which makes one of mother nature’s best moisturizers. And it doesn’t stop there. Avocados also contain large amounts of a specific protein called sterolins that has been shown to help repair age spots, scars and sun damage, says Rebecca Scritchfield, RD, a Washington, DC nutritionist and fitness specialist. For us, we just love how dewy and fresh our face feels after applying an avocado mask. Give this simple recipe a go and let us know what you think.

What you need:
1/2 ripe avocado
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 egg white
What you do: 
-Mash the avocado with a fork.
-Use a whisk to blend in the rest of the ingredients.
-Apply the entire mixture onto freshly cleansed skin and let it set for 15-20 minutes.
-Gently wipe away the mask with a soft washcloth, and rinse your face with warm water.
-Pat dry and apply your favorite toner, serum, or moisturizer.