Homemade Avocado Recipes to Add to Your Beauty Regimen

Avocados are one of our favorite foods to enjoy as a salsa, in tacos, or even in a salad. But avocados aren’t just a delicious addition to our diets, they’re actually very beneficial for our skin, hair, and overall health. It is a wonderful moisturizer for dry skin due to its high content of fatty acids. If you have eczema, psoriasis, or acne, the anti-inflammatory properties of avocados work wonders to help relieve some of those skin conditions. Here are nine homemade beauty recipes for your face, body, hair, and lips that involve avocados and other common ingredients found in your kitchen. Now you just have to make sure you don’t consume avocados before adding them to your beauty regimen.

Avocado Mask

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We should be doing a face mask at least once a week for healthy glowing skin. The fact that avocados are rich in antioxidants means that they are great for slowing down the signs of aging. This DIY recipe calls for avocado, honey (which can soothe inflammation), plain yogurt (to lock in moisture), and lemon juice (for that vitamin C kick). Option to add a little oatmeal to soothe and treat damaged skin.

Avocado Mask

Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

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Studies have shown that avocados do wonders for your hair and that’s because they are high in monounsaturated fatty acids. Of course, eating avocado has many health benefits, but applying it topically to your hair will help replenish shine and provide more hydration. The key to making this mask work is heat, so it’s best to apply the mask to damp hair, wrap it in a shower cap, and blow-dry or sit in the sun for about half an hour.

Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

avocado eye cream

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Avocado oil is often touted as a healthy cooking oil, but it also benefits the skin. According to a study, avocado oil is known to increase the collagen production of the body. And since the skin around the eyes is super thin and sensitive, avocado oil is perfect for that delicate and wrinkle-prone area.

avocado eye cream

avocado facial cleanser

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This avocado facial cleanser will be your new favorite beauty DIY. It is more of a mix between a face mask and an oil cleanser. With two simple ingredients (egg white and avocado) you get the best of both worlds and it’s so easy to make. The egg whites will help tone and tighten the skin and the avocado will do what it does best: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. This traditional cleanser is perfect for oily, acne-prone, or combination skin.

avocado facial cleanser

Avocado After Sun Body Mask

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Avocados are rich in fatty acids that are known to reduce skin damage caused by UV rays. Chances are you have been out in the sun during the summer and you may have experienced dry skin or even sunburn. This avocado after-sun body mask will hydrate and repair your skin to bring it back to life. Avocado oil and honey will soothe while turmeric will even out your skin tone. Note to self: wear old clothes because the turmeric in this recipe will stain any type of fabric it comes into contact with.

Avocado Body Mask

Avocado Facial + Body Scrub

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Every day our bodies make new skin cells and get rid of old ones. An exfoliant can help our body do this and can moisturize our skin at the same time. This avocado face and body scrub will improve skin texture and help protect against environmental toxins. The recipe will suffice for a full body application. If you have any leftover, be sure to store it in an airtight jar and place it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Avocado Scrub

avocado oil for stretch marks

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Pregnancy affects the body and your skin is no exception. Women who are pregnant may experience changes around the breasts and abdominal areas and that is where extra care may be required. Avocado oil helps keep skin supple and promotes elasticity, perfect for a growing belly. Adding essential oils like lavender or chamomile can help calm your senses while you enjoy a nice belly rub.

avocado oil for stretch marks

Avocado Sugar Lip Scrub

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It is very important that we do not forget to show our lips some love. Exfoliating your lips with sugar will help remove dead skin and the avocado will provide hydration, leaving your lips soft and silky. This recipe only takes about a minute or two to make and you can leave it in your fridge to last longer. For best results, use this scrub twice a week.

Avocado Sugar Lip Scrub

Avocado Treatment For Dry Hands

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If you have avocado left over, make this easy avocado treatment for dry hands. Our hands need a lot of care because they are constantly exposed to sun, wind, cold, water, not to mention hand sanitizer now more than ever. If we neglect the care of our hands, that can cause itching, dryness and irritation. So grab your avocado, some egg whites, oatmeal, and lemon juice. Mix that together and leave it on your hands for about 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

avocado hand treatment

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