Super Bowl Skin Care Tips
Avocado Face Masks to Make Your Skin Glow
While you watch the superbowl, the pulses of adrenaline will ensure a healthy glow flooding your cheeks. But what about during commercial breaks or even worse during half time? Any and all downtime needs to be seized to take your skin to more glowy heights. So, while you’re prepping your homemade guacamole, save half an avocado for a face mask.
Why avocado? Because its chock full of skin-loving ingredients; omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B, C, E and K, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, lutein, beta-carotene. Together these give avocado anti-aging powers as they help retain skin moisture, scavenge free radicals, and stimulate collagen/elastin production.
An avocado face mask can be made by simply mashing it up, spreading it over your face, and leaving it on for 10-15 min. The natural oils will penetrate, soften and hydrate the skin, reversing the winter-induced flaky dry patches. For an extra boost in hydration, mix the avocado mash with a tablespoon of olive oil. The additional healthy fats increase the water level in your skin and supply it with the fats that keep the bricks and mortar of the skin healthy.
Combining avocado with a dash of lemon and a tablespoon of yoghurt will give you a face mask that not only hydrates, but also exfoliates and prevents breakouts due to the presence of lactic-acid that kills acne-causing bacteria and removes dead cells.
A final offering is mixing your avocado with a couple of tablespoons of rolled oats and honey. This messiest of all face mask option is ideal for those with extra dry, irritated skin. Oats will soothe and reduce any redness, while honey with antibacterial and antioxidant properties will help rebalance the skin’s pH.