avocados

The Water Method

If you’re a lover of avocados then you’ll appreciate learning (or being reminded) that cold water can help keep avocados from turning brown!

So whether you’re making guacamole or just slicing up the delicious fruit to eat by itself, once you cut the avocado in half either immediately immerse it in ice cold water or run it under the faucet. This method keeps oxygen out and hence prevents that yucky browning that naturally occurs.

Skin Food Inside & Out

Avocados are some serious skin food with their biotin (forms the basis of healthy skin), as well as their skin (and heart) healthy monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats help provide skin with a natural oil barrier reducing the occurrence of itchy/dry skin.

To keep skin looking healthy and glowing, include avocados in your diet on a regular basis and also remember that they make a perfect, all natural and inexpensive revitalizing skin treatment. This is a quick and easy recipe that I would recommend for all skin types, but especially for dry or sensitive skin.

Combine:

  • 1/2 mashed avocado
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp yogurt

How to:

  1. Wash your face with warm water and pat dry
  2. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your entire face minus the eye area
  3. Allow the mask to set for 15 minutes
  4. Rinse thoroughly with warm H20, and again, pat dry — the key word is “pat” NOT “rub”.  Rubbing is abrasive and not a good idea when it comes to your delicate face!

Dry skin?

A  really easy, natural mask for dry skin has just one ingredient: avocado.

  • Simply apply a mashed, ripe avocado to skin once a week. It’s that simple!

You’ll get even more benefits if you eat the leftovers so make some guacamole while you’re mashing or put a few slices on your next salad.

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Another option: apply a tablespoon of olive oil to your face instead of your usual night cream weekly (skip this one if you’re blemish-prone)


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If you’re currently experiencing dry skin, it’s a good idea to get a handle on it now before the cold weather comes in and that healthy glow becomes even more of a challenge!