We could all use a reminder once in a while to change the way we talk to ourselves. “My teeth are too yellow”, “My skin is so ugly” “I hate my body”. I do it, we all do it. In this video, Dove’s beauty campaign illustrates how nasty those comments sound when said out loud. What are your favourite things about yourself?
Let me start off by saying that I am a huge fan of avocados. I love eating them with a touch of honey or making batches and batches of guacamole. But, my eyes are bigger than my stomach when it comes to avocados. I will buy five or six at a time and when avocados ripen, they all tend to ripen at the same time! Putting them in the fridge will help extend their freshness, but only for a limited amount of time. Recently, I had two avocados left and both were very, very ripe. I ate one and could not stomach another one. Now, I know that avocados are jam packed with vitamins and good fat, so I figured that I could probably mash them up and make a face mask out of the last one I had!
So at this point, I figured that if I am going to put all this green stuff on my face, I might as well add more ingredients and get the full effect. After searching on Google for about five minutes, I found this wonderful recipe from Nutrition Stripped.
Here are the ingredients:
¼ cup uncooked oatmeal
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
I had everything in my house already, except for apple cider vinegar so I substituted that with some extra lemon juice. All you have to do is mash up the avocados and combine all of the ingredients together. Start with washing your face and then put the mask on. Make sure you are careful around your eyes as with any other face mask.
You can visit Nutrition Stripped for the explanation of benefits for each of the ingredients. I absolutely loved this mask – the scent of honey was quite prominent! I also found that the lemon juice was very refreshing, but you don’t want to add too much because lemon juice can dry out your skin.
My skin felt very soft after I washed off the mask. I also noticed that my skin looked very healthy and my complexion was better too. I finished off with putting on my favourite moisturizer (Vitamin E face cream from The Body Shop) and my face felt like it was glowing for the rest of the day!