LOS ANGELES (Circa) - Avocados have long been hailed as one of the "superfoods" rich in nutrients but apparently, mashing one up and putting it on your skin and in your hair has benefits too.
Of course, this isn’t a new idea – avocado oil is often used for hydrating and softening your skin, and you’ll find it in a variety of skincare products from moisturizers, face masks to eye creams and more.
So knowing all of that, we decided to see what would happen if we put the actual avocado on our faces – mixed with a little bit of honey and lemon juice, using this recipe.
For this all-natural mask, we used half an avocado, one tablespoon of honey and half a teaspoon of lemon juice and mashed them all together. Then we smeared it on our faces. Then we waited.
To see long-term benefits, it will require a consistent testing over a longer period of time. But for our first try, we enjoyed the process – it definitely helped that the mask smelled good – and did feel like our faces were glowing afterwards.
Originally published 1/15/18