Natural Beauty Honey Avocado Masque (for normal to dry skin)

Honey and avocado are a luscious blend to nourish skin. As an emollient, avocado is rich in oils, vitamins and minerals, and the honey supplies antioxidants and enzymes. Lemon juice is a natural source of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) for skin renewal. Together, they yield velvety skin.

1 avocado
1½ Tbsp raw honey
1 Tbsp lemon juice

1. Mash avocado and blend with honey and lemon juice in a small food processor or blender until smooth.
2. Cleanse the face.
3. Steam face to open pores over a hot pot of water; or drench a washcloth with steaming hot water, wring out, let cool to a comfortable touch and cover cleaned face with it for two minutes.
4. Apply avocado honey mixture evenly over all parts of the face, avoiding the eyes. Let stand for 15 minutes.
5. Wash off with warm water, followed by a cool water rinse. Apply natural toner or face spray and moisturizer.

Variations on the theme

Exfoliation for dry skin: Mix 2 Tbsp rice flour thoroughly with the avocado and honey. Apply as directed.

Exfoliation for oily skin: Mix 2 Tbsp ground oatmeal thoroughly with the avocado and honey. Apply as directed.

For both, wash off gently with warm water and a cloth, being mindful not to rub too hard, followed by a cool water rinse.

Recipes are courtesy of Renée Loux. For more recipes visit ReneeLoux.com.

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