A DIY Beauty Mask That Will Give You Glowing Skin

While there’s no shortage of facial masks on the market, most of the top beauty brands are charging a modest paycheck for even a small sampling of their promising solutions. The other unfortunate aspect of turning to a pre-bottled blend from one of the big-name brands of the cosmetic industry is the chemical ingredients used to boost shelf-life and add pretty colors and sweet-smelling scents. It should come as good news that some of your regular pantry staples may be even more beneficial, and undoubtedly safer, to use as a beauty boost for your skin. When it comes to beauty masks, the goal is to achieve an extra dose of hydration to produce healthier skin. The naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients in plants make food-grade ingredients one of the best ways achieve a natural glow, so don’t be afraid of wearing your favorite fruits and vegetables for your next at-home beauty treatment. Read on for our favorite natural beauty mask recipe.

One of our favorite DIY combinations is a blend of avocado and honey, which is gentle on the delicate facial tissue but boosts skin health from the inside out. [tweet_dis excerpt=”Vitamin C is a natural brightening agent for glowing skin. Who knew? “]Avocado is one of the most popular plant-based beauty ingredients thanks to its natural brightening agent: Vitamin C[/tweet_dis]. It is also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which efficiently hydrate the skin without leaving a heavy reside that would clog pores.

Honey is a go-to natural beauty ingredient because it’s known to preserve and retain moisture, which condition and hydrate the skin while allowing vitamins and nutrients to seep into the pores. The best part? We’re betting you could make this mask on the spot since these are two popular ingredients that are almost always stocked in the kitchen.

Find the easy instructions to whip up your own beauty blend below.

Natural Beauty Mask Recipe

What you’ll need:

1/2 avocado
1 tbsp. warm water
1 tsp. honey


Mash the avocado in a small bowl with a fork. In a separate small bowl, stir the honey into the warm water until dissolved. Pour the water-based mixture into the mashed avocado and whip together until the solution is blended smoothly. Immediately apply the mask to the face with the fingertips or a beauty brush, avoiding the area around the eyes. Let the mask sit for 10 minutes and rinse away with lukewarm water. Enjoy a natural glow.

Will you try this DIY beauty mask? Tell us in the comments below.

About the Author

Meg is a NYC–based entrepreneur and editor, and she is co-founder and CEO of the healthy living and wellness app, Ellevate. She has a strong editorial background as a former editor for POPSUGAR and New York editor of DailyCandy. She’s always scouring the lifestyle marketplace to uncover the best new product, playlist, eatery, or wellness trend. Need to know what’s going on in the world of beauty, fitness, food, or fashion? Ask Meg.

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