Fist of all: So overwhelming how many of you love my app!! Glad that all the work paid off ♡
Second of all: Today I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty tricks with the awesome avocado. Yes indeed, from today on we won’t use avocados only for lunch or dinner. We will incorporate them in our beauty routine & let me tell youuuu - the tricks are all natural, super cheap and amaaaazing!
WHY YOUR SKIN LOVES AVOCADOS:
Avocados are full of benefits - doesn’t matter if you eat them or apply them onto your skin. They are rich in unsaturated fats, contain a variety of nutrients - including 20 different vitamins & minerals like Vitamin A, C, K, E, B5, B6, Iron, Potassium, Biotin, etc. etc.
And what does that mean for our beauty? The essential fats will prevent your hair from becoming dry and will make it look super healthy & shiny. Your skin will also be hydrated, nourished and soothed - also sunburnt skin. On top of that avocados boost the body’s collagen production which has anti-aging effect.
Short: avocados are awesome.
MY FAVE BEAUTY TRICKS:
1. HAIR MASK
I have 3 natural, deep conditioning, self-made hair masks that I like to use on a regular basis. And the Avocado Hair Mask is one of them! And I would say this is suitable for anybody, but especially for people with damaged hair.
What You Need: 1 ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Just take your avocado (it really needs to be ripe), mash or mix it till it’s very smooth (!), blend in the coconut oil and apply it on your hair. If you want to moisturize your scalp you can also massage it on your head! Leave it in for about 30min and wash your hair afterwards.
2. FACE MASK
This is suitable for people with dry to normal skin or if artificial hair masks tend to irritate your skin. And the yogurt has an antibacterial effect, which also makes it suitable for people with acne!
What You Need: 1/2 avocado, 1 tablespoon of yogurt
Blend everything together till you get a smooth mixture, apply it on your face, let it sit there for 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water & feel the difference!
3. BODY SCRUB
Super easy, natural, not irritating & healthy! Great if you have dry or flaky patches, if normal scrubs are too harsh for you or if you just prefer doing scrubs yourself! Oh and it’s great for cellulite as well!!
What You Need: 1 avocado, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey
Mix everything together (seriously, there is not much to explain) until you get an even texture. Take the scrub into the shower with you and massage it on your body in circular motions. Personally I like to let it sit on my skin for a couple of minutes - `cause we don’t want to waste any of the amazing avocado, right? Your skin will be exfoliated by the brown sugar and moisturized at the same time!
4. UNDER SHOWER - BODY LOTION
Such a trend at the moment. Every company launches a body lotion that you can use under the shower - why? Because wet skin can absorb the nutrients better.
What You Need: 1 avocado, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Mix those two things together and apply the mixture while in the shower, leave it on your body for about 5 minutes, wash it off and enjoy
aaaand to finish off: something to eat haha
5. AVOCADO JUICE
When I was on the Maldives last year I used to drink one juice a day and I lovvved it! It protects and nourishes your skin form inside out, gives your body a lot of vitamins and even reduces bad breath! Why bad breath? Because bad breath often comes from your stomach and if you drink avocado juice it will help to remove microbes that are the cause of bad breath.
What You Need: 1/2 avocado, 1/2 mango, 1/2 banana, milk & honey
I hope you liked my 5 Beauty Tips! Do you have some other DIY Masks, Scrubs or Creams you think I’d like to try? Tell me in the comments!