Homemade Facial For Dry Skin
‘Tis the season when dry skin dominates. You’re not alone if you’re skin has turned from soft and vibrant to dull and flaky this winter. The good news is you can find natural and easy ways to brighten dry skin at home in your kitchen! Not only is this facial recipe moisturizing, thanks to the beneficial oils from the avocado and olive oil, it’s also great for oily and acne prone skin too. Lavender essential oil and raw honey have antibacterial properties that help cleanse pores and remove blemish causing debris. Not to mention, lavender is great for promoting a sense of tranquility and calm (not a bad post-holiday stress remedy.) Best of all, this facial takes 5 minutes to whip up, contains no harsh chemicals and will leave your skin feeling like Mama Nature waved a rejuvenating magic wand on your cheeks.
1/2 an avocado, pitted
5 drops lavender essential oil
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
a touch of raw, unpasteurized honey
1 egg white (optional, great for exfoliating dry skin and tightening skin)
Scoop avocado out of shell and mash in a bowl with a fork until it a smooth paste starts to form. Some chunks are okay. Add in remaining ingredients one by one, mixing as you go. Wash and dry face thoroughly before applying facial. Apply to dry skin on the face (and neck if desired) and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and dry.