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 ½ Tbsp raw honey
1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Mash the avocado and blend with honey and lemon juice in a small food processor or blender until smooth.
- Cleanse the face
- 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.
- Apply the avocado and honey mixture evenly over all parts of the face, avoiding the eyes. Let stand for 15 minutes.
- 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 eater and a cloth, being mindful not to rub too hard, followed by a cool water rinse.
Recipe courtesy of Renee Loux. For more recipes, visit ReneeLoux.com.