Moisturizing Avocado & Lemon Face Mask

2 Girls and a Pin Moisturizing Avocado Mask - Original Pin
The original pin from ecokaren.

A week before the Ball, I suddenly realized that I looked like shit and I ran around in panic, trying to feel and look better. Of course, my budget was very limited. So there I was, wondering what could be done with the few $ I had left in my pocket when I came upon this pin, leading to the Moisturizing Avocado Face Mask by ecokaren. I knew from reading a few beauty blogs before attempting my own masks that avocado is super moisturizing while lemon helps brighten the skin. I got all the ingredients ready and off I went!

2 Girls and a Pin Moisturizing Avocado Mask Ingredients
Ingredients as listed on ecokaren:
1 Ripe Avocado
1 Egg White – room temperature
1 Tsp Lemon Juice

And the most important ingredient…my face!

2 Girls and a Pin Moisturizing Avocado Mask
My skin was awfully dull looking, with spots of sun damage. I guess all that running outside wasn’t doing it that much good.

I cut the avocado into little pieces and use a potato masher to make it more of a cream paste.

2 Girls and a Pin Moisturizing Avocado Mask Mix
Kind of looks like I should be eating it.

After I mixed it as well as I thought at the moment, I began applying the mask to my face. Be warned, it does sting a bit since it has lemon juice.

2 Girls and a Pin Moisturizing Avocado Mask
After the first slap on, I realized that the process was not going to be as easy as I thought.
2 Girls and a Pin Moisturizing Avocado Mask is On
The green monster will get you! My husband certainly was scared.

After a few minutes, I could feel the tingling and tightening, some spots more than others. I suggest that you do not move much while the mask is on, it falls off very easily. After the suggested 30 minutes, I washed off the mask and my new beautiful skin was revealed.

2 Girls and a Pin Moisturizing Avocado Mask Off
Look closely, the sun spots are a bit lighter. Believe it or not!

Though, it is hard to see from the picture, my sun spots looked much lighter afterwards. I have this very dark spot, smack in the middle of my forehead, where the sweat drips from my hairline while I run, washing off my sunscreen. The spot was noticeably lighter, even my oblivious husband noticed. At first, the mask didn’t feel like it moisturized much but about 15 minutes after I took it off, my skin felt like baby’s bottom.

Review

This is a very cheap and easy solution to brighten up your skin and get that nice soft feeling. I would suggest doing it a day or two before a major event, in case your skin reacts to the egg white or lemon juice. I would add the following steps to the tutorial to improve the outcome:

  1. Scrub my face the day before applying the mask. Don’t do it the day off, it may cause redness.
  2. I would use food processor or a blender to mix the mask so it is more of a solid creme substance instead of the patchy avocado chunks.

Next time, I am going for the brightening mask by ecokaren.

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5 Comments

  1. emasaurus

    November 15, 2012 - 9:58 pm
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    Fabulous to know. <3 I was thinking the same thing on the food processor. You look beautimus!

    • Anar

      November 16, 2012 - 1:52 pm
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      Freeze the leftovers so that you can reuse it. There will be too much for just one time, especially if you mix it better than I did. I am using frozen one for this weekend when I pamper myself DIY style 😉

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