Beauty Care

De-Stress With an Avo Spa Day

By: Mary O. Parker

Lovely ladies of Mayan and Aztec cultures knew the benefits of avocados and gave them a starring role in their beauty regimens. Why not feature avocados in yours?

Antioxidants like vitamins A, E, and C which are found in avocados, protect your skin, hair, and nails These antioxidants help to repair sun damage, fight aging, and help with hydration.

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, pamper yourself with an at-home spa day. Nourish your body from head to toe using Avocados from Mexico and other natural ingredients with one — or all — of these luxurious treatments.

Hair Repair

Combine the fruit from 1 avocado, 1 egg yolk, and 1 tablespoon of mayo in a blender. Apply the mixture liberally to damp or dry hair, from scalp to ends. Encase your locks in a plastic shower cap. Rinse after 25 minutes and savor those silky strands!

Hands So Soft

Mix half an avocado (mashed, pit removed), 4 tablespoons uncooked oatmeal, and 1 egg white until smooth. Apply mixture to both sides of hands and wait 15 minutes. Rinse, dry, and adore your smooth skin!

Feet Treat

Cut an avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the fruit gently — keep the skin intact as you’ll need it for your heels. Puree the avocado, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Slather generously all over your feet. Cup your heels with the two pieces of avocado skin. Slip each foot into a plastic grocery sack, tighten, and tie shut. Relax for 20 minutes, rinse, and relish those hydrated heels!

Honey Avo Facial

In a blender, whip together half a ripe avocado (peeled, pit removed), 1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal, 2 tablespoons honey, and 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar. Apply the creamy mixture to your face with your fingertips (be careful near your eyes). After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water, and then splash quickly with cold (to close pores). Vibrant skin has arrived!

Find more ways to pamper yourself with avocados here.

Sources

Is Avocado Oil the New Coconut Oil?
http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/tips/a12951/benefits-of-avocado-oil/

Vitamin A – benefits to skin:
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/micronutrients-health/skin-health/nutrient-index/vitamin-A

Vitamin C – benefits to skin:
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/micronutrients-health/skin-health/nutrient-index/vitamin-C

Vitamin E – benefits to skin:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/25515-benefits-vitamin-e-oil-skin/

By Avocados From Mexico September 26, 2016

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