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Avocado, a Natural Skin Brightener: Try This DIY Facial Mask

Avocados are incredibly nutritious, loaded with vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and healthy fats. Of course they taste great, that’s why we love them in guacamole, on sandwiches, salads, and in wraps. But while avocados are a yummy addition to your diet, they’re also wonderful for your skin. The healthy fats and vitamin E are great for smoothing your skin. In fact, vitamin E is an excellent ingredient to look for in your favorite topical creams because it reduces inflammation and rejuvenates aging skin. If you want to add avocado to your beauty routine, pamper yourself with this DIY avocado mask. It’s made with super healthy ingredients and each one has a specific purpose. Apple cider vinegar helps to smooth skin and reduce inflammation. Honey brightens skin and oatmeal works to exfoliate your skin removing dead skin cells that make you look older.

DIY Avocado Mask

1/2 avocado 1/4 cup uncooked rolled oats 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp. honey 1 tsp. lemon juice Directions 1. Mash all the ingredients together in a small bowl. 2. Spread the concoction all over your face, being particularly careful around your eyes. Let sit for 20 minutes. 3. Rinse with warm water. 4. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer or topical cream. Apply the mask once per week for best results. Recipe: Nutrition Stripped Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.