15 Best Homemade Avocado Face Mask Recipes & Their Benefits

Get an instant glow and soften your skin with easy DIY mask recipes from this superfood.

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If avocados make you think only of toast and guacamole, we have a surprise for you. Have you ever tried homemade avocado face masks? This tasty buttery superfood is loaded with omega fatty acids, vitamins, and nutrients and is good for your health (1). However, avocados can benefit your skin in many ways when you add them to your DIY face masks. They soften and soothe your skin and may work as a skin conditioner. We have shared a list of 15 easy and quick avocado homemade mask recipes you can try at home and keep your skin healthy and soft. Read on

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The word ‘avocado’ stems from the Spanish term ‘aguacate,’ which was derived from the Mexican word ‘ahuacatl.’

15 Best Homemade Avocado Face Mask Recipes

1. Avocado & Oatmeal Mask For Gentle Exfoliation

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Exfoliating your skin is crucial to remove the upper dead skin layer and reveal the naturally glowing skin underneath. Avocado and oatmeal make a gentle exfoliating face mask that is perfect for all skin types. Here’s how to prepare it.

Ingredients

  • ½ a medium avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of ground oats

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mix the avocado and ground oats in a bowl.
  • Wear a hairband and wash your face with a cleanser.
  • Apply the avocado and oatmeal mask and wait for 15 minutes.
  • Spray your face with water and start massaging your face in a circular motion.
  • Do this for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Wash your face with water.
  • Pat your face dry and apply a moisturizer.
  • Apply it once a week.

2. Avocado & Apricot Face Mask For Sensitive Skin

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If you have sensitive skin, avoid applying oats or any other exfoliating agent that can potentially cause irritation. You may instead use apricots. These are extra gentle on your skin and effectively remove dirt, pollution, and the dead skin layer.

Ingredients

  • ½ a medium avocado
  • ½ a medium apricot, seeded

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Scoop out the ripe avocado into a cup or a blender bowl.
  • Take out the seed from the apricot and add the flesh to the bowl.
  • Blend it thoroughly to make a paste.
  • Apply the paste to your skin and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water and pat your face dry with a towel.
  • Apply it once a week.

3. Avocado & Honey Face Mask For Dry Skin

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Ingredients

  • ¼ a medium avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mix the avocado and organic honey in a bowl.
  • Apply it to your face and wait for 20 minutes.
  • Wash with lukewarm water and use a towel to pat your face dry.
  • Do this twice or thrice a week.

4. Avocado & Green Tea Clay Face Mask For Oily Skin

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Though oil is good for the skin, excess of it may cause breakouts. Avocado and green tea clay mask helps control the excess oil, restores skin balance, and protects the skin.

Ingredients

  • ¼ a medium avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of green tea clay (or fullers earth)

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mix the avocado and green tea clay (or Fuller’s earth) in a bowl.
  • Apply it to your face and wait for 20 minutes
  • Wash with cold water and use a clean towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Apply a water-based moisturizer.
  • Do this every other day.

5. Avocado & Tea Tree Oil Face Mask For Acne

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Acne breakouts can be a nightmare to deal with. But using natural and skin-soothing ingredients can help. Avocado and tea tree oil help detoxify the skin, close open pores, and prevent bacterial attacks on the skin.

Ingredients

  • ½ a medium avocado
  • 1 drop of pure tea tree oil diluted in 100 mL of water

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mix the avocado and 2 tablespoons of the diluted tea tree oil.
  • Apply it to your face and wait for 10 minutes.
  • Wash your face with cold water.
  • Use a clean towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Do this three times a week.

Note: You must dilute the tea tree oil. Stop use if you experience irritation.

6. Avocado & Yogurt Face Mask For Smooth Skin

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Rough skin can have many causes. Acne, dry skin, and open pores can lead to an uneven skin texture. The avocado and yogurt mask can help revive your skin and make it smooth and soft. Similarly, Gemma, a YouTuber, spoke about the benefits of using an avocado mask on her skin. She whipped up a mask made of avocado flesh, yogurt, lemon juice, and honey and applied it to her face. Amazed by the results after washing the face she says, “And if you feel your skin, you will feel how beautiful and soft it now feels (i).” The blogger also recommended this mask for those who want to get fresh, super-soft, and revitalized skin.

Ingredients

  • ¼ a medium avocado
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of organic yogurt

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mix the avocado and organic yogurt in a bowl.
  • Apply it to your face and wait for 20 minutes.
  • Wash with lukewarm water.
  • Use a clean towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Do this twice a week.

7. Avocado & Lemon Face Mask For Dark Spots

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Dark spots can occur due to aging or sun exposure. Lemon is loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects the skin and helps reduce pigmentation. Avocado keeps skin hydrated.

Ingredients

  • ½ a medium avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mix the avocado and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Apply it to your skin and wait for 20 minutes.
  • Wash with lukewarm water.
  • Use a towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Apply sunscreen (even if you are not stepping out).
  • Do this twice a week.

8. Avocado & Cucumber Face Mask For Normal Skin

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You have normal skin if it is neither oily nor dry. An avocado face mask with cucumber juice will add glow to your face and make it look fresh.

Ingredients

  • ½ a medium avocado
  • 5 tablespoons of cucumber juice

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Grate a cucumber and press the juice.
  • Add 5 tablespoons of the cucumber juice to the avocado.
  • Mix well and apply it to your face.
  • Wait for 20 minutes before washing with water (at room temperature).
  • Use a towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Do this twice a week.

9. Avocado & Turmeric Face Mask For Skin Brightening

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Using the right avocado mask can help treat pigmentation. Turmeric, with its antioxidant and skin-healing properties, helps reduce scars or pigmentation.

Ingredients

  • ½ a medium avocado
  • ½ an inch of organic turmeric root

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Wash the turmeric root and peel the skin.
  • Grate it and toss it into a bowl.
  • Add the avocado into the bowl and mix well.
  • Apply it to your face and wait for 20 minutes.
  • Wash with lukewarm water.
  • Use a towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Apply sunscreen.
  • Do this thrice a week.

10. Avocado & Egg White Face Mask For Skin Tightening

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Skin loses its elasticity with age. Loose skin could also result from losing too much weight too quickly. Massaging the skin and applying a skin-tightening face mask can help keep it plump and tight.

Ingredients

  • ¼ a medium avocado
  • 1 egg white

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Crack open an egg and separate the yolk from the white.
  • Mix the egg white with ¼ medium avocado.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and neck.
  • Wait for 20 minutes before massaging your skin.
  • Wash your face with cold water.
  • Use a towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Apply a moisturizer.
  • Do this thrice a week.

11. Avocado & Banana Face Mask For Skin Moisturizing

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The secret to good skin? Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! You’ve heard it a million times. Now implement the wisdom you gained. An avocado and banana face mask hydrates the skin naturally. This mask is good for dry skin, normal skin, and combination-to-dry skin.

Ingredients

  • ¼ a medium avocado
  • ¼ a banana

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mash the avocado and banana in a bowl.
  • Apply it to your skin and wait for 20 minutes.
  • Wash with lukewarm water.
  • Use a towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Apply a moisturizer.
  • Do this twice a week.

12. Avocado & Olive Oil Face Mask For Youthful Skin

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Do you want plump, glowing, smooth, and soft skin? Try the avocado and olive oil face mask. The PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) in olive oil help reduce inflammation, while the vitamin E in avocado hydrates the skin and protects it against free radical damage. This mask also restores your skin’s youthful radiance.

Ingredients

  • ¼ a medium avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of organic olive oil

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mix the avocado and olive oils in a bowl.
  • Apply it to your skin and wait for 15 minutes.
  • Massage your skin and wash the mask.
  • Use a towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Do this twice a week.

13. Avocado & Coconut Oil Face Mask For Wrinkles

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Coconut oil is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. An avocado and coconut oil facial mask helps plump the skin and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

Ingredients

  • ¼ a medium avocado
  • ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Warm the coconut oil. Let it cool.
  • Add the avocado and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and neck (it works well for arms and legs too).
  • Wait for 20 minutes before washing with lukewarm water.
  • Do this thrice a week.

14. Avocado & Milk Face Mask For Uneven Skin Tone

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Patchy skin tone is a common problem. But it can be easily corrected with avocado and grass-fed cow milk. The good fats, protein, and antioxidants in these ingredients help even out the skin tone.

Ingredients

  • ½ a medium avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of cold grass-fed cow milk

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mix the avocado and milk in a bowl.
  • Apply it to your face and wait for 20 minutes.
  • Wash with lukewarm water.
  • Use a towel to pat your skin dry.
  • Apply a moisturizer or sunscreen.
  • Do this twice a week.

15. Avocado, Lemon, Oats Face Mask For Instant Glow

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Do you think only spa treatments or a peel-off mask can give you that instant glow? Wrong. An avocado, lemon, and oats face mask is an all-natural, vegan mask meant for those times when you need to wake your skin up instantly before a special occasion. This mask keeps you looking fabulous for the next 12 hours.

Ingredients

  • ½ a medium avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of coarsely ground oats

How To Prepare And Apply

  • Mix all three ingredients.
  • Apply it to your face and wait for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Gently massage your face and neck for 2 minutes.
  • Wash with lukewarm water.
  • Apply a light moisturizer.
  • Do this whenever you need that instant glow.

Note: Do not use this mask every day.

These are the 15 best avocado face masks you can prepare at home for radiant and glowing skin. In the following section, we have listed the benefits of these avocado face masks.

Avocado Face Mask Benefits

1. Moisturizes And Hydrates Skin

Avocado pulp and avocado oil are rich in antioxidants like B-carotene, lecithin, and linoleic acid that nourish flaky, chapped, and dehydrated skin (1).

2. May Reduce Acne And Scars

Avocados may have anti-inflammatory properties. Its other purported antibacterial and antiviral properties may help reduce acne and scars. However, more research is warranted in this regard.

3. May Help Slow Down Aging Signs

The vitamins E and F in avocado may slow down wrinkle formation. Avocado also contains antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin that may reduce the signs of aging (1).

4. May Repair Sun-Damaged Skin

Avocado can be used as a natural remedy for repairing sun-damaged skin. While there is limited research supporting this claim, anecdotal evidence suggests that the vitamins and fatty acids in avocados may help prevent oxidative damage due to sun exposure. The fruit also contains antioxidants like vitamins C and E. These are found to be effective in combating oxidative stress (2). Avocados may also help reduce inflammation and redness caused by UV damage.

5. Boosts Collagen Production

Avocado promotes collagen production and may help achieve natural firmness and boost skin elasticity (3). This way, it also may help keep the skin supple and bouncy.

Before we come to a close, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

What To Keep In Mind While Applying Avocado Face Mask

  • Use an avocado that is ripe and soft. Unripe avocado could be hard to mash into lumps. It also does not spread easily on your face.
  • Do not store the leftover mask as it will rot and turn black in no time. Instead, use the excess on your neck and chest areas for some additional self-care.
  • Always remove your makeup and cleanse your face with a cleanser before you apply the mask.
  • Do not use ingredients in the mask you are allergic to. If you have sensitive skin, observe how your skin feels during and after application.

Infographics: 5 Best Avocado Face Mask Recipes

It is more than just an exotic superfood that spruces up your toast. Avocado brings its magic into skincare and how! It can nourish, moisturize, fight acne and pigmentation, strengthen and hydrate your skin. Now, combine it with all those natural ingredients that you stick to when it comes to skincare, and your beauty and skincare regimen is sorted. Here are five best avocado face mask recipes to fight off different skin problems and the best part is you can just do them twice a week for amazing results!

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Avocado contains thiamine, niacin, folate, and riboflavin — all skin-tightening ingredients — which makes it ideal for a face mask.

Making your own homemade avocado face mask comes with a lot of benefits. Avocado has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that may reduce acne over time. Its vitamin and mineral content hydrates your skin and slows down aging. You can make your avocado face masks with nourishing ingredients such as tea tree oil, lemon, cucumber, banana, coconut oil, or turmeric. Ensure that you always clean your face, throw away the remains of the mask, and use fresh ingredients every time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is raw avocado good for your skin?

Yes, raw avocado is good for the skin. It is safe for topical application and does not cause any adverse effects.

Which is better for the skin – avocado oil or coconut oil?

Avocado oil is better for the skin as it is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are more beneficial for the body than coconut oil, which is high in saturated fats. Avocado oil is non-greasy and gets absorbed fast.

Can avocado remove dark spots?

There is no scientific evidence to support this claim. However, according to anecdotal evidence, the antioxidants in avocados may help reduce the appearance of dark spots and offer skin rejuvenating benefits.

Key Takeaways

  • Avocado face masks are made with oatmeal, apricot, honey, yogurt, tea, and others.
  • All these additional ingredients add their own benefits to the face masks.
  • Avocados can reduce acne and scars, moisturize and hydrate the skin, and reduce premature aging signs.
  • You need to keep certain pointers in mind before using these face masks – like cleansing your face before applying them.
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References

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  1. Hass Avocado Composition and Potential Health Effects
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3664913/
  2. Vitamins C and E: beneficial effects from a mechanistic perspective
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21664268/
  3. Avocado Consumption Increased Skin Elasticity and Firmness in Women ‐ A Pilot Study
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9786235/
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