Thursday, July 29, 2010

Acne Face Mask DIY

Women in the northeast African nation of Eritrea often apply a facial mask of avocado, egg yolks, and honey to beat blemishes. This mix works because eggs are rich in vitamin A, or retinol, which helps heal skin. Honey helps kill bacteria cells by dehydrating them, and avocado moisturizes skin.

Be mindful of which part of the egg you use. Use egg whites only on oily skin; they act as an astringent. Use the yolk - high in fats and other helpful compounds - if you have dry skin. Use only pasteurized eggs in this mixture to eliminate the risk of salmonella. To make, mash and mix one avocado, the egg part suited to your needs, and about one tablespoon honey. Then apply to your face and leave on for 5 - 10 minutes. Add this remedy to your weekly skin care routine, or when you feel an outbreak coming on.

22 comments:

  1. Wowwwwww this is great! thanks sooooo much!

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  2. My friend will love this one...Thanks,darling:)

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  3. I've never made my own skincare stuff... I think I'd end up eating all the avocado and licking off the honey!

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  4. My sister LOVES face mask DIY's. I am totes printing this out for her!! :)

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  5. oooh! i love this! i'm thinking...GIRLS' night in!! fun fun! thanks for sharing!

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  6. how interesting!! i had no idea eggs could be good for your skin.

    hmm, i might have a hard time NOT eating the avocado though. ha ha.

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  7. k totally off topic, but i just found out that my roommate uses egg whites as a hair crimper. Isn't that just bizarre? Have you heard of it before? I kept seeing egg shells in the bathroom garbage and i'm all, "WHAT THE" sooo funny, and way interesting

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  8. she does it in her damp hair, she just puts the egg white straight on her hair. then of course showers and re-applies it the next day.
    crazy right? she said it's the only thing that works

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  9. I needed this advice, as my skin gets worse in summer due to the sun and the sea .

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  10. Very interesting! I would love to try this!
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  11. this sounds great! thanks for that tip about which part of the egg to use. :)

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  12. This sounds aMaZiNg!! I want to try this!

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  13. Oh this would be perfect for destressing after a crazy week!

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  14. I like this tip but I like Cafe Bellini's comment : )
    Naina

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  15. Great home recipe! I think it'd be too messy for me though haha

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  16. i try tis before, it works on me.

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  17. Eggs whites it is...I need something to sop up all this oil!!

    Cafe Bellini cracked me up and C'est La Vie - I'm intrigued but confused! How does it crimp??

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  18. I knew about the avocados, but not the eggs and the honey. I will definitely try this! Sounds perfect for my oily/combination skin type.

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  19. interesting! if i can get over putting eggs on my face i might try it, haha

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  20. I am going to try it sweetie :)

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