SS14 is upon us and a key trend for the world of beauty is a natural glow to your complexion. Here's our inexpensive way of achieving a youthful base without the need for makeup trickery... avocado and honey face mask.
After being told as children not to play with our food or smoosh it all over our faces, it felt somewhat unnatural plastering our faces with avocado in the name of beauty but it really does work. Avocados aren't just there for your side order of guacamole - they are packed with vitamin A, which clears off any dead skin cells and cleanses your skin, as well as vitamin E, which improves your skin's health and gives you that 'my skin is always like this' glow. The added honey helps for an extra dose of hydration and to lock down moisture.
You will need
1/2 ripe avocado
Generous dollop of runny honey
1 Avocado in hand - carefully halve and de-pip.
3 Mash with a fork.
4 Add a dollop of honey - don't be shy!
5 Whisk a little more. Try to get a smooth consistency as lumps can be harder to apply onto your face. The honey will stop the mask slipping off.
7 Slather generously onto your face and leave to 'set' for 10 minutes.
8 Remove with a warm, damp cloth and see the results for yourself!
Words And Photography by Emily Smith