How To Exfoliate With Avocado Peel + 2 More Beauty Tricks
My partner and I use whole food ingredients right from our gardens and kitchens. At Vapour Organic Beauty, we are committed to making products that are safe, healthy, and good for the planet. That's why we love this DIY antioxidant & skin-nourishing cacao avocado honey mask, refreshing salt scrub for the feet, and natural exfoliator:
Antioxidant & skin-nourishing cacao avocado honey mask
"I take care of my skin with whole food ingredients right from my garden and kitchen. This is one of my favorite facial masks," says Krysia Boinis.
What it's good for: It's amazing for treating dry, parched, irritated, and inflamed skin.
Why it works: Cacao contains powerful anti-aging polyphenol antioxidants. Honey calms inflammation and softens and rejuvenates skin. Avocado is rich in minerals, vitamin A, and skin-nourishing fats.
- ½ an avocado
- 1 to 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
Mash the avocado together with the cacao powder and raw honey with the back of a fork, or blend it in a small food processor. Smooth the paste onto your skin, and let it work its magic for 20 minutes. Then rinse your skin well and pat it dry. It will leave you with a velvety soft, smooth complexion!
This recipe makes enough for two facials, or one facial and one great dessert. Seriously, try it!
Refreshing salt scrub for the feet
"When I have a problem area, I make a product. These are two super-simple things you can do at home mostly with things you probably already have on hand," says Kristine Keheley.
What it's good for: This essential oil blend is especially great for tired feet.
Why it works: The Epsom salts take the aches away and the essential oils are antibacterial/antifungal on top of being invigorating.
- ¾ cup Epsom salt
- ¼ cup kosher salt (or smaller-grain sea salt)
- ½ cup organic coconut oil
- Green tea powder (adds a soft green glow)
- 1 to 2 drops each of peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree oils for an invigorating, skin-tingling rub
Travel tip: I put the mixture in a zipper bag for when I travel. It’s a wonderful treat to have this sensory care-taking experience after a long day on the road.
Natural exfoliator for sensitive skin
"I have dry, rosacea-prone skin, so I can’t use normal exfoliating products without them causing harm. If I have rough spots, I use the inside of an avocado skin for a very gentle exfoliation," says Kristine.
What it's good for: Dry, rosacea-prone skin
Why it works: It's pretty soft and any leftover bits of avocado pulp give it extra softness. Filled with tons of nutrients; vitamins A, C, and B6; plus essential fatty acids, it provides nourishment and moisture to even the driest skin.