Friday, May 3, 2013

DIY: Avocado & Banana Face Mask

Today Kendra is bringing us a great recipe for a refreshing facial mask. Thank you Kendra!

All-Natural DIY Beauty: The Avocado and Banana Face Mask

In honor of Pregnancy Awareness Month, we want to help moms everywhere to take some time out to unwind and pamper themselves. With the stresses of managing your household and tending to everyone's needs but your own, moms can frequently feel a little frazzled. That's why taking time to treat yourself to a luxurious at-home spa treatment is one of those many crucial "me moments" that every mom should occasionally have.

Throughout my career in the travel sphere, I have been fortunate enough to experience a great deal of breathtaking views.  A personal favorite for family and business, Honolulu is one of the most stunning places in the world.  As the most geographically isolated area of the globe, the island state always leaves me feeling relaxed - even as a mama of three, a hard feat at that!  

Honolulu is also home to some of the world's greatest spas. At the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Spa, ranking amongst Honolulu’s best hotels for spas and facials, guests can indulge in the Abhasa Tropical Facial. Using simple ingredients from nature, many of which can be found in gardens and grocery stores, this beautiful treatment puts moisture back into the skin naturally.

You might not have any plans to jet off to Hawaii in the near future, but you can still treat yourself to a beautiful at-home mask inspired by the Abhasa Tropical Facial. This mask is moisturizing enough to soothe dry and sensitive skin types, but shouldn’t cause blemishes for those who are oily or acne-prone. Here's how to make the Avocado and Banana Face Mask for your at-home spa night.
Avocado and Banana Face Mask

You'll need:

1 Avocado
1 Banana
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Honey

What to do:

Mix the olive oil and honey together and combine with a whisk or fork. The honey won't fully mix with the olive oil, but that's okay. Mash the avocado, using a blender or food processor if necessary, and mix into the olive oil and honey. Mash the banana and add last to the mixture, vigorously mixing all ingredients together.

Be sure to fully cleanse your skin and remove all makeup before applying any mask. Apply evenly over the face, neck and chest. Excess mask can be applied to other areas of the body that need extra moisture or stored in a container in the fridge for a day or so. After you've applied the mask, allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Finish with a serum or moisturizer for truly luscious and resilient skin.

Thank you again Kendra for guest posting today & sharing this facial mask with us!

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