Happy National Guacamole Day! We’re so excited to celebrate a holiday dedicated to one of our favorite snacks. Even more so, we’re excited to share some of our favorite guac-inspired beauty treatments with you!
Avocados are full of antioxidants, which are great for you to eat but also have some wonderful benefits to help keep your skin and hair happy and healthy. So while you’re enjoying your chips and guac today, take some time to spoil yourself and try out a new hair or face mask too!
DIY Avocado and Vitamin E Hair Mask (via Beauty 101 Blog)
Avocado (about 1 cup)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
1 Teaspoon Glycerin (Optional but great for extra moisture)
1 Shower Cap
Peel the avocado and remove the pit. Transfer to a bowl and mash it with a spoon or fork until a paste has been formed (chunks are okay)
Add your Olive Oil and Vitamin E oil (and Glycerin if you’re using it). Mix well.
Once all of your ingredients are combined take a whisk and blend everything together until a smooth creamy substance has formed. Slight chunks of avocado are okay but you want to get it as smooth as you can so it spreads through your hair easier.
Wash your hair and then towel dry to remove as much excess water as you can.
Apply the mask to your hair starting at the ends and working you way up (make sure to avoid your scalp).
Once the mask is applied, comb through your hair with a wide tooth comb to make sure everything is evenly distributed before wrapping everything up in a shower cap.
Allow your hair to absorb the mixture for at least 30 minutes or up to an hour.
Rinse and enjoy your soft, shiny hair!
Simple DIY Guacamole Face Mask (via Heartful Habits)
1/2 of an Avocado
2 tablespoons of Sour Cream
Scoop out the flesh of half an avocado into a small bowl.
Add sour cream and mash with a fork until mostly smooth or blend in a single serve blender.
Spread mixture liberally over your face and neck.
Leave on for 10 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water and enjoy your soft, nourished skin!