I very rarely have dairy in the house (wow, that was quite the string of rhymes). Recently I was given some sour cream, so after having pierogis and enchiladas, I still had a little bit left over. After experiencing such great success with my Yogurt and Oatmeal Face Scrub, I thought to myself, “I bet sour cream would be similarly good for your skin too.” I was inspired by my enchiladas to combine it with some also leftover avocado, and this Guacamole Face Mask was created. So the next time you’re having Mexican for dinner, save those ingredients for an evening face mask.
Guacamole Face Mask
1/2 of an avocado
2 tbsp 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.
Alternatively, you can add this to a single serve type blender and blend.
To use, spread liberally over your face and neck.
Leave on for 10 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.
Avocado is good for skin because it is so high in antioxidants which protect your skin from environmental damage and are necessary for elastin and collagen production. Avocado is also rich in oleic acid which keeps your skin soft and hydrated by maintaining moisture in it. This composition makes it great for your skin when you eat it as well. So go ahead and lick the bowl clean. Sour cream contains lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) which acts like a gentle chemical peel. It also helps skin retain moisture and boosts collagen production.
I was so surprised by how nourished and moisturized my face felt after using this mask. It was slightly difficult to rinse off, so you may want to gently use a very soft face cloth. I will do this in the future. This is important especially if you have acne-prone skin because you do not want it clogging your pores. It is worth it though because my skin was incredibly smooth and soft afterward.
What kinds of food have you put on your face?