Moisturizing Honey Avocado Mask Recipe

Smooth and soften your skin with this simple, two-ingredient recipe.

From "Natural Beauty from the Garden”
Winter 2019

  • Honey and avocado provide moisture, making skin soft and smooth.
    Photo by Getty Images/mofles

Yield: Yields 3-1/2 ounces

This is my favorite mask for hydrating extra-dry skin. It combines two super ingredients that make excellent facial masks by themselves — honey and avocado. Honey is a natural humectant that keeps your skin full of moisture. Avocados are full of natural oils and protein, both beneficial to your complexion. Whenever my skin looks extremely dry and I can actually see dry patches in the mirror, I use this recipe. After just one application, my skin is visibly softer and smoother.


  • 1/2 fresh avocado
  • 1 teaspoon pure honey


  1. Place the avocado in a small bowl, and mash well. (You should have about 1/3 cup.)
  2. Add the honey, and mix until smooth and creamy.
To Use: Massage the mixture into your face and neck. Gently wipe off excess with a tissue. Let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Note: For extra-dry skin, leave the mask on overnight. To avoid ruining good bed linens, use an old pillowcase, or cover yours with a light cotton towel. Store any leftover mask in the refrigerator. To keep the mask from darkening in color, store the avocado pit inside the container, and cover tightly with plastic wrap.

For more homemade skin care, see:

Excerpted from Natural Beauty from the Garden by Janice Cox, published by Ogden Publications, 2018. 

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