DIY Winter Skin Saver Mask

I grew up with severe Canadian winters, you need some serious skin therapy up there from the wind and the cold. Dry, cracked skin…that’s pretty normal for most people.  Moisturizing is something you learn to do heavily and often, and doing that has become routine with me over the years even though I’ve continuously moved further South from the harsher climate.

Last January I found a little section in a Good Housekeeping issue, with a DIY mask that rivals a pricey facial that was recommended by Melanie Valliere who is the spa director at the White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine.

It’s super easy and quick to make, doesn’t cost a lot (an entire two week batch costs about $2.00 if you can get your avocados on sale) and is a natural DIY way to moisturize.

Just combine half a ripe avocado with 1 tablespoon of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey.

I used my new Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender® Auto-iQ™ System to make a batch this week.  I put the ingredients in the blending pitcher and used the Food Purée setting to mix up the mask.

Once it’s all mixed up, massage on to clean skin.  Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off.

DIY Winter Skin Saver Mask

Winter Skin Saver Mask

The lactic acid in the yogurt exfoliates, and the honey and avocado hydrate your skin.

The added bonus… you can lick your fingers after applying 😉  I use the whole avocado and double the honey and yogurt it makes about 2 weeks worth of the mask.  I keep it in the fridge in an air tight container and use it about three times a week before bed.  If it sits out too long and gets too much air it might turn a bit brown (avocados tend to do that), but just stir it up and it’s okay.

What kind of DIY Beauty Recipes do you use?