Body & Soul: Lavender-Avocado-Honey Mask for Dry Skin

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Makes 3 ounces

This mask is perfect for extra-dry skin. Both honey and avocado are naturally moisturizing to dry skin. Lavender soothes all skin types.

• 1⁄2 fresh avocado, approximately 1⁄3 cup
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1 teaspoon lavender flowers

1. Mix together all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

2. To use: Spread mask onto your face and neck and let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse well with warm water. Store any leftover mask in the refrigerator; it may darken a bit but that will not affect its use.

Find more recipes in Body & Soul: Achieve Healthy Skin with Homemade Facial Masks.

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty from the Garden (Henry Holt and Company, 1999), available in bookstores nationwide. For more recipes and ideas, find her onour contributors page.

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