Since adopting a tiny trash can, I always look for ways to reuse things before throwing them away, and food is no exception! I love discovering new ways to squeeze more usefulness out of food before composting it. Some of my favorites include vegetable broth made from veggie scraps, all-purpose cleaner made with lemon peels, body scrub made with coffee grinds and now eye cream made from avocados! 😀
My avocado seemed perfectly ripe, so you can imagine my surprise when I sliced it open 😳
Rather than drop it directly into the compost bin, I looked up ways to salvage it. Turns out I can use it as a cheap and effective under eye cream! Avocado contains carotenoids (an antioxidant), vitamin C and E (wrinkle fighters) and monounsaturated fatty acids (hydrating moisturizer). To use, I mashed the avocado into a paste, gently dabbed a little bit around my eyes, let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinsed it away with lukewarm water. It’s my new post-shower beauty ritual 😁
Avocados can be used to moisturize skin, repair damaged hair and even treat sunburns—though I won’t be needing that anytime soon in Montreal! 😆 Have you tried using avocados in your beauty regimen? What’s your favorite way to use them? Let me know in the comments below!