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Weekend Pamper ~ Avocado Face Freshener

Avocado, Gram Flour and Turmeric
Avocado, Besan and Turmeric

Face fresheners are fun thing I used to do with my sisters, when summer was as long as a lifetime and a month could pass without me ever knowing what days of the week it was. It has been ages since I applied one and I miss the laughter and lazy talk of facemask days.

Traditional teenage face-freshener consists of besan, turmeric, yogurt and honey. They are mixed together and applied to the face. Besan is a soothing skin-scrub and turmeric is known for it’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Yogurt and honey, the calming moisturizers make the mask more palatable.:) Buttery avocados are good in place of yogurt, and facemask puts the avocados to great use, particularly when avocados are two for one dollar.

Avocado Face Freshener:
(for two faces, for one rinse)

Avocado pulp - about 3 to 4 tablespoons
Besan (gram flour) - about a tablespoon
Turmeric - about half teaspoon

Take avocado pulp in a small cup. With a sturdy spoon mash to smooth. Add besan and turmeric. Combine thoroughly without any lumps. Apply on your face generously. Stay green for about 15 to 30 minutes and then rinse for a happy glow. Relaxing thing to do on a lazy weekend or after a costly trip to Indian grocery.:)

Avocado Face Mask with Turmeric
Avocado Face Mask with Turmeric ~ for Sowmya

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Gram Flour (Besan), Avocado, Turmeric (Pasupu) (Sunday April 27, 2008 at 10:25 am- permalink)

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14 comments for Weekend Pamper ~ Avocado Face Freshener »

  1. Indira,
    Looks good enough to eat :)
    Very nice pics.

    Comment by Anjali Damerla — April 27, 2008 @ 10:42 am

  2. Indira,
    Great mask..I always apply besan mask before going to any function. It gives instant glow. Never tried avocado though. My skin is oily so i wonder if it will like avocado or not.

    Comment by Sonal — April 27, 2008 @ 10:43 am

  3. Will surely try this.Thanks.

    Comment by shalini — April 27, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  4. Thanks for the tip Indira. I also saw and episode in Food TV’s Good Eats, hosted by Alton Brown, he prepared ice cream with avocado, without eggs.

    Comment by Madhuram — April 27, 2008 @ 9:59 pm

  5. Hi Indira,
    Thanks a lot your facemask. Right now I have lots of avocados which I will use for the mask. Today was a very hot day in northern CA and all of us were literally baked after a trip to our local farmers market. This mask is really going to soothe me. Thank you once again for taking your time to post the facemask on my request.

    Comment by sowmya — April 27, 2008 @ 10:35 pm

  6. Hi Indira,

    I just wanted to check with you if avocados are available in Indian subzi markets? I am based out of Delhi, and have come across interesting recipes with avocados, but usually only manage to find butter fruits in the market.
    Thanks!

    Comment by Sri — April 28, 2008 @ 1:40 am

  7. For Sri: You can get Avocados at INA market or Modern Bazaar at Basant Lok (Priya Cinema). I doubt if it is available at local subzi markets - have never really seen them, atleast in South Delhi.

    Comment by Arya — April 28, 2008 @ 4:18 am

  8. Indira,

    I wish I knew about your blog when I lived in Northern CA and had a huge avocado tree in my backyard!! Seeing your posts makes me long for those days of harvesting avocados by pressing them to see if they were ripe. It’s hard to get the same taste from super market avocados!

    Comment by Padmaja — April 29, 2008 @ 6:19 am

  9. Good gosh! I wish I could get avocados at 2 for $1. Still, a wonderful pampering experience that’s easily accesible. Thanks!

    Comment by Kalai — April 29, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

  10. Do we get avocados in Bangalore?

    Comment by Ann — May 1, 2008 @ 3:29 am

  11. That’s a great face mask. Turmeric is really good.

    Comment by Lovliebutterfly — May 1, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

  12. Dear Indira,

    You have inspired me to start my own cooking blog. Please check it out and give suggestions to improve.
    Usha

    Dear Usha,
    Congratulations on your new blog. I read ragi mudda and bassaru post, and what a wonderful way to start the blogging. I look forward to learning about food traditions and photo tips from you.
    my best wishes,
    Indira

    Comment by usha peddamatham — May 2, 2008 @ 7:00 pm

  13. cant wait to try it!!!

    Comment by kalva — May 5, 2008 @ 9:40 am

  14. hi ,
    Any 1 can plz let me know where can i get Avocado in Bangalore…

    Comment by Renuka — November 24, 2009 @ 6:05 am

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