Yahoo! News. 20 Beauty Pros Share the Best Beauty Secrets They Learned From Mom
Avocados aren’t just for eating
The pro: Lorena Balensi, an esthetician and founder of Balensi's Institute Skin Care & Spa in Chula Vista, Calif.
“My parents were avocado growers. Since avocados are known for nourishing and revitalizing the skin (they’re packed with friendly minerals and vitamins A, E, B, and K), my mom used to whip up weekly face and hair masks for my sister and me growing up. For the face, just remove seeds and peel skin from the avocado and mash it up. Mix and stir thoroughly with 1 tablespoon of honey (another natural moisturizer) until a standard paste is produced, then apply and leave on the skin for 15 minutes to reveal a radiant glow.”