This recipe is for a facial mask that is best suited to dry skin, but can be beneficial to most skin types.
Bananas are great for dry skin. They moisturise and promote collagen production.
Honey hydrates and soothes. It can help reduce inflammation and has ant-bacterial properties.
Lactic acid found in yoghurt is a natural exfoliant. Yoghurt can also help reduce the appearance of pores.
Eggs can help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Kaolin Clay is a fine white clay that can purify and soften the skin.
You will need:
- 1 ripe banana - well mashed
- 1 egg white - lightly whisked
- 1 tablespoon natural or Greek yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon liquid honey
- 1 tablespoon kaolin (or white) clay
- 1/2 teaspoon oil (rice bran, olive or jojoba can all be used)
Whisk together all the all ingredients (except the banana) until smooth and creamy. Add the banana and mix well. Massage into the skin. Leave for 10-15 mins then rinse with warm water and follow with your usual moisturiser.
If you don't have bananas or kaolin clay on hand you can try this simple two ingredient mask instead:
Honey Yoghurt Mask
Mix 1 tablespoon each of liquid honey and plain yoghurt. Apply to clean skin. Leave for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water.
More mask recipes:
Green Clay Purifying Mask - for oily or combination skin
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