Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Banana Face Mask

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.




Banana Mask


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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10 comments:

  1. How interesting! I'd never heard of using banana. I have oily skin, so I use a plain green clay mask, as I see you've also written about. :) Lisa

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  2. Very interesting post! Great facts about natural moisturizing for your face! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
    Kim

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  3. I can't wait to try this! I live in So. California and it's been extremely dry this year. So my skin could use the hydration. Just gotta check to make sure I still have clay :-)

    Thank you so much for sharing this juicy recipe!!!

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  4. Great post. I have tried lots of masks but never one with bananas.
    My skin is not dry, but adding moisture is always nicce.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Bev

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  5. So interesting - I had no idea that bananas can be beneficial for our skin. Next time I have a ripe banana around and I'm not interested in making a banana bread I should give this a try.

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

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    1. There's lots of skin-loving goodness in bananas - and you really can't beat good banana bread :)

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  6. I'd love to treat my skin to something like this. I work outdoors and I bet my face would thank me ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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  7. The yogurt and honey are so good on my sensitive skin. This is a great recipe.
    Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. I hope we see you again this Wednesday. :-)

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  8. My skin is starting to dry out a bit with the cooler weather, so this will be perfect! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

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