Banana Mask
Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: Homemade Facials Date Posted: June 15th, 2012 Comments: 15
face mask

Ingredients:

1 Organic Ripe Banana (or slightly overly ripe)

1 Organic Orange or Lemon

1 Tablespoon of Raw Organic Honey

Prep:

Mash a banana in a mixing bowl until you have a smooth consistency with no chunks. Squeeze a few drops of juice from an orange or lemon into the bowl with banana. Pour in the honey and mix together until you have a smooth blended consistency. Apply the face mask to your face and neck and leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and a soft washcloth then pat dry with a soft hand towel. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to retain moisture and hydration in the skin.

Benefits:

Bananas are beneficial in fighting acne and are not known to irritate the skin so even those of you with the most sensitive of skin should be able to use this mask without any side effects. Bananas are rich in potassium, which when applied directly to the skin, will suffocate the bacteria in cells, forcing blemishes to heal and disappear more quickly. Bananas have many anti-bacterial properties which can reduce swelling and infections from other skin issues, including Psoriasis, Eczema, and even painful bug bites. You can even rub the peel of the banana on your skin for these types of skin conditions and it will help soothe your skin tremendously.

Bananas are also loaded with Vitamin C and other antioxidants which when applied to the skin (even the peel), can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Blood flow will circulate better and collagen production is boosted. Your skin will appear fresher and more youthful – naturally!

Honey is a wonderful antioxidant proven to help reduce impurities from the skin and help battle mild acne. It also helps restore the skin’s texture due to its antimicrobial properties, and will help repair skin damage from the sun and daily environments. Honey is also loaded with antibacterial properties and will fight acne gently but effectively. Acne-causing bacteria, excess oil, and dead skin cells clog the pores and honey works to gently pull these impurities from the pores.

A few drops of juice from an orange or lemon will help with minimizing oils and also refresh your skin! Oranges and lemons are natural astringents so they are safe to use on the skin. These citrus juices can also even out your skin tone if you suffer from unevenness or blotchy skin.


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  • Uyinor Aghagberomwan - June 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Please, what do I do to improve my complexion (from inside out)? I don’t want to bleach my skin. Can you recommend any food?

  • Ph - June 21, 2012 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Thank U 4 the Tips..

  • Tonia - June 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    how often do one need to apply this banna mask.thanks

  • Harps - July 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    I’ve go psoriasis around my nose and i rubbed the banana peel over the dry area and it calmed it down straight away. I’ve also made a natural face mask everyday from this website and in 1 week my skin is looking vibrant and clearer.

    I’ve tried the Strawberry Cream and the Apple Honey Mask. I thought they were fantastic. I didn’t have any banana’s that day to make the Strawberry Cream mask, but used all the other ingredients and thought it worked really well.

  • maryam ibrahim - July 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    My neck is dark since when I gave birth to my daughter it two years now and it refuse to go

  • Stacey - July 9, 2012 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    I tried it. It feels good. But can you save the rest for another day? But you know how the banana gets all brown and mushy when you save it like that … But is it still good for the skin and does it still contain all the nutrients?

  • Meg - July 13, 2012 at 5:08 am - Reply

    can you save the rest for another day? But you know how the banana gets all brown and mushy when you save it like that … But is it still good for the skin and does it still contain all the nutrients?

  • dammy - July 19, 2012 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Pls ωα̲̅†̥ can i use †̥ make my stretch mark go away?pls help thanks.

  • bukkie - July 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    My face produce so much oil sometimes it ruin my makeup………..how can i stop the oil

  • ayesha - August 26, 2012 at 6:10 am - Reply

    you did’nt tell the amount of honey required to add????

  • Antonia - November 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    What can I use for my back spots caused by pimples?is thr anything you can require for me?plz help,I have been trying all kind of face treatments.

  • Jess - January 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    For the banana mask, what do I do with the left overs?

  • Mia grey - July 8, 2013 at 3:36 am - Reply

    how Long Should You Do The Mask A Day OUt Of The Week Or What?

  • hameeda - September 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    umm does the banana mask work?

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