Combined with other powerful nutrients from other natural ingredients, we can formulate effective banana face masks that can help in resolving various skin problems, such as combating wrinkles, removing pimples, skin brightening and many more.
Not only you can eat a banana for your overall heath, but apply it also on your skin as a natural face mask. Here is a rundown on 4 face masks that can be made by using banana as the main ingredient, especially selected by our team, that can provide you with glowing, young and wrinkle free skin.
1. Just Humble Banana Face Pack: Mash a ripe banana and apply on your face and skin. Let it sit on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. If you have time, massage your skin with ice cubes after this. The application of banana will make your face glow and even out the rough skin.
2. Banana Face Mask to lighten skin: This natural face mask is good for fading away dark spots, removing blemishes and brightening dull skin. This is made up of following three powerful ingredients to hydrate, lighten and brighten your skin.
Method: Take a ripe banana and mash it with a spoon or a fork in a bowl till it forms a smooth lump free pulp. Add 1 tsp. of honey and 1 tsp. of lemon juice and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Wash your face with a mild soap and use a soft towel to pat it dry. Rub the mask into your face, using your clean fingers. If needed apply a second coat to make the ingredients penetrate deep into skin pores. Wait for 10-15 minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water without using any soap this time. You will cheer up seeing your glowing face. Voila!
Natural Beauty Tips:
(i) As this mask is quite sticky, make sure to pull back your hair with a head scarf or band to stop your hair from getting messed up with the mask.
(ii) As this face mask can drip down onto your clothes, wear an old shirt while applying it.
3. Banana Face Mask to treat Acne and Pimples: Are you worried about pimples and acne? This chemical free mask with natural ingredients, namely, turmeric and baking soda acts to fight acne / pimples, decreases blemishes and help in getting glowing face. Turmeric is an ancient times dried root herb and baking soda works as an effective cleanser and exfoliant.
Method: Take a ripe banana and mash it with a spoon or a fork in a bowl till it forms a smooth lump free pulp. Add 1/2 tsp. of baking soda and 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder and mix the ingredients thoroughly. If you feel the mixture is too thick to apply, add a little water. Wash your face with a mild soap and use a soft towel to pat it dry. Apply the mask onto your face using a make-up brush, as otherwise the turmeric can leave yellow stains on fingers. The baking soda may sting slightly, but you don’t need to get alarmed.
Let the mask sit on your face for 10-15 minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water without using any soap this time. Pat your face dry and apply a moisturizer of your choice to prevent your sebaceous glands to go overdrive and produce excess of oils to make up for lack of the oils.
Natural Beauty Tips:
(i) Apply this face mask maximum 2-3 times a week only, as baking soda acts as an exfoliator and over exfoliation is not good for your skin.
(ii) After applying a face mask, consider massaging your face with ice cubes wrapped in a soft towel. This will work to close opened skin pores and stop dirt and pollution from making their way into your skin pores. Alternatively, you can wash your face with cold water.
4. Banana Face Mask to fight wrinkles: Some people call bananas as painless, inexpensive natural Botox, and they rightly do so! Bananas are packed with potent nutrients to remarkably diminish the appearance of wrinkles, and make your skin look younger and radiant. To fortify this face mask’s wrinkles fighting properties, we will add two other wrinkle-busting natural ingredients.
Method: Take a ripe banana and mash it with a spoon or a fork in a bowl till it forms a smooth lump free pulp. Add 1 tsp. of thick yogurt and 1 tsp. of orange juice and mix the ingredients thoroughly. If you feel the mixture is too thick to apply, add a few drops of orange juice. Wash your face with a mild soap and use a soft towel to pat it dry. Apply the mask onto your face, using your clean fingers and massage it thoroughly onto your face for a minute. Apply a second thick coat onto your face and let it sit on your face for 15 minutes to allow the mask to work its magic!
Rinse your face with cold water to wash away mask’s ingredients and to tighten your skin pores. Apply a good moisturizer of your choice to hydrate your skin. Volla! Are you surprise with your glowing and supple new look.
Natural Beauty Tips:
(i) While applying a natural face mask like this, make it sure to stand over your sink or in bathroom to avoid slippage on the floor.
(ii) After the mask dried up, it may get stuck to your skin in some areas. Do not pull it from your skin while washing. Gently massage such areas with water till the mask slackens and comes out.
(iii) Consider adding 1/2 tsp. of olive oil to this mask and you will not need to apply moisturizer after using it.
The above last three diy banana face masks are useful for three different skin problems. If you know any other banana face mask recipe, please share here under comments below for the benefit of other readers.