DIY: Banana Face Mask Recipes for Radiant Skin

Plagued by pimples every so often? It’s all about taking care of your skin with natural, potent, chemical-free ingredients. Use this inexpensive banana face mask that contains turmeric, an ancient dried root herb, and baking soda, the versatile cleanser and exfoliator.

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Let’s learn about the benefits of these two additional ingredients first!

Ingredient
Importance in Face Mask
Baking soda
Breaks down dirt, grime, and excess oil, which clog up pores and cause pimples. Deep-cleanses pores.
Turmeric
Has potent antibacterial properties, which destroy bacteria before they can cause pimples.

Tips:

  1. How often to use this face mask? Do not use everyday, as over exfoliation of skin is not needed. Use it ever alternative day or 3 times per week.
  2. If you happen to make a large batch of banana face mask (or any other face mask) don’t worry! Most face masks can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and be used safely. If anything starts smelling funky though, it’s time to hit the trash.
  3. After applying face packs you can always use ice cubes wrapped in a towel to massage your skin. This will close up opened pores and prevent dirt and pollution from making their way in.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • ½ tsp powdered turmeric
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a small bowl. Use a fork to finely mash the banana while mixing the ingredients. If your mixture is too thick, feel free to add a few drops of water.
  2. Apply this mask with clean fingers to your freshly cleaned and dried face. The baking soda may sting a little, but this is no cause for alarm.
  3. Keep the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water. After patting your face dry with a clean towel, make sure you moisturize your face to prevent your sebaceous glands (which hydrate skin by producing natural oils) from going into overdrive to make up for the lack of oils.

3. Wrinkle Removing Banana Face Mask

An easy at home DIY banana face mask to remove wrinkles and make skin look young!
An easy at home DIY banana face mask to remove wrinkles and make skin look young! | Source

We’ve mentioned that Dr. Oz calls bananas nature’s Botox? Well, he’s onto something! The nutrients in bananas have the power to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make the skin look more supple and youthful. In this particular face mask, we are going to going to add other wrinkle-busting ingredients as well to form a powerful combination.

First, we will take a look at the important role of these additional ingredients, yogurt and orange juice:

Ingredient
Importance in Face Mask
Yogurt
Reduces the appearance of large pores, which make skin look aged. Tightens skin pores.
Orange juice
Is rich in Vitamin C, which refreshes skin cells and softens harsh lines and wrinkles.

Tips:

  1. When applying natural masks like this, it is preferable to stand over your sink or in your bathroom to prevent unwanted messes on the floor.
  2. If your mask has dried up in some places and stuck to your skin, please ensure you do not tug on your skin while washing it out. Gently massage the area with water until the mask loosens up and gives way.
  3. You can also add ½ tsp of olive oil to this mask as a moisturizer so that you do not have to reapply moisturizer after using the mask.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized ripe banana
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp thick yogurt

Directions:

  1. As always, start with a clean, dry face.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingedrients listed above and use a fork to make a lump-free paste.
  3. Using clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and massage it systematically throughout your face for 60 seconds. Then reapply a thick coat of the mask onto your face and lie down for 15 mins. Breathe calmly and think positive thoughts while letting the mask work its magic!
  4. Wash out your face with cold water to keep your pores tight.
  5. Moisturize your face.