6 DIY Banana Mask Recipes for Skin and Hair Care

 

6 DIY Banana Mask Recipes for Skin and Hair Care -   If you already past the age of 26 (the estimated age when fine lines start appearing), you can regularly apply these DIY banana mask recipes, at least once a week, to considerably slow down the proliferation of unwelcome wrinkles.
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Are you looking for solutions to turn back the time and restore your skin to its once youthful state by reducing the appearance of wrinkles? You have probably heard about the health benefits of banana but do you know that you can also use banana for skin and hair care when applied externally?

 

In the beauty world, bananas are popularly known as “Nature’s Botox”. Why go under the knife, when you can have natural, painless, cheap and pure bananas to apply on your skin?

 

In fact, there are some potent vitamins and minerals in bananas which make banana face masks an incredible beauty fix, provided by Mother Nature herself!

 

Banana not only is one of those perfect foods, but it’s also an amazing skin care tool. Bananas contain Vitamin A, are rich in potassium, and work as a skin softener and aid in clearing acne when mixed in a face mask. Banana is a very good moisturizer for your skin as it is rich in potassium.

 

Banana also has the highest content of magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc and vitamins A, B, E, and F which is good of the skin and the body.  Banana also contains vitamin C which helps in deep cleansing of the skin. It also helps in preventing inflammatory diseases.

 

The benefit of banana peel is really a home remedy that is often overlooked. Along with the banana itself as being a healthy snack, the peel offers many health advantages because it is filled with vitamins.

 

The banana peel helps in healing wounds, scars and blemishes. The banana peel is great for deep cleansing and contains essential oils to help moisturize and nourish the skin. Banana skin can also be used to exfoliate dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria in the skin.

 

Aside from being a delicious and nutritious fruit, banana is therefore perfect for making homemade recipe for face masks. Following are some facial mask recipes using bananas that will give you skin benefits that may not even be possible with expensive, chemical-laden cosmetic creams.

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #1 – For Reducing Spots and Blemishes

 

You will need 1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using), 1 tablespoon manuka honey, an orange or a lemon. Mix the banana and honey together. Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon. Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth.

 

Using this mask a couple times a week really helps clear up your skin. Lemon juice is high in acidity which kills bacteria that helps with acne. Lemons are packed with vitamins that are good for your skin.

 

Honey has lots of enzymes that are like natural antibiotics. Honey is easily absorbed by the skin and has lots of antioxidants. Both honey and lemons can reverse skin damage caused by the sun. This is why the results from this face mask are so amazing. Your skin will automatically feel cleaner and look more radiant.

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #2 – For Dry Skin

 

You will need 1 ripe banana, 1 tablespoon Molasses, 4-5 tablespoons of oats* and mineral water. You mash the banana; add the molasses, oats and some water to get a good consistency you are satisfied with.

 

Spread the banana mix on to a damp face and neck, leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

 

*Oats fortifies the mineral content of the mask

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #3 – For Skin Rejuvenation

 

You will need 1 cup Yogurt, 2 tablespoon Molasses, 1 Banana, ripe, mashed, 1 Apple, ripe, mashed. Mix the yogurt, molasses, mashed apple and banana together, until you get a consistent mixture. Apply to your face and neck area and leave for at least 30 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #4 – For Oily Skin

 

You will need 1 Banana, ripe, 1 Strawberry, ripe, and 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice. Mix the ingredients and apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

 

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DIY Banana Mask Recipe #5 – For Reducing Appearance of Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet and Hair Care

You will need ½ ripe banana, 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1 tablespoon manuka honey. Mash the banana with a fork and add in honey and yogurt and apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

 

This paste can also be used for hair care by massaging the mixture to your scalp and leave on for an hour or more under a plastic cap, and then a towel for added heat.   Rinse out and shampoo and condition as you wish. This will help to increase the moisture content of your hair, smooth fizz and soothe itchy scalp.

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #6 – For Under-Eye Wrinkles and Insect Bites

 

This mask will make use of the banana peel.  You wet the inner side of banana peel (yellow side out) with some Wheat germ oil and black Cumen oil, and rub it under your eye, clean after 15-20 minutes.

 

This will reduce the wrinkles under your eye. You can use a similar way to rub an insect bite, by wetting the banana peel with yogurt and Aloe Vera juice. This will reduce itching and swelling.

For more ideas on safe, cost-effective and natural skin care, simply click on DIY Beauty Skin Recipes

 

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