Banana is not just a tasty fruit, it has a lot of useful properties that allow to use it for skin care. Homemade banana face masks are perfect for dry skin.
One of the easiest ways to make a banana face mask is the following. Mash the pulp of a ripe banana and add 2 tablespoons of milk. It will make the mask more liquid and therefore easier to use. Stir and apply to cleansed facial skin. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, that rinse it off with skim milk.
Nourishing banana mask will improve your complexion and even soften fine wrinkles. It consists of banana pulp, honey and cream. Mash the pulp of a medium-sized banana, add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of honey. Whisk with mixer. Apply the mask to your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Then wipe it off with a wet cotton pad.
There is another nourishing banana facial mask. Take a half of a ripe banana and mash it. Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with an egg yolk and stir well. Add this mixture to the banana puree and stir once more. Gently spread the mask over your face, let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
If you want to whiten your skin, you should try our banana mask with lemon juice. Not only it whitens the face, but it also narrows face pores and helps to fight oily skin. Mash a small ripe banana, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix and stir well, apply to facial skin, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.
Need a rejuvenating facial mask? Grate a piece of banana (you will need 1 tablespoon of grated banana pulp). Mix the banana with 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt and 1 teaspoon of honey. Stir and add some oat flour to make the mixture thicker. Apply the mask to your face and leave it for about a quarter of an hour. Rinse it off with warm water.
If you have normal skin, you can use the following mask to keep it healthy. Take a half of a ripe banana and mash it. Add 2 tablespoons of sour cream and stir well. Apply the mixture to your skin and leave it on your face for 15 minutes, then rinse the mask off with cool water.
There are some general rules of applying homemade banana face masks. Such masks must be applied as soon as they are ready because they lose their useful properties very quickly. Do not try to rub the mixture into your skin. Having rinsed the mask off, gently wipe your face and apply nourishing cream.
And keep in mind that any facial masks are effective only if you apply them regularly.