DIY Banana Face Mask

Everyone knows bananas are a great source of nutrition, but did you know that applying bananas to the skin and hair also has a lot of great benefits? Bananas are full of vitamins and nutrients. Of course bananas are a healthy snack, but those vitamins and nutrients also help keep skin and hair healthy when applied topically.

Banana face masks and banana hair masks have been around for a long time. For more than a thousand years, humans have found many healing properties in bananas. Bananas have long been used to relieve itching and pain from insect bites, heal bruises and decrease pain from burns.

Not only are bananas great to apply to relieve pain, they are also great for healing damaged hair and skin and keeping it healthy, beautiful and young. Products with banana have a lot of benefits to keep the face and hair healthy.

Bananas are full of vitamins such as A, B and E. Applied to the skin, these help reduce sun damage, wrinkles, blemishes and pimples. They help to keep skin and hair hydrated, so that it is shiny and healthy looking. The potassium in bananas is also great for hydrating and moisturizing the skin.

The next time you go to the spa or salon, make sure you look for products that contain bananas. Many salons use banana face masks. There are a ton of skin and hair care products on the market that contain bananas. They are available in many price ranges. The Little Alchemist, Cacao Banana Face Glow dry mask has "super" fruits and raw cacao, which are great for the skin because they help reduce wrinkles and blemishes while hydrating and nourishing the skin.

Aquatouch, Strawberry Apple Banana Facial Mask, Sabai-arom, Wonder Banana Super Hydrating Free Mask and Juaro Avocado Banana Moisture Mask are other great products for the face. The Body Shop is one of many stores that carries banana hair products including shampoo and conditioner that help repair damaged hair and lock in moisture and color, leaving hair silky, shiny and healthy.

If you don't feel like spending money on banana face masks or hair masks, you can make banana recipes right in your own kitchen with ingredients you probably have on hand.

DIY Banana Mask Step by Step

A few awesome uses:

  • Mashed bananas naturally moisturize skin.
  • Add lemon juice to reduce oily skin.
  • Fight wrinkles with a mixture of banana and avocado.
  • Slough off dead skin cells with banana, oatmeal and coconut milk.
  • Reduce puffy eyes by rubbing a bit of mashed banana underneath the eyes.
  • Get rid of acne by rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your face before going to bed and leave it on while you sleep. Acne face mask recipes.
  • For banana hair masks, the avocado and coconut milk mixture works to soften hair had bring out its natural color. Add olive oil and egg to banana puree to help make hair shine.
  • Almond oil and banana leaves hair silky and shiny. Yogurt and banana makes hair healthy looking.  

Banana Face Mask Recipes

There are tons of recipes for bananas to create homemade banana face masks right in your kitchen. Here are some great, easy to make banana face mask recipes:

Banana Face Pack  

Leaves the skin shiny and healthy looking.

Mash a ripened banana

Apply all over the face

Let sit 15 minutes

Rinse with cold water

Dab skin with ice to tighten pores

Banana, Baking Soda and Tumeric Powder

Breaks down dirt, removes excess oil, unclogs pores  

1 mashed ripe banana

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp turmeric powder

Mix and apply to face with a makeup brush (Tumeric powder can stain fingers)

Leave on face 10-15 minutes

Wash face with lukewarm water but no soap

Pat dry

Apply moisturizer

Banana, Honey and Lemon Juice

kills bacteria, reduces dark spots and skin, lightens skin  

1 mashed ripe banana

1 tsp honey

1 tsp lemon juice

Mix and pat on face

Leave on face 10-15 minutes

Rinse with warm water but no soap

Banana, Thick Yogurt and Orange Juice

Hydrates, moisturizes, prevents aging and wrinkles 1 mashed ripe banana

1 tsp thick yogurt 1 tsp orange juice

Mix and apply a layer to face for 1 minute

Apply a second layer over the first for 15 minutes

Rinse with cold water to tighten pores

Apply moisturizer

Banana, Brown Sugar, Coconut or Olive Oil

Cleanses, moisturizes and leaves skin shiny  1 mashed banana

1/4 C brown sugar

1 T coconut oil or olive oil

Mix and apply to face for 10-15 minutes

Rinse with lukewarm water but no soap

* store in refrigerator for use 3-5 days

Some other frequently used ingredients for use with banana for facial and hair masks include mango, Epsom salt, honey and oatmeal. You can have fun creating your own banana recipes for use as skin and hair care.

Bananas are useful for so many great things and there's always at least one overripe one sitting in your kitchen, that's perfect for hair and face masks.

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