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Going Bananas: DIY Face Mask

10:32 PM

I had a very long day at work today as we are preparing for an event, so when I finally got home all I wanted to do was relax with a face mask on and hop in the bath. I didn't really think about the fact that I actually had no face masks at home, I guess I was hoping the face mask fairy would have delivered one while I was out (heheh...) but nope, notta.

Do not despair! I decided to create a face mask using a few ingredients from the kitchen.

Beauty products are usually so full of chemicals and words that are unpronounceable, that there is something very nice about being able to choose the ingredients that are included.



Ingredients -

1 Banana: Bananas are wonderful for the skin. They are known to moisturize, brighten, and rejuvenate the skin, plus you are bound to have one in the kitchen! This chart from this website does a good job of explaining the benefits!

Nutrient in Banana
Benefit for Skin
Vitamin A
Fades dark spots and blemishes. Smoothens out rough skin
Vitamin B
Prevents aging, reduces dryness, moisturizes and lightens skin
Vitamin E
Known as “The Protector”. Fights free radical damage, bolsters the skin’s UV resistance, prevents and reduces appearance of wrinkles
Potassium
Solves dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells

2 teaspoons Coconut Sugar: I added this to help exfoliate the skin. You can use just plain granulated sugar if you want (be gentle though)! This was just the first thing in the cupboard so I decided to give it a go.

2 tablespoons Olive Oil: Don't be scared off by using oil on your skin, even if you are acne prone like I am. Even if your skin is "oily," it still needs some oil to be healthy. This ingredient will help moisturize and plump up the skin (just try to avoid canola oil).

Steps:

Its pretty simple. Add all of your ingredients into a bowl, breaking up the banana into small chunks, and mash together with a fork until it forms a wet-looking paste.


Once you have completed this step, the next step is to use your hands to smear the paste all over your face. Now, I have to warn you, it does look like vomit.  But I assure you, it smells delicious! If you can get past looking like somebody threw up on your face. (See below)


Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with a face cloth. Voila! Your skin will feel refreshed, smell yummy and it didn't require a $30 high end face mask, just the good ol' kitchen cupboards.

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2 comments

  1. what a good idea! definitely going to try :)

    xo,
    Meredith
    http://solelymer.blogspot.com/

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