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Sunday, July 25, 2010

How To: Banana Mask



Banana Facial Mask for Dry Skin

1/2 ripe and peeled banana (eat the other half)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon water
2 tablespoons finely powdered oats
1/2 teaspoon sweet almond oil (or other vegetable oil)
1 drop rose oil (optional)

Blend banana in food processor until smooth and mix in remaining ingredients.Apply to clean skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water to remove mask.Pat skin dry and apply a moisturizer.

Tip: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight plastic container for up to one day.



Banana Mask for Oily Skin

1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using)
1 tbsp honey
An orange or a lemon
Preparation:

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.



I like to use a face mask weekly just to wash away the oils on my face built up from the week and the damage from the makeup. My skin tends to pick up lots of oil so this mask helps a great deal. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and is nice when applied because its so soft to the skin. Try this mask out friends, you'll absolutly love it!!



21 comments:

  1. Great idea. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will have to give this a try.

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  2. I've made plain honey masks before.. this one is tempting.. BUT, I can't stand the smell of banana's :s Do you have other face mask recipes that don't have bananas to them? :)

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  3. Can I use any kind of banana for this mask? :)

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  4. This sounds so good "to eat" :P~ hehee. I would most likely go about munching on it with vanilla wafers then to put it on my face though it's a nice post for a face mask :)

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  5. This sounds awewsome. I'm going to try this

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  6. This sounds awesome! I LOVE bananas and I love DIYs :D Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    Steph

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  7. oh yay ! will have to try this some time.. esp cux i always buy bananas ! i love eating them<3

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  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll try that :)

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  9. I'd like to try Banana Mask for Oily Skin but I think that I'll eat it hahaha!

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  10. thanks for sharing..
    will try this mask..^^

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  11. And just yesterday I ate the last banana in the house... When I buy bananas again for sure one of them will be used to Banana Mask ^_^

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  12. "Yummy..."

    said the face! hahaha! ^__^

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  13. great post ive tried that banana mask before really does work :) x

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  14. Oh! what an interesting mask! I'm def gonna have to try this, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  15. You could also put some yogurt in it for extra hydration!

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  16. Ive heard of this mask before but never actually tried it before! I just may try it now though i don't like the idea of sitting around with honey on my face!:p

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  17. You have the best mask recipes!

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  18. I would have to give you kudos for giving tips on how to save money without sacrificing the quality of the products that you would use on our faces, and it's more beneficial for us that aside from the big savings that we we'll be getting for preparing our own DIY facial masks, the ingredients that you are using are all natural and readily available at home. :) I love the idea of honey in your face since its really good for our skin. Thanks for sharing!

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