Is banana your favorite fruit? Now you can use it effectively for your skin and health! Here are some homemade banana face masks for every skin type. Read the article and find them out!
A delicate, mild flavor of this exotic fruit has been known since childhood. Its nutritional value is priceless for our body. Nutrients, which are contented in banana, can have a delightful effect on our skin and hair. The homemade banana face mask will be a treasure for you in the world of natural cosmetics.
What is banana face mask effectiveness?
Banana is a storehouse of vitamins, minerals and other substances that have a beneficial effect on the skin. For example:
- vitamin C — a natural antioxidant that slows down skin aging, smoothes fine wrinkles;
- vitamin B, which are needed to maintain youthful skin, nails, hair;
- vitamin E, which prevents cell aging;
- the fibrous structure of the banana does not irritate skin and allows you to do nutritious, gentle facial and hair masks.
Given this, we can conclude that banana face mask perfectly moisturizes dry, aging skin. What about other skin types?
Masks, which include banana, may be advisable to use in the following cases:
- the aging skin that will be transformed under the action of antioxidants contained in the banana;
- increased pigmentation, which can stop and fix with banana and lemon juice masks;
- by adding auxiliary ingredients into the banana mask, they remove unhealthy shine of oily skin and normalize the sebaceous glands;
- changing the components of the mask, you can use them as a moisturizer for dry skin.
Banana masks: are there any contraindications?
Banana masks still cannot be called universal, as in the case of individual intolerance of the fruit they cannot be used: there could be allergic reactions. Since such cases are a rarity, every woman of any age and skin type can make and enjoy banana mask.
How to make a banana mask for every skin type?
Banana face masks for dry skin
Calming mask: take 1 tbsp of yogurt, two tsp of honey and one small banana. All mash with a fork or beat with a mixer, put on a face for about 10 min, rinse with warm water.
Mask for silky skin: take one teaspoon of olive oil mixed with one tablespoon of banana pulp, add a few drops of lemon juice and a bit of moisturizer. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature. It is necessary to do such mask 2 hours before leaving home
Ideally moisturizes and tones the skin: grate ½ of a banana, add two tablespoons of milk to the resulting mass. Mix, apply for 15 minutes and rinse with cotton pads soaked in milk.
For aging skin: Mix one banana (pulp) and one teaspoon of sour cream with chicken egg yolk (raw). Apply this mask for 15 minutes and wash off with water at room temperature.
Banana face masks for oily skin
Tightening effect: take 1 tbsp of banana (pulp), mix with one egg yolk and one teaspoon of lemon juice, whisk with a fork or a mixer (blender) and apply to cleansed face. Wash off after 15 min. By the way, because of lemon juice containing, this mask whitens skin.
Eliminates shine: grate ½ of a banana, add 1 tbsp lemon juice, one teaspoon of honey and a few drops of vitamin A. Mix thoroughly, put on a face for 15-20 min, remove with a cotton pad soaked in a cool chamomile, calendula or sage infusion.
Whitens tightens pores and eliminates shine: mix ½ of banana with 1 tbsp. Of lemon juice. Apply on the face for 15min, rinse with cold water. To achieve the effectiveness of this mask, try to use it regularly.
Tightens skin: Pulp of ½ banana mix with one beaten egg white, apply to skin for 20min., rinse with warm water or chamomile infusion.
Banana face masks for normal skin
Tones: Grate ½ of banana and one peeled orange, mix thoroughly. Apply for 15 minutes, and then remove with lukewarm water. To achieve the effect, after the mask use the moisturizing cream.
Nourishes: put ½ of the banana, mix with two tablespoons of sour cream (you can also use yogurt), apply the mask for about 15 minutes and rinse with water.
Nutrition, protection: 1 tbsp banana (pulp), mix with a teaspoon of honey, pour 2 tbsp. Spoons of yogurt. For thickening add a little oatmeal. Keep the mask 15 minutes and remove with fresh water
Winter protection: pulp of 1/3 of the banana mix with a small amount of any nutritious cream and a few drops of olive oil. Apply for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water.
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