Face masks are a treat I reserve for when I’m home alone. There’s something about having the house all to yourself, isn’t there? It makes you do all sort of “crazy” things. But you don’t have to be by yourself for this mask – it’s not green and it’s not spooky to others. More than that, a two-second trip to the kitchen will give you instant access to all the ingredients you need: honey and banana.
Bananas are rich in skin-beneficial minerals and vitamins, such as hydrating potassium, blemish-reducing vitamin A, color correcting vitamin B, and wrinkle preventing vitamin E. Honey is known to be anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, soothing and moisturizing for the skin. The two of them together tighten the pores and make your skin feel smooth. Want to make this face mask? Here’s how:
WHAT YOU NEED
- half a banana (ripe)
- 2 tsp honey
Place the honey in a clean bowl. Break the banana into small pieces in the same bowl, then mash it with a fork until there are no more clumps and the honey is incorporated.
Optional: do a facial steam before you apply the mask. I used chamomile tea.
Apply the mask to clean skin for 10 minutes, then remove with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.