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8 Banana Face Mask Recipes for Acne, Wrinkles & Glowing Skin

Banana face mask? Yes, There are a lot of chemical free, natural and organic face masks available in the market these days that are a safer option to go for. But if you want to save some bucks, you can make your own DIY face masks at home with innumerable combinations of natural ingredients that must be already sitting in your kitchen shelves or your refrigerator. Just keep experimenting with different ingredients and create your own magical concoction to pamper your skin with!

Let’s hear out some top benefits of banana for skin first and then explore homemade face mask recipes made with banana.

Benefits of Banana for Facial Skin:

Banana revitalizes dry skin: Certain environmental conditions can take a toll on our skin’s health, leaving it dry and dull. With the help of Vitamin A (Retinol) content in it, banana can retain moisture into your skin. Besides that, Vitamin A also stimulates fibroblasts – the skin cells that develop tissues which further make the skin healthy and supple.

Not to forget, Potassium in banana also serves the purpose of moisturizing the skin, so those with dry skin type looking for a natural solution can just K-fy their skin with potassium-rich banana!

It fades away brown spots and acne marks: We all know how annoying it can be to get rid of brown spots caused by photo damage as well as the stubborn post-acne marks. But banana does the job of fading them away naturally! This is all possible due to the presence of high Vitamin C content in the banana that helps to lightening the skin and make your complexion look more even toned.

As per researches, Vitamin C is also known to help with antioxidant protection against UV-induced photodamage.  

It kills acne-causing bacteria: Lectins – a group of proteins present in banana destroys the bacteria on the skin that lead to acne and pimples. Banana also gives a soothing effect to skin inflammations and heals them.

By the way, if you throw away the banana peel after eating the banana, you might not do it after hearing out this awesome hack! Banana peel can zap your active acne faster and efficiently. Just rub it on your acne for a couple of minutes and let your skin absorb its nutrients for a while, your acne will be gone in no time!

It increases skin elasticity: Have you ever heard the term “Natural Botox”? Well, That’s what most dermatologists refer banana as!

The reason why the banana is known as a natural and painless alternative for expensive Botox treatments is because it serves as a wonderful anti-aging remedy for the skin with the abundance of antioxidants present in it.

Mashed banana on its own is a really awesome anti-aging and nourishing face mask, but if you can put it in some extra efforts, go ahead and make a 10 times more powerful anti-aging DIY mask by adding vitamin E oil to the mashed banana paste. Or – you can try these top 7 banana face masks we are sharing below, they are pretty easy to make too!

Banana Face Masks

1. Banana, Honey & Yogurt Face Mask

Want to derive anti-aging benefits of banana for your skin in the best possible way? Here is the perfect banana face mask recipe for you with honey and yogurt!

You will need:

  • 1 medium-sized ripe Banana (mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon of Honey (use Manuka honey if possible!)
  • 4 tablespoons of Yogurt

Benefits of this face mask:

The lactic acid in the yogurt, minerals in honey and antioxidants in banana, work together to give your skin a facelift naturally; without costing anything.

We would suggest using manuka honey instead of normal honey in this banana face mask recipe as manuka honey’s anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties are much more effective.

Apply a thick layer of this supremely powerful DIY anti-aging face mask, keep it on your skin for about 15 to 25 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Using cold water to wash it off instead of using normal temperature water will further help to tighten up your pores and make your skin taut.

2. Banana & Milk Face Mask

Keep it simple with this two-ingredient skin pampering face mask that will nourish your skin inside out! When you are in a hurry, this quick DIY banana face mask is all you should try out for your skin to get an instant glow.

You will need:

  • 1 medium-sized ripe Banana (mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons of Milk (raw)

Benefits of this face mask:

Although the consumption of milk is linked to various theories that suggest milk causes acne, the topical application of milk is said to be a total boon for the skin!

Raw milk is extremely hydrating and nourishing for the skin. The lactic acid content in milk is said to be an effective tan removal remedy whereas, the lactoferrin glycoprotein in it has been proven to reduce acne with its anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly a great treatment for soothing painful sunburns.

3. Banana & Baking Soda Face Mask

 

We have already shared a whole list of baking soda face masks on the blog which you might want to check out after reading this post. Here is one made with mashed banana!

You will need:

  • 1 medium-sized ripe Banana (mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda

Benefits of this face mask:

Baking soda acts as a natural skin detoxifying agent that draws out impurities and dirt from the facial pores and does the job of a deep skin cleanser. Banana, on the other hand, restores the much-needed moisturise back into the skin. Both of these ingredients work really well together in providing your skin the essential care. This face mask would especially jibe with your skin if you have an oily skin type!

4. Banana & Turmeric Face Mask

 

If acne breakouts and dull skin are your primary concerns with your skin, then this is the face mask that you should try out!

You will need:

  • 1 Mashed ripe Banana 
  • 2 teaspoons of Turmeric Powder (wild turmeric powder if available)

Benefits of this face mask:

Turmeric has been an integral part of skin beautification treatments in the Indian subcontinent from ages and it is totally not surprising! Turmeric carries a multitude of skin benefits and so, it definitely should be a part of everyone’s skincare routine.

This anti-inflammatory ingredient calms the skin, heals scars and wounds, provides an instant brightening to the skin and much more.

Known as Curcuma Longa in medicinal terms, this potent ingredient has more than 300 components, that includes Vitamin C, niacin, flavonoids, etc.

To make the face mask more apt for your oily/combination skin type, add a dash of gram flour powder and a tablespoon of raw milk to this DIY recipe.

5. Banana & Coffee Face Mask

 

The enticing smell of coffee and its miraculous anti-aging benefits would totally make you swoon over this face mask!

You will need:

  • 1 medium-sized ripe Banana (mashed)
  • One tablespoon of Coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon Milk (optional)

Benefits of this face mask:

You may or may not be a coffee lover, but you would surely want to use it for your skin after knowing about its benefits.

Grounded coffee works the best as a natural skin exfoliator! It removes the dead skin cells and stimulates blood flow towards the skin which further makes the skin appear healthy due to regulated blood circulation.

Additionally, drinking coffee is known to decrease photo-damage induced aging effects – the same benefits can be reaped with its topical application as well.

6. Banana & Egg Yolk Face Mask

 

Here is a face mask for those of you who want a baby soft skin! The most exciting part about this DIY is that you can also use it for nourishing your hair and scalp.

 

You will need:

  • 1 medium-sized ripe Banana (mashed)
  • 1 Egg Yolk (whip it with mashed banana)

Benefits of this face mask: Egg yolk contains water, multivitamins and a ton of healthy fatty acids that lock in moisture into the skin. All the nutrients present within egg yolk are highly beneficial for those who have a dry and flaky skin type. If your skin is oily/greasy, you can use egg whites instead of the yolk part. Check out our post about egg white face masks for some DIYs inspiration.

7. Banana & Lemon Juice Face Mask

 

If life gives you lemons – keep them to make this amazing skin benefitting face mask!

You will need:

  • 1  ripe Banana 
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh Lemon Juice

Benefits of this face mask:

Suitable for all skin types, this skin brightening face mask would help you to achieve an instant improved complexion. The skin uplifting properties of citric acid in the lemon juice will aid in cleansing out your skin and reveal a flawless, brightened up skin. Additionally, the boost of Vitamin C in the lemon juice will repair damaged skin cells and get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation.

8. Banana & Olive Oil

 

Can a skin friendly oil be used as a face mask? We ask – why not!

You will need:

  • 1 medium-sized ripe Banana (mashed)
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil

Benefits of this face mask:

Like all other skin friendly oils, olive oil, too, is very moisturizing for the skin.

It is loaded with triacylglycerols that make to about 21% of olive oil. Besides, it comes packed with antioxidants and a compound named squalane which is a quite effective natural emollient. Instead of using olive oil, you may also use Shea butter or Argan oil since they both have a 0 comedogenic rating.

 

Dipti Tiwari

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