22 February 2012

Banana & Honey face mask

When I first started blogging I used to post a home made beauty recipe post every Sunday, which really seem's like age's ago now..
I haven't made a face mask in age's so I decided to make my favourite, banana and honey!
It really is very simple, you don't need alot of banana- I just used a quarter sliced up and mashed with a fork and added a tablespoon of honey. I usually add some oatmeal but we had none in the cupboard.
It's really handy because it's a good thing to use banana's which are a bit bruised and possibly too over ripe, 9 out of 10 time's the skin is bruised but it's actually still ok to use and eat.

People may be a little wary of using honey on their face, when you think of how sticky it is it isn't the first thing you'd apply to your face. But as soon as it's stirred in to mashed banana it seem's to dis-appear and mix in, no stickiness!

Not only is this face mask quick and easy to make it's cheap too and really good for the skin.

Benefit's of this yummy mask? 

This mask is a really great all rounder, the honey & banana gentle exfoliate's the skin removing dead cell's, by adding oatmeal you have an even better exfoliation and will help to get rid of blackhead's. Honey is very moisturising too, and perfect for dry skin, instantly soothing and cooling at the same time. 
Banana of course being a fruit is full of all good stuff and nutrient's which your skin will thank you for.
People have also said this mask help's to prevent wrinkle's in the future, this doesn't surprise me. As soon as I wash this off my skin feel's refreshed, smooth and very firm, all dry skin patches have dis-appeared!
Oatmeal as well as banana is another ingredient full of mineral's which also heal the skin.

I only leave this on for 10-15 minute's then just wash it off with my usual cellulose sponge  and a quick splash of cold water to close the pore's.

People sometime's do this 3 time's a week to get the 'anti-wrinkle' effect's, but at the moment I'll stick to doing it every weekend!

Do you make your own face mask's, what are your favourite ingredient's?


  1. I make a chocolate one. It leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth. Love homemade beauty stuff!


  2. I love diy face masks, my favourite one to do is banana and oatmeal. Might give this one a go next time though :) x

  3. I just did a post about a banana mask for you hair yesterday and I want to do one for my face but I've just bought one from Lush so need to use it use.


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