For many, dry skin is not a sign of a skin condition or disease, but is simply caused by harsh soaps, itchy clothing, misusing moisturizer, and long, hot showers.
On your next home-spa evening, try this time-tested home recipe to help your skin regain moisture and vitality. You can use a banana as an all-natural face mask that moisturizes your skin and leaves it looking and feeling softer.
The benefits of bananas in skincare:
Skin moisturizer. Rich in potassium and moisture, bananas will hydrate and moisturizes dry skin, making it soft and supple.
Banana is a great exfoliator which helps slough off excess sebum on skin surface. It also contains and contains moisture, potassium, and vitamins E and C, which all promote clear glowing skin.
Fight aging effects
Bananas, also known as nature's botox, contain super wrinkle fighting nutrients that helps fade age spots and prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
Banana and its peels are excellent homemade remedies for treating acne and breakouts. You can directly apply the inside of a banana peel onto your breakout to reduce inflammation and destroy bacteria.
Lightens dark spots
Whether it's breakout scars, tiny moles, age spots, or just dark spots that make your face dull, you can reduce them and even out general skin discolorations by applying mashed banana onto your face.
Banana and raw honey home-made mask recipe:
What you'll need: 2 organic Bananas, 1 tbsp raw honey, 1/4 cup plain organic yogurt.
Make the mask: Peel and mash the bananas using a fork into a puree. Add raw honey and yogurt. Mix all ingredients well.
How to apply: Use a cosmetic brush to apply the face mask onto your skin. Wait 20 minutes or until the mask is dried completely. Remove the mask by washing it off with warm water and gently dry your skin with a soft towel.
Follow up: apply a gentle moisturizer to protect your skin and retain moisture.