Today I wanted to share with you all a recipe for a face mask that I created. I say I created it, because I didn't find the recipe anywhere, but that doesn't mean that someone else hasn't made this before.
When I created this, I had been looking online for ages for a face mask using banana's because I had heard about the good stuff banana's do to your skin.
Banana is very good for skin. It makes your skin silky and smooth by nourishing it with the essential nutritive elements. Banana contains a good amount of vitamin C which helps in deep cleansing the skin and also helps in preventing inflammatory diseases.
After not being able to find a recipe online, I decided to just go to my kitchen and see what I had in my cupboards and low and behold I found some honey. Now I'm sure you all know the amazing things that honey does for your skin, but in case you don't I'll let you know.
Honey has antibacterial properties, which helps in fighting acne and pimples. It reduces infection and is a very effective home remedy to treat acne. It is a good cleanser for skin as it soak ups impurities from the pores of the skin, leaving your skin clear and clean. Honey is a very effective moisturiser for skin. It retains moisture making your skin radiant, soft and supple.
Honey properties protect your skin under the sun and assist the skin to rejuvenate and stay young.
It's a natural remedy to prevent wrinkles, slowing down the ageing process, with antioxidant properties making it capable to fight against skin damage and skin ageing.
I also found some lemon juice which I thought I would throw in there, not really knowing of any benefits of it, but knowing it couldn't be bad. Actually, whilst writing this I decided to to a little research to find out what lemon juice does for the skin, and I found out that it diminishes scars, heals acne and exfoliates the skin. If you want to learn more, check out this awesome website.
Ok so that was a super long introduction but I will get into the recipe now.
This is probably one of the easiest home made face mask you will find.
|What you are going to need is a bowl, a knife, a fork, a chopping board, a banana, honey and lemon juice.|
|You aren't going to need an entire banana, unless you are making for more faces. I usually use about a 5th of the banana which is more than enough, then just eat the rest.|
|Now you're going to take your fork and mash it up until it looks as yummy as......|
|The beautiful beast.|
|Once you're done just scrape it into your bowl.|
|Then take your honey and teaspoon|
|And scoop out about half a teaspoon. I find that running the honey and spoon under hot water for about a minute helps the honey slide off the spoon.|
|Then mix mix mix mix mix|
|Once you have done that just add a few drops of lemon juice and mix again. You don't want more than 3 drops otherwise your mask will become watered down and you don't want that.|
|Now I like to put mine in the fridge for a few hours. You don't have to, but I just like the cooling effect it has on my skin.|
And that is it. Put it on and relax for about 15-20 minutes then rinse off for glowing skin.
I try to do this once a week, and hardly ever miss a week and have been doing it for a few months with a whole facial routine, which I will be posting in a couple of days so be sure to check back for that, if you want to know how I do an at home facial.
Let me know if you try this and what you think. And if you have any face masks, home made or store bought, that you swear by, let me know in the comments below, as I would love to know.
That is all for today, I am so sorry that this was so long, but I hope you found it helpful. And be sure to check back for my facial routine.
Have a beautiful night girls and don't forget to dream beautiful dreams and live beautiful dreams.
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