Bananas are a staple in every home’s fruit basket. They help give you a quick fix of energy in the morning, are rich in carbs and potassium, they taste great in milk shakes and sometimes replace a meal when you are on the go. But did you know that aside from health benefits, bananas also have an amazing effect on your skin? If you have a overripe banana that you do not know what to do with, then use it up to make one of these face packs according to your skin type or requirement and get glowing!
Banana dry skin face pack
Both banana and avocado have a rich and creamy texture and help in moisturizing dry skin. Mash half a banana and half an avocado into a fine thick pulp. Apply this on the face after cleansing your face. Cover your face with a damp cloth and let it sit for about half an hour while you take a nap. Remove after half hour and wash off your face. This face pack will give your skin its much needed hydration and keep it soft.
Banana face pack for acne prone skin
In case you are suffering from acne, then you can make a face pack out of half a mashed banana with half tsp of honey and juice of half a lemon. Mix this well and apply it on cleansed skin. Leave for twenty minutes and wash it off after that. The antiseptic properties of lemon will help weed out any infection causing bacteria in the skin while the banana will soothe any inflammation. Honey will help absorb moisture from the skin and leave your skin soft but not excessively oily.
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Banana face pack for wrinkles
Due to its intense moisturization, banana helps in smoothing the skin and preventing wrinkles. Adding yogurt to it ups the moisturizing quotient and yogurt also helps in preventing fine lines. Simply mash half a banana and add a couple of tsp of yogurt to it. Add some honey for a pleasant fragrance. Apply this pack on the skin and leave for half hour and wash it off. Repeat every week to prevent occurrence of wrinkles.
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Banana face pack to lighten complexion
Mix together half a mashed banana with an egg yolk, a few tsp of lime juice and one tsp of honey. Beat this well and apply the mask on the skin. Leave it until it dries out. The mask will not just help remove tan, but also soften your skin and make it glow. Regular use of this mask will help lighten your complexion. If you have very oily or sensitive skin, you should avoid this mask.
Banana oatmeal face mask for blemish free skin
This is as easy as it gets. Soak a tsp of oatmeal in half a mashed banana for about five minutes. Now use this paste to gently scrub your face in circular motions. Leave the mask on the skin after scrubbing. Once it dries, wash it off with warm water and pat your skin dry. This mask will help clear out blackheads and unclog pores and provide you blemish free skin.
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