With summer right around the corner, proper care needs to be taken for the skin. Using cosmetic products are not always the best option since they don’t allow the skin to breathe well. Banana is a fruit found in most homes and is one of the best ingredients for treating the weather-beaten dry skin, acne and clogged pores. The following are methods to use banana in face masks at home.

Banana Face Masks for Dry Skin, Acne & Clogged Pores Treatment At Home  
Banana Face Masks for Dry Skin, Acne & Clogged Pores Treatment At Home

1. With Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • Small Banana – 1
  • Oatmeal – 1 Teaspoon
  • Milk – 2 Teaspoons

Method

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl, with a fork.
  2. Add the oatmeal into the mashed banana.
  3. Add in a bit of milk and mix it well. Keep adding milk till the consistency is of a soft and smooth paste.
  4. Apply this mix all over the face and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Repeat this process daily for the best results.

2. With Honey

Ingredients

  • Ripe banana – 1
  • Honey – 1 Tablespoon
  • Olive Oil – 1 Teaspoon

Method

  1. Cut the banana into small pieces and place them in a bowl.
  2. Add the honey and olive oil to the banana.
  3. Mix the ingredients together well. Use a fork to properly mash the banana and to allow the honey and oil to mix well.
  4. Apply this mixture on the face and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with warm water.
  6. Repeat this process once every 2-3 days for the best results.

3. With Baking Soda

Ingredients

  • Small ripe banana – 1
  • Baking Soda – 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Lemon Juice – 1/2 Tablespoon

Method

  1. Place the peeled banana in a bowl and mash it well using a fork.
  2. Mix in the baking soda and lemon juice and apply this mixture to a cleansed face.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
  4. Gently massage the face for 2-3 minutes after washing.
  5. Repeat this process twice a week for efficient results.
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4. With Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil

Ingredients

  • Ripe banana – 1/2
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 1 Tablespoon
  • Tea tree Oil – 1 Tablespoon

Method

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl and make sure a smooth paste is formed.
  2. Add in the tea tree oil and the aloe vera gel and mix it well so that all the ingredients get incorporated well.
  3. Apply this mix on the face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with regular water and then pat dry the face.
  5. Repeat this process twice a week for efficient results.

5. With Turmeric

Ingredients

  • Ripe Banana – 1
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Yoghurt – 1 Tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

Method

  1. Mash the banana well, in a bowl.
  2. Add in the cinnamon, yoghurt and turmeric powder and mix it well so that all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Apply this mix on the face and neck and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash it off and pat dry with a facecloth.
  5. Repeat this process twice a week for the best results.

Tip

Before trying any of the methods, it is advisable to do a patch test first. This step is essential because it helps one to be sure whether their skin is allergic to any of the ingredients or not.



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