In the beauty world, Banana is known to be full of wonders for the healthy and youthful skin. It is a natural, painless and easily available. Also, it is the beauty ingredient that easily fits your pocket. If you have crossed the age of 30 this ingredient is tailor- made for you because It Botox your skin naturally.
One of the best method to use this banana is to make the face mask and get the nutrients of it. Bananas are rich in potassium and fiber. Whether we use it for the hair care or the skin care, the banana masks are gaining popularity day by day.
What is a Banana Face Mask?
A banana face mask is a mixture of crushed and ripened bananas that is applied to the face and neck. One can also add the other natural ingredients like honey, milk etc. to boost its efficiency and ability. It is beneficial for all the skin types. Banana is said to nourish and moisturize skin and protect it from damage and early signs of aging.
Benefits of Banana fruit mask
Bananas are tasty and convenient snacks, but there are few people who knows that they are also great for your skin, because they contain nutritious vitamins like A, B, and E. Along with their vitamin content, bananas also contain some useful acids that help in exfoliating the dead skin and cleaning the skin from deep inside.
There are so many necessary supplements in banana thus it is exceptionally effective for all types of skin – dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, aging skin or acne-prone skin. Banana face masks makes the skin firmer and softer, with a radiant glow as bananas are rich in all the minerals and vitamins that are particularly important for the healthy skin.
One of the most notable ingredient in banana is silica that is a relative of silicone. It is said that the silica in bananas can aid in increasing the collagen production in our body. Collagens are the natural proteins that are particularly essential for keeping the skin hydrated and silky smooth.
The nutrients in the banana that promotes the good skin health are as follows :
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin E
These can be explained as follows:-
Dark spots often form on the skin and they are said to be one of the earliest signs of aging. They may form on the face, neck or hands due to the excess production of melanin that occurs due to the long term exposure to the Ultra violet rays of the sun.
But thanks to Banana that contains vitamin A, or retinol which is highly effective for fighting the signs of photo aging that is aging due to exposure to sunlight. It is a natural and pocket friendly way to treat this skin problems. Also it works like magic for the dark blemishes and spots.
Using the banana face mask on regular basis will not only aid you in fading dark spots but also in fighting the other signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
Bananas are also rich in B vitamins (B2, B3, B6 and B9). All these are powerful antioxidants and thus healthy not only for the skin but also the entire body. It also aids in removing the first signs of ageing like wrinkles that are particularly caused due to the pollution and UV rays of the sun.
B vitamins also have healing properties in it. It means that now all the wounds especially of acne will be healed soon and will make your skin clean and clear.
Vitamin E is known for its benefits for the skin and hair. It has photo protective compounds that protects the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun. It also helps in fighting with the free radicals that can damage the skin. Vitamin E is also said to promote the hair health. It gives a great luster to the hair and prevents the early hair loss. It also improves the blood circulation in the entire body. Vitamin E also aids in treating a skin condition in which brown to gray-brown patches appear on the skin of the face and the neck due to too much of sun exposure. Thus vitamin E fights the damage to the skin and reduces signs of aging. It is also helpful in lightening the skin and making it more youthful and glowing.
Potassium is an essential mineral that is well known for building the shield of moisture on your skin and keep it hydrated all-round the day. People having extremely dry skin are known to have lower levels of potassium in them. Thus using bananas regularly can help you to moisturize the skin naturally. Potassium is also necessary component for maintaining skin integrity.
Easy homemade Banana face mask
For making this banana mask you only need to crush the bananas in a clean bowl until a smooth paste is obtained. Apply this paste evenly all over the skin. Be cautious while applying it near the eyes. Rinse it off with cold water after 15- 20 minutes. You will notice the difference in one application only. The skin will feel moisturized and smooth. Dark spots and blemishes will also be lightened. There will be radiant glow and it will become more clear.
Banana Honey Mask for Skin Lightening
Making a banana honey face mask is so easy that it doesn’t need a description at all. All you need to do is just add banana and honey. Nothing more, nothing less. It can be easily made by using the fork or fingers for mashing the bananas and adding two spoons of honey to it. Stir the mixture to make an even paste of it and apply it directly to the face and neck. The banana honey face mask makes the skin smooth and reduces the early signs of ageing that are fine lines and wrinkles.
You can add lemon juice to this mask as lemon juice is a natural exfoliating agent and helps in lowering the appearance of scars and dark spots on face. It will help to detoxify your skin from deep inside and give you flawless and glowing skin. It is extremely beneficial for the oily skin as it aids in controlling the oil levels in the skin.
Banana, Baking soda and Turmeric Face mask for Acne
Acne is one of the frustrating problem that almost all the women faces in their lifetime especially in teenage stage of the life. Hormonal changes in the body bring the acne. But now you can find the solution right in your kitchen. Just mash the ripened bananas and add one fourth spoon of turmeric and baking soda to it. Apply it all over the face and neck and leave it for around 10 to 15 minutes. It’s an exfoliating mask so, make sure that you do not apply it every day or too frequently. It soothes the skin and gently exfoliates the skin. One can gently rub the ice wrapped in a soft towel and massage it. It tightens the pores and thus prevent pollutants from entering the skin. Excess of face mask can be refrigerated and used upto one week.
Banana, Orange and Yogurt Mask
Combine the mashed banana, one teaspoon orange juice and one tea spoon of thick yogurt in a clean mixing bowl and mix until a smooth paste is made. Apply this paste on face and clean it with cold water post 15-20 minutes of applying it.
People having the dry skin type can also add coconut oil in it to moisturize your skin. It is said that if this mask is applied regularly on the skin, its powerful antioxidants will fight the signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines, and will help you bring back your flawless and youthful skin.
The yogurt in this mask aids in tightening the pores of your skin and the orange juice helps in giving you refreshing look and softening the harsh skin lines.
Avocado banana Face mask
To form this face mask at your home just take a small ripened banana and one-fourth of a ripened avocado. Crush these ingredients jointly with a fork or your fingers in a clean mixing bowl to make an even and lump-free paste. Apply it on the face and neck and clear your face after 15 minutes and pat dry with a soft towel.
This face mask gives your skin the additional benefits of avocado with banana. Avocado is rich in many essential nutrients and has deep nourishing benefits for the skin.
Banana oatmeal Face mask
For making this magical face mask you need to take the powdered oatmeal and mashed ripe banana and mix them thoroughly in the clean mixing bowl. Apply it all over the face and neck and wash it off with cold water after 10-15 minutes and pat dry with a soft towel. Oatmeal has amino acids, powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and minerals like zinc, copper and magnesium in plenty that helps to give the right amount of nourishment and protection to your skin. Combination of banana and oatmeal is a good and healthy treat to your skin especially in winters. It is a prominent way to resolve all the skin problems like dryness, acne etc.
Banana and Coconut oil Face mask
For preparing this face mask you need to melt the one spoon of coconut oil and mix it with the crushed banana until a smooth and lump free paste is obtained. Apply the mixture all-round the face and neck for not more than half hour. It helps your skin in fighting with the acne causing bacteria and gives you clear and moisturized skin.
Banana and Clay mask
For making this face mask you need one table spoon of French green clay, ripe banana and one table spoon of pineapple juice. It works on all skin types, but exceptionally great for oily and combination skin.
Mash up the banana, sprinkle in the green clay in it and also add the pineapple juice. Mix the mixture to obtain a smooth paste and apply it to the skin and wait for 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with cold water and pat dry with soft towel.
Precautions and potential side effects of banana face masks
It is possible that using bananas on your skin may develop an allergic reaction and thus may hurt the skin. Thus it is essential to take necessary precautions while using this face mask and know the potential side effects that you may experience while using these banana face masks. If you are already aware about the banana or latex allergies you should not use a banana face mask altogether. In most of the cases People having Pollen allergies are also prone to banana allergies. So they should also take some precautions by testing the facemask on the hand first before using it for the face and neck.
Some Signs that can be seen with your naked eyes after using this banana face mask that you have a banana allergy are as follows:
- itchy skin
- red rash or hives
- skin swelling
- Wheezing and other asthma symptoms.
The people may have a severe allergic reaction to bananas. Symptoms include breathing difficulties, facial swelling, and fainting. In that case avoid using this mask and immediately take the medical help.
Banana is not only a nutrient-rich fruit but it benefits the entire body and in particular for our skin and hair. It contains super nutrients for our skin like vitamins and minerals that helps to nourish and moisturize your skin. A banana face mask is very easy to make and apply and can become an important component of your daily skincare regimen. Along with good skin care habits, using a face mask a few times a week will improve the overall health of your skin and hair.