I am not a super big banana eater but I love me some banana peels! Yes, banana peels!!! They’re super awesome to use for face masks. The peels have loads of benefits and are a great mask alternative for people who do not wish to buy anything or for anyone with skin sensitivities. Benefits in using banana peels include brightening the skin, reducing wrinkles, treating acne and even naturally moisturizing the skin.
Back when I had a major hormonal acne break out a couple of month ago, I used the peels to treat my face. For 2 weeks straight, I only cleansed my face and put on banana peel mask for half the day. Since bananas are natural, there is no harm leaving it on for a while, unless of course you’re allergic. Duh! I like to go about my day and do whatever I want to do but still have the mask on. At the end of 2 weeks, my active acne started to calm and my scarring started to fade. So now whenever I have dryness and breakout problems, I opt to sleep with a banana peel mask on and then I wake up to amazing youthful glowing skin.
It is also really interesting to mix the banana peel with different ingredients that are also beneficial to your skin like lemon, avocado and more… My favorite mix is the following:
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I love honey because it contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which prevents bacteria to linger on the skin and that can lead to breakouts. Its anti-inflammatory properties will calm redness and irritation. Often times when I will use honey to help my skin feel fresher and hydrated.
Now, turmeric powder on the face sounds a little scary. But trust me, your skin doesn’t turn yellow. If you buy organic turmeric that is not just a generic street buy, you won’t have a problem. Turmeric helps clear acne, reduces inflammation and oil secretion. This has been used loads in country like India. It’s like a bridal ritual to use turmeric masks all over the body to purify and detoxify it.
You can do whatever mix you want. The beauty of it is that you’re not spending loads of money on skincare that may be unsafe for you. You’re just investing in nature’s goodness and this is the best this you can do. Healthy, glowy, younger skin without the use of harsh chemicals.
Whenever I pop a natural mask on, I will try to share it, like that it could be helpful to you guys.
Have you tried natural masks and if so, which ones?
Until next time xx