Moisturizing Banana Facial Mask

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Banana softens and moisturizes. If you have an oily skin replace the honey and water for yogurt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash the banana, add the honey, oats and some water to get a good consistency, use your own judgment.
  2. Spread the banana mix on to a damp face and neck, put cucumber slices on your eyelids and relax for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Most Helpful

This was really refreshing! I made it using a combo of 1 tbsp. honey, 1 mashed banana(large sized), 4 1/2 tbsps. powdered oats and 1 tbsp. low-fat milk as a substitute for water. After mixing everything together, I refrigerated this for about an hour, or I guess a little over an hour and then applied it onto my damp face and neck. I think refrigerating this is a good idea as when you apply this cold, you really feel refreshed. If your tired like I was, you wake up and you feel re-charged! Applying this was a slightly messy job, but the pack smelt very nice, and once applied, it felt very refreshing. I kept it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with water. Once I rinsed it off, my skin not only felt smooth and soft, but also I felt refreshed and I felt I was looking fairer! LOL. The banana in this really really moisturises the skin beautifully. I think I should make this a regular:) This made 2 facial masks! I'll be using some for my mom tomorrow and gifting the rest to a friend! Thank You, Annelies. This was truly refreshing, much needed and really good!

Charishma_Ramchandani January 14, 2003

This was a refreshing, if slightly messy, facial cream, with a wonderful aroma. :)Since we could use either oats or ground almonds, I chose to use the ground almonds, hoping they would help exfoliate while the banana did its job in moisturizing. I had to work with the consistency a bit to make it stick better to my face, and barely added any mineral water at all. I think next time I would start with half a banana (this time I used a whole small one) and the same amount of nuts, etc. Rather nice and this made plenty extra - DD gave herself a facial too. I didn't think my skin felt any more moist after using this treatment, but it definitely was exfoliated and felt cool and soothing while applied. The only thing I didn't like was that my cheeks were very red after rinsing and remained this way for about 20 minutes after I removed the cream and some of the honey seemed to linger on my skin. My cheeks also felt a tiny bit raw - I think perhaps it exfoliated a bit too well. Next time I will try the oats rather than the ground almonds.

HeatherFeather January 12, 2003

Both reviewers are right in saying that this is a rather messy facial, never thought to mention that, because I use this lying back in the bath and when it dribbles of my face I just put more on. So for everybody who is looking for a stay on the face facial, this is not the one for you, the banana will be slippery, even when you make it thicker.

Pets'R'us January 15, 2003