Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Banana softens and moisturizes. If you have an oily skin replace the honey and water for yogurt.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 -5 tablespoons ground oats or 4 -5 tablespoons almonds
- mineral water, if necessary
- Mash the banana, add the honey, oats and some water to get a good consistency, use your own judgment.
- Spread the banana mix on to a damp face and neck, put cucumber slices on your eyelids and relax for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
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!
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.
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.