DIY: Banana Face Mask For Oily Skin

Today is the first day of Spring and sometime our skin doesn’t enjoy the transition between the colder days of winter and the warmer, pollen-filled days of spring. This face mask works much better for people with oily skin as it takes out quite a bit of moisture from the skin so I would recommend that you don’t use it if you have drier skin as it will only make your skin produce excess oils and clog pores, and we don’t want that! I don’t have very oily skin so I only use this mixture on my ‘T’ zone on particularly bad days to try to clear off the excess oil.

This little recipe is so easy to do and is made with ingredients you probably have lying around at home!

what youll need

You’ll need:
-a banana (preferably ripe)
-a lemon or an orange (just the juices)
– honey
-a small dish to mix it in and a spoon.

step 1

To start with, cut up all the banana and mash it up into a bowl. Try to make it as smooth as possible or use a blender if you want.

 step 2

Add one and a half tablespoons of honey into the mashed banana and stir it in. (I added two and it was too runny)

step 3

Taking half a lemon, squeeze in the juice and mix it, try not to get any seeds or flesh into the mixture.

step 4

You will want to tie your hair up and put either some old clothes or a towel on. Trust me on this one, this stuff gets everywhere!

  step 5

I used an old make up brush to apply the mixture to my face. (It is not the nicest feeling thing to put on and it takes a minute to thicken on the skin but it does the job!)

I left my mask on for about 15 – 20 minutes to let it really soak in and then I hopped in the shower and washed it off. I then finished with my regular face routine but added in some extra moisturizer to give my skin back the good moisture that it wants.
I like this mask a lot, although it is not my favourite. If you have any suggestions or any requests please let me know!

Dazed&Beautiful x


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