By now, you must have realized that buying those commercial face masks are not healthy for your skin. They not only affect your skin health but also, burn a hole in your pocket with their pricey varieties. A simple, homemade face mask rich in naturally found nutrients for the skin can boost the skin’s complexion incredibly and protect it from deep within. There are many DIY recipes for skin condition treatment but there aren’t many that are delicious as well. Read on to find out more about about a face mask that also serves as a healthy and lip-smacking dessert.
This DIY recipe for facial mask contains bananas, avocados, and honey, all healthy and nutritious products for the skin as well as your stomach. The nutrients of banana are combined with the vitamin content of avocado and the nourishing properties of honey for an amazing, smoothing and skin-conditioning treatment that also tastes and feels great. Read on to learn more about the ingredients used in this mask and how they help you get beautiful skin.
A very healthy fruit, bananas are packed with essential nutrients, especially vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, biotin, and fiber. This high nutrient content makes banana a fantastic base for a beauty face mask. While vitamin B6 helps in the production of red blood cells, provide energy to the body, detox the liver, and provide good health to the skin, vitamin C produces healthy collagen, protects the skin against free radical damage, and boosts the immune system. Biotin aids in building healthy fats in the skin, and manganese helps in building collagen and protect the skin against free radical damage. These nutrients together keep the skin from becoming flaky and prevent rashes.
Eat avocados to get silky, smooth, and healthy skin. Avocado is a nutritious, creamy fruit high in omega-3 fatty acids that help in maintaining moisture in the skin and keep it soft and supple. This fruit is rich in vitamin K, vitamin E, copper, folate, and fiber. Vitamin E in this fruit protects the skin against free radical damage and the lutein and zeaxanthin content protects the skin from harmful UV rays and other visible radiation. Avocado aids in treating certain conditions of dermatitis and arthritis as well.
The natural antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties of honey makes it highly beneficial for the skin. Honey is a natural humectant that attracts and retains moisture and also, contains hydrogen peroxide. Honey also aids in reducing inflammation, promote healing, diminish scar size, and stimulate regeneration of tissues. It has also been helpful in treating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
The antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties of honey yield fantastic healing properties, and its high viscosity provides a protective barrier to prevent infection, making it a proven and popular therapeutic agent. Honey is a great natural medicine to heal wounds and promote moisturized and healthy skin.
Find out how these three ingredients make a homemade face mask or a dessert to provide nutrition to the skin and work wonders together.
The Banana-Avocado Face Mask Or Dessert
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 face mask
Tools Needed: 1 bowl, 1 fork, and 1 towel
1. 1 ripe banana
2. 1 small, ripe avocado or ½ large, ripe avocado
3. 1 teaspoon honey
1. Place the avocado and the banana in a bowl and mash them together using a fork.
2. Add the honey to it and mix thoroughly.
3. Apply the freshly made mask on a cleansed face immediately, avoiding the eyes. Eat any leftovers.
4. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
5. Wash it off with warm water.
6. Pat dry with a towel.
This DIY homemade mask is easy to prepare and will help in improving the skin’s complexion and provide a healthy glow soon.