Feb 092012
 

Aside from the fact that they are delicious, bananas are a quick and easy addition to your natural skin care routine. 

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Skin Softner

The quickest way to smooth and soften dry skin is to mash a ripe banana with a fork and rub it all over your face. Leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse well with lukewarm water. You just have to try this one!

If you are in need of a good facial mask:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey and
  • 1 tablespoon of fine ground oats
  • 1 egg yolk.

Mash all ingredients together until you have a smooth consistency. Dampen your face and apply.  Leave the mixture on your face for about 20 minutes and rinse well. It’s easy peasy and it works!

Note: For oily skin substitute 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt for the egg yolk.

Here’s a few Banana Facts aka Health Benefits 

Bananas consist mainly of sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber which makes them ideal for an immediate and slightly prolonged source of energy. Instead of coffee or a candy bar reach for a banana and a bottle of water.

They also contain the amino acid, tryptophan which has been proven to lift the spirits. If you’re down in the dumps a banana or two might just perk you up a bit

Finally bananas are a natural source of potassium which helps the circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain and aids in regulating blood pressure.

These are just a few of the many health benefits to be gained from eating a banana or two. Who knew?? :*

Recommended: Beauty Benefits of Avocados

If you want more banana facts, check out Bananas Web.com.

Live Beautifully!

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  6 Responses to “Add Bananas To Your Skincare Routine”

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  1. Love ur blog…it is so encouraging. Lost hope in cosmetics with so much lies on d labels. Nw am going all natural. All tnx to u. Kip it up

  2. Love bananas!! Try using the peel too! If you get a nasty breakout..or just a lone pimple..take about a 1.5″ section of peel and massage the peel into the pimple..leave it on there for a few hours and then rinse with warm water. Repeat the process a few times a day for 3-4 days. It will be gone with no trace at all! Also put it on before bed and sleep with it on..banish those nasty zits with banana peel!! Your skin will love the peel!

  3. I did it during weekend. It is satisfying and very smooth to the face. It is safe and affordable. I don’t have any problem with my skin care treatment because it is natural alternative.

  4. Wow, I had no idea you could use bananas as a kind of face mask! Thanks for sharing!

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