Okay, I admit it. I’m OBSESSED with Pinterest! Back in Burbank one of my student’s mom told me about it and I thought to myself, “Lovely, yet another social medium to waste my time on.”
Well, now that I’m married, I’ve discovered that it’s like a secret homemaker social society. On it, I find (and share) adorable animal photos, DIY crafts, sewing, essential oils, candle making, and homemade skincare.
(O.M.G. I LOVE it!!)
Well, today…I’m sharing a facial mask that I ADORE!
It’s simple, it’s all natural, and it makes your face feel and look UH-MAZING! Plus, it tastes yummy, you know…just in case you happen to lick your lips with it on! (giggle!)
The Banana, Yogurt, Honey Facial Mask
It’s SO simple. Equal parts of each ingredient. That’s what I do. Here are the ingredients I use:
That’s it! Then put it on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
Instead of getting a banana, I use the baby food. As I understand banana powder also works. I just found it less messy to mix. The BeechNut has 2 ingredients: banana and lemon juice concentrate. If you suffer from acne? Use a REAL banana! Why? Because the peel is known to CURE acne!
If you google the skin benefits for any of these and you’ll find a SLEW of info! But here’s the breakdown:
|Nutrients in Banana*||Skin Benefits|
|Vitamin A||Gets rid of dark spots and blemishes. Evens out rough skin|
|Vitamin B||Delays aging, lessens dryness, moisturizes and lightens skin|
|Vitamin E||Works as a “Protector”. Combats free radical impairment, boosts the skin’s sun-rays resistance, prevents and diminishes appearance of wrinkles|
|Potassium||Gets rid of dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells|
Not to mention that Dr. Oz calls bananas a natural botox!
|Nutrients in Yogurt*||Skin Benefits|
|Lactic Acid||A natural alpha hydroxy acid that helps smooth and exfoliate skin as well as dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.|
|Zinc||Helps soothe sunburns|
|Lactobacillus||Used for skin disorders such as fever blisters, canker sores, eczema (allergic dermatitis); and acne|
|Probiotics||When applied topically it is proven to reduce acne and rosacea by creating a protective shield. It also contains antimicrobial properties and calms the skin.|
|Nutrients in Honey*||Skin Benefits|
|Hydrogen Peroxide and Phenolic Compounds||It is antimicrobial and (the more natural the honey) antibacterial. Honey has been proven to resist flesh eating bacteria where usual antibiotics have not. (Yuck!)|
|Antioxidants||Honey is full of antioxidants with help slow down and resist the signs of aging. (Yay!)|
Depending on your skin type, you can add essential oils for even more benefits! Here’s a GREAT chart! I personally use therapeutic grade Young Living Essential Oils. If you are interested in purchasing wholesale, I’d love to have you on my team!
So, try this out and let me know how it works for you! Then check out Pinterest for more cool Homemaker DIY stuff! You know I will!! 😉 Here’s a link to mine!