Plagued by pimples every so often? It’s all about taking care of your skin with natural, potent, chemical-free ingredients. Use this inexpensive banana face mask that contains turmeric, an ancient dried root herb, and baking soda, the versatile cleanser and exfoliator.
Let’s learn about the benefits of these two additional ingredients first!
Importance in Face Mask
Breaks down dirt, grime, and excess oil, which clog up pores and cause pimples. Deep-cleanses pores.
Has potent antibacterial properties, which destroy bacteria before they can cause pimples.
1 small ripe banana
½ tsp powdered turmeric
½ tsp baking soda
Add all the ingredients in a small bowl. Use a fork to finely mash the banana while mixing the ingredients. If your mixture is too thick, feel free to add a few drops of water.
Apply this mask with clean fingers to your freshly cleaned and dried face. The baking soda may sting a little, but this is no cause for alarm.
Keep the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water. After patting your face dry with a clean towel, make sure you moisturize your face to prevent your sebaceous glands (which hydrate skin by producing natural oils) from going into overdrive to make up for the lack of oils.
How often to use this face mask? Do not use everyday, as over exfoliation of skin is not needed. Use it ever alternative day or 3 times per week.
If you happen to make a large batch of banana face mask (or any other face mask) don’t worry! Most face masks can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and be used safely. If anything starts smelling funky though, it’s time to hit the trash.
After applying face packs you can always use ice cubes wrapped in a towel to massage your skin. This will close up opened pores and prevent dirt and pollution from making their way in.