Nature’s Botox!

Bananas are known as nature’s Botox! How does this sweet, sweet, goodness do the trick? Bananas are rich in powerful antioxidants, phytochemicals, and moisture. Not only do they contain super wrinkle-fighting nutrients, but they also nourish and revitalize dry skin, smooth rough/aging skin, help with oil control, and reduce breakouts! Bananas contain:

  • Vitamin C – Fights off free radicals, helps with oil control, aids in the production of collagen.
  • Vitamin A – Heals dry/withered skin, fades acne scars and dark spots.
  • B Vitamins – Protects against free radicals that cause oxidative stress and premature aging.
  • Lectin – Destroys bacteria that causes acne/pimples.
  • Zinc – Fights acne causing germs.
  • Amino Acid – Nourishes skin, helps to maintain skin elasticity and strength.

So…….if you are trying to think of some natural skin solutions, try one, some, or all of the organic banana face masks below!

 

Wrinkles:

2 tbsp mashed banana

¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (2%)

1 tsp raw or Manuka honey

*Mix ingredients together and apply to cleansed face. Mixture can be left on the face for 20-30 minutes. For best results, use 3x a week. Mixture can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.

 

2 tbsp mashed banana

½ tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt (2%)

*Mix all ingredients together and apply to cleansed face. Rinse off with water after 20-30 minutes, or 15 minutes to start if you have sensitive skin. For best results, use 3x a week. Mixture can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. Lemon is photosensitive, so make sure to avoid direct sunlight for 12-24 hours, and/or wear sunscreen.

 

Bright Skin:

2 tbsp mashed banana

1 tbsp raw or Manuka honey

*Mix ingredients together and apply on cleansed face for 20-30 minutes. For best results, use 2x per week. Mixture can be covered and refrigerated for 3-4 days.

 

Acne:

2 tbsp mashed banana

1 tbsp baking soda

½ tbsp fresh lemon juice

*Mix ingredients together into a paste-like consistency and apply on cleansed face for 20-30 minutes, or 15 minutes to start if you have sensitive skin. For best results, use 3x per week. Mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Lemon is photosensitive, so make sure to avoid direct sunlight for 12-24 hours, and/or wear sunscreen.

 

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