hydrating banana face mask
When it gets colder, I feel like our skin needs a little more TLC than usual, especially when it comes to hydration. This is because the cold air forces the water in our skin to evaporate more quickly than usual and it is said that our skin looses more than 25 percent of its ability to retain moisture in the winter time.
So this is where a beautiful nourishing face mask comes in. This recipe, comprised of banana, aloe vera and honey, gives your skin the ultimate hydrating treatment.
It's super quick and simple but contains so much goodness for your skin. It is loaded with amazing probiotics, antioxidants, nutrients, enzymes, Vitamins A, B, C and E as well as so many incredible minerals and hydrating properties.
1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Juice
1 Teaspoon local honey (optional)
½ Teaspoon Jamesetta
Blend all the ingredients together
Apply a thin layer all over the face, neck and décolletage.
Leave on for 20 minutes or until dry, then remove with warm water or a delicate cloth.
* Depending on the size of the banana, you may want to start with ½ tablespoon of Aloe Vera Juice and work up to your desired consistency.
Tip – as this mask makes a lot, you can always freeze it in ice cube trays so you have them ready to go! You can also use the left over’s in the ends of your hair for a beautiful hair treatment.
BENEFITS FOR THE SKIN:
Bananas are definitely the holy grail for beautifully nourished skin. Rich in potassium and moisture, they will hydrate and moisturise dry skin, making it soft and supple. The Vitamin A in bananas also help to restores moisture, smooth and heal dry, parched skin.
Aloe Vera is the ultimate hydrator and contains Vitamins A, C, and E as well as enzymes and amino acids. It is able to penetrate the skin four times faster than water leaving it intensely hydrated and plump. It also has calming and restoring properties to give you an even skin tone.
Honey contains amazing probiotics, antioxidants, nutrients and enzymes which all work together to nourish and plump the skin. It is also able to help the skin retain and rebuild moisture.