Monday, May 16, 2011

Anti-wrinkle Banana Mask

Here is a quick, easy (and delicious) anti-wrinkle facial mask. We did a little research on ingredients that you probably have around the house with anti-wrinkle properties. We were surprised to learn that bananas and their peel have been used for centuries to help with many skin conditions, including acne, wrinkles, warts, psoriasis and poison ivy. We also used honey because of it's moisturizing and anti-bacterial abilities. The final ingredient is plain yogurt (we used Greek) which cleanses the skin, unclogs pores, reduces wrinkles and moisturizes dry skin.

The recipe:

  • about 1 T of banana (just break off a hunk)

  • 1 teaspoon of honey

  • 1 teaspoon of yogurt

Place ingredients in a bowl.

Mash with a fork. Apply with your fingers to your face. Let dry for 20-30 minutes. Wash off your face with a clean, warm washcloth. You can save the unused portion in the fridge for up to 3 days.

The best part of the mask is it also doubles as a delicious breakfast treat. Slice the rest of your banana into the yogurt with a drizzle of honey and enjoy while your mask dries!

You will be beautiful on the inside and out!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds great!

    I find a lot of recipes like this that ask for plain yogurt...i never buy plain yogurt! lol. I always have a big tub of vanilla in the fridge every week...wonder if I could get away with it lol.