I love banana bread but sometimes I have ripe bananas but no walnuts or flour to make bread. When this happens, I make facial mask! I found this picture from a few years ago when my daughter and I made Banana Rose Facial Mask so I thought I'd share the pic and the recipe with you. We used Rhassoul clay from Indie Beauty Network member Essential Wholesale. This is best for dry skin, but you can substitute other clays to make it better for oilier skin.
Banana Rose Facial Mask For Dry Skin
1/2 fresh, ripe banana, peeled (eat the other half if it's not too ripe)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon rose hydrosol (rose water), or plain water
1 tablespoon finely powdered oats
1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil or olive oil
1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E, optional
1 level teaspoon red Rhassoul clay
- Use a mini-food processor or back of a fork or food masher to completely pulverize the banana. Add the honey and rosewater and process to mix thoroughly.
- Add the oats next and mix well. Finally, add the jojoba oil and Vitamin E and mix further. Make sure the ingredients are fully mixed. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl to make sure all oats are incorporated.
Apply a thin layer to cleaned face and neck skin. Rest for about 6-8 minutes so the banana and oils can soothe your skin and the clay can absorb excess impurities from the surface. Rinse well with warm water and pat excess water from skin. Follow with moisturizer as usual. Due to the fresh banana, this product must be used within a few days and should be stored in the refrigerator. If you can't use it all yourself that quickly, give some to a friend or cut the recipe in half. Also if you don't have Rhassoul clay, use white or green clay. Green is best for oily skin and white is good for any skin type. Enjoy!!
If you enjoy making Banana Rose Facial Mask For Dry Skin, email me a picture of yourself "wearing" it and I'll send you a delectable sugar scrub made my a member of the Indie Beauty Network!
For more natural beauty recipes, visit Make Your Cosmetics.com. Enjoy!