Homemade Face Mask - Honey, Banana & Coconut Flour

Monday, June 08, 2015

Every so often I like to treat my skin to a detox from makeup and heavy use of products. It definitely makes a difference letting the skin breathe, as it gives the skins surface a chance to really recover.

A good way to help the skin recover and restore its goodness is by treating it to products that are truly natural and organic. Fresh, natural products are great for us, and I definitely need to do this more often as there are so many benefits!

On weekends I tend to wear very little or no make up at all, it's also my favourite time of the week to really indulge my skin in all I can to help it. Homemade face masks, which are really quick and easy to do are a brilliant way to spoil your skin.

Give this a go and I guarantee you'll love it. I have a few favourite combinations, this one is great for skin that is more dry, or feeling a little lacklustre. The best thing about it being homemade, is that you can add or substitute the ingredients to suit what your skin needs most.

We all know bananas are good for us, they're high in vitamin B6 (ladies - this is a good one for the time of the month), Potassium, fibre and antioxidants. They're also great for the skin - Potassium, Zinc, vitamins A, E and C all help the skin be it's best. They contribute towards moisture, oil control, anti ageing and help reduce the appearance of blemishes - need I say more?!

I also add honey which helps restore skin with moisture. The coconut flour is antibacterial and helps thicken the mixture which makes applying the mask a lot easier. This mask helped bring moisture to my skin, calm redness from blemishes and spots and helped clear my complexion.


Beautifully Lost's Honey, Banana & Coconut Flour Mask:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1½ tbsp coconut flour (can be found in most good food stores)


  1. Mash the banana in a bowl leaving it quite chunky
  2. Next add in the tablespoon of honey, continue to mix until you achieve smaller chunks.
  3. Add the coconut flour to the mixture and stir. Try not to over-work the mixture, if it becomes too runny it will not apply to the face easily
  4. Using a facial mask brush, or fingers apply the mask to your face, avoiding the eye area
  5. Leave on the skin for 15 minutes (any longer and it starts to smell like rotten bananas!)
  6. Remove the mask using a muslin cloth and warm water














Have you tried any homemade masks? Do you have any favourites?

Enjoy!




You Might Also Like

2 comments

  1. That's such a wonderful natural product to use on your skin! Though ... I'd probably be tempted to make banana pancakes out of it :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha great idea - half on the face and half for pancakes!

      Delete

.

Contact

Name

Email *

Message *