13 DIY Banana Face Masks and Their Benefits

When banana is coupled with other ingredients, it makes incredible face masks that serve several purposes and act as quick beauty fix. Let’s check out 13 DIY banana face masks that are not only easy to prepare at your home, but are also pocket-friendly.

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Before we share our 13 DIY banana face masks, what benefits does banana have on your skin? Fortunately, this fruit has numerous advantages and its vitamins and nutrients make it a desirable main ingredient in most skin care regimens.

Natural Moisturizer

Banana is packed with potassium that helps to moisturize and keep your skin hydrated. The result? Soft and supple skin. There are many factors that can affect your skin’s condition – such as your diet, stress and the seasons. After the first use of a DIY banana face mask, your skin will instantly feel softer.

Anti-Aging Benefits

We’re all trying to fight the signs of aging, but it can be difficult to know which ingredients are best to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Thankfully, banana is bursting with anti-aging nutrients while gently nourishing your skin. This is all due to vitamins A and E.

Helps With Acne

Our 13 DIY banana face masks are great for treating acne, although using the banana peel on the affected area is also another effective method. Doing this on a regular basis destroys bacteria that causes acne. The vitamins and nutrients packed inside the peel also help to calm inflammation and redness.

Brightens Your Skin

Many of us experience dark patches and scars on our skin from an array of factors. If you experience skin discoloration or have dull skin, banana is the ideal solution to help brighten your skin and make you look fresher. Using a banana face mask twice a week can significantly improve your skin’s texture too.

Reduce Puffiness

Some people like to use a homemade banana mask over their eyelids to reduce puffiness. Although we don’t suggest using any of the 13 DIY banana face masks around the eye area, these recipes are great for reducing puffiness in the face that’s often caused by fluid retention.

13 DIY Banana Face Masks

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1. Banana, Honey and Lemon Juice Face Mask

This face mask adds glow to your skin by brightening the dull skin, eradicating blemishes and making dark spots light.

Ingredients

  • Ripe banana – 1
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Method

Mash a ripe banana with the help of a fork or a spoon to get lump free pulp. Add lemon juice and honey to it. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

How to apply?

Rinse off your face with a mild soap and pat it dry with a soft towel. Apply the mask on your face, using your finger. You can also apply a second coat if needed. Wash off with lukewarm water after 10-15 minutes. Don’t use soap this time.

Note – Pull back your hair to prevent them from getting messed up with this sticky mask.

2. Banana, Orange Juice and Yogurt Face Mask

This revitalizing facial mask tightens the skin pores and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

Ingredients

  • Ripe banana – 1
  • Yogurt – 1 teaspoon
  • Orange juice – 1 teaspoon

Method

Pound a ripe banana with a fork or a spoon. Now add orange juice and yogurt. Mix well. Pour a few drops of orange juice if the paste is too thick to apply.

How to apply?

Apply the mask on the clean face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse off with cold water.

3. Banana, Avocado and Papaya Face Mask

This fruity facial mask feeds your skin with all the essential nutrients. It also locks the moisture of the skin.

Ingredients

  • Papaya – ½
  • Banana – ½
  • Avocado – ½

Method

Mash all the three fruits until you get a smooth paste (it should not be too runny).

How to apply?

Smear the paste equally on your face with the help of your fingertips. Keep it for 15-20 minutes. First wash off with cold water and then with warm water. In the end, splash cold water. With a soft and clean towel, pat your skin dry. Then, apply any moisturizer.

4. Banana, Oats, Honey and Yogurt Facial Mask for Dry Skin

This mask is feeds your dry skin, along with providing a blissful state.

Ingredients

  • Mineral water
  • Oatmeal flour – 1 tablespoon
  • Organic honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Plain unflavored yogurt (with active cultures)  – 2 tablespoons
  • Banana – 1

Method

Pour honey in a small glass bowl. Put this bowl in hot water till honey turns into liquid. Pound the banana. Mix all the ingredients well. Adjust the quantity of water or oatmeal flour to obtain the perfect consistency.

How to apply?

Spread the mask on clean face with a spatula or brush. After 20 minutes, rinse it off with lukewarm water.

5. Banana, Wheat Germ and Jojoba Oil Face Mask

Wheat germ exfoliates the skin while jojoba oil moisturizes your skin.

Ingredients

  • Wheat germ – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Jojoba oil – ¼ teaspoon
  • Banana (ripe and mashed) – ½

Method

Add wheat germ and jojoba oil to the mashed banana. Mix thoroughly.

How to apply?

Spread the mixture evenly on your face. Massage it in circular strokes. Let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Rinse with tepid water. Then splatter the cold water.

6. Banana Mask for Acne-prone Skin

This inexpensive banana mask helps remove grime, dirt and excessive oil from your skin, thereby, makes it acne-free.

Ingredients

  • Baking soda – ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Ripe banana – 1 (mashed)

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. You can add a few drops of water if the mixture is too thick.

How to apply?

Spread the mixture on the clean and dry face. After leaving it for 10-15 minutes, rinse off with warm water.

Note – Wrap a few ice cubes in a towel and massage your skin with it, after applying the mask.

7. Banana Anti-Wrinkle Face Mask

This mask keeps your skin glowing and young for long.

Ingredients

  • Egg yolk – 1
  • Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Apple puree – 1 teaspoon
  • Banana puree – 1 teaspoon
  • Wheat flour

Method

Stir all the above ingredients together. In order to thicken the paste, add some wheat flour.

How to apply?

Evenly apply this mask on your face. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Use warm water to rinse off the mask. For effective results, use this mask thrice a month.

8. Milk and Banana Face Mask

This mask hydrates your skin from deep within.

Ingredients

  • Milk – 2 tablespoons
  • Banana – ½

Method

Add milk to grated banana to obtain a paste. Stir thoroughly. Instead of milk, you can also use fatty cream if your skin is too dry.

How to apply?

Apply the mask on your face and after 15-20 minutes, remove it with a cotton ball soaked in warm water.

9. Banana – Orange Mask

This mask acts as a good toner for the dry skin.

Ingredients

  • Orange (peeled and deseed) – 1
  • Banana – ½

Method

Mash the pulp of both the fruits.

How to apply?

Apply the mixture on your face. After 15-20 minutes, remove the mask with a towel. Then rinse off with water.

Note – Do not use this mask if your skin is sensitive.

10. Simple Banana Mask

This mask even out the rough skin and brings the desired glow to your face.

Ingredients

  • Ripe banana – 1

Method

Mash the banana in a small bowl.

How to apply?

Apply the paste directly on your skin. After 15 minutes, rinse off with water. Rub ice cubes after application of this mask for effective results.

11. Banana and Honey Face Mask

This is yet another excellent face mask for the dry skin which helps retain the moisture of the skin, in a natural manner.

Ingredients

  • Organic honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Banana – 1

Method

Heat up the honey till it becomes liquid (it should not be too hot). Mash the banana and mix it in the honey.

How to apply?

Spread the mask equally on your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Alternately rinse it off with cold and warm water. Splash the cold water in the end. Finally rub moisturizer.

12. Lemon, Banana, Cucumber, Orange, and Honey Mask

This mask is good for all skin types. It deep cleanses, exfoliates, re-hydrates, and nourishes the skin.

Ingredients

  • Lemon juice – 4 tablespoons
  • Orange juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Cucumber – ½
  • Banana – ½
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon

Method

Mash cucumber and banana in a food processor. Add the lemon juice and honey to it. Mix all the ingredients well.

How to apply?

Smear the mask on your clean face. Allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse off with the lukewarm water.

13. Wheat Flour, Oatmeal, Nutmeg, Cream, and Banana Face Mask

It is an antioxidant, antiseptic, soothing and moisturizing face mask which works wonders for the dry skin.

Ingredients

  • Nutmeg – a pinch
  • Whipping cream – 1 tablespoon
  • Oatmeal – 2 tablespoons
  • Wheat flour – 2 tablespoons
  • Banana – ½

Method

Crush the banana. Add all other ingredients to it. Mix thoroughly to obtain a sticky paste.

How to apply?

Spread the paste with your fingertips on your face. Leave it for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with cold water.

Recommendations for Using Banana Face Masks

  • Since banana masks lose their useful properties very soon, so use them right after preparing.
  • Never rub the mask too harshly on your skin.
  • Keep the mask on your face for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • Apply the masks from your chin’s center to ears’ lobules, from ala of the nose to ears’ center, from nose’s center to the temples, and from forehead’s center to the temples.
  • Use the masks on a regular basis for positive results.
  • Test the mask on a small portion of the skin if your skin is sensitive.

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