My go-to face mask when I have dull and dry skin always involves banana and honey.
The face mask is so easy to make and the skin feels so soft & moisturised afterwards. I usually add other ingredients to the banana & honey base depending on my skin. (like turmeric, cucumber, egg white...) Today, I made it with added oats and cocoa powder.
A little about the ingredients:
Bananas are rich in potassium and vitamin C that help to maintain the skin's natural and youthful glow, moisturising and hydrating the skin getting rid of that dull, tired look.
Honey is great for a complexion boost as it is very moisturising and soothing. It is antiseptic and anti-bacterial, so also good for acne-prone skin! It's best to use raw honey, but I don't always have that, so I use whatever I have in my kitchen cupboard and it works fine.
Oats are one of my favourite ingredients. They are also great for acne-prone skin as they soak up excess oil from the skin, while their anti-inflammatory properties soothe and calm irritated skin. I prefer to grind them in the blender first, as they are easier to use on face, but don't always bother. They work as a mild exfoliator as well.
Cocoa powder is anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants - properties that help to clear the skin from blemishes while increasing its elasticity. Use pure cocoa powder and not a brand with added sugar...
1/4 mashed banana
1 tsp honey
1-2 spoonfuls of oats
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
Mix all the ingredients into a paste that is not too runny (add more honey or oats) and apply on face. Leave for 25-30 minutes, wipe off and wash in lukewarm
I use a paper mask to cover my face mask as it will prevent the runny ingredients from going anywhere else but my face.
If you have any questions or comments to the recipe, feel free to ask