Sunday, November 6, 2011

Raw Cocoa Banana Honey Facial Mask


Rationale 

Bananas were on sale at the grocery store so I picked up a few extra for baking, as well as homemade face masks! Banana masks are excellent for people who have oily or acne-prone skin because the fruit acids will slough off dead skin and encourage cells to regenerate. It will also balance sebum activity and brighten the skin.

Honey is an  antiseptic and antibacterial properties which means it kills germs and reduces  inflammation. Since honey is an antioxidant it will keep skin healthy, supple and beautiful. 

Cocoa is a powerful antioxidant that exfoliates and renews the skin. Plus cocoa slows down the aging process.

Ingredients 
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Honey
  • (Unsweetened) Cocoa powder

1. Peel one banana, and mash the fruit with a fork until smooth.
2. Add two table spoons of cocoa powder, and mix well.

3. Add one table spoon of honey, and stir well.

4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and then apply evenly to face and neck.  Avoid the eye area and corners of the mouth.  Keep the product on for 15-20 minutes. Keep the left over in container, and toss after a week 3 days. 

The product is safe to use three times a week for those who have oily/ acne-prone skin, like myself. Those who have normal/combination skin should use the product only once to twice a week to avoid over-drying the skin.

3 comments:

Megaan Clark said...

I bet it smells delicious! Can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

well its ok only it sometimes drips of your face

Olivia Jennifer said...

nice post

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