Banana is a fragrant tropical fruit with a sweet taste and fibrous structure. It is widely used not only in cooking, but also in cosmetology, thanks to the abundance of vitamins and minerals contained in its pulp. In addition, an undoubted advantage is hypoallergenicity and ease of mixing with other components.
About the benefits of pulp
What vitamins contain a banana? In the composition of this fruit there is a multivitamin complex, which has a beneficial effect on the skin. Equally useful mask for a banana face from wrinkles and for young skin.
E - prevents aging of skin cells, has a softening effect.
C - is a natural antioxidant, has the ability to rejuvenate and tighten the skin, reduce the number of fine wrinkles.
B - has a positive effect on skin health.
In addition to vitamins, the banana contains micro- and macro elements, such as calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, which support metabolic processes in skin cells.
Who are the banana mask?
Cosmetic procedures using banana pulp are ideal for any skin type and for all ages. However, for all the universality, there are special problems, for which the best solution is banana masks:
Withering skin. For women over the age of 35, face masks from a banana against wrinkles will be very welcome, as natural antioxidants contribute to the transformation of the face.
Excess pigmentation can be smoothed with masks containing lemon juice.
Oily skin with excessive shine and prone to the appearance of acne needs masks containing lemon juice, egg white or yolk.
To moisturize dry skin, add olive oil to the mask. It will also be effective mask, banana and honey in which are the main ingredients.
Features of preparation
For the preparation of high-quality and effective home cosmetics, it is necessary to approach with particular care the choice of all components:
First of all, it is necessary to pay attention to the main element of the mask. Banana should be ripe, soft, with no visible signs of rot and stains.
In order for the mask to bring the desired result, dairy products for its preparation should be chosen with a short shelf life, without preservatives and fillers.
The facial mask of a banana against wrinkles may lose its properties if its application is not postponed for some time after cooking. Apply it immediately.
In order to avoid the oxidation reaction? Glassware should be chosen ceramic or glass, avoid metal objects in the manufacture of cosmetics.
Important points of application
When using banana masks, regardless of their type (these can be face masks from a banana from wrinkles or for problem skin, a moisturizing or refreshing mask), one should take into account such wishes:
Mask on the face should be kept for about 15-20 minutes, no more.
Before the application procedure, the face should be as open as possible (remove the hair under a special cap or towel), free of cosmetics. For best effect, you should first use a scrub.
Apply gruel should be lightly massaging the skin, then top with a gauze cloth to avoid premature drying of the mask.
After application, it is recommended to lie down, it is advisable to keep your feet just above the level of the head, this is necessary for a better blood flow to the face.
To wash off the mask is best a warm broth of herbs, suitable for the type of skin, but it may well come up and ordinary water.
At the end of the procedure, you can use your favorite cream.
Recipes for Banana Face Masks
Ingredients for creating the following cosmetics are available and do not require complex preparations.
For the fading skin, the mask "banana + sour cream" is perfect. Flesh the ripe soft banana thoroughly mix with sour cream (1 tablespoon), if desired, you can add the yolk.
A soothing "tropical" mask will revitalize tired skin, give it a radiant and healthy appearance. A teaspoon of orange juice (it is necessary to take fresh juice, it will not fit from the packages), mix with a banana, add a spoonful of honey and prepare a homogeneous mixture. The number of applications for a stable result is 3 times a week. In the prepared mass, it would be superfluous to add a couple of spoons of pineapple juice. Pineapple is a strong natural antioxidant, contains an alpha hydroxy acid, which has an anti-aging effect.
In order to refresh the complexion, the mask with the decoction of chamomile flowers is ideal. To the pulp of banana add a few spoonfuls of broth and two teaspoons of honey. Rinse off with cool water.
Mask "Secrets of Youth": pour 2 tablespoons of fat cream, honey and oatmeal (one spoonful) into a mass of ground banana. Blend the mixture to the state of liquid sour cream with mineral water. Keep the mask for 20-25 minutes, rinse with warm water.
Masks for a banana face from wrinkles with the addition of oils become more effective. Half the banana mixed with olive or castor oil (enough will be one tablespoon). Then add a little cosmetic clay, it gives the effect of pulling. Rub the resulting mixture for 15-20 minutes, then wash with water at room temperature.
When you add cinnamon (¼ teaspoon), you get a wonderful refreshing mask. It will take: ¼ of a ripe, very soft banana, it should be grinded with an equal amount of sour cream (you can also use kefir). Add cinnamon and mix thoroughly with a blender. Cinnamon promotes activation of metabolic processes in skin cells, perfectly tones up, gives softness.
For dry skin. In equal proportions, mix the pulp of the banana, milk and cream. The exposure time is 10-15 minutes.
The result of face care
Do not forget that even the most wonderful cosmetic mask at one time can not significantly rejuvenate the skin. Care of yourself must be regular. And then the result will manifest itself. When using banana masks two or three times a week, the face will look noticeably fresh, fine wrinkles will decrease, the skin as a whole will be transformed. Means prepared on the basis of a banana (they can rightly be called "the secrets of youth"), can also be used for the neck and décolleté zone. For a better effect, you can add a couple drops of vitamin E.