Popular banana face packs & Masks

Bananas have been extensively used in and as food – but have you tried making a banana face mask? If you haven’t already, read this article to get to know more!

Banana has multiple vitamins such as Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C which are super essential for the overall health of your skin. It also helps hydrate your skin, therefore ensuring a youthful glow. It also helps in fighting wrinkles. Banana is also rich in potassium, zinc, manganese, minerals and iron.

Refer to the following recipes to make the most out of bananas! They are very easy to make at home and require ingredients that are very easily available at home. Ensure to regularly use these masks to avail the most number of benefits out of banana face masks!

Banana masks help with dry skin, oily skin, in combating wrinkles, in brightening your skin, in treating your acne and pimples, and more! Read on to find out more:

For Dry Skin

  1. Banana and Vitamin E Face Pack
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – 1 ripe
      2. Vitamin E – 1 capsule
      3. Honey – 1 tablespoon
    • How to: Extract oil from Vitamin E capsule. Mash the banana to form a paste. Blend it with Vitamin E oil and honey. Apply it on your face and leave it for 20 minutes so that the skin absorbs the nutrients. Rinse with water. Besides these ingredients, you can also add rose water and sandalwood powder to provide more hydration to the skin.
  2. Avocado And Banana Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Avocado – half
      2. Banana – half
    • How to: Mash the ingredients and evenly apply on your face and neck, and any other region with dry skin, and leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water, and moisturize your skin with a gentle moisturizer after.
      Note: You may skip using avocados in this face mask, and use only bananas. It will have a similar effect on your skin.
  3. Banana And Oatmeal Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – half, mashed
      2. Cooked oatmeal – half a mug
      3. Sugar – 1 teaspoon
      4. Egg yolk – 1
    • How to: Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and ensure that they mix well. Apply on your face and neck, and leave the mask on for 15-20 mins. Wet your face with cold water, and gently use your fingers to remove the mask in circular motions. This will also function as a face scrub and remove the dead skin. Wash off with cold water, and moisturize your skin immediately after.
  4. Banana And Butter Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Heavy Cream/ Butter/ Milk Skin – 2 tablespoon
      2. Banana(ripe) – 1
    • How to: Thoroughly mix the ingredients and apply the paste on the neck and face and leave on for 10 minutes. This mask will hydrate your skin and leave it softer than it’s ever been before.
      Note: You may also add rose petals/rose water to this mask to give your skin an additional glow!
  5. Banana And Milk Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Whole Milk – 1 tablespoon
      2. Banana(ripe) – 1
      3. Honey – 1/2 tablespoon
    • How to: Thoroughly mix the ingredients and apply the paste on the neck and face and leave on for 10 minutes. This mask will hydrate your skin and leave it softer than it’s ever been before. This will also tackle the dry winters and help in making your skin super soft and hydrated.
  6. Orange And Banana Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Orange – half
      2. Banana – half
    • How to: Squeeze out the juice of half an orange, and mix it with half a mashed banana. Apply this on your face, neck and any other region that is dry and dull. The vitamin C present in the orange will help in the brightening of the skin and it will also make it as soft and supple as a baby’s skin. Wash this mask off gently with cold water, and once your skin is dry, top it off with some rose water.

To Make Your Skin Firm

  1. Banana And Honey Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – half, mashed
      2. Honey – 1 tablespoon
    • How to: Mix the ingredients and leave it on your face until it dries. Then pat gently with a cloth dipped in warm water. Your skin will instantly feel tighter and firmer.

To Treat Acne and Pimples

  1. Banana and Coconut Oil Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – 1 ripe
      2. Coconut Oil – 1 tablespoon
    • How to: Mash ripe banana in a bowl. Heat coconut oil and add it to the banana paste. Apply it on the face. After 30 minutes, rinse with water. You can add a pinch of turmeric in this paste.
  2. Banana, Honey And Lemon Face Mask
    1. Ingredients:
    2. Banana – half, mashed
      Honey – 1 tablespoon
      Fresh Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon
    3. How to: Mix the ingredients and leave it on your face until the mask dries. This should take about 15-20 minutes. Then pat gently with a cloth dipped in warm water. Your skin will instantly feel tighter and firmer, and your acne will also slowly start to disappear. Apply this mask twice a week for 3-4 months to see the best results.
  3. Banana And Turmeric Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – half, mashed
      2. Turmeric – half a teaspoon
    • How to: Turmeric has natural antiseptic properties and has been known by the world to cure acne. Turmeric is truly a godsend and it also helps in the brightening of the skin. Mix the mashed banana with a pinch of turmeric(half a teaspoon to be precise), and apply and leave on the skin for 10-15 minutes. Apply this face mask twice a week to see improved results. This mask will also curb the excessive production of sebum by the skin.
  4. Banana And Pineapple Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – one, mashed
      2. Pineapple Juice – 4 tablespoons
    • How to: Surprised to find pineapple in a face mask? Known for its distinct taste, pineapple also helps in lightening the blemishes left behind by acne. Mash the banana, preferably a mixer and accordingly mix in 4 tablespoons of pineapple juice and apply this mixture on your skin. This will help in banishing acne, and also the blemishes. Regularly apply this mask to see the best results. Wash off this mask gently with cold water.

For Oily Skin

  1. Banana, Honey And Yoghurt Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – half, mashed
      2. Honey – 1 tablespoon
      3. Yoghurt/Curd – 1 tablespoon
    • How to: Mix the ingredients and leave it on your face until the mask dries. This should take about 15-20 minutes. Then pat gently with a cloth dipped in warm water. This mask will help in combating the excess sebum that is produced by your skin and help in reducing the oiliness of the skin. Apply this mask twice a week to see the best results.

To Treat Wrinkles and Fine Lines

  1. Banana, Yogurt and Orange Juice Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – 1 ripe
      2. Yogurt – 1 teaspoon
      3. Orange juice – 1 teaspoon
    • How to: Mash a ripe banana until a smooth paste is formed. Add Yogurt and Orange juice in it. Mix well so that lumps are not formed. Apply this mask on the face and massage in circular motion for 1 minute. Apply another coat over this and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water and apply a moisturizer after it as citrus acid will make your skin dry.  You can also use lemon juice rather than orange juice.
  2. Banana, Honey And Egg Yolk Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – half, mashed
      2. Honey – 1 tablespoon
      3. Egg Yolk
    • How to: Mix the ingredients and leave it on your face until the mask dries. This should take about 15-20 minutes. Then pat gently with a cloth dipped in warm water. This mask will help in fighting the wrinkles on your skin, and also the fine lines. It helps in combating the ageing of the skin, and it makes your skin look more youthful, thereby making you look younger. Apply this mask at least twice a month to see the best results.

To Brighten the Skin

  1. Banana, Sandalwood and Honey Face Pack
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – 1 ripe
      2. Sandalwood Powder – 1 tablespoon
      3. Honey – ½ teaspoon
    • How to: Mash the banana and add sandalwood powder and honey in it. Mix it well so no lumps are formed. Apply it on the face and leave it for 20 minutes. After it has dried, rinse with water.
  2. Banana with Mixed fruits Face Pack
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – half
      2. Apple – half
      3. Tomato – half
      4. Papaya – 2-3 pieces
      5. Green Grapes – 5-6
      6. Brandy – 2 spoons
    • How to: Pressure cook the fruits for 10 minutes without water. Let it cool down. Take the fruits and their juice in a bowl and smash them completely. After it has completely cooled down add brandy and refrigerate it overnight. In the morning strain a little to get proper consistency. Apply this on the face and massage it for few minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes. After it dries up, rinse with water.
  3. Banana and Aloe Vera Face Pack
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – half
      2. Fresh Aloe Vera pulp – 2 tablespoons
      3. Almonds – 3
      4. Carrot seed oil – 2 drops
    • How to: Extract gel from aloe vera leaf. Grind it to form a fine paste. Crush the almonds without adding water. Mash the banana and add aloe vera, almond powder and carrot seed oil in it. Apply this paste evenly on the face and leave it for 20-30 minutes so the skin absorbs the needed nutrients. Rinse with water. If you are allergic to Carrot seed oil, you can replace it with other essential oil.
  4. Banana And Kiwi Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – half, mashed
      2. Milk – 1 tablespoon
      3. Kiwi – Half
    • How to: Take a kiwi and slice it in half. Peel out the outer skin of the same and mash it with the help of a fork. Put 1 tablespoon of milk in it and make a paste. Now add the mashed banana to the mixture. Allow the mask to dry on your skin. Remove the mask with some warm water and gently massage the skin. This mixture helps in brightening the skin and adds a warm youthful glow to the skin.
  5. Banana And Cucumber Face Mask
    • Ingredients:
      1. Banana – half, mashed
      2. Cucumber – 1/4th, mashed
      3. Fresh Lemon Juice – 3 tablespoons
    • How to: Mash half a banana with the help of a mixer/blender. Throw in half a cucumber and grind the same. Now, add in 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the mixture and blend smoothly. Apply the mask to the face, leaving the under-eye circles and lips. Remove the mask with some warm water and gently massage the skin. This mixture helps in brightening the skin and adds a warm youthful glow to the skin. It also helps in removing any blemishes/scars on the face. Apply regularly to see the best results on the face.

NOTE: For all the recipes mentioned above, kindly note that you may make your own customization because you know your skin best. You may also merge one or two recipes and make a power mask of your own! Ensure to regularly apply each one of these masks to see the best results.

It also goes without saying, these face masks alone will not ensure that your skin has its best health. You should also watch your diet and ensure that you stick to a wholesome and rounded diet. Even light but regular exercise will ensure that your health – skin, physical, mental – remains the best.

The above recipes for face masks show us how useful bananas are not only for our diets, but also for our skin-care routines. Here’s a twist: Take half a mashed banana, add 3 tablespoons of convenience, 4 spoons of skin care and make the best mask for happy skin! Happy masking, ladies and gentlemen!