Packed with several vitamins and nutrients such as carotene, Vitamins E, B1, B and, C, banana works wonders for skin by making it look radiant and youthful. There are many benefits of applying banana on your face which you can do in the form of a banana face mask. The potassium in banana moisturizes dehydrated skin, while zinc and lectin help in fighting and curing acne. The amino acids present in banana are a wonderful substitute for anti-aging medicines and creams, as it strengthens connective tissue and maintains the elasticity and strength of skin.
Use this banana, ginger, and corn flour face mask to brighten your skin and morning. Banana and corn flour nourish and soften while ginger doses the skin with antioxidants and has a warming effect, gently stimulating circulation to the skin, increasing the flow of nutrients and oxygen to cells. Banana is also a great source of wrinkle-fighting antioxidants and skin nutrients, including B vitamins, potassium, and zinc.
This face mask recipe gets an A+ for convenience and well-being. Use it in the morning to soften the skin before putting on your sun protecting face cream and any makeup that you may use. I use it once or twice a week as a breakfast mask, or whenever I have a really ripe banana that I need to use.
Banana Benefits For The Skin
When considering topical uses for bananas, one of the most notable ingredients is silica, a relative of silicone. Proponents claim that the silica in bananas can help increase collagen production, the natural proteins that help keep skin hydrated and smooth.
Bananas contain nutrients, some of which may help with skin health. These include:
- vitamin B-6
- vitamin C
- traces of vitamin A
Reduces The Appearance Of Wrinkles
As you age, it’s natural to lose collagen in the skin. Collagen losses can make skin less tight, and may increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It’s thought that a banana face mask can help increase collagen via silica, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
1. Glowing Skin
Bananas are rich in antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals in the body. Applying antioxidants to your skin may help protect it from free radical damage. You may also be left with more glowing skin. More research is needed in this regard.
2. Reduces Inflammation
Bananas are loaded with antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation in the skin. This means that they can help soothe and calm irritated skin, reduce redness, and even prevent acne. So, if your skin is feeling irritated or inflamed, consider whipping up a banana face mask to get that much-needed relief.
3. Reduces Acne
Acne can be a real pain, but bananas might just be the remedy you’re looking for. Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, which can help regulate the hormones that cause acne and reduce inflammation in the skin. To get rid of this painful skin woe, consider mashing up a banana and applying it to your face for some natural acne-fighting power.
4. Hydrate the Skin
Bananas are a great natural moisturizer that can help keep your skin hydrated and supple. They’re chock-full of vitamins and minerals that nourish and revitalize dry, lacklustre skin. So, if you’re feeling parched, try mashing up a ripe banana and applying it to your face for a refreshing and moisturizing treat.
Luckily, bananas can help with aging as well. Bananas contain vitamins A and C, which are essential for healthy, youthful-looking skin. Vitamin A can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while vitamin C can help brighten and even out your skin tone. So, if you want to keep those wrinkles at bay, just eating bananas daily will do the trick for you.
Ginger Benefits For The Skin
Ginger is a great addition to most skin care routines thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can be used as a toner, mask, scrub, and more.
Ginger deserves its skin care street cred. This spicy root may help:
- reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- fade scars
- make cellulite less noticeable
- improve acne symptoms
- reduces inflammation
1. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
Ginger makes a great addition to any skincare routine due to those powerful antioxidants. These reduce oxidative stress, which comes from having an excess amount of free radicals in your system.
2. Fades Scars
Because of ginger’s extensive toning and antioxidant properties it can also work wonders on scar tissue. Antioxidants help to increase blood flow which can help scar tissue blend better into the skin. Because ginger also has the potential to boost melanin production (which makes skin darker), it can be particularly great for treating hyperpigmented scars, scars that are lighter/darker than the rest of your skin tone. In addition to helping diminish the appearance of white scars, it has also been used to treat other pigmentation issues such as vitiligo.
3. May reduce cellulite
Another one of ginger’s main benefits is that it can increase blood circulation, which in turn, can potentially help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. One of the simplest ways to see if this might work for you is to create a DIY body scrub. In addition to removing dead skin cells, body scrubs also encourage blood flow.
4. Improves acne symptoms
Ginger is packed with a phytochemical called gingerol which is full of anti-inflammatory goodness. That means it’s great for treating and preventing certain types of acne. But wait, there’s more! Ginger has also been shown to help reduce the amount of excess oil (aka sebum) your skin produces.
5. Reduces inflammation: As an anti-inflammatory, Shamban notes that ginger can reduce inflammation and irritation in some skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and enflamed acne.
CornFlour Benefits For The Skin
Cornflour is loaded with multiple essential properties that help keep your skin healthy, radiant, and beautiful. It is an excellent ingredient with several benefits, such as its oil-absorbing property that cleanses the skin from deep within, leaving it flawless and beautiful. Cornflour also contains antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E that fight free radicals and help delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.
1. Helps get rid of dark spots
Corn contains vitamins A, D, C, and more. Out of these, vitamins A and C help get rid of stubborn dark spots and patches on the skin. Vitamin C also inhibits various enzymatic processes that produce melanin in the skin. This helps in the substantial reduction of dark patches on its surface.
2. Fights fine lines and wrinkles
Cornflour also contains protein and various minerals like copper, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium that are claimed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thus making you look younger
3. Absorbs dirt and oil
Another excellent property of cornflour is that it absorbs dirt, oil, and impurities from your skin to make it look fresh and radiant. This property makes cornflour a very beneficial skin care ingredient for people with oily or acne-prone skin.
4. Strengthens the skin barrier
Cornflour also contains certain amino acids which are the building blocks of the skin said to help in improving the skin texture. Amino acids are essential for collagen and elastin synthesis, the protein fibers that strengthen and protect the skin barrier from environmental hazards. They also help retain moisture levels. Further, its protein content helps regulate the skin’s hydratio
5. Helps reduce skin redness and dryness
Cornflour is rich in vitamin E, which helps prevent dryness and redness on the skin.Moreover, it also helps protect the skin from the harmful radiation of the sun to a great extent.
How To Make Banana, Ginger And CornFlour Face Mask At Home
Aging is inevitable. Your skin may begin to age as soon as you reach your 30´s and can show signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, and dull, dry, or uneven skin. This can make your skin appear lifeless. And this would be no more less than a nightmare! The experts claim that a good skincare regimen can keep you looking young and vibrant, slowing the signs of aging. Natural ingredients however, can also assist you in delaying the onset of early aging in addition to your daily skincare routine. Yes, and what else could be better for anti-aging than a banana face mask.
Here is a banana face mask to steer clear of early aging:
Banana and ginger face mask
Ingredients You Will Need
- 1 Ripe banana
- 1 Fresh ginger
- 2 tbs Cornflour
- 1/4 cup rose water
- 1 tbs avocado oil
How To Make This Face mask
- Peel your banana and cut it into small slices.
- Peel and cut the ginger into small pieces.
- Add both banana slices and ginger pieces in a blender.
- Add rose water and blend until it’s smooth.
- Transfer the banana, ginger, and rosewater puree into an empty mixing bowl.
- Add cornflour, avocado oil and mix together.
- Your face mask is ready. Now keep it in airtight glass container and it will last for about 14 days.
How To Use It
Wash your face with warm water and pat dry your face. Apply this paste and let it sit for 15-20 minutes for younger-looking skin. Wash off the mask with cold water to tighten the pores further.
Tip: The banana peel is also a useful tool for reducing acne as it contains vitamin C, E, potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese. Simply rub the skin of the banana peel on your face and leave it there for 5-10 minutes, then wash off with cold water.
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