Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!
Now that it’s summertime, I’ve been finding myself frequenting the local fruit stands. And for some reason, I pick up bananas every visit.
I’m blaming it on the Banana Split Flavored Lip Gloss by My Lip Stuff that Bionic Beauty gave me a few months ago (if you missed her review a few years back, check it out now). Or maybe my body craves some delicious potassium in the heat? Hmm…
Whatever the case may be- when everything looks too tempting to pass up at the stand, I find myself with a few too many squishy bananas in my kitchen.
So when thinking up ideas for my fruit addiction it came down to one of three options- 1) adopt a monkey, 2) make banana bread, or 3) come up with a homemade beauty recipe!
I opted for number three!
Looking for a masque that both softens and tightens your face? Use your smushy bananas to rejuvenate your skin! This recipe is extremely easy to prepare and is an effective way to treat you skin against Summer dryness. By the way, here’s a huge thanks to Sharambrosia for sharing this wonderful recipe!
Gather up your face mask ingredients…
- 1 over ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Jojoba Oil (yet another use for the extremely all-purpose Jojoba Oil!)
- 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon Kaolin clay or BB’s fave Aztec Secret Green Clay mask
Whisk the egg white in a small mixing bowl, then blend in the plain yogurt, Jojoba oil, honey and Kaolin clay until it becomes a smooth creamy mixture. In a separate bowl, mash up the banana until it is smooth. Then blend into the first mixture.
The best way to use this masque is while sitting in the tub because it is a bit messy (*wink!*).
Apply to the entire face, neck and shoulder area. As it sits, keep applying more while you build the masque up as well as massage it in. Let sit for at least 10-15 minutes and then remove with a warm washcloth. Finish with a tonic on a cotton ball (or my natural favorite Witch Hazel) to remove any excess product from the skin, then moisturize as usual.