DIY Banana Mask and Smoothie: Brighten Skin in 20 Minutes

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Does glowing skin feel like a decades-old memory? Well, it doesn’t have to be. You can brighten your skin and fight aging with a DIY banana mask and smoothie.

Bananas make healthy treats, but they’re also packed with nutrients that fight aging, soften fine lines, and make your skin glow. So, whip up these DIY banana mask and smoothie recipes, and you’ll see smoother, brighter skin before you know it.

Now, bananas won’t work miracles or erase 10 years, but you should see improvement. And the longer you use the DIY banana mask, the brighter and younger your skin will look.

So read below to learn how bananas benefit your skin. Then see the DIY banana mask and smoothie recipes.

How Bananas Benefit Your Skin

bowl of bananas for face mask to fight aging
Bowl of bananas for anti-aging banana face mask by Tatiana Volgutova / Getty Images via Canva

Bananas contain an arsenal of nutrients that nourish your body and skin. They contain vitamins B and C, potassium, and copper.

B-vitamins balance oil and boost hydration, leaving skin youthful and supple. Next, vitamin C boosts collagen and brightens skin, making it a powerful anti-acne and anti-aging weapon.

Bananas' anti-aging nutrients for skin and their functions
Bananas’ nutrients for skin

Meanwhile, copper fights inflammation, fades dark spots, and speeds healing. And according to Mukti Organics, potassium helps your skin maintain healthy moisture levels.

All these nutrients strengthen your hair, boost heart health, and fight acne and aging. And all these actions are vital for youthful skin.

But when these vitamins and minerals combine, their skin-healing powers multiply.

So what better reason to make a DIY banana mask and smoothie? Below is one DIY mask that will pump life back into your skin.

DIY Banana Mask Recipes to Fight Aging and Get Glowing Skin

Spa mask by Anna Subbotina / Canva

Now, try these DIY banana mask recipes to get glowing skin. Feel free to try one or both masks, depending on your skin type and preference.

DIY Banana Mask #1: Yogurt, Honey, and Banana Face Mask

All you need to make this mask is some banana, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, Manuka honey, and essential oils (optional).

DIY mask
DIY banana mask by Kazmulka from iStock

Lemon juice: contains vitamin C to brighten skin and fight inflammation

Yogurt: contains lactic acid, which exfoliates and softens

Manuka honey: fights inflammation, softens and hydrates

However, feel free to experiment with the ingredients and adapt them to your liking. For instance, add a few drops of roselavender, or lemon oil to your mask if you’d like.

Or add a teaspoon of anti-aging grapeseed oil to the mix. (See here for DIY grapeseed oil face masks that leave your skin satiny smooth.)

Now, see the recipe for directions. After applying the mask, set your timer for 20 minutes, and make your banana smoothie while you wait for the mask to dry.

DIY banana mask recipe #1: fight aging and brighten skin
DIY banana mask to fight aging and brighten skin

DIY Banana Mask #2: Anti-Aging Avocado-Banana Face Mask

Next, whip up this DIY mask to get skin smoother than your satin pillowcase—well, almost.

All you need is avocado, banana, honey, argan oil, hyaluronic acid serum, and rosehip oil.

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Spa mask by ProStock Studio from Getty Images via Canva

Hyaluronic acid: plumps skin and boosts moisture retention

Rosehip oil: contains vitamins A and E to fight aging, acne, and inflammation, hydrate and brighten the skin

Argan oil: softens, nourishes, and fights aging

Avocado: contains skin-softening essential fatty acids and vitamin E to lock in moisture

Honey: fights bacteria, protects, and hydrates skin

So, gather the items below to begin. Then, after applying the mask, set your timer for 20 minutes.

DIY banana mask recipe #2: avocado and banana face mask to fight aging and brighten skin
DIY banana mask recipe #2: Banana avocado face mask (i.e., “The Bananacado”) for glowing skin

But keep those ingredients out because it’s time to make your banana smoothie next.

Banana Smoothie

This refreshing banana smoothie makes a healthy treat that your skin will love. So, grab a banana, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and honey (optional), and get started.

See the recipe for details.

banana smoothie recipe to fight aging and brighten skin
Banana smoothie recipe to fight aging and get glowing skin

Feel free to adapt the ingredients to your liking. For instance, add flax for fiber, or drizzle on some honey if you like your banana smoothie sweet.

Although most smoothie recipes call for unsweetened almond milk, you can add vanilla almond milk if you’d like. It’s your smoothie, so have fun with it.

And don’t feel like you have to resist that honey (unless your doctor has told you otherwise).

Banana smoothie by Nature Zen / Unsplash

Then, listen for that timer, and rinse your banana mask with warm water when it sounds. Next, pat your face dry, and apply a serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen.

One idea? Try a glow-boosting pineapple serum before moisturizing.

Another beauty tip: switch between this anti-aging banana mask and a DIY chocolate banana face mask to double the beauty benefits.

Final Thoughts

So treat yourself to a DIY banana mask and smoothie to fight aging and brighten your skin. Make the banana smoothie as often as you’d like, and use the DIY banana mask twice per week for best results. Then you’ll see smoother, brighter skin with regular use.

Now, enjoy your banana mask and smoothie—and your new skin—and check back for more DIY beauty recipes and skincare tips.

Note: The ideas here do not replace your doctor’s advice. Always check with your doctor before trying new products or starting a new skincare routine.

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This post first appeared on Beauty and Travel Reviews. / Featured image credit: Yevgeniy Kanashkin / Freeman Studio