Bananas are the power house of nutrients and people have been using them not only for nourishment but also to stay healthy and enhance their beauty. Read on to know how this humble fruit can be turned in to effective DIY face masks.

DIY is certainly the “thing to do” this year! There is no better way to nourish your skin than by creating home made face masks yourself with ingredients you are familiar with instead of getting chemical laden market bought stuff.

Here are 6 face pack recipes that are based around the banana, a magical food ingredient that actively nourishes the skin.

Face lightening mask. Try this very simple recipe with mere 3 ingredients to hydrate and lighten your skin tone. Just mash a ripe banana and mix it well with a teaspoon each of honey and fresh lemon juice. Apply it over the face and let it stay for about 15 minutes. Rinse it with luke warm water to see the difference.

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Pimple fighting mask. Mix a mashed ripe banana with half a teaspoon of baking soda and turmeric each to visibly experience a reduction in pimple eruption and scars. Leave this pack for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with water.

Anti-aging mask. Everyone likes to keep that youthful glow intact and to achieve that instead of spending money on expensive creams and cosmetics simply apply this banana based face mask. To prepare it, mix a ripe banana with a teaspoon each of orange juice and thick yogurt. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse it with cold water to assist in reducing wrinkles and moisturize the skin.

For youthful glow. Mash a ripe banana and mix it with a tablespoon each of thick yogurt and honey. Apply this mask over your face and leave it for about 30 minutes. Rinse it with warm water to get younger looking and radiant skin.

For soft skin. Boil half a carrot, cool, and then blend it with half a ripe banana, 2 tablespoons of milk, and half a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for about 20 minutes. Gently rinse it off with warm water to have a baby soft, well hydrated, and youthful skin.

For combination skin. To tone, nourish, and prevent getting too dry or too oily skin, use this face mask. Mix a mashed ripe banana with a tablespoon each of oats and honey. Apply it over your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water to exfoliate, hydrate, and moisturize your skin.

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