DIY Avocado & Banana Face Mask for an Acne-Free Complexion
Facial masks are one of the easiest and my favorite things to make. They are great for treating different skin problems like acne marks and wrinkles, and are a relaxing treat. In this DIY facial mask we will be using ingredients targeted to treat acne and acne marks. It is fairly simple to make and takes just a few ingredients that you will have in your kitchen. Before we get into the process of making the mask, let's first break down the ingredients and their skin benefits.
What You'll Need
1/4 tsp Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp Honey
3 tbsp Yogurt
Skin Benefits of Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar Great for dry and acne prone skin, apple cider vinegar helps the skin maintain optimal pH balance. Helps to prevent breakouts and pimples while it evens complexion. It is also a gentle exfoliate and antibacterial cleanser.
Avocado Rich in vitamin B and E, avocados are great moisturizers for dry skin and reduces inflammation. This helps to even skin tone and soften skin. Avocados are also have a great amount of anti aging antioxidants.
Banana Bananas are great for acne prone skin. Rich in vitamins and minerals they nourish the skin inside and while adding a layer of protection. The potassium in them hydrates and moisturizes skin and give and even complexion. Also full of anti-again properties bananas are great for mature dry or oily skin.
Carrot Great for adding a hint of color to paler complexions if used consistently, carrots are a multi-use ingredient. They provide a layer of protection from the elements and are rich in all the vitamins and minerals your skin need to stay healthy and glowing.
Honey Natural antibacterial that is great at curing and preventing acne. Also a natural moisturizer using honey will seal in moisture in dry flaky skin. Honey is use as a gentle exfoliate as well, opening pores and leaving them clog free. It's ant-inflammatory properties help to soothe skin and reduce redness.
Lemon Juice Lemon juice is a natural preservative and exfoliate. It gently sloshes off dead skin and is a natural antibacterial that kills acne causing germs. The citric acid in lemon juice gives it the exfoliating properties also even skin tone and reduce acne.
Soothing and moisturizing, yogurt locks in moisture and evens complexion. Chilled yogurt also reduces redness in the skin tone, firms skin, and gently exfoliates the skin. This reduces and prevents acne and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Skin Benefits Recap
Apple Cider Vinegar
Moisturizing and abundent in Band E vitamins that keep skin healthy inside and out.
Abundent in vitamin A and Potasium and moisturizing.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, protects skin and is a natural bronzer.
Softens skin and evens skin tone.
High in vitamin C, closes pores and helps maintain healthy pH balance.
Helps to maintain skin optimal pH blanance and prevents acne and nourishes skin.
Gentle exfoliater and great moisturizier
Making the Mask
This is a mask that requires a little bit more work than most, but in the end is greatly worth it. Using this mask once a day for five days will clear the majority of a breakout and make your skin feel smooth and refreshed. Now that we know what our ingredients to lets get to making our mask.
Because I like a very creamy and smooth mask I like to put all my ingredients directly into my blender.
- Take your avocado and cut it in half. Take the pit out and scoop the avocado out. I like to go ahead and cut the avocado inside the skin once I half it so when I scoop it out it is already diced and ready to be mashed.
- Peel your banana and cut into piece and add to your avocado.
- Next peel and grate your carrot into thin stripes and add to your blender
- Once you have your banana, avocado, and carrot in your blender and add your honey, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar into the blender and set to chop until smooth
- Once your mixture is smooth set your blender to puree for until creamy. Pout into a container and walha! You have a multipurpose face mask!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2015 Danielle Nash