It’s always good to have a DIY facemask recipe in your repertoire for those nights in when you don’t have another one available. It’s also really good to know exactly what is going into your skincare!
You can make this mask with ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. All you need is three main ingredients; banana, oats and honey. I know that it sounds strange to put porridge ingredients on your skin, but trust me, it works!
The oats are packed full with amino acids, which have antioxidant properties and repair damaged skin. Honey is a natural antibacterial, which will help to relieve tired and inflamed skin. Banana is naturally a good source of vitamins A and E, which help to protect you skin against environmental pollution.
I decided to add a Pack’d Defence Superfood Mix to this facemask to give it an extra boost. This mix contains flax seed, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed and baobab. Flax helps to reduce the appearance of inflammation and redness, pumpkin seed helps to brighten, sunflower seed helps to prevent the signs of ageing and baobab helps to improve the elasticity of the skin. All in all, why wouldn’t you want to add this to a DIY facemask?
You can pick up a Pack’d Superfood packet inside the Pack’d smoothie kits, which are available in most Sainsbury’s stores.
What I love about this mask is that it is basically a two-in-one treatment. It exfoliates your skin, and then soothes it! When you put the mask on, you rub it into your skin and the oats help to exfoliate the dead skin cells from your face. Once you’ve scrubbed gently, you leave the mask on for up to an hour to let the honey and banana do it’s magic!
To make 2 masks all you need is:
- 1/2 a banana
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- 2 tablespoons of oats
- 1 Pack’d Defence Superfood Mix (optional, but worth it!)
All you need to do is add everything into a bowl and mash it together! That’s literally it! When you apply it to your skin, massage it in for a bit before leaving it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour. I’d advise doing the first part over a sink because otherwise it gets messy!
That’s it! You now have a recipe for a homemade facemask that has plenty of properties that will help your skin! Let me know in the comments below if you have made this mask or if you have any other DIY recipes to share!
Until next time,