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Friday, October 16, 2009

Homemade Banana, Sour Cream and Honey Face Mask

I love the way my face feels after I use this mask. Even the next day it feel fabulous. I use this mask once a week.

Homemade Banana, Sour Cream and Honey Face Mask

1/2 mashed banana (pulp only)
1 tablespoon of honey
2 tablespoons of sour cream

Combine all three ingredients together. Apply to face and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes. Gently wipe off with damp wash cloth.

Why Banana, Sour Cream and Honey?
Banana - Banana pulp has soothing, moistening and smoothing effects.
Sour Cream - Sour cream is rich in lactic acid and helps soften and remove dead skin cells.
Honey - Honey has the ability to absorb and retain moisture which helps keep skin hydrated and fresh. Honey has natural antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help to protect the skin from the damage of the sun's rays while supporting the ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin. Another advantage to using honey as a natural skin care ingredient is for the treatment of acne. Honey absorbs impurities from the pores in the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent.

antioxidant: are chemical compounds that can bind to free oxygen radicals preventing these radicals from damaging healthy cells.

antimicrobial: is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoans, as well as destroying viruses.

Warning: The reader of this should exercise all precautions while following instructions on this recipe. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.


Anonymous said...

this is great thanx.

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