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Banana Face Mask Recipe and Benefits

Skin firming, acne-blasting banana face mask—try it now and thank me later!

Skin firming, acne-blasting banana face mask—try it now and thank me later!

In the beauty world, bananas are popularly known as “Nature’s Botox.” Why go under the knife, when you can have natural, painless, cheap, and pure bananas to apply to your skin? If you've already passed the age of 26 (the estimated age when fine lines start appearing), make sure you regularly apply this banana honey face mask at least once a week, to considerably slow down the proliferation of unwelcome wrinkles.

If you have aging skin or are worried about premature aging, the banana coupled with the honey create a powerful combo to bring back a youthful glow to your skin.

Got large pores and dull skin? This face mask will tighten up your pores and leave your skin with an amazing glow—try it out now and thank me later!

What Makes Banana Beneficial for Skin?

There are many crucial nutrients in bananas that make any banana face mask extremely effective for all types of skin—dry skin, aging skin or acne-prone skin. Banana face masks leave your skin feeling firmer, with a radiant glow because the fruits are rich in minerals and vitamins that are particularly important for the skin.

Let's take a deeper look at the benefits of bananas:

These are just some of the nutrients in bananas that make it an incredible face mask ingredient for beautiful skin.

NutrientBenefit for Skin


Hydrates and moisturizes skin leaving it soft and smooth


Guard against bacteria, thus preventing acne

Vitamin A

Fades dark spots and blemishes, reduces appearance of scars

Vitamin B

Reduces appearance of wrinkles, prevents aging

Vitamin E

Known as “The Protector.” Fights free radical damage, bolsters the skin’s UV resistance, prevents and reduces appearance of wrinkles

How to Make a Banana Honey Face Mask

Making a banana honey face mask is so simple that it probably doesn’t need a tutorial at all. The banana honey face mask is just that—banana plus honey. Nothing more, nothing less. But I’m still gonna go ahead and show you exactly how to make it, and exactly what benefits this banana honey face mask can give your skin.

The banana honey face mask will help you even out skin discolouration, smoothen out your skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Banana is Nature’s Botox, remember? And honey is possibly the most important and most ancient antioxidant-rich beauty remedy, whose benefits you can read here:

Health Benefits of Honey

Whew! That's a whole load of goodness packed into just one ingredient: honey!

Ancient superfood




Soothes skin


Reduces appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

Fights acne

Dries out pimples

Reduces blemishes

Fades acne scars

Prevents dry skin

Combats free radical damage

Reduces rashes

Heals sun damage

Promotes generation of new skin cells


What you need

  • Half a ripe banana (I used Chiquita)
  • 2 teaspoons honey


1. Get your banana. You only need half a banana. Eat the other half. Mmmm...nom, nom. Now get your honey. Do not eat the honey. This is solely for the face mask. Ok, ok, fine. Go on, have a lick. That’s enough.

Got over-ripe bananas? TIme to make a face mask! Oh, yes!

Got over-ripe bananas? TIme to make a face mask! Oh, yes!

2. Get a small bowl, and mash up the banana and honey with a fork.

Just use a fork to mash it up, only takes 20 seconds. No need to use a blender here.

Just use a fork to mash it up, only takes 20 seconds. No need to use a blender here.

3. Keep mashing until you get a smooth consistent gloopy mask. Make sure there are no lumps. This will make the mask easier to apply. Onto your cleaned face, with clean fingers, apply the banana honey face mask evenly all over your skin. Wait for it to sink in for around 10 minutes. Now wash off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Your face mask is ready now! Apply on a clean face with clean fingers!

Your face mask is ready now! Apply on a clean face with clean fingers!

Useful Tips

  1. When making a face mask, don't make it too complicated. No need to use blenders to grind your ingredients—a simple fork will suffice, trust me! No need to use a 'face brush' to apply the mask, just use your clean fingers, I say.
  2. Facial steaming before applying a face mask is always advisable. It preps up your skin, by softening dead skin cells and opening up your pores.
  3. For the banana face mask, use ripe bananas. The riper, the better! In fact, banana face masks are a great way to use up extra ripe bananas.

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.


Elma on August 07, 2018:


can someone tell me how often should i be using it? daily, twice a day or weekly?

Seren on February 11, 2018:

How ripe is too ripe? I was thinking of using some ripe bananas from my freezer, but those are pretty brown, and I don't know how that will affect my skin.

Maxine on September 07, 2016:

How often once a week ,twice a week or every day

Susana on April 04, 2016:

How dong do I leave the mask on my face

chidi on July 27, 2015:

what is turmeric, please I don't know

Jodi on July 23, 2014:

This seems really simple and great for your skin, I'll try it ASAP!!

sphaka on July 19, 2014:

Mhhh my ski looks so young after trying out honey, lemon and turmeric for abwt a month now. Il tell others too "winks"

Lily on July 13, 2014:

really good mask thanks

Jaymee on June 19, 2014:

It work! My face is ups loudly smooth and soft


olive on March 24, 2014:

This is super easy! I will definitely try it