Banana Strawberry Facial Mask–An Anti-Aging Smoothie

This is the time of the year when bananas can wreak havoc with your kitcehn environment.  If they sit even a minute too long, suddenly your kitchen is filled with fruit flies, and I hate those little buggers!  It’s too hot to bake banana bread, so what to do?

Bananas are packed with minerals, such as potassium, and vitamin C, that great anti-oxidant vitamin.  We all know that strawberries and bananas go great together in smoothies, and jello, so why not in a facial mask?  Two vitamin C powerhouse, with those super alpha hydroxy acid fruit enzymes to exfoliate.  That is not to mention the salicylic acid present in strawberries, which is so great at calming acne prone skin, and treating spots.  You’ve got the fruit. now just make the mask, and the time!

Blend together, either in a food processor, or a blender, a small banana, 3 ot 4 strawberries, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 3 tablespoons of oatmeal, rich in the skin care favorite, beta glucans.  Whir it all around until it is a fairly smooth consistency.  If you like, you can also add a few tablespoons of plain yogurt, rich in lactic acid, another AHA.  It’s up to you!

Apply this mash to your face and leave it on for 30 minutes, or so.  If you have more than you need for your face, add some ice cubes, or soy milk, blend some more, and drink it, and you will be feeding your skin from the inside and from the outside.

Rinse this tutti fruitti mask off with warm water and then marvel at your smooth, ultra-soft nourished summer skin.  With hope, this natural skin care recipe will help keep those fruit flies at bay, too!  Enjoy!


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