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DIY Banana-Oatmeal Mask!

by 2 November 18, 2013

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but all this weird, unpredictable winter weather has left my skin equally weird and unpredictable. I knew that my face was in need of some serious smoothing, moisturizing, and calming, so after researching a bit on natural skin healers, I came up with a delicious homemade facial recipe. This one is a must-try!

Ingredients:

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One banana (1/2, mashed)

Old-fashioned oatmeal (1/2 cup, finely ground)

Milk (1/4 cup)

Pure vitamin E oil (3-4 drops)

 Directions:

I started by blending my oatmeal up. I used a small food processor to grind the oatmeal into a coarse powder.

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I emptied the ground oatmeal into a medium-sized bowl, then mashed my half of a banana into the oatmeal. It formed a very thick paste and smelled heavenly.

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Next I added my liquid ingredients: the milk and the vitamin E oil. I stirred very well to ensure all of the ingredients were completely combined.

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*If you wanted to create a silkier facial mixture, you could also add a teaspoon of honey! And if you have oilier skin, consider adding an egg white or a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice, both of which are great natural oil-fighters!

I applied the mixture to my face using my fingers, making sure to get my neck, too!

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Yes, it’s a bit messy. And yes, it might look a bit like you’ve smeared scrambled eggs on your face. But trust me, it smells so damned good you won’t mind the gloopy mess.

I was careful to avoid my immediate eye area.

I left the mask on for around 20 minutes, at which point it still felt quite sticky. But my skin had begun to feel tight, so I rinsed the mixture off with warm water over my kitchen sink disposal. Immediately after washing the mask off, I slathered on a nice light moisturizer.

Afterward my skin felt wonderfully rejuvenated: tighter, brighter, and unbelievably soft. This is probably my favorite DIY mask yet!

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Again luvvies, don’t miss out on this one. The whole process took me less than 30 minutes and the results were completely worth it.

Enjoy your homemade facial and then put on some lipstick! Have a great week, dears!

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