Banana-Spirulina Facial Mask
Bananas are one of your skin’s best friends. Not only are they good for skin when eaten, they are also an all-natural moisturizer when used topically and it will leave your skin feeling soft and “in the pink.”
Mash up a ripe banana so it’s a smooth (not with lumps) paste. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon Hawaiian Spirulina powder. Apply to a clean face (with a double recipe, it can be applied to the neck and décolleté areas as well). Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes as you relax and then rinse off with warm water and finish off with a cold rinse.
Variations to the Banana-Spirulina Facial Mask
1. Banana-Avocado-Spirulina Facial Mask: To this basic recipe above, add ½ ripe avocado mashed, without lumps, and follow with the same routine.
2. Banana-Avocado-Spirulina-Yogurt Facial Mask: To the Banana-Avocado-Spirulina Mask, add ¼ cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and an extra ¼ teaspoon of Spirulina. This will be enough to apply on your face, neck, décolleté, back of hands, and any areas of your body that need more loving attention.
Recipes created by Susan Smith Jones, PhD