FAB BAG Magazine
Kitchen Secrets 19.2

Published on December 13th, 2016 | by Rima J Pundir

Banana Beauty

Give shopping a break, and blitz some beauty treatments in your home kitchen with bananas!

Why Bananas? They are rich source of potassium, vitamin A, B, C and E, and natural oils that give bananas their wonderfully emollient properties! For more plus-plus, know that bananas contain tryptophan, a rich amino acid known to be extremely beneficial for hair and skin. While there are many products you can buy, begin with a beauty treatment, whipped up at home!

Banana-Egg Pack

What you need: ripe bananas (2 for long hair, 1 for short), 2tbsp honey, 1tsp almond or olive oil and 1 egg yolk.

Directions:

  1. Blitz all the ingredients to make a smooth paste (add more bananas if need be to fully coat hair)
  2. Moisten your hair with a little warm water (damp, not dripping) and apply the paste to your hair.
  3. Cover with a shower cap to ensure the pack penetrates deep into the roots.
  4. After 30 minutes, shampoo and condition as you normally would.

Banana-Besan Mask

What you need: 1 banana, peeled and mashed, 4tbsp besan, 1 egg, beaten.

Directions:

  1. Blend besan and banana until it turns to a paste. Add the beaten egg. Paste should be thick and not too runny.
  2. Apply the mixture to your face and neck.
  3. After 15 minutes, rinse with cold water.

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Just Herbs Honey Facial Massage Gel : A rehydrating and nourishing skin care gel for massage especially suitable for oily skins with healing properties of natures most versatile golden ingredient-Honey. Enhanced with nourishing and anti-aging properties of almonds to banish wrinkles, it prevents/corrects all signs of aging. Vitamin E of almonds combats free radicals, restores collagen elasticity and improves the skins moisture retaining capacity. CLICK HERE to view product

The Nature’s Co. Cool Cucumber Face Wash : Oily skin that simply breaks out in the hot, sweaty months of summer? Try the Nature’s Co Cool Cucumber Face Wash – enriched with beat hydroxy acids – it deep cleanses the skin without altering its hydration thus preventing acne. CLICK HERE to view product

Iba Halal Care Face Glow Brightening Mask : Iba Face Glow Brightening Mask combines the potent skin brightening effect of Fruits of Heaven along with skin purifying properties of natural clays to effectively clarify skin and impart instant glow. CLICK HERE to view product

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