FAB BAG Magazine
Kitchen Secrets 4.2

Published on February 3rd, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir

Bananas In Your Beauty Routine

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.

FAB BAG PICKS

The Natures Co. Mango Body Butter: Slather on our delicious, pulpy Mango Body Butter. It is rich in vitamins, minerals & anti-oxidants. Its emollient properties help regenerate skin cells, restore elasticity, and act as a protectant against the sun. CLICK HERE to view product

Votre Invigorating Orange Hand & Foot Gel Scrub: A good massage and a scrub to the tired hands and feet is just what you need from time to time for relaxing. The invigorating orange hand and foot Gel scrub is enriched with oils and has almond scrub in it. It offers SPA protection and also is a gentle exfoliator. CLICK HERE to view product

Naked Grapefruit Lavender Body Lotion: Vitamin D and vitamin E rich almond oil is whipped up with loads of aloe vera, making your lotion light, yet deeply moisturizing. Massage stress and body aches away with fresh lavender and zingy grapefruit. CLICK HERE to view product

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