As wonderful as Botox is, as a preventative measure it isn’t always cost-effective or wholly necessary, particularly if you’re still young and your skin is supple. There are other less invasive ways of combatting fine lines – like our own DIY Yoghurt and Banana Botox Mask!
This homemade recipe is natural, easy to make, cheap, and works wonders on tired skin that needs a little boost. Now we’re not saying your wrinkles will disappear, but over time, it can help to improve their appearance while short-term it will get rid of dull skin and nourish and moisturize your face.
One of the cornerstones of this beauty mask is the lactic acid found in yogurt. AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) like lactic, citric of glycolic acid, have natural acidic properties that help exfoliate and strip away dead skin cells while boosting skin turnover and rejuvenation as it’s absorbed by your epidermis. Not to be outdone, bananas are powerhouses of nutrients and vitamins that are essential for vibrant, healthy skin. Potassium, which hydrates and moisturizes dehydrated skin, B-vitamins, which defend against damaging free radicals, and vitamin A, which also exfoliates and smooths out tired skin.
Together, these two ingredients have the power to improve signs of aging by stocking your skin with all the nutrients it needs to heal and rejuvenate itself.
DIY Yoghurt and Banana Botox Mask:
2tbsps of yogurt
1 mashed ripe banana
1 teaspoon of honey (not essential but super hydrating and has anti-inflammatory properties).
Leave the mix in the fridge to chill – the cool temperature will feel fresh and also help temporarily tighten your skin when it’s applied. Spread the mix all over your face with a brush and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Continue with your serums, and moisturizers and you’re good to go. We like to do this mask once a week.
Do you guys love DIYs as much as we do? Let us know what DIY you want us to do next in the comments below.