It's so nice to be a lioness and not have to deal with climate changes on their skin. I love this picture from wildlife-online.com.
With the change of weather to cooler, windy days, I was looking for a quick fix for my skin and came across a Banana Moon Facial Mask at Green Living. Decided to give it a try as all the ingredients sound interesting. You can get the oils from Wholefoods or Vitamin Cottage.
Coincidentally, since they started preschool, my kiddos have been hovering around me every minute and didn't want to be more than 3 feet from me.
Today, they saw me smashing a banana with the other ingredients and one exclaimed "Food!"
So I gave them each a banana.
After that, they followed me to the mirror by the sink, and when I applied the mask on, the other one shouted "Mommy! Your Face!"
And then they both screamed "FOOD FACE!" and laughed.
My eyes were filled with tears of laughter, and I thought "Why did I teach them words?"
Recipe from Donna Maria and green living.
1 large banana, just ripe
2 tbs honey
1 egg yolk
1 tsp wheat germ oil(used almond oil instead)
1 tablespoon finely powdered oats
1 tsp lemon juice
2 drops rose oil
Peel and mash banana. Add honey, egg yolk, oil, oats, and lemon juice, if used, and mash further to form a smooth, creamy paste.
If mask is too thick, add a bit of distilled water, and stir until smooth.
Add essential oils last, and stir to mix well.
To use, apply to clean face and neck, avoiding eye and mouth areas. Rest for 10 minutes, or longer if your skin is very dry. Rinse with warm water, and follow with toner and moisturizer, if desired. Use mask within a few hours of making. And no matter how tempted you are, don't eat the mask.
Note: I think it worked for me though Hubs hardly noticed. It may work for you. Remember to test on wrist first in case of allergic reactions.
Remember not to use with toddlers present, and try not to laugh with the mask on. Just laugh inside. Try it.