get pretty at home with a honey facial.

I love a good facial.  Who doesn’t?  You get to feel pampered and your skin looks beautiful when you’re done, but for those of us on a tight budget a facial can be a deal breaker financially.  The solution?  A facial at home.  You can whip up the ingredients for this at home facial in the time your toddler takes to eat her cheerios, all with ingredients found in your kitchen.  Probably.

Here’s what you need for your At Home Honey Facial:

  • half a banana
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

You have this stuff lying around your kitchen right?  Precocious and I whipped this up in no time flat, and 15 minutes later were gorgeous and smooth with our new inexpensive home facial.  Fabulous.

First of all, take your half a banana and mash it up in a bowl using a fork.

Mash it really well until it looks like this.  It’s okay to have banana chunks in your facial, but you probably want to avoid it if you can, so mash it up into a banana puree.

Now that you have a banana puree add a tablespoon of orange juice.
Now add a tablespoon of honey and mix the whole thing up.

Use a fan paintbrush, the same kind artists use, to spread it on your face.  It’s a small thing to use the right brush, but it will make a difference in the way the facial feels going onto your skin and it’s completely worth it.

Spread all over your face in a thin layer {I applied three coats} and let it soak into your skin for 10 to 15 minutes.  Once your time is up rinse your face with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

Voila.  Get your skin foxy at home in the space of 20 minutes for nothing at all.  My skin felt completely smooth and moisturized after I was through.  I don’t know if it was the honey, the banana, or the orange juice, but I’ll take it.

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Hello there! I’m Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I’m super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we’re a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Lu :

    Would it be wrong to lick yourself after applying the facial. This sounds and looks deliciously divine.

    • Allison :

      Not wrong at all, it smelled delicious on my face and left me all kinds of beautiful at the end.

  2. Wenderly :

    Love it! I myself, enjoy hot olive oil treatments for my hair…now with your idea, I’ll just NEVER leave my kitchen!

    • Allison :

      I’m telling you, your kitchen has nothing on the best spa in town.

  3. Marisa :

    From what I can find Googling, this mask tightens, moisturizes, and decreases blemish redness. Sign me up! I’m putting bananas on my grocery list.

    • Allison :

      It does all those things! Who knew bananas were so good for your skin?

  4. Marie :

    What?! This is way to easy. I could actually see myself doing this one! And then make a smoothie with the leftovers!

    • Allison :

      Of course you would make a smoothie, why didn’t I think of that?

  5. Alison :

    I’ve got this stuff in my kitchen! All I need is the paint brush. Point me to more posts like this!!!

    • Allison :


      And the paintbrush isn’t a deal breaker either, you can use something else if you need to. Easy, free, beautiful.

  6. Audrey :

    I cannot tell you how excited I am that I stumbled upon your blog! Homemade pore strips, facial toner, honey masks…I can actually afford and make these things with stuff I already have in my kitchen! And no nasty chemicals! I’m predicting beauty night with my sorority sisters very soon…with a few bottles of wine of course :) Thanks!

    • Allison :

      Audrey, I’m happy you found me too! I’m all about the do it at home beauty stuff. Welcome!