Top 5 Benefits of Banana for Skin

Updated on November 13, 2015

Who knew that the humble banana offered so many beauty benefits for skin? It's rich in powerful anti-oxidants, phytochemicals, and moisture. This fruit will nourish and revitalize dry skin as well as smoothen rough and aging skin. If you have acne-prone oily skin, you can use it topically for oil control and to reduce further breakouts.

Never underestimate bananas - they have many benefits for skin!
Never underestimate bananas - they have many benefits for skin! | Source

Benefits for Your Skin

Banana is great not just for your skin, but one's overall health as well. There are many powerful nutrients contained in the fruit that make it the perfect addition to your all natural face masks. Some of these include:

Nutrient
Benefit for Skin
Potassium
Hydrates and moisturizes dehydrated skin.
B-vitamins
Protect against free radicals that cause oxidative stress and prmature aging.
Vitamin A
Heals dry, withered skin. Fades acne scars and dark spots. Smooths out aging skin.
Zinc
Fights acne causing germs.
Vitamin C
Necessary for the production of collagen. Fights off free radicals. For skin oil control.
Vitamin E
Protects skin from UV damage. Slows down the process of aging. Fights free radical damage to skin cells.
Lectin
Destroy bacteria that cause acne and pimples.
Amino Acid
Nourishes skin. Strengthens connective tissue and helps maintain skin elasticity and strength.

Top 5 Benefits

  1. Skin moisturizer. Rich in potassium and moisture, it will hydrate and moisturizes dry skin, making it soft and supple. If your skin is peeling and dry, simply apply a banana face mask on your face. Get a small bowl, mash up a ripe banana with the back of your fork, and apply to your face, avoiding the area around your eye and mouth. Rinse with cold water after 10 to 15 minutes and enjoy the soft feel of your skin.
  2. Oil control. If you've got oily greasy skin, use a simple banana face mask with lemon juice and honey. Banana is a great exfoliator which helps slough off excess sebum on skin surface. It also contains and contains moisture, potassium, and vitamins E and C, which all promote clear glowing skin. Mash a ripe banana with the back of a fork and combine 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice to make an amazing face mask. Rinse off with a wet cloth or cold water.
  3. Anti-aging effects. Bananas, also known as nature's botox, contain super wrinkle fighting nutrients that helps fade age spots and prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Coupled with other wrinkle-busting kitchen ingredients, you can gently nourish, exfoliate and protect mature skin. Slather on a thick coat of a powerful anti aging banana face mask containing one mashed banana, 1 teaspoon orange juice, and 1 teaspoon thick yogurt.
  4. Treats acne. Banana and its peels are excellent homemade remedies for treating acne and pimples. You can directly apply the inside of a banana peel onto your acne to reduce inflammation and destroy bacteria. Also, use a face mask with mashed banana, honey, and turmeric to brighten skin, reduce acne, and moisturize your skin. Wash this off with cold water and pat your face dry. Remember to be consistent to see results.
  5. Lightens dark spots. Whether it's acne scars, tiny moles, age spots, or just dark spots that make your face dull, you can reduce them and even out general skin discolorations by applying mashed banana onto your face at least twice a week.

Make an Exquisite Face Mask at Home:

Check out this step-by-step guide on how to create a skin-healing banana face mask that takes care of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, pigmentation, discolouration, and dry skin — all at once!

This banana honey combination makes a great face mask that can be used everyday!
This banana honey combination makes a great face mask that can be used everyday! | Source

Face Masks with Banana

Find these awesome banana face masks here!
Find these awesome banana face masks here! | Source

Skin Care Beauty Tips

  1. Banana face mask for glowing skin. Banana can be used topically for skin of all types. Containing anti aging and anti oxidant properties, a face mask will gently nourish, cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize aging, acne-prone, dry, normal and combination skin. You can also add extra skin friendly kitchen ingredients for a powerful face mask. For oily skin, combine 1 mashed banana with lemon juice and honey. For dry skin, use 1 mashed banana, with 1 tablespoon pureed avocado, and olive oil.
  2. Exfoliate skin cells. Gently slough off dead cells on the surface of the skin using banana and other skin friendly kitchen ingredients, such as coconut oil and oatmeal. Oatmeal has an abrasive texture that will help scour off excess dead cells on the skin surface while banana and coconut milk will keep the oatmeal from over exfoliating skin and hydrate and nourish skin.
  3. Smoothen rough cracked heels. If your heels look and feel rough, pamper them with a luxurious foot scrub to soften and smoothen them. After soaking your feet in warm lemon water, massage 2 to 3 mashed bananas onto your feet, concentrating on your heels. Rinse off with tepid water and say hello to lovely soft heels.
  4. Reduce puffy eyes. The inner surface of the peel can cool and reduce puffy red eyes and remove under-eye circles. Place the peel over your tired eyelids and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. When the time is up, remove it and wash your eyes with cool water. Eating them also helps reduce puffy eyes, as these fruits are rich in potassium and counteract fluid retention caused by sodium.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      Ma Soe Yu Yu Zin 

      2 months ago

      My face have a little of acne. How applied banana mask? Please explained me . Let me hope your advice.

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      KL 

      8 months ago

      Nice

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      Dr g anand babu 

      8 months ago

      Nice

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      david 

      11 months ago

      thankyou because this help me grow my vums

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      Roza 

      18 months ago

      Can banana remove pimples ,by using it directly on our face

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      Patrice 

      18 months ago

      Is this pimple fighting mask works in 1 week?

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      Monica 

      20 months ago

      How often can we use this Banana paste

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      Ebere 

      21 months ago

      Can you guys pls check you are not using improperly accessed info around formulations or processes if you ever do write or formulate your own products associated with bioluminescence. Trade secrets have been violated by a number of firms in the past. Just to be sure or stay ok

      Cheers,

      Ebere for Aeun / Incillation

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      Gina 

      2 years ago

      can I use the inner peel for wrinkles every day or once a week

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      Bettyouma 

      2 years ago

      thanks for these,am going the banana way

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      Aneesh Dasgupta 

      2 years ago

      Will eating banana help rather than using as face mask.

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      Nabil Malmas 

      3 years ago

      I love Banana being rich in potassium needed for heart

      I love Banana being rich in Potassium needed for Heart I enjoy it's eating

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      Nwachukwu 

      3 years ago

      the informations i got about BANANA are truth, i tried it and it's wonderful and awesome. I like eating banana.

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      Feli Jesus 

      3 years ago

      Please send me a post about banana and coconut oil and it benefits. Thanks

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      Eve O 

      3 years ago

      I just tried it now and will keep doing this to get a cool results

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      Ros 

      3 years ago

      I dont like banana because just one finger fills my tommy. think i should get in to it now after knowing its benefits to my skin

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      saman ...... 

      3 years ago

      i love to eat banana and thanks for giving me more benefits of banana

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      Roopa 

      3 years ago

      Its very good Remedies I love it

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      Elvire 

      3 years ago

      I always like bananas, so knowing about it make me like it more

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      Hanan 

      3 years ago

      for oily skin how often should i apply banana,lemon and honey please?

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      janne 

      4 years ago

      o i love banana its a powerful fruit for whole body. knowledgeable

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      Janice 

      4 years ago

      Banna is a very powerful fruit for the skin .also advice sometimes mixeing it up with olive oil very good combo

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      rodney 

      4 years ago

      So true...

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      healthmunsta 

      5 years ago

      Lol, so true, messenger! So true! Love it! XD

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      James C Moore 

      5 years ago from The Great Midwest

      When you think about this, it's just logical that using bananas would give your skin "appeal."

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