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Who knew that the humble banana offered so many beauty benefits for skin? It's rich in powerful antioxidants, 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.
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|
Hydrates and moisturizes dehydrated skin.
Protect against free radicals that cause oxidative stress and prmature aging.
Heals dry, withered skin. Fades acne scars and dark spots. Smooths out aging skin.
Fights acne causing germs.
Necessary for the production of collagen. Fights off free radicals. For skin oil control.
Protects skin from UV damage. Slows down the process of aging. Fights free radical damage to skin cells.
Destroy bacteria that cause acne and pimples.
Nourishes skin. Strengthens connective tissue and helps maintain skin elasticity and strength.
Top Five Skin Benefits From Bananas
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 that helps slough off excess sebum on the skin's 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 help 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!
Skin Care Beauty Tips
Banana Face Mask for Glowing Skin
Banana can be used topically for skin of all types. Containing anti-aging and antioxidant 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.
Exfoliates 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 the skin.
Smooths 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.
Reduces 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.
Deborah on July 25, 2020:
Can it also be applied on hands and legs?
carecosy on July 14, 2020:
very good idea.
Belinda on July 08, 2020:
Backy runda on July 02, 2020:
Am going to try the turmeric magic hope it works for me
Blessing on June 19, 2020:
Thanks,I will try it
Blessy on March 11, 2020:
Pls use banana and orange mix .Mix it in the bowl and apply as moisturizer after the face pack .people who try will get instant result
Blessing on December 25, 2019:
My feet, legs and hands are wrinkles and it inches me when the harmattan comes
Ma Soe Yu Yu Zin on August 28, 2019:
My face have a little of acne. How applied banana mask? Please explained me . Let me hope your advice.
KL on March 16, 2019:
Dr g anand babu on February 22, 2019:
david on November 25, 2018:
thankyou because this help me grow my vums
Roza on May 20, 2018:
Can banana remove pimples ,by using it directly on our face
Patrice on May 14, 2018:
Is this pimple fighting mask works in 1 week?
Monica on March 07, 2018:
How often can we use this Banana paste
Ebere on February 17, 2018:
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Gina on October 23, 2017:
can I use the inner peel for wrinkles every day or once a week
Bettyouma on February 24, 2017:
thanks for these,am going the banana way
Aneesh Dasgupta on February 13, 2017:
Will eating banana help rather than using as face mask.
Nabil Malmas on October 30, 2016:
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
Nwachukwu on September 24, 2016:
the informations i got about BANANA are truth, i tried it and it's wonderful and awesome. I like eating banana.
Feli Jesus on September 02, 2016:
Please send me a post about banana and coconut oil and it benefits. Thanks
Eve O on August 29, 2016:
I just tried it now and will keep doing this to get a cool results
Ros on August 17, 2016:
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
saman ...... on June 10, 2016:
i love to eat banana and thanks for giving me more benefits of banana
Roopa on May 16, 2016:
Its very good Remedies I love it
Elvire on April 07, 2016:
I always like bananas, so knowing about it make me like it more
Hanan on January 09, 2016:
for oily skin how often should i apply banana,lemon and honey please?
janne on July 23, 2015:
o i love banana its a powerful fruit for whole body. knowledgeable
Janice on March 31, 2015:
Banna is a very powerful fruit for the skin .also advice sometimes mixeing it up with olive oil very good combo
rodney on February 16, 2015:
healthmunsta (author) on March 10, 2014:
Lol, so true, messenger! So true! Love it! XD
James C Moore from The Great Midwest on March 09, 2014:
When you think about this, it's just logical that using bananas would give your skin "appeal."