“Eat a banana everyday to give you strength” – a common phrase used on children and adults alike to relish on this ever loving all season fruit called banana. The goodness and benefits of banana is an age-old tale retold through generations and the result of it as a beauty treatment is a must try. Other than being rich in vitamins B6, this fruit are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre and manganese. Bananas give you the energy – minus the fats and cholesterol.
Have you ever wondered what goodness is in a banana to improve and nourish our skin as an easy, affordable, convenient beauty treatment? The benefits this fruit offers holds strongly in its richness as a powerful antioxidants, phytochemicals and moisture.
These are what banana can do to your skin:
Protection from UV rays
Helps in oil control
Smoothen rough and aging skin
Revitalise dry skin
TOP FIVE BENEFITS OF BANANA AS A FACE PACK:
Skin moisturiser: Get a small bowl, mash some ripe banana,making it soft and supple and add ½ tbspn of honey. If you areallergic to honey just use the mased ripe banana alone. Mix well and apply on your skin avoiding around your eye and mouth. Rinse with cold water after 10-15 minutes. Pat dry and apply your regular moisturiser. You will notice the difference on your skin with the first use as it will leave your skin fresh, soft and supple.
For Oil control: Mash a ripe banana soft and supple and add 1 tbspn of honey and ½ tbspn of lemon juice. Mix well and apply it all over your face and neck avoiding contact around your eyes and mouth. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse it with cold water or wet cloth.
Anti Aging Effects: Combine 1 ripe banana mashed well with 1tbspn of yogurt and 1 tbspn of orange juice (if available). Mix well and apply it on your face and wash off after 10-15 minutes.
Treats Acne: Apply the inside of the banana peel directly on your skin. Rub it on the your acne to reduce inflammation and destroy the bacteria.
Skin brightening: Mix a combination of mashed ripe banana, ½ tbspn of honey and a good pinch of turmeric to prepare a smooth pack and apply on your skin and wash it off with cold water after 10 minutes.
Exfoliate: Take one small ripe banana mashed well and mixed with ½ tbspn of rice powder and apply on your skin. After 10 min gently scrub the pack on your skin while washing and pat dry.
Lightens dark spots: Whether it is acne scars or tiny marks or uneven skin, using banana as a pack twice a week helps in lightening the spots.
Recommend: All the packs mentioned above has been tried and tested personally. Do not leave the pack on each description for more then 10-15 minutes and once washed and dried apply light regular moisturiser to keep your skin supple and fresh. Thrice to twice a week use of the pack will help you notice the goodness of banana on your skin.
Christina is a home maker living the best and learning everyday with her two year old daughter to be a better version of herself. She loves the idea of sharing her experience through writing and tries reaching out to people with the same. Fashion and lifestyle with the motto “love yourself because you are the best of you” is what fascinates her inner self to pen down her thoughts and learning.