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Super Useful Ways to Use Banana Skins

by Sustainable Sally 6 months ago in skincare
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Here are some super useful ways to use banana skins

Super Useful Ways to Use Banana Skins
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Introduction

Banana peels are usually thrown away after the banana is eaten. Banana peel contains proteins, magnesium, and potassium that are beneficial to human skin. It can be used in many different ways for beautiful purposes.

For dry skin

Wash the inside of a banana peel, then grind it into a fine or coarse paste. Apply it to your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

To treat oily skin

Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with a mashed banana peel. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.

To remove acne scars

Banana peel has vitamin A, C, and E that can be used to heal acne scars. It also contains antioxidants that help get rid of acne scars caused by free radicals.

Grind a banana peel into a very fine powder, then add one tablespoon of milk cream and half a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply this paste on your face to get rid of acne scars.

To treat blackheads

Blackheads are hard plugs in the openings of hair follicles when they become covered with sebum and dead skin cells.

Banana peel can help get rid of blackheads as it contains AHAs that help loosen the plugs.

Rub the inside of a banana peel on your nose for two minutes, then rinse off with cold water. Do this twice a week to see results.

To fade scars

Grind the peel of a banana until it becomes very fine. Then add two tablespoons of milk cream and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply this paste to your acne scars to reduce the color.

As a scrub exfoliant

Combine one tablespoon of brown sugar and one tablespoon of white sugar with a mashed banana peel. Apply this mixture to your face and scrub gently until you feel a tingling sensation. Rinse off with lukewarm water, then splash cold water on the pores to close them.

For the treatment of sunburns

Apply some fresh banana peel directly to the affected areas to soothe itchy, reddish skin caused by sunburns. Banana peel contains an enzyme called protease, which has a cooling effect when applied to sunburnt skin.

It can be used as a natural teeth whitener

Banana peel contains potassium, magnesium, and other bleaching elements that help reduce yellow stains on the teeth.

Open the peel of a banana and rub the inside on your teeth for two minutes. This can help with tooth whitening, especially if you have severe coffee or tea stains.

To remove dark circles

Rub the inside of a banana peel on your eyes for two minutes, then rinse off with cold water. Do this every day to lighten the dark circles under your eyes.

To lessen puffiness

Apply the inside of a banana peel to your eyes for 10 minutes. The potassium and magnesium in the banana peel help to reduce puffiness.

Use it as a hair mask.

Banana peels are rich in potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A and C, which makes them great for nourishing your hair. Grind the inside of a banana peel into a fine paste, then apply it to your hair and scalp. Leave it overnight before washing it off with cold water the following morning. Banana peels can halt dandruff formation as well as promote hair growth due to their antioxidants and nutrients that keep the scalp healthy.

For the treatment of dermatitis

Banana peel is rich in potassium, which helps soothe skin inflammation caused by dermatitis.

Conclusion

Banana peel is rich in vitamins and minerals that are great for skin treatment. It helps nourish the skin, reduces dark circles, fights acne scars and pimples, lightens tooth stains and treats sunburns. Banana peels can also be used to get rid of blackheads, prevent dandruff formation, and promote hair growth. Banana peel can be used in various ways, from using it as a scrub to placing it on your eyes for 10 minutes. It's also very inexpensive to use. There's no reason not to try banana peels for healthier skin.

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Sustainable Sally

I write about sustainability and eco-friendly living.

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