These super-fruits are packed with health-boosting vitamins and nutrients like potassium that help regulate blood pressure,ease muscle contraction and relaxation, and are packed with healthy fiber that aids with digestion. Bananas—particularly their peels—should have a worthy place in your beauty routine, too.
Rub Banana Peels on Your Skin
Banana peels are loaded with Vitamin A, B, C and E that improve the look and feel of your skin. These fruit peels can be rubbed on skin to destroy bacteria causing acne, fade scars and bruises, and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Rub the inside of the banana peel over your facial skin for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off.
Use Bananas to Whiten Your Teeth
The peel of a banana is a natural brightener for your teeth too. Just as it helps skin return to a lustrous glow, it can also brighten your smile. Rub the inside of the peel across your pearly whites for approximately 2 minutes nightly. Then, brush as usual.
Do a Banana Face Mask
Use the fruit as a part of a natural face mask to achieve radiant, younger-looking skin. The nutrients in bananas protect skin’s elasticity and prevent damage caused by free radicals related to aging. Mix mashed banana, honey, and a teaspoon of lemon juice, and apply to a clean face for 20 minutes before rinsing off.
Deep Condition Your Hair with Banana
The actual fruit is packed with antioxidants and amino acids for stronger, shinier hair. Mash up half a banana and half an avocado. Combine with an egg and two tablespoons olive oil for an all-natural hair mask. Leave on for about 30 minutes then shampoo as normal.