Bananas are yellow, and yellow is fun. Besides, this sweet tropical fruit is almost everyone’s favorite. Especially if you are a health freak, your favorite snack ought to be a banana. Whether you whip it into an instant ice cream, fry it into chips or eat it raw, the options with this fruit are endless.
But have you ever considered that bananas could be your best beauty partners? As soon as a yellow banana turns black, we throw it into the bin, or once we are done gobbling the yummy fruit, without a thought, the peel is tossed into a bin. But wait! Look at these amazing ways you can use bananas in any form, and you will stock them at home, always. The fact is that bananas can enhance your beauty, and in 20 different ways. Take a look.
1. Face Mask
Banana is rich in antioxidants, and it is also an excellent source of vitamin C. What this means is that it is qualified to be a part of your next DIY face pack. All you need is a ripe banana and some good quality honey. Mash them together, and there you have it – the best face pack ever! If you have acne, you can also add some lemon juice to the pack. This shall be your secret to beautiful, glowing skin.
Shocking, isn’t it? But it’s true! Mash some bananas and add coconut oil and honey. Apply the pack to your hair and leave it on for 15 minutes. It’s a great cleanser, and it will leave you with soft, shiny hair. You can use a bit of your normal shampoo to get the residue out once you rinse out the pack.
3. Lip Balm
Homemade lip balms are fun, natural, and super easy to make. And you’ll be glad to know that bananas make for a great lip balm ingredient. They are known to lock in moisture, which means they are the ultimate solution for chapped lips. You can add some coconut oil, beeswax, and honey to mashed bananas and make an amazing lip balm.
4. Body Wrap
You’ve never used a body wrap before, have you? You should know that it is extremely relaxing, and it can also help tone and polish your skin. Oh! I forgot to mention, it is a great way to get rid of cellulite too. Take a few ripe bananas, add some honey, and mash it all together. Apply it on your tummy. Then, wrap it with a cling film, and leave it on overnight. Tada! You are fresh out of the spa.
5. Hair Mask
Bananas are a powerhouse of important nutrients. They are rich in vitamins and minerals, like vitamin B6 and potassium, which make them an amazing ingredient for a hair mask. This mask can help you battle frizzy hair. The result? Full bodied, thick, and shiny tresses.
6. Body Scrub
Talk about mixing brown sugar and bananas, and it doesn’t get easier. Who thought making a body scrub was so simple? This scrub is a cheaper alternative to the plush oil-based scrubs, and it gives you the hydrated glow you wish for. Exfoliating Tip: Do it gently, in small circles, to induce blood circulation. This will also help you relax.
7. Off With Acne Scars
If you have had a bout of acne in your teens, you could be left with a whole lot of scars. They have probably been with you for years, reminding you of your horrible skin problems. But what if I said there was a solution, and a very easy one? Well, all you need to do is rub a banana peel on the scars. Do this regularly, and you will notice the difference.
8. Banana Compress
A banana compress will help heal burns and wounds. But, make sure not to use this compress on open wounds. It might be a good idea to speak to your doctor before you do this. You could use a banana peel to treat minor burns – its antioxidants will help reduce the discomfort. It also has this component called lutein that helps combat swelling and induces relaxation in the affected area.
9. An Eczema Soother
Suffering from eczema? Well, here come bananas to your rescue! They can heal your skin and reduce inflammation to a great extent. Use the pulp of this fruit as a mask, or rub the peels on the affected area. Just remember not to use milk or its products on your skin because they can trigger eczema.