Bananas are rich!!!!
Rich in Vitamins A,B,C and E with minerals such as potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. With this quality and being available throughout the year it becomes very easy to add banana in your daily diet for both health and beauty benefits.
Banana’s Beauty Benefits
Vitamin C and B6 present in banana maintains the integrity and elasticity of the skin. The antioxidants and manganese present in banana protect the body from damage caused by oxygen free radicals which lead to premature aging of the skin.
Use of banana results in younger looking skin. Banana helps hydrate your skin and prevents it from drying and peeling as it has about 75 per cent water by weight.
1. Natural Moisturizer
Mash ½ ripe banana and apply over your face and neck
Rinse off with Luke warm water after 25 minutes
You can also apply the same on your foot to heal cracked skin and get soft & supple feet.
This process will naturally moisturize your dry skin and help remove black pigmentation.
2. Reduce Blemishes
Mash ½ ripe banana
Add 2 tsp lemon juice and mix well
Spread this pack over your face and neck
Let it sit for 20 minutes and later rinse off using lukewarm water
It will help you get glowing skin and naturally reduce spots and blemishes from your skin.
3. Natural Scrub
Mix mashed ripe banana with sugar and spread it over your face and neck. Now using your finger tips gently scrub it in circular motion for 5-10 minutes. Complete the process by rinsing off with lukewarm water. This natural way of scrubbing not only moisturizes your skin but also removes dead skin cells.
4. Anti Aging
Mash avocado and banana forms a perfect blend that works great as an anti aging cream.
5. Puffy Eyes
Applying mashed ripe banana over your puffy eyes for 15 minutes and later rinsing it off with cool water helps in vanishing the puffiness. You can also apply the banana peels instead of mashed banana. This tip can also be used whenever you apply any face pack and think about putting cucumber slices on your eyes.
6. Hair Benefits
Rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins, banana help’s in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity by preventing split ends and breakage. Banana creates manageability, shine, growth and controls dandruff. The following banana hair masks will also improve your hair dramatically. (as per your hair requirement)
For Soft Hair
Mix ripe banana with avocado (or cocoa) and add coconut milk to the mixture
Apply it on your hair and wait for 15-20 minutes later rinse off with a mild shampoo.
The pack conditioners damaged hair making it soft.
For Shiny & Healthy Hair
Blend banana peel, 1/4 cup of olive oil and one egg white in a mixer for 2-3 minutes
Apply it on your hair and wait for 15-20 minutes followed by hair wash and later conditioner.
Fight Hair Loss
Mix ripe banana pulp with yoghurt
Apply the smooth paste on your scalp and rinse with cool water after 15-20 minutes.
For Dry Hair
Just like the way honey and banana face pack nourishes your dry skin, the same works great for your dry hair as well, mix three spoons of honey with ripe banana and apply it on your hair while it is still wet. Let the hair pack sit for 15-20 minutes followed by the usual hair wash.
For Dry & Damaged Hair
Mix banana pulp with a few drops of almond oil.
Leave it for 10-15 minutes followed by hair wash and later conditioner.
The vitamin A and C present in banana along with Vitamin E of the almond oil leave your hair silky and shiny not to mention extremely moisturized and soft.
Points To Remember:
- Before applying any of the above mask, make sure it’s properly blended and there are no chunks so that you don’t end up with chunks of banana post hair wash.
- Never let the mask completely dry on your hair, wash your hair when it’s still wet so that you can easily get rid of banana.
Benefits of Banana Peel
Rub the inside of peel over acne affected area for about 5 minutes and later wash off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process 2-3 times a day to get rid of Acne & Pimples within a week.
- Rubbing banana peel on affected areas also provides relief from itchy and swollen skin.
- Apply peel over your wrinkled area and let it sit for 10-15 minutes every day there will be noticeable change in few weeks.
- Treat warts and psoriasis by rubbing banana peel over affected area for 10-12 minutes every day. The result is slow but effective.