5 Reasons And Ways Why Bananas Are Beneficial To Your Face

Photography of bananas.
Photography of bananas. (Photo: Gratisography/ Pexels)

Considered as one of the most nutritious foods in the world, banana is loved not just for its unique scent and taste but also because of its benefits. Did you know that bananas contain vitamins and minerals that could be very beneficial to your skin and face too?

Bananas can be a great add-on to your everyday face routine because of everything that is in it. One of the minerals that can be found in bananas is potassium, which can help moisturize and hydrates your dehydrated skin. Another mineral that your face can benefit from it is zinc, an effective mineral that can fight acne-causing germs. Furthermore, bananas are also rich in Vitamin C that is effective in producing collagen and fighting off free radicals.

But, how can we maximize the benefits of this fruit? What are the ways we can use banana for?

BANANA AS SKIN MOISTURIZER FOR DRY SKIN.

Using bananas to add moisture in your face is possible due to its high potassium content. So if you are suffering from dry skin and you badly want your face to embrace the beauty it deserves, just apply pure mashed banana on your face as a mask. Make sure to avoid the mouth and the eye area. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it with cold water. Doing so could give you fresher and softer skin.

BANANA AS OIL CONTROL FOR OILY SKIN.

There are several factors why skin gets so oily. As revealed by Foreo, these factors include over-washing, hormonal changes, poor diet, treatment, cosmetics, medication, environment, and genetics.

If you are one of those suffering from greasy skin, you may want to combine honey and lemon juice with a banana to end your problem. Due to its potassium, moisture, and Vitamins C and E content, your skin will surely glow in no time. Just mix one piece of ripe banana with a half teaspoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of raw honey. Leave on for a couple of minutes before rinsing it with cold water, as shown by Bellatory.

Furthermore, bananas, which is the best treatment for acne, pimple, scars, and wrinkles, can also be used as an anti-aging agent, treatment for acne, and dark spots lightener. You just have to mix one piece of it with one teaspoon of yogurt and one teaspoon of orange juice to create your anti-aging mask, and honey and turmeric to treat acne. To reduce dark spots and scars, just use mashed banana as a mask every three to four days.

Bananas are available in almost every part of the world. For some countries like Latin America, West and Central Africa, South and Southeastern Asia, and Eastern and Southern Africa, bananas are produced almost all year round. 

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