Skin Care With Banana: Remedies At Home

Many people cringe at the sight of bananas. They fear the unnecessary calories they might be piling on. It is common to have them run right past the fruit while at the supermarket. While consuming bananas may lead to putting on a lot of calories, bananas can help care for the body and make quick remedies.

If you have areas of your body that appear cracked, dry and dull, try using a banana on them. This is useful for cracked and dry elbows and also the feet. Mix banana with a little honey, and a little gram flour with beaten and banana. After applying a thick coat of this mixture to the affected areas, leave it on for half an hour, or till the mixture has dried up totally. Wash it off using lukewarm water. This will help make the skin softer and responsive.

How to Use Banana Peel For Skin Care

Use To Help Psoriasis

Rub the inside of a banana peel to the affected area and although it will be red at first, you should notice a difference in your skin within a few days.

Use To Heal Acne

Again, simply rub the inside of the banana peel over your acne, whether it’s on your face or body, and your acne should improve within a few uses. I recommend applying at night so you don’t smell like a banana all day.

Take The Bite Out Of Poison Ivy

Rub the inside of a banana peel onto the poison ivy area and the itching should stop and the inflammation will go down. Reapply as needed. This is a great reason to pack a few banana’s on that camping or hiking trip.

Heal Warts

Rub the inside of a banana peel on the wart every night for a week and you will see improvement. Plantar’s warts have responded well to this, and other warts may as well. If you are in a hurry, try taping the peel to the affected area overnight and you should see dramatic improvement within a week or two.

Make a Facial Cream

  • Mash 1/4 of a banana into a small bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk one egg white until frothy.
  • Add one tablespoon of cornstarch to the egg white and continue to whisk together.
  • Add mashed banana and mix well.
  • Apply a thin layer of the banana mixture to face and allow to dry for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
  • Any leftover banana facial mixture can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days.