Simple and quick ways to make use of a banana for glowing, radiant and clear skin

Banana for glowing, radiant and clear skin
Bananas are a common, readily available fruit with numerous health benefits. They also provide countless beauty benefits which many people are unaware of. High in minerals like potassium, vitamins and amino acids, they can breathe life into a tired, wrinkled, aging or sun-damaged skin.

The vitamin A in bananas helps replenish lost moisture and adds brightness to weather-beaten skin.

Bananas are also high in zinc and vitamins C and E. For dull skin, mix a face mask of mashed banana, milk and some honey. Apply and rinse off after 20 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, create a facial scrub using mashed banana, exfoliating oatmeal and a liquid of your choice.

Aloe vera juice is an excellent one. Apply and rub it on your skin in circular motions. An alternative scrub for those with normal skin is banana and sugar. This will exfoliate and get rid of the dead skin.

If you have acne or oil-prone skin, apply a mask of mashed bananas with lemon juice. The vitamins in the bananas will control oil production while the acid in the lemon juice will help dissolve the oil.

If your skin is extremely dry, a combination of bananas with avocado and coconut milk is the best. It will restore a youthful glow. Banana face masks are also said to help clear skin spots and to strengthen connective tissue.

Wait! The banana flesh is not the only part of the fruit that has amazing beauty benefits.

Banana peels also contain great health and even first aid benefits. In India, they rub the inside of the peel on teeth twice a day for a whitening effect. The peels are also listed as a traditional first-aid remedy for insect bites, itchy rashes, and eczema. The enzymes in the banana peel are even said to help draw out splinters. Clearly, the list of benefits is much longer.

Next time you purchase a bunch of bananas and some of them get overripe before you can consume them, don't throw them away. Use them in your beauty regimen.

Bananas freeze well so you can always keep them in your freezer for your weekly face masks, scrubs and even for your hair.

Here are some simple and quick ways to make use of banana for glowing, radiant and clear skin:

Bananas for beauty

For Oily Skin

This face mask works the best for oily skin. What you need for making this special mask is one ripe banana, 2 tbsp honey, and an orange or lemon.

Prepare this face mask by mashing the banana and then add some honey. Take a few drops of lemon or orange juice and add to the mixture. Apply this for 15 mins and then rinse off with a cool towel or warm washcloth.

Follow this up, by applying regular moisturizers and feel the difference! Your skin will become softer, smoother and any blemishes will go down. The acids in banana exfoliate dead skin and the honey has anti-bacterial properties. Lemon juice acts as a natural astringent, brightens the skin and evens out skin tone.

For Dry & Dull Skin

Do you feel that your face has lost its natural glow & lustre? Does your facial skin feel lifeless and dry? Then its time for a hydrating face mask which will restore the natural beauty, glow, and moisture of your face.

Take a ripe banana, a tbsp of oat flour and a tbsp of honey. Mash the banana, add the honey and oat flour to the mixture. Apply this mask evenly on the face and neck and leave it for 10 mins. After it dries off, rinse it with cool water and dry with a towel.

For A Natural Pink Glow

Don’t you just love it when the apple of your cheeks glow with pretty pink tinge? Make a paste out of 2 mashed bananas and apply on your face. Keep this mixture on your face for 20 minutes and then rinse it. Your facial skin will glow with a pretty pink hue and make you look natural, pretty and fresh.

For Soft, Silky Skin

Mix the pulp of banana with a spoon of milk and 2 spoons of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your face and wait for 20 minutes to wash it off. It gives you satin-smooth, silky and soft complexion in no time!

Banana Peels To Your Rescue

If you casually flip the banana peel into the wastebasket, think again! Banana peels are extremely good for the skin as they help in reducing the acne on the skin and avoid inflammation or other skin problems. If you have an ugly bruise on your face or irritated with a huge mosquito bite, then gently rub a banana peel on your face. It helps in removing skin warts and brings back the natural glow of the skin.

Surprised to know how a humble banana can work wonders? Try these tips and let us know the difference it made to your skin!
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