Benefits of Banana on Your Skin and Hair.

Benefits of Banana on Your Skin and Hair.

Banana is one the fruit that is useful for our health. It is a nutritious fruit filled with nutrients like potassium, zinc, amino acids, vitamin A, B, E and lots more.

Not only is banana good for your health, you can use it on your skin and hair as well. Banana is filled with antioxidant which helps the skin to fights off free radical from the body. This helps maintain the skin internal structure, fade dark spot, and removes wrinkles from forming on the skin surface.

One banana contains a high amount of potassium, Potassium is needed in the body because it helps control the blood pressure. That is why regular eating of banana is useful for your body.
Nutrient
Benefits
% present in one ripe  banana
Potassium
Hydrate and moisturize your skin
358mg
Vitamin A
Fade dark spot and helps to smooth dry skin
64IU
Vitamin C
Fights off free radicals and helps to produce collagen
8.7mg
Vitamin E
Protect the skin against UV rays, Fights off free radical and helps to slow down the aging process of skin
0.10mg
Amino acid
Nourishes the skin and helps to maintain skin elasticity and firmness
1.09g
Vitamin B2
Antioxidant that fights off free radicals from the body
0.073mg
Folic acid
Improve skin cell regeneration
20µg
Niacin
Helps to remove skin irritant and rashes from the body
0.0665mg
Banana is filled with nutrients that are needed for your skin and hair. Even the banana peel contains vitamin B6,B12, protein, and fiber. In some part of the world, people eat both the banana and the banana peel because of their amazing benefits.

Benefits of Banana for Skin

There are different ways that you can use banana for your skin, people use banana to enhance their beauty. We are going to explore different ways and the benefits of banana for your skin.

Banana face mask to exfoliate your skin

Using ripe banana on skin regularly would help to remove dead skin cell from your face, fade dark spot, and make your skin glowing and radiant.

Mash a ripe banana with your hand and apply it on your face. Gently massage your face so that the banana would enter the skin pores. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water. When you use this homemade recipe regularly on your face, it will make your face glow and shiny.

Banana Face Mask to Treat Acne

Acne is another type of skin condition affecting a lot of people all over the world, this skin condition is formed when the skin pores are clogged with bacteria, dirt, impurities, and hormones.

Banana can be use of your face to treat acne without worry about any side effect, unlike creams and lotion. The face mask would open the skin pores and kill the bacteria causing acne.

Ingredients

½ teaspoon of Turmeric powder
½ teaspoon of Baking soda
1 ripe banana

Preparation

Mash ripe banana in a bowl using your hand, spoon, or fork till it turns into a smooth form. Make sure that there is no lump formed in the pulp. Alternatively, you can use food processor to blend it together to form a pulp. Mix turmeric powder and baking soda to the pulp and stir it together until it forms a thick paste.

Application

Wash your face with water and pat it to dry, apply the paste to your face, and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Apply water-based face moisturizer on your face after it dry.

Tips

Turmeric powder can form yellow stains on your finger which is displeasing to sight. You can use makeup brush instead to apply it to your face.
Wash your face with water before applying the paste so as to open the skin pores.

Banana Face Mask to Lighten Your Skin

Bananaface mask can be use to lighten your skin, this homemade recipe is also useful to remove blemishes, dark spot, and acne scar.

Ingredients

1 ripe banana
½ teaspoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of honey

Preparation

Mash ripe banana until it turns to pulp, ensure that there is no lump formed inside. Add the lemon juice and honey to the pulp and stir it together until it turns into a thick paste.

Application

Wash your face with water and pat it to dry, apply the paste on your face, and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.

Banana Face Mask to Slow Down Aging of Skin

Harmful UV rays can cause a lot of damage to the skin that is why a lot of people buy expensive sunscreen that is filled with SPF 20+. Banana is filled with antioxidant and vitamin E that fights off free radical from the body. Free radical is responsible for speeding up the aging process of skin and wrinkles appearing on your skin.  

Ingredients

1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon of yogurt
1 teaspoon of orange juice

Preparation

Mash a ripe banana with a fork, spoon, or your hand till it forms a thick and smooth pulp; make sure that there is no lump inside the pulp. Add 1 teaspoon of yogurt and 1 teaspoon of orange juice to the pulp and stir it together until it forms a thick paste. If the paste is too thick you can add more orange juice or water to the paste.

Application

Wash your face with water and pat it dry, apply the paste to your face using your hand and gently massage the paste into your skin so that they recipe would enter the skin pores. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Pat it to dry using a soft towel.

Tips

Instead of using orange juice, you can use orange peel powder. Orange peel powder contains more vitamin C than orange juice.
If you can’t find yogurt around, you can buy milk or buttermilk.

Banana Face Mask for Oily Skin

Banana can be use to control and remove excess oil from the skin. Oily skins are more prone to acne that is why it is advisable to remove excess oil from blocking the skin pores.

Ingredients

1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Preparation

Mash banana with your spoon, fork, or hand until it turns to a thick pulp and add lemon juice to the pulp. Mix it together until it turns into a smooth paste. Alternatively, you can use a blender to blend the banana and add lemon juice to the puree.

Application

Wash your face with water and apply the paste to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off with water. Banana face mask will leave you with a hydrated skin and helps to control the excess oil.

Tips

You can add rosewater, honey, or cucumber juice to the paste if you wish.
Avoid the eyes region as this face mask can cause redness and swelling.

Benefits of Banana for Hair

The use of banana is not limited to your skin; you can also use it on your hair. Banana would help hydrate and moisture your hair. This homemade recipe is not difficult to make and the most important advantage is that it does not have any side effect at all when use it on your hair.

Hair Growth

Banana can help increase hair growth; this is due to the presence of protein and vitamin. The vitamins improve the circulation of blood to the scalp and root of hair and nourishes the hair with needed nutrient.

Blend the ripe banana until it turns to a smooth puree, add yogurt or milk to the puree, and mix it together to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste to your hair and make sure that the paste reaches the scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with water.

Hair Loss

Hair loss is often depressing and it happens to both men and women. The loss of hair in women could lead to low self-esteem as women use hair for fashion statement.

Blend the ripe banana until it turns to a smooth puree, apply the puree to the scalp, and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with water, Banana hair pack would help to strengthen and hydrate your hair.

Hydrate Hair

Banana is made up of 75% of water which makes it useful to hydrate your hair when you apply the hair pack to it. The presence of vitamin A and B would also make your dry hair soft, shiny, and stronger.
Blend 2 ripe bananas into a puree and add coconut oil to the puree. Mix it together and apply the paste on your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with water.

Nourishes Your Hair

Banana is filled with numerous vitamins that are beneficial to your hair when applied. Blend two ripe bananas until it turns into a smooth pulp; add two drops of coconut oil and one teaspoon of honey to the pulp and mix it together until it turns into a smooth and thick paste. Apply the paste on your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes and washing it off water.

Natural Shampoo

Banana can be use as natural homemade shampoo to wash your hair and remove impurities and dirt from it. This homemade recipe when use correctly would leave your hair shiny and stronger.
Mashingof banana would leave your hair with residue, that is why it is compulsory that your blend the ripe banana into a puree. You can use a knife to remove the seed present inside banana and blend the banana until it turns into a smooth paste if you like you can add olive oil, coconut oil, coconut milk or honey to the paste.  

Leave it for about 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off with water. Using this homemade recipe would leave you with a soft, smooth and dirt-free hair.

Have you ever use banana on your skin or hair before? Share your recipe below.

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