It is that time again to rummage through your fridge and cupboards to get ingredients for a new skincare remedy. Today we are going bananas! That’s right, we have a couple of ways that you can use those bananas that you haven’t eaten to supplement your skincare routine.
Bananas are packed full of goodness, not only for your body on the inside, but your skin too.
Banana peel has been used for years as a natural exfoliant. Whilst some may use the peel and rub it on their faces, others have used it as part of a mask. Besides being and exfoliant, banana peel is particularly good at helping balance sebum levels. This is an oily residue that builds up on the skin to help moisturise it. Too much however, and skin can look shiny and oily.
Bananas are packed with Vitamin A and C, which are needed for healthy skin, fantastic for a more even complexion. They are also reported to increase collagen production, meaning they aid in the fight against aging. Bananas are really fantastic when tackling acne, spots and blemishes. They help to reduce redness and inflammation by soothing the skin. Leaving it brighter and refreshed. Filled with potassium and hydrating properties, the humble banana is incredibly moisturising meaning it leads to again smoother skin, that is more supple and nourished.
Using Banana Peel
As mentioned above, you could just rub the banana peel over your face. However, if you’d prefer to you can blend the peel, add a little turmeric and along with enough honey to create a paste. This can be applied to the skin for around 15 minutes before washing off with warm water.
Making a Banana and Oatmeal Face Mask
You will need:
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
Possibly the easiest facemask we have made so far, simply mash the banana in a bowl and mix with the oatmeal. Make sure you has a paste like consistency. Apply to the face and leave for around 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water!
Both of these ideas can leave you with glowing, refreshed and nourished skin. They are great for tackling acne and blemishes, as well as moisturising the skin and feeding it some wonderful nutrients.