Bananas are exceptionally healthy and contain vitamins A, B, C and E including minerals such as potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. These nutrients are essential for the skin. Vitamin C and B6 plays a great role in maintaining the elasticity of the skin. Additionally, the large amounts of antioxidants and manganese found in banana protects the body from damage caused by free radicals (harsh temperatures, sun, pollution) found in the environment, which lead to premature ageing. Therefore, bananas can definitely give you younger looking skin. Banana also helps hydrate the skin as it has about 75% water content. This prevents skin dryness, dullness and peeling.
Banana As A Great Natural Moisturiser/ Facial Masque.
The Vitamin A in banana restores lost moisture and repairs damaged, dull, dry skin.
To instantly restore a dry and tired looking skin, mash up a ripe banana and apply to your face. leave on for 20 - 25 minutes, then wash with lukewarm water. Skin will instantly feel and appear supple and restored!
Extra tip: Add honey to mashed banana for extremely dry and flaky skin. Mash banana + honey and apply to face for 20-25 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.
Banana As a Great Scrub!Banana is full of anti oxidants and when mixed with some natural ingredients, can become a lovely skin scrub, which helps to get rid of dead skin cells and also to rejuvenate and energise your skin.
Mash banana and pour in some brown sugar or white sugar. Rub into skin in circular motion and rinse with warm water. Banana serves as the moisturiser, while the sugar removes dead skin cells.
Banana As a Great Anti-aging Agent.
Nutrients found in banana help to fight off wrinkles and keeps the skin smooth and youthful. To make anti-ageing facial masque, mash a ripe banana with 1/2 avocado.
Leave on skin for 25 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. The Vitamin E in the avocado and banana will help repair damaged and aged skin to reveal a more youthful glow.
So the next time you think about throwing away that over ripe banana, think of all the goodies your skin can benefit from this delicious food. Even the peel is so useful in the treatment of stubborn acne and wrinkles. Here's how to use a banana peel:
Simply cut a small part of the peel, apply the inner part on the affected area, rub on for about 5 minutes, leave to dry then clean the skin with lukewarm water. Repeat this process at least 3 times a day. Pimples will subside within 7 days.
Extra tip: To get rid of wrinkles, apply fresh peels on the affected area for 15 minutes everyday. Noticeable changes will be seen in few weeks.
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