Banana is my favorite fruit, one of the world's sweetest fruit. It is sweet because it contains glucose, fructose and sucrose. Bananas are found almost everywhere in the world. There are so many varieties of banana with different skin colors. You can find red banana but not too common. Banana has numerous nutritional and health benefits. They contain vitamin B6 and C, manganese, calcium and antioxidants which helps in protecting the skin against sagging and premature aging. Banana contain tryptophan a type of protein that the body convert into serotonin which improve mood and make one sleep better. Banana is rich in potassium which helps to control blood pressure. If your blood pressure is high banana can help lower it.
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Banana can be used for the following skincare purpose
1. Peel ripe banana depending on the body area and the quantity you need. Mash the banana and apply on the skin. Leave it on for 20-25 minutes and then wash off with water.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to half mashed ripe banana. Mix well and apply on the face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with water.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of milk to half mashed banana. Mix thoroughly and apply on the face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with water.
You can use any of this methods depending on what you have at hand.
Remove the peels of a ripe banana. Cut peels into slices and rub the inside of the peels on the affected area untill the inside of the peel turns brown. You will see significant difference in few days.
Rub banana peels on the affected area to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Do this everyday to see difference.
Banana peel can be used to relieve itching from mosquito bite. This can be done by rubbing the inside of the banana skin on the itchy area.
Banana peel can be used to treat wart. Rub the inside of the peel on the wart. Leave the peel on the wart. Cover it with duct tape to keep the peel in place and to also allow the skin absorb the peel moisture. This is one of the fastest natural way to heal wart.
Warning: To prevent allergic reactions always do a patch test on small part of the skin to see how your skin will react to any of these banana skin recipes.