You must have heard that banana is a wonderful pre and post workout snack, but did you know it is beneficial for your skin as well as hair? This fruit is loaded with antioxidants, where one average sized banana contains over 450 mg of potassium! So how exactly do bananas benefit when applied topically?
Banana, nature’s Botox
If you’re worried about fine lines and dull face, use a banana mask (simply smash and apply, you can add drops of oil too) 2-3 times a week and you’ll see the difference within a few applications. As mentioned, they are packed with antioxidants and have very less sodium which makes them a good anti-ageing remedy.
Banana for split ends
Bananas soften, moisturise and nourish the ends of your hair. Applying a banana-olive oil mask to your split ends can help treat them. Using this mask regularly will not only prevent split ends, it will hydrate and strengthen your hair.
Banana as a detangling hair conditioner
Since bananas are known to hydrate and nourish your hair, they also act as a great substitute for chemical conditioners. Mix ripe banana pulp with honey, lemon and a little yoghurt to create the perfect detangling and nourishing conditioner.
Bananas for healing acne
Since this magic fruit contains anti-inflammatory properties, it is a great way to reduce large painful acne. They also contain zinc and lectin that fight off bacteria on the skin preventing further breakouts. Apply with curd for 10 – 15 minutes and wash off.
Reduce puffy eyes
Do you suffer from puffy eyes? When you wake up in the morning, just place the peels on your eyes while lying down for around 20 minutes and you will see the difference.
For glowing skin
Bananas help unclog pores and bring moisture to the face while keeping the oil under control. A face mask of ripe bananas and lemon juice can go a long way in keeping your skin lustrous and glowing.
These are just a few benefits we tried to summarize for you. Make bananas a part of your diet and beauty routine for healthy as well as glowing skin and hair.