Bananas are loaded with vitamin A and potassium. Used alone or combined with other natural ingredients, bananas are Mother Nature’s secret to repair and preserve beautiful skin and hair. Bananas have no known substances that cause irritation to the skin
For best results it is good to steam the face just before applying this natural skin care peel so that the pores are open and the skin is warm and moist.
That way, all the nutrients can be easily absorbed through the layers of skin.
As an alternative, you can just apply a warm face cloth to the skin.
- Finely mash 1/4 of a small banana
into a paste which will yield about 1/8 of a cup
- Briskly whip one egg white with a whisk until very frothy
- Slowly add one tablespoon of cornstarch while continuing to whip briskly
- Beat in the mashed banana until completely incorporated
Apply a thin layer to the face and let set for up to 30 minutes. Rinse completely with warm water.
*Tip: Any unused mixture can be kept refrigerated for up to three days.
Can be done 3 times a week
Skin mask for dry skin - Use an overripe banana alone. The vitamin A will restore a youthful glow while healing damage caused by cracked, dry skin. Leave on the face for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Firming mask – Combine mashed bananas with honey for a great firming mask. Leave on face for 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Like bananas, honey is high in potassium and helps clarify the skin while retaining moisture. This plumps the skin, which decreases sagging.
anti-aging facial mask loaded with vitamins A and E – mash together an avocado and a banana. Leave on skin for 25 minutes and rinse. Skin will be soft and youthful. The vitamin E in avocados combined with the nutrients in bananas fight free radicals and repair damage.
Warts removal With Banana Peel
Finished eating banana? Oops don’t throw the peel. It can be used for far more than just to “slip on” or compost in your garden. Banana peels contains lutein, an antioxidant and plenty of potassium, so maybe that is what makes the rubbing of the inside of a banana peel so healing? If you have warts, psoriasis or poison ivy, and have a banana on your kitchen counter top then..
- Peel a banana and cut enough of the peel to cover the wart or warts. Cut the peel to extend 1/2 inch over the wart on all sides.
- Rub the wart with the inside of the remaining peel.
- Place the small piece of the banana peel over the wart and tape it in place, using medical tape.
- Leave the banana peel on the wart until it turns black. If the peel falls off before it turns black, replace it.
- Repeat the process if necessary.