Did you have delicious banana fruit? Wait! Don’t throw its peel. Instead use it as an effective home remedy to treat various chronic skin diseases.
Weird? No, not really. Like banana, its peel is packed with assorted nutrients which are capable of moisturizing your dry skin, treating psoriasis, warts and fading wrinkles.
According to WebMD, if you’ve hemorrhoids then it’s recommended to consult old folk remedies like banana peel. Ara DerMarderosian PhD supports this by stating that, banana can soothe your skin because it contains slippery components called polysaccharides and he continues saying, banana has mild anti-microbial properties which can cure skin infections. (Source: WebMD.com)
Interesting isn’t it? All these days we threw this peel thinking it’s useless. But now it’s more precious than our pricey cosmetics. Let’s jump on to see what properties in banana peel enhance supple skin.
Banana peel is packed with antioxidant, antimicrobial and potassium. Also its rich in carbohydrates, all these exceptional properties hydrate your skin and keep itching at bay.
Benefits of Banana Peel for Skin
#1 Banana Peel for Wrinkles
Take fresh banana, after washing peel its flesh. Now cut peels into small pieces. Using your fingers smoothly rub over targeted areas. Leave it for about 20 minutes and rinse it off with water. Else you can use dampened cloth to remove excess pulp and leave it for about few hours.
Alternatively you can blend egg yolk with banana peel. Now apply this mixture on face and rinse it off after 5 minutes.
Nutritional properties in banana peel helps to fade wrinkles.
#2 Banana Peel for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease which triggers vigorous itching and dry patches over different parts of the body. Unfortunately its cause is still unknown and you can’t completely treat psoriasis. Anyhow, with medicines and alternative remedies like banana peel you can reduce its affect. (Read more about psoriasis here)
Just massage with banana peel over affected parts. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse it off. Renowned moisturizing properties of banana peel reducing itching and enhance healing process. With repeated application you can see the change. Banana peel for psoriasis has been recommended by various beauty experts.
#3 Banana Peel for Warts
Warts are not cancerous skin growth that appears after a virus infection. Normal type of wart is not harmful but may be contagious. Banana peels helps to remove these over grown parts of the skin and prevent new occurrence, because of its antimicrobial properties.
All you need is to rub the white part of the peel over affected part smoothly or band aid the peel over wart. Also rub skin surrounding the warts. To prevent warts, when you experience cuts or injuries place banana peel over it or apply antibacterial cream. (source)
#4 For Pimples
Pimples are most common skin disease. Cleanse your face and start rubbing smoothly with banana peel. Leave it for about 15 minutes and rinse it off. (Read this: Banana Peel for Acne)
#5 Protects from Harmful UV Rays
Rub banana peel over most exposed skin to protect it from UV rays. You can also use it on eye. Though cucumber mask is best to remove wrinkles and relax them, placing banana peel over eye lids can act as a conditioner for eyes.
Even for me it seems so simple, but believe me there is no exaggeration in it. Banana peel for wrinkles, psoriasis and other skin diseases works great. As its natural remedy you don’t have to bother about its side-effects, give it a try and if you experience irritation avoid using it.
- Eat peeled banana, don’t preserve it.
- Take only fresh banana peels.
- Don’t refrigerate banana peels for future use.
- Throw banana peels in dust bins.
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