Bananas are one of most popular fruits worldwide. Unlike other fruits which are available only during specific seasons, bananas are available all year round. Bananas provide numerous health benefits as they contain many nutrients including vitamins A, B, C and E along with minerals like potassium and iron. Bananas are widely known for their young skin effect. These include:
Glowing skin: Vitamin C helps in maintaining the natural and youthful glow of the skin. To get that natural glow back on your face, you can use bananas as face masks by mashing a ripe banana and mix it with sandalwood powder/paste and honey. Let it stay on your skin for 20-25 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. This face mask is beneficial for oily skin or you can mash one ripe banana and mix it with lemon juice form one lemon (approximately 2-3 tbsp.). Leave it on for a few minutes.This mask is full of vitamin C which will get rid of dullness and help in reduction of spots and blemishes.
Hydrates skin: A banana has about 75 per cent water by weight. Thus banana helps hydrate your skin and prevents it from drying and pee Natural moisturizer: To instantly moisturize dry and dull skin, mash a ripe banana and apply it on your face. Avoid contact with eyes. Leave it for a few minutes then wash it away with lukewarm water.
Anti-ageing: Nutrients in banana helps in fighting wrinkles and keeps the skin youthful. For an anti-aging facial mask, mash together an avocado and a banana. Leave on skin for 25 minutes and rinse. Skin will be soft and youthful.
Bananas are rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins which help in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage. Mix ripe banana with avocado and add coconut milk to the mixture. Apply it on your hair and wait for a few minutes.
So, there you go ladies. The next time you think of a banana, think of how many masks that you can actually make out of it, which are beneficially to your skin.