Skin Benefits of Banana

Banana is a favorite fruit of most of the children as its sweet taste and seedless texture gently melts in the mouth to be swallowed easily. The benefits of banana are numerous for human body as it is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, Vitamin A, B, C, E, zinc, amino acids etc. This power packed diet of banana is not only useful for our health but has some of the splendid skin benefits too.

• Natural oil controlling agent:
Use ½ a cup of ripe banana and mix with 1 tsp of honey. Apply it on your face as a mask and keep it for 30 minutes. Let it dry and wash off with cold water. Banana has exfoliating properties that remove excess dirt and sebum on the surface of the skin.

• Keeps the skin hydrated:
For the people who suffer with the problem of dry skin, banana can be used to make it soft, supple and hydrated. For dry skin- mix half a cup of banana with 3-4 tsp of raw milk or 1 tsp of fresh cream and apply on your face. Keep it for 20 minutes and wipe off with a soft muslin cloth. Later you can wash with water.

• For treatment of acne:
The presence of Vitamin A and Vitamin C in banana makes it an excellent remedy to treat acne. Do not need to make a pack, simply mash the pulp of banana in a bowl and rub it all over your face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash off with cold water. With the regular use of this pack, you can see the difference in your skin as it gets lightened and the marks of acne start fading away. You can mix honey with banana to lighten the marks of scars and pigmentation.

• Anti ageing of skin:
Mix the pulp of ripened banana with 2 tsp of orange juice or fresh curd and apply on your face to get rid of the wrinkles and fine lines on your face. The banana has natural anti ageing properties that make your skin look youthful and radiant. It repairs the damaged skin cells and provides glow to your face.

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