Because it makes your skin appear visibly plumper and tighter when used as a face mask, banana is sometimes referred to as “nature’s botox.” Make sure you read all the way to the end to discover the surprising beauty benefits of bananas for hair and skin.
Indeed, the humble banana sitting in your organic product bushel right currently has numerous excellence advantages to offer! It is a fruit that is good for you and has a lot of potassium and magnesium in it! Bananas also contain vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, zinc, amino acids, and other nutrients.
Both eating bananas and applying them topically have positive effects on beauty! Bananas can be used to improve your skin and hair’s natural beauty. Below are ten incredible beauty benefits of banana.
Top 10 Benefits of Bananas
1. Natural Botox
Bananas have been dubbed “Nature’s Botox,” for good reason! Yup! That is correct! Make your own banana face mask to achieve that natural lift and suppleness without going under the knife!
• Banana Firming Face Mask at Home: In a small bowl, combine a half of a ripe banana. Now, add two drops of lavender essential oil (optional) and one tablespoon of raw honey. Make sure to avoid the eye area when applying this face mask to your face. After ten minutes, thoroughly wash off with lukewarm water. 1-3 times per week, repeat!
2. Hair Conditioner
The ability of banana to naturally condition hair is one of my favorite beauty benefits! Detangling your hair won’t be difficult, and the end result will be silky strands! Combine bananas with this conditioning hair mask for detangling:
•Banana Hair Conditioner: Into a high speed blender, blend 2 ripe bananas for a minute. Now use a plastic strainer to squeeze the banana puree so it’s free of tiny lumps. Next add 2 tsp of yogurt, 1 tsp coconut oil, ½ tsp fresh lemon juice and ½ tsp honey. Mix well and apply onto freshly washed hair, tie it up and cover with a shower cap. Thoroughly rinse off with tepid water after 20 minutes.
3. Banana Shampoo
You probably weren’t aware that bananas could be used to wash your hair, didn’t you? I’ve used it before, and the results were amazing. Guys, it makes your hair soft, clean, and silky! You must simply give it a shot. The recipe can be found at this link: How to Make a Shampoo Made of Bananas for Shiny Hair
What you need:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 tsp of olive oil (where to get it)
- 1 tbsp of honey (where to get it)
- 5 drops of rosemary oil (where to get it)
- 5 drops of lavender oil (where to get it)
- High speed blender (where to get it)
- Fine mesh plastic sieve (where to get it)
Peel your bananas, chop them and drop them into your blender.
Now add in the olive oil (or your favorite oil for hair, like argan oil) and close the lid.
Blend for 2 minutes, until you get a very smooth mixture.
This part is very important: Strain your mixture using a medium sieve filter, into a glass jar or bowl.
Once you’ve strained everything, it is now time to carefully add in the essential oils.
Stir the essential oils using the back of a stainless steel spoon until you’re sure it’s all properly mixed.
How to Apply Banana Shampoo:
To apply your banana shampoo, all you need to do is first step into your shower!
Wet your hair as usual and then get your banana shampoo and apply it all over your scalp, hair roots and hair ends.
Roll up your hair and place a shower cap over it. Let the shampoo sit on your hair for about 10 minutes.
In these 10 minutes, go ahead and scrub the rest of your body, shave your legs, and so on!
When the time is up, wash your hair as usual. Rinse with plenty of warm or cold water. Avoid hot water, because it can cause the banana shampoo to ‘cook’ in your hair and get stuck. Also, hot water can cause hair loss and hair thinning. To condition your hair, you can use a tiny amount of coconut oil. But trust me, you don’t even have to use conditioner. Your hair will be silky soft and fluffy! Try it as a 2-in1 shampoo + conditioner!
Now dry your hair and style as usual!
4. Cure for Acne
Bananas have anti-inflammatory properties that make acne look and feel less red! Additionally, it contains zinc and lectins that fight bacteria that cause acne! Simply mix a banana with honey to treat acne, then apply it to acne-prone areas for seven minutes. Alternately, you can also use a banana peel to treat your acne.
5. Split Ends Remedy
Bananas prevent split ends by hydrating, nourishing, and strengthening the ends of your hair! Check out my Banana Olive Oil Hair Mask:
• Sealing Hair Mask for Split Ends: Add one peeled, ripe banana, one tablespoon whole milk, and two teaspoons olive oil to a blender. After that, include three drops of lavender essential oil. Now blend until smooth and free of lumps, and then strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to get rid of any small pieces. Apply to the ends of your dry hair or from the roots to the ends. Put your hair in a shower cap and tie it up. After 30 minutes, rinse and shampoo with a natural sulfate-free shampoo. The Rose Water Glycerin Hair Spray can then be used as a leave-in conditioner.
6. Dark Spots Reduction
When it comes to lightening acne scars and dark spots, banana peels are useful! To get rid of dark spots or acne scars, simply stick a banana peel on them!
7. Visible Hair Growth
You can make the following hair growth boosting mask with bananas: This hair mask strengthens the roots of the hair, hydrates the scalp, and deeply nourishes the follicles of the hair! Give it a go:
•Mask for Hair Growth: 1 ripe banana, 1 egg, 1 tbsp coconut oil, and 12 tsp raw honey are all needed in a blender. Blend for a minute until the mixture is free of lumps. Apply it to dry hair by placing it in a bowl. Cover your head with a shower cap and tie it up. Rinse it off with cold water after leaving it on for 30 minutes. Use a natural shampoo free of sulfates! Watch your hair get longer and thicker by doing this once a week for three months!
8. Poison Ivy Rashes Remedy
When you have blisters that are oozing out of them, poison ivy rashes look disgusting! But don’t worry; there is a great way to speed up the healing of poison ivy rashes in banana peels that I love! Simply apply them to your rashes and leave on for approximately one hour. Repeat frequently to aid in healing poison ivy rashes!
9. Oil Control
Bananas help balance excess oil secretion onto the skin and are hydrating. Make the following face mask to control oil:
In a blender, combine one ripe banana and one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to puree. Apply to a clean face, keeping your eyes out of the way. Use warm water to rinse off. For light moisturization, use cooled green tea as a toner and this DIY Water-Based Moisturizer!
10. Puffy Eyes Remedy
When you wake up one day with puffy eyes, banana peels can help. Simply lie down and lightly apply banana peels to each eye. Remove the peels after 20 minutes and wash your face with cold water. You’ll have more even skin tone and less puffiness!