BEAUTY USES FOR BANANA PEELS
Bananas are probably one of the most common fruits found across the world, and many people enjoy eating a banana for breakfast.You might eat that delicious banana and then compost the peel, but did you know that it actually has lots of worthwhile benefits?
Banana peels are full of antioxidants, antifungal, antibacterial and enzymatic properties that can be put to good use. Plus, they are high in vitamins B6, B12, magnesium, and potassium.
Here are 10 amazing and interesting beauty uses for banana peels.
If you want pearly whites, do not throw away the banana peels, just rub the inside of a banana peel to your teeth for two minutes and leave for 10 minutes. Do this before brushing your teeth. Make sure to choose a banana with the right level of ripeness.
According to everyone’s favorite tv doctor, Dr. Oz, banana peels can help to remove slivers. Cover the splinter with the inside of a banana peel and secure it using medical tape. Leave it for a few hours or overnight. Supposedly the enzymes in the peel soften the skin, meaning the splinter will come right out.
RELIEVES MOSQUITO BITE
Even though there is no scientific study to back this up, people claim that using a banana peel on mosquito bites can help relieve the swelling and itchiness.
Got acne problems? Rub the inside of a banana peel to your face for 10 minutes and leave it for a while. Do not wash your face immediately to let the banana peel effect do its work.
Researchers have found that drinking boiled banana peel water (or juicing the peel) can ease depression.
Psoriasis, a chronic skin disease that triggers vigorous itching and dry patches on different parts of the body, can also be treated with banana peels.
The same way they whiten teeth, peels can brighten skin. You gently rub the inner peel over your skin then rinse off afterward.
A home remedy for healing a bruise is to apply a banana peel to the skin. You can either rub the banana peel on the bruise or tape it on overnight.
Banana peels can help relieve bug bites and poison ivy. It won’t remove the oils that cause the itching but it’ll soothe the bite or rash altogether.