Skin Care

Banana Face Mask: Skin Benefits

Afroza Zaman Anni

18 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Banana Face Mask: Skin Benefits

Bananas can be found all year round. This fruit is a rich source of potassium and other nutrients like magnesium, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. The vitamin c and magnesium contained in banana is thought to be responsible for increased hydration. You might have found bananas in many hydrating skin and hair care products. However, those skincare products also have lots of other ingredients like chemicals and preservatives. So here’s an easy way to make a mask that is great for all skin types using bananas. 

Take a ripe banana and mash it properly. Add two tablespoons of French green clay and one tablespoon of honey to the banana paste. Mix them well. Apply the paste on your face, and leave it for 20 minutes to let it dry. Rinse it off with normal water, tap dry and moisturize your face well with any good moisturizer.


Benefits of banana face mask

There is still much research to be done on the benefits of applying banana on your skin. The prebiotics you garner from eating a banana keep your gut healthy. Some initial research has linked gut health to skin health. Here are some other benefits:


1. Hydration

One of the biggest benefits of banana for your skin is increased hydration. Banana contains vitamin C and magnesium which are good for your skin. 


2. It improves firmness of the skin

As we get older, our skin also gets weak. Researchers have claimed that folic acid found in bananas increases collagen density of the skin.    


3. Beneficial against acne

Bananas have anti-inflammatory properties which work to soothe those acne and breakouts. To fight acne, you can even simply apply a banana peel on your blemishes and keep it for up to 5 minutes. 


4. Anti-aging benefits

Several flavonoids are found in bananas, notably catechins. As a powerful antioxidant, catechins work to protect your skin from radical damage. This protects your skin from UV damage, fights wrinkles and improves overall appearance of your skin.