Is Banana Good for Skin?

a girl applying banana peel on her face

Beauty Benefits of Banana

Banana is a type of superfood that can also be used as a hair and face mask. It is considered one of the most beneficial products for hair and skin care. If one eats a banana every day, it can improve one’s beauty and overall health.

Even banana flour is a satisfying additive in the diet that also helps you fulfil nutritional demands due to its high fibre content that is simply the result of unriped green bananas.

Banana flour is often used instead of wheat flour in Jamaica, the Caribbean, and Africa since it is less expensive. Both raw bananas and raw banana flour are beneficial for skin health.

Antioxidants are present in rich quantities in banana and it has many nutrients that improve the tissues of our skin & make skin look more beautiful and healthy. For fiber and potassium, banana is one of the best fruits, and not only as eating fruit, but banana benefits are also way beyond this. 

It can also be used as a mask for hair and skin. As masks, bananas are gaining popularity and are used as do-it-yourself remedies for a lot of derma issues. As it has silica and nutritional makeup content, banana face masks can improve your skin health, but these benefits are still not considered in clinical settings.

Due to its ease of availability everywhere, the most consumed fruit is bananas across the globe. Not only famous for its good taste, but it also has a lot of famous benefits for skin health and hair growth. It is also considered a rich energy source and hence consumed by many before their daily exercise routines. Its mesh or puree also has amazing benefits for beautiful skin, smooth & silky hair. It can also be used to reduce premature skin aging. 

Bananas are not only tasty, but come with a lot of other nutrients like biotin, minerals, potassium, and antioxidants that can improve your skin tone and reduce your hair loss. Therefore, including bananas in one’s beauty routine is a great idea while one can also enjoy its potassium and vitamin (A, B & C) benefits. Unlike raw bananas, banana flour is also excellent to have a simple choice for filling nutritional gaps while also helping to keep to weight loss eating plan and skin health.

Here are some of the benefits of this tasty, globally available, and delicious fruit:

  • Banana makes skin softer

Due to the presence of potassium and manganese in bananas (considered as very important elements for healthy and soft skin), it can make the skin a lot softer. Manganese has the capability of increasing the collagen amount in the skin and collagen is a protein made by cells of the skin that helps in skin softening and reducing wrinkles on the face.

  • Banana increases skin brightening

As mentioned above, banana has potassium which enhances the flow of blood and oxygen in cells of the skin (basically increases blood flow) and hence, potassium in banana provides glow, radiance, and brightness to the skin.

  • Banana improves digestion

Not only increases the glow and makes skin softer, bananas as fruit can also improve digestion and can cure constipation. Once the digestion is improved, the toxin build-up is removed, and overall eliminates toxins which hence improves skin tone.

  • Banana speeds up skin healing

The ones who eat bananas daily have better skin cells as compared to those who don’t. It increases the healing capacity of the skin and hence speeds up the healing rate. It contains vitamin C which is considered the best nutrient for the skin as vitamin C has a lot of skincare benefits for aging, acne, dark spots, and dark skin.

  • Banana makes you stronger

The presence of different elements like magnesium, iron, manganese, potassium, also makes you stronger. Due to its antioxidant qualities, one can be strong and healthy if the person eats bananas on a daily basis.

  • Banana as a skin moisturizer

Due to their hydration properties, bananas are very good to make skin nourished. It also makes dry skin moisturized, and makes it supple and soft. Banana also has vitamin A which heals dry and parched skin, softens the rough texture, and repairs the skin moisture.

  • Banana treats acne

Banana has a lot of nutrients like zinc, vitamin A, manganese which are considered as an anti-inflammatory. If you rub a banana peel on the face, it becomes a dark spot remover, and hence is effective in acne treatment as well.

  • Banana as anti-aging fruit

As mentioned in this article before, banana has a very high amount of antioxidant and prevents wrinkles and fine lines, therefore helping in reducing aging effects on skin

  • Banana treats dry feet

As we discussed moisturizing benefits of banana, hence it can also treat dry and cracked heels. One can just mash 2 bananas, clean the feet, and use it on dry feet. Leave it for 5-10 minutes, and wash it with warm water. The nourishing property of bananas will make your feet softer and will reduce dryness.

  • Banana as a face mask for dark skin & wrinkles

The most famous ingredient of banana is silica (if one sees topical uses) and silica has the properties of increasing collagen production. It’s a natural protein that makes skin smoother and hydrated. Banana also has other nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and potassium. All these nutrients help improve skin health. 

Take Away

As age increases, collagen is lost in the skin and due to this, skin starts losing its tightness which makes fine lines and wrinkles visible. Via silica, it’s believed that collagen can be increased by using a banana face mask. As banana has antioxidants, hence applying banana (antioxidant) as a face mask can protect skin from damages and can increase your glow.