Tasty to eat, banana has multi-benefits for health, skin, and hair as well. While eating banana helps in boosting energy, banana puree gives us amazing skin and gorgeous hair. It is useful to fight off premature ageing of the skin and it is also one of the best natural treatments to get silky, smooth and shiny hair.
One regular banana can add value to your beauty regime and give you quality results. Rich in Potassium and Vitamin A, B, C, bananas are really good for the skin with its natural moisturizing properties and rich minerals which tighten the skin. Plabita Sharma, Skincare Expert, The Body Shop India highlights the beauty benefits of banana:
Benefits of Banana for Skin:
1. Skin moisturizer
Bananas are the secret to well-nourished skin. Rich in potassium and moisture, it will hydrate and moisturizes dry skin, making it soft and supple. Vitamin A in banana restores moisture smoothens out the rough texture of the skin and heals dry, parched skin.
2. Oil Control
Banana act as a great exfoliator which helps in sloughing off excess sebum on the skin surface. It is also rich in potassium and moisture, which helps in hydrating dry skin and making it soft and supple.
3. Anti-ageing effects
Bananas contain a high level of antioxidants and act as nature’s Botox to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
4. Treats acne.
Bananas are loaded with many nutrients, for example, Vitamin A, zinc, and manganese, which are anti-inflammatory. Rubbing a banana peel on your face act as a blemish banisher and helps in treating acne.
Benefits of Banana for Hair:
1. Banana for dandruff.
For centuries, banana peel, leaf, flower and fruit have been in different cultures as a treatment for various ailments. The extracts of different parts of the banana do have antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Dandruff symptoms can be caused by irritation, dryness, as well as fungal and bacterial pathogens. Applying the Banana mask to your scalp can add moisture (cutting down on dryness) and also rid your scalp of those microscopic offenders causing the dandruff symptoms.
2. Smoothens frizzy hair
Banana may help with Hair that’s frizzy due to Banana’s high Silica content. Silica is absorbed by our body to produce collagen a protein that is a building block of bouncy and beautiful hair.
3. Makes hair shiny
Bananas are very effective to get soft, smooth, manageable as well as moisturized hair. Because of the rich potassium, vitamins, calcium, carbohydrates content and the rich natural oils present in it, bananas provide nourishment to our hair and makes them smooth and shiny.
4. Boosts hair growth
Antioxidants in Banana can also infuse your scalp and hair with a stronger defence system and decrease the oxidative stress-a major cause of hair that looks brittle and aged. Using Banana overtime can lead to hair follicles that are stronger and, as a result, grow longer.