Rich in antioxidants, vitamins B6, B12, magnesium, potassium, many nutrients and carbohydrates, the banana peel can offer numerous benefits which range from beauty to health. If you are throwing this beneficial peel into the bin for so long, then this post will work as an eye opener for you. I am sure that the after reading these benefits, you will keep peel before eating the banana. Check out beauty and health benefits of banana peel here.

Beauty benefits

Treats acne

Acne

Acne

Rich in antioxidants, this peel fights germs that cause acnes. All you need to do is just wash your face with cool water and pat dry with a clean towel. Now take a banana peel and simply massage your face with it, let your skin absorb the nutrients for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash your face with water.

Hydrates skin

clear skin

clear skin

Rubbing a banana peel on your skin at least twice a week can protect it from getting dry. It further locks the moisture and fights dullness.

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Blemish control and wrinkle remedy

Skin Care (Photo: Express Archive)

Skin Care (Photo: Express Archive)

The enzymes in banana peel can help you get rid of dark blemishes and wrinkles. Use banana peel at least twice a week and see the difference.

Offers anti-aging benefits

clear skin

clear skin

Polyphenols and carotenoids present in banana peel are phytochemicals with antioxidant properties and offer anti-aging benefits. Start using the peel regularly in your early 20s and you will see the difference in your growing age.

Health benefits

Reduces risk of heart attack

heart break

Availability of high soluble fiber in banana peel makes it a perfect remedy to prevent your heart from attack and avert the early onset of diabetes.

Protects eyesight

(Photo: Dreamstime)

(Photo: Dreamstime)

The antioxidant ‘Lutein’ in banana peel is known to provide nutritional sustenance to the eyes and reducing the risks of macular degeneration and cataracts.

Other Benefits

Teeth whitening

(Photo: Dreamstime)

(Photo: Dreamstime)

The inner portion of the peel can work as a natural teeth whitener. All you need to do is rub it back and forth on your frontal teeth with your index finger. You may notice your teeth looking instantly brighter.

Reduces itching mosquito bites:

Banana Peel, Reduces itching mosquito bite

Reduces itching mosquito bite (Photo: Dreamstime)

Simply rubbing the mosquito bite with the inside of a banana peel can give you instant relief from itching.