The DIY beauty regime is ruling the beauty world now. These are affordable, chemical-free, and don’t harm the skin. Here you can get good results that cant do from products bought from stores. These natural concoctions can treat your skin without harming skin cells. One such remedy is banana peels.

Banana is a sweet and soft fruit that is very popular all over the world. However, their thick, fibrous peels are a less popular source of nutrition in Western countries. But contrary to what many people think, banana peels are not only safe to eat, but they are also very beneficial for skin and hair.

In this article, I will tell you the best ways to use banana peel for skin. You will find out from treating wrinkles, sunburn, dandruff, and bug bites to acne and more. Please read to the end and learn about it all one by one.

Reduces wrinkles

Treatments for wrinkle

Vitamin C and antioxidants in banana peels can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also naturally reduces rashes and marks on the face.

You can prepare a simple face mask from the peel of a ripe banana. Ripe banana peels contain ethylene, which reduces brown spots. It also contains fatty acids that reduce scars and marks. This acid is also extracted and used in various skin care lotions.

Here is a quick anti-aging banana face mask that you can try. Scrape the insides from the banana peels with a spoon. Then mix it with egg yolks. Apply to the face and rinse off after 5 minutes. Repeat this twice a week. Besides banana peels, some oils can help reduce wrinkles.

Avoids sun damage to the skin

Girl feeling the sunrise

Banana peels are rich in Vitamin C and have anti-inflammatory properties. It can treat damage to your skin caused by prolonged sun exposure.

Here’s what you need to do. Wash your face with a mild cleanser and pat dry. Take a small piece of banana peel and rub the inside on the affected area. Then, leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. For best results, repeat this proses twice daily. You can see the results by doing this regularly for ten days.

Reduces dandruff

Dandruff on shoulder

Dandruff is formed by fungi that feed on the oil on the scalp. Applying a banana hair mask to your scalp can chase away these tiny criminals. It will also add moisture to the scalp and help stop these pathogens from re-growing. Try this mask for dandruff-free hair.

Take 2-3 bananas and scoop out the inner layer from the peel. Blend with 2 tablespoons of coconut milk until a paste forms. Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and rose water to the paste. Finally, stir well with 1 teaspoon of yogurt.

Apply the paste thoroughly to the scalp and hair. You must leave the mask on for about 15-20 minutes before rinsing off.

Treats for acne

Acne on girl face

Banana peels are naturally rich in lectins and zinc. These substances have antimicrobial properties. Generally, acne is caused by bacteria. Therefore these antibacterial properties in the banana peel can help to heal acne spots faster. It even prevents new acne from forming.

You can gently rub the inside of a slightly overripe banana peel onto the affected area. Rub until the peel starts to turn brown and sticky. Then leave it on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing. Use banana peels several times a day to see results within 7 days.

You just need to make sure not to do this excessively or roughly. Otherwise, it can further irritate your skin. If you want to try using a banana peel on a scar to lighten its appearance, rub the inside of the peel and let the area dry. Wipe off residue with a wet cloth and repeat it daily until results are seen.

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Reduces under-eye bags

Under-eye bags treatments

Banana peels are excellent for brightening and softening the skin because they are rich in moisturizing vitamin E. Vitamin E is known to help fade dark spots and scars. It is also a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin against oxidative damage. Oxidative damage is an important factor in aging. It will start the skin to sag. Because of these causes, you may face wrinkles like under-eye bags.

To treat under-eye bags, you just need to cut the banana peel into small pieces that fit under the eyes. Then leave them on your face for 15 minutes. Finally, rinse them off with your daily cleanser.

Can remove warts

Removing warts

This function also includes psoriasis, bruises, and cuts. Banana peel is helpful in removing warts. That’s because it’s rich in moisture, which softens the wart. The banana peel’s enzymes penetrate warts roots.

Stick a small piece of banana peel onto the wart from the inside down. Make sure the peel and wart are in contact. Remove the peel in the morning and repeat with a fresh piece every night. After three weeks, you can realize that the warts are disappeared. Green or yellowish bananas work best on warts. As bananas age and ripen, enzymes in the peel reduce the effect on warts.

Helps to glow skin

Glowing skin girl

Banana peels contain vitamins C and E and minerals like zinc and iron. All of these substances help to hydrate your skin from the inside out. This gives skin a softer and glowing look. It’s also very easy to use.

First, prepare your skin. Use a mild cleanser to remove oil and dirt from your skin. Especially if you have acne, do not scrub or irritate the skin. Take a ripe banana, cut its peel into small pieces, and rub the inside directly on the skin in circular motions for 10 to 15 minutes. Check frequently that the peel has turned black from the inside. If it is turned black, you must replace the peel.

After all, do not wash your face right away. Allow your skin to absorb all the moisture for at least 4-5 hours. You can do this before bed, so it stays on your face overnight. Then rinse off with cold water in the morning. You can use banana peels daily for better results.

Reduces dark patches on the skin

Dark patches on the face

Sometimes, your body tends to overproduce melanin in sporadic areas. This darkens the skin in patches rather than evenly. This unstable concentration of melanin often displays dark spots, freckles, melasma, and age spots. This phenomenon is called hyperpigmentation.

Compounds contained in banana peels may help reduce hyperpigmentation. It blocks the enzyme’s activity that overproduces melanin. Place the inside of the banana peel over the affected skin and tighten it with a bandage, tape, or gauze. Leave it on for at least an hour. You can also leave it overnight. Repeat daily will get obvious results.

You can also use a lactic acid-based peel treat. It means you must apply yogurt or milk cream on the skin before the banana peel treatment. Then you can apply banana peel over them.

Moisturizes feets

Feets treatments

Banana peels are rich in amino acids and vitamins A, B, C, and E. They all work together for dry, itchy skin.

Give your heels and tired toes a boost. Rub the inside of the banana peel on the soles and any other dry areas of the leg. Just rinse off any remaining mucus and repeat the process for a few days.

Your feet become silky smooth in no time. You can now get rid of expensive foot cream from your Amazon shopping cart.

Soothes insect bites

Itching hand

This kind of old home remedy never goes out of style. Banana peel is naturally rich in polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are an excellent remedy for reducing swelling and inflammation. Therefore you can reduce swelling and inflammation by using the banana peel for insect bites like bedbugs and mosquitoes.

Simply rub the inside of the peel on the mosquito bite for a gentle and soothing touch. Repeat throughout the day whenever you need relief from itching. It will help to get rid of skin damage caused by itching. Also, feel free to try your poison ivy rash, too.

Brightens the face

Girl beauty face

Banana peels contain various bioactive compounds such as tannins, carotenoids, flavonoids, and alkaloids that help nourish the skin. They also help to repair the damaging effects of free radicals.

The banana peels also have citric acid, which is a gentle exfoliant. Removal of dull, damaged top layers of skin allows newly formed skin to rise from below to the surface. This new skin is naturally brighter, healthier, softer, and more even.

Furthermore, the mild acidity of the banana peel can help remove dirt and excess sebum deposited on the top of the skin and in the pores. This deep cleansing action leaves your skin with a healthy glow.

Rub the white, fibrous part of the banana peel onto your skin using gentle hand movements for 5-10 minutes. Leave fiber residue on the skin for at least 20 minutes. Finally, wash the treated skin with cool water.

Thin outs underarm dullness

Underarm dullness

Banana peel is rich in vitamin C and vitamin E. If you massage your underarms with banana peels every day, you can brighten the complexion of your underarms.

Yes, whitening scrub will do the same, but it strips moisture from the skin. However, banana peels can brighten the underarm area without over-drying the skin.

Just take a banana peel and rub it on your underarms. Wait for it to dry, then rinse it off thoroughly with clean water. Repeat this process every day for two weeks and see that area brighten.

Banana peels are not only suitable for diet, but they also have a wide range of benefits and uses. What will you try at first using a banana peel on your skin? Let me know in the comments section below!


Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.