You have acne, and there isn’t a greater truth. However hard you try to treat acne with kitchen remedies, fancy acne removal creams on the market to trying to hide them with a thick coat of foundation, the problem never leaves you alone. Your face is either covered with them, or are filled with stains and spots from the ones that have subsided.
Why do you have acne?
There are several simple and complicated reasons for having acne perennially on your skin, the most common ones being clogged pores, accumulation of dead skin cells, bacteria, and excess oil production. But hormones, your diet, anxiety and even a few medications play a hand in causing acne. And if you leave them untreated for a very long period, they disrupt the texture of your skin and cause permanent scars and dark spots.
You don’t have to go and break the bank to treat acne problem for good. Besides, these treatments can never be free of any side-effects. We suggest a simple one ingredient recipe that will solve your acne problem forever and give you fresh, glowing skin. Believe us, it is that easy!
Banana peel to treat acne
Stop discarding the peel each time after having the banana if you suffer a bad case of acne. The peel of this easily available tropical fruit is rich in vitamins A, B, C and E, which are all wonderful agents for a good skin. In addition to that banana peel is packed with iron, manganese and zinc that helps soothe your skin if you have been suffering skin inflammation. A natural exfoliator, it helps clear up clogged pores, also not to negate its antiseptic qualities that goes a long way in curbing bacterial infection. These are truly the primary causes of acne. The antioxidant and enzymes in the peel helps keep the skin hydrated, fights bacteria and removes dark spots and stains. Lastly, the starch content in it refrains from keeping your skin too oily, a major cause of clogged pores.
Here’s how you can use the banana peel to your skin’s best advantage
1. Turmeric and banana peel pack
Like the banana peel, turmeric too has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that helps kill bacteria causing acne. Blitz a banana peel into a thick consistency. Now, blend in same portion of mashed banana peel with turmeric powder. Pour in a dash of water to get a supple paste. Gently apply it to the affected areas and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Repeat this ritual daily for at least 3 weeks. Your acne problem will be gone.
2. Oatmeal, sugar and banana peel scrub
Again oats doubles up for a natural exfoliator that helps unclog pores. Blitz one banana peel, 3 tablespoon sugar and half a cup of oatmeal. It needs to be a fine paste of even consistency. Apply the pack on your skin, more thickly in the affected areas, and allow it to dry for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and apply a light moisturiser. You can repeat this ritual everyday to treat acne.
3. Baking powder and banana peel pack
Baking powder frees up the pores and eliminates toxins from the skin. Make a thick paste of the banana peel, then take a tablespoon of the paste and blend it with half a tablespoon of baking powder. Tip in some water to the mix to make a thick, even paste. Take a cotton swab and massage it gentle over your face, particularly on the acne-prone areas. Leave it on for about 5 minutes, and rinse off with warm water. Follow it up with a light moisturiser. Do this everyday for one month to get rid of acne.
4. Milk and banana peel cleanser
Wash your face with cool water and then apply a milk or cream based cleanser. Remove it with a cotton swab. Now make small pieces of a banana peel, and scrub your skin for 10 minutes. If the peel turns a dull shade of brown, take a fresh piece and start scrubbing again. Leave your skin as is for another 20 minutes. Wash your face with warm water and apply a moisturiser. You can do this ritual at least twice a day to treat acne.
5. Honey and banana peel mask
Honey is a great moisturiser and also has anti-bacterial properties. You need to mash banana peel into a thick paste. Then take a tablepsoon of the paste and mix it with half tablespoon of honey. Using a cotton swab massage the paste in circular motion on your skin. Allow it to dry for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and use a light, oil-free moisturiser on your face. You can take up this ritual everyday for one month.
6. Lemon and banana peel pack
Did you know that lemon is a natural bleach that helps reduce scars and stains on the face? Besides, its natural acidity fights bacteria that causes acne. Blitz a banana peel into a fine paste. Now take equal portions of the paste and juice of freshly-squeezed lemon, and blend it well. Apply it to your face using a cotton swab, thickly in the affected areas. Give it a brief massage and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Further on, rinse off with lukewarm water. Follow this ritual daily.
The most negated part of the banana, its peel, is all it takes to free you of your skin problems forever.