How to treat pimples & acne with banana peels

Tired with pimples and acne on your face? The time has come when you can bid a long “good bye” to them. How? This article is here to explain that. If you are thinking that we are going to present you with some miraculous cosmetic that claims to treat pimples and acne quickly then what we can say is that, you are only partially right. We will certainly present you with a miraculous treatment for acne and pimples, but without the harmful effects of the chemical filled cosmetics. Moreover, this treatment will not make you shell out at least a few hundred bucks.

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All that you need to spend to have this treatment is just a few rupees, according to the market price in your area and if there is already banana in your home, which is quite expected, then you will not need to spend even a single dime to get this effective treatment for acne and pimples. After you eat the banana, do not throw away the peel. This peel is filled with nutrients, and even if you do not plan to eat it, you can surely use it on your face, to give your skin a dose of natural nourishment and also to keep it safe from any kind of infections and allergies, including acne and pimples. Before we proceed to how to treat pimples and acne effectively with something as simple as banana peels, first let us get into how banana peels can be effective to control these irritating skin conditions,

How banana peels work

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Let us take a close look at the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and anti-oxidants present in banana peels and its magical effects on pimples and acne will start to make sense. Banana peel is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Vitamin B. The minerals present in banana peels include, manganese, zinc and iron. These minerals offer a natural calming effect on the skin, helping any skin irritation to soothe. Apart from the vitamins and minerals the banana peel also contains a powerful anti-oxidant, lutein. This composition of banana peels gives it anti-microbial properties, which helps in killing the infection causing bacteria on the skin.

Apart from the above, the starch present in these peels also helps in absorbing the excess oil from the skin pores, clearing out the blockages. As it gives your skin a boost of nourishment with all its vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, hence the natural reparative mechanism of the skin is also reinvigorated, helping not only the pimples and acne to heal quickly but also to remove the pimple marks.

How to use banana peels for treating pimples and acne

So, now as you know how these peels work to cure the common skin problems, all you need to know is how to use it the right way to get the best results. Read on to know how you can use it.

Using banana peels for treating pimples

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Banana peel is mild enough for use even on a wider part of the face, but as pimples give you freedom of spot application, hence you can easily use the peels along with other active ingredients to get quick relief.

Using banana peels directly for curing pimples

You can use banana peels directly on the pimples to get quick relief. Here is how you can use it in the right way,

  • Take a banana peel, make sure that you have not touched the inner part of it while peeling
  • Take a small part of the peel and start rubbing it lightly onto the pimples
  • When you are using the peel only, you really need not to take any precautions for spot treatment
  • Rub it on for 5-8 minutes but do not wash off
  • Give at least 10 minutes time for the nutrients of the peel to get absorbed into your skin
  • You can also leave it on for more time
  • wash off with plenty of water and pat dry
  • Use it at least 3 times a day, you can see results within 2 days

Banana peel with lemon juice for effective pimple cure

You can add some fresh lemon juice along with the banana peel to get the best results. However, as lemon juice is acidic in nature, it is best to restrict the application to spot treatments, particularly if you have sensitive skin. Here is the process to make this pack,

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  • Take half of the peel of a banana, wash it clean and smash it to make a paste
  • Prepare fresh lemon juice
  • Add 1/2 spoon of lemon juice to 1 spoon of the banana peel paste and mix well
  • Apply this pack onto the pimples with a cotton swab
  • Let it stand for 10 minutes at least and then wash off with plenty of water
  • Use twice daily
  • Do not use this treatment if the pimple has already ruptured

Banana peel with apple cider vinegar for treating pimples

Apple Cider Vinegar has high-antioxidant content and it is also effective to kill the infection causing bacteria. Use ACV with banana peels in the next mentioned way to get the best results,

  • Take the fresh peel of a small sized ripe banana, make sure that it is well cleaned and smash it to make a paste
  • Take 1 spoon ACV and add 1/2 spoon water to it
  • Now add 1 spoon of the smashed banana peel with 1 spoon of the ACV-water solution
  • Mix the two and apply the resulting pack onto the pimples
  • Let it stand for 10 minutes and then wash off with water
  • Use only once in a day and stay away from this treatment if the pimple has already ruptured

Banana peel with baking soda

Baking soda is another well know home remedy that can efficiently cure pimples. Using baking soda with banana peel can make it extremely potent to clear out pimples quickly.

Here is how to use it with banana peel,

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  • Take one fresh banana peel, clean it and smash it in a grinder to make a smooth paste
  • Add 1 spoon of baking soda with 2 spoons of the banana peel paste
  • Now add just a little water to make the pack a bit sticky so that it can hold onto the skin
  • Apply the pack on to the pimples and let it stand for 10-15 minutes
  • Now wet your fingers and rub the pack lightly on the skin and then wash off with water
  • Use this treatment only once in a day. If you want to use more, make it a point to dilute the pack sufficiently before application

Using banana peels for treating acne

If you have been able to discard the cause (hormonal imbalance/makeup/hygiene related) of acne, using banana peel packs can be the best way to cure the breakouts and also to erase the acne marks quickly. Read on to know about how you can use it for acne.

Using banana peels directly on acne

You can use the banana peels in the same way for treating acne as mentioned under the “treating pimples” section. Banana peels, when used without anything added to it, is mild enough to be used all over your face. So, just rub the peel on the affected area of the skin, let it stand for 10 minutes or more and then wash off with water.

Banana peel and turmeric treatment for acne

Turmeric has natural anti-bacterial and healing properties. It can be a very effective natural ingredient to cure acne, without harming your skin in anyway. Use it along with banana peel to get the best results,

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  • Take a fresh banana peel, wash it clean and smash it in a grinder to make a smooth paste
  • You will also need to take 1 inch of the turmeric root and smash it in the grinder
  • Mix the two in 1:1 proportion to make the pack. You can also add a few drops of water to reach the right consistency of a pack
  • Smear this pack lavishly onto the acne affected skin
  • Let it stand for 20-30 minutes or as long as it takes to get dry
  • Wet your hands and rub the skin lightly with the pack
  • Wash off with plenty of water
  • You should use this treatment every day for best results

Banana peel with oats for treating acne

Oat is highly effective in absorbing the excess oil from the skin, helping in clearing out the pores. Oats also offers moisture the skin and helps in killing the infection causing bacteria. You can use oats with banana peels in the following way,

  • Take the fresh peel of a medium sized banana and smash it in a grinder to make a
  • Take 1 tablespoon oats and mix it with 1 tablespoon of the banana peel paste
  • Add sufficient water to reach the right consistency
  • Apply this pack onto the acne affected area lavishly
  • Let it stand for at least 20 minutes and then wash off by rubbing your face with
  • Repeat daily

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Aloe Vera is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and skin soothing herb which can beeffectively used with banana peel to get the best results in curing acne. Read on to knowhow to use it with banana peel,

  • Collect 1 Aloe Vera leaf, slit the skin and scrape out the pulp
  • Smash this pulp to make a paste
  • Take a fresh and clean banana peel, smash it in a grinder to make a smooth paste
  • Now mix the two ingredients in 1:1 proportion and apply directly onto the affected area of the skin
  • Let it stand for at least 30 minutes or till it gets completely dry
  • Wash off with water and pat dry smooth paste your hands
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