Bananas rich in potassium are not only great for your health and digestive system but also Mother Nature’s boon for your skin. If you want naturally glowing and supple skin that is rid of all dark spots, patches and tan, try using bananas in a variety of face packs and masks. It actually helps and is a proven natural product to keep you fair and young. Bananas contain nutrients that help to lighten the skin tone and protect the skin from free radicals, thus delaying the process of aging. Here is a list of the vitamins and minerals present in bananas and how they help you.
- Vitamin A takes care of dark spots and blemishes.
- Vitamin B prevents the skin from aging and moisturizes it.
- Vitamin E protects the skin from free radical damage, gives sun protection and repairs wrinkles.
- Potassium keeps the skin moisturized.
Banana face packs for tan removal
Some face packs that you can make using banana as the main ingredient to de-tan the skin and lighten your complexion:-
Banana, honey and lemon juice face pack
All the three ingredients are known to make the skin soft and fair. This is a natural face pack that can lighten and brighten dull skin, get rid of tan and acne spots.
Take a ripe banana and mash it to a pulp. To it add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and mix well till you get an even paste. Clean your face first and pat it dry with a towel. Now apply the face pack you prepared on the face till you get an evenly applied layer. Let it dry for about 20 minutes till it goes inside the pores. Wash off your face again.
Banana and baking soda face pack
You have used enough of chemical based face packs. Now it is time for using a home based natural face pack created by simple ingredients like banana and baking soda. While banana lightens the skin tone and removes the tan, baking soda cleanses the skin deeply to unclog the skin pores and removes the grime and dirt particles. You can also add a pinch of turmeric to it to prevent breakouts and acne because of its antibacterial properties.
Mash a ripe banana with a fork to make it into a pulp. Mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric and ½ teaspoon of baking soda with it to prepare the face pack. Now clean your face with water and pat it dry. With a brush apply the face pack and leave it on for some time till it starts drying. You can then wash off the face with lukewarm water. This face pack should be used only once or twice a week and baking soda is a great exfoliator and over exfoliation is not good.
Banana and yoghurt face pack
This creamy face pack is the best way to get rid of tan as well as wrinkles from the facial skin. Bananas have all the nutrients packed in it to remove your tan and spots to give you even toned and brighten skin. Yogurt fortified it by giving your skin a natural glow, and tightens the skin pores. This face pack thus protects your skin from premature aging and fights wrinkles along with getting rid of tan.
Banana and orange juice face pack
Orange juice contains vitamin C which reduces tan, fine lines, wrinkles and revitalizes the skin to make it naturally bright and glowing. Mash a ripe banana to make a pulp and add one to two teaspoons of orange juice to it. Mix the ingredients properly and apply the pack on cleansed face. Wash off the face when it has dried. You can find noticeable difference in skin tones and tanned skin. Find your skin starting to glow and look naturally moisturized after a few weeks.
Banana and milk face pack
Too much sun exposure can turn your face, neck, arms and feet tanned resulting in difference in skin tone which can make it embarrassing for you. There is an absolute natural home remedy waiting in your kitchen that you can try out instantly to achieve bright and glowing skin within a few weeks. You can find the tan gone away permanently.
Take a banana and mash it with a spoon or in a mixer. To it add some milk and honey. With a brush or spatula to apply this smooth paste on the tanned areas of the face and body. After some time wash off the area with water. Repeat this procedure for a few weeks to get brighten skin.
Banana and besan face pack
You can create a skin whitening face pack at home easily using mashed banana. In a bowl take one teaspoon of sugar. To it, add one teaspoon of besan or gram flour, one teaspoon of milk powder and two teaspoons of banana paste. Mix them well to make a smooth paste. Apply it on the tanned skin on your face and body and scrub it off when dry with some water. Repeating this procedure will definitely give you tan free glowing skin very easily at home.
So now that you know the hundred benefits of banana, add it to your daily skin care routine along with your breakfast. Don’t only consume it but also explore its skin benefits to look bright and youthful.