The banana is the favorite fruit of the French after the apple, and we understand why: it has many nutritional virtues for the body, it is easily transported, it is eaten in sweet and salty, it is very tasty and inexpensive, ... In short, it has everything for it! All these nutritive virtues are as good for the body as for the skin or the hair. Its high content of vitamins A, B, C and E as well as its richness in antioxidants are all assets that our body can benefit from! Moreover, there is no need to throw away the banana peel since it would also contain many beauty virtues. Today we give you all the benefits of banana peel to have a beautiful skin and we even leave you a recipe of mask with banana peel for the face!
The benefits of banana on the face
You can imagine that if bananas had no benefits on the skin, we would not have created a range of natural cosmetics based on bananas! The banana is the fruit of good health par excellence: good health of the body but also of the hair and the skin. It is simple, it takes care of us in our entirety and is suitable for all skin types, even dry and sensitive skin! The virtues of the banana in terms of beauty are numerous:
- it protects the skin from aging and delays the appearance of wrinkles thanks to its richness in antioxidants, vitamin E and omega 3, 6 and 9
- it unifies the skin by fading age spots and other imperfections
- it intensely moisturizes the skin by strengthening the skin barrier thanks to the fatty acids it contains
- it refines the skin texture by acting as a natural peeling
- it restores radiance to the complexion and plumps it up.
In addition to all these benefits on the face, banana is also an excellent ingredient if you want stronger, softer and silkier hair. It can also help soothe irritated scalps. Again, banana is suitable for all hair types, especially dry hair, which it repairs and softens!
Banana peel: an excellent natural anti-wrinkle!
Banana peels contain as many virtues and beauty properties as the flesh of a ripe banana! This is why at Kadalys we use the whole banana (peel + flesh) to make our bioactives. Thanks to our research, we were able to discover that the green banana bio-active is 10 times more antioxidant than argan oil, which is already known to be very antioxidant. We also discovered that our yellow banana bioactive could increase the production of college by 136% and elastin by 30%. It is perfect for both newly established wrinkles and those that have been present for a longer period of time. Finally, our pink banana bioactive is 4490 times more antioxidant than argan oil... The numbers speak for themselves! Banana peel and flesh are natural anti-aging ingredients that everyone should take advantage of.
If you want to make homemade anti-aging facials with banana peel, you should know that it is quite possible. For example, after cleansing your face, you can rub a banana peel on it. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then apply your day cream. Beautiful skin guaranteed in the morning!
Our banana face mask recipe
To help you make a complete facial with banana, we've found a natural mask recipe to make at home! For this homemade mask you will need:
- a banana peel, if possible just eaten so that the peel is not too black
- a tablespoon of vegetable oil of your choice
- a handfull of white rice
- a blender or a mortar
Then, you just have to follow these steps (don't worry, we have tips if you don't have all the ingredients!):
- Blend the rice in your blender to a fine powder. You can replace the rice with a tablespoon of sugar.
- Cut the banana peel into pieces and add it to the mixture before blending again.
- Add one or two tablespoons of vegetable oil. You can replace it with a tablespoon of honey. Blend again until you have a smooth paste.
- Apply this paste to a clean face and leave on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse off with a gentle massage so that the rice or sugar pieces gently exfoliate your skin.
- Dry your skin and apply your moisturizer!
Don't worry, we also thought of the most greedy among you: here are the banana recipes that you can enjoy!
Kadalys care products are made with banana
Thanks to this article, you will understand better why our natural and organic Kadalys skin care products are all formulated with banana. Of course, being a Martinican company, we want to present you the banana in its best light, but let's not lie to ourselves, given all its advantages, it's not difficult to do! You can therefore find our three bioactives in all our beauty care products. Each of the bioactives has its own beauty properties: purifying for the green banana, lifting for the yellow banana and radiance booster for the pink banana! To offer you ever more effective products, we have taken care to associate the right bioactive with the right product. Thus, in our Musalift range (anti-aging care), you will find the yellow banana which is lifting. In our "dark circles and puffiness" products, you will find pink banana (radiance) and green banana (purifying), for a duo that refines skin texture and therefore fine lines and makes the eyes look brighter!
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Whether it is for a facial mask or a hair mask, the banana peel has a number of beauty qualities, just like its flesh! Moisturizing, nutritive, antioxidant, healing and purifying properties, the banana is one of the best beauty allies.