DIY (Do it Yourself), Skincare

Top 9 Amazing Benefits of Banana for Skin

Hang Pham

Taking care of the skin with fresh fruits is quite common for many people because they are natural and very safe, especially for people who have a sensitive skin. Bananas are one of the fruits that you should not skip as they are a good source of vitamins E, C, B, and A, and essential minerals such as zinc, potassium, and iron, which are very effective in boosting up your beauty. They are also rich in antioxidants & amino acids that gives the needed nutrients to your skin. Here are some of the amazing benefits of banana for skin:


sliced bananas


1. Exfoliate the Skin

As you know, the buildup of dead cells on your skin is considered as one of the main causes of acne breakouts and pimples. Therefore, if you are trying to eliminate the dead skin cells, it is very important for you to exfoliate your skin regularly.


  • Ripe banana – 1
  • Ground oats – 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut milk – 1 tablespoon


  • Firstly, mash the banana and then mix it with oatmeal and coconut milk in a small bowl. Remember to mix them well so that you can get an excellent scrub.
  • Now, use your fingertips to apply this paste to your face and then gently massage it in circular movements for about 2 minutes;
  • After that, leave it on the skin for about 10 minutes.
  • Finally, rinse this scrub with lukewarm water.
  • For a clear skin, you should follow this banana scrub for twice per week to keep it healthy and smooth.

2. Treat Dry Skin

Banana contains moisturizing properties that help to keep your dry skin hydrated and make it look supple and soft. In addition, the rich vitamin A content present in this fruit aids in repairing the dull and damaged skin. For this purpose, you can follow the recipe below:


  • Banana – 1
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon


  • Firstly, mash up a ripe banana and then add a raw honey to it.
  • Next, mix them together and apply this mask to your skin.
  • After that, leave it for about 15 minutes.
  • Finally, wash off the mask with clean water. This mask will give you instant relief from the roughness and dryness of your skin and make it smooth.

3. Treat Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are regarded as a common skin problem, particularly in the winters. They may give you the discomfort and unpleasant pain. Luckily, just a ripe banana can help you to get rid of this issue thanks to its healing properties.


  • Ripe bananas – 2


  • At first, mash up these bananas finely.
  • Next, apply the mashed banana to cracked heels and then wear a pair of socks or wrap it in gauze.
  • Now, leave it for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Finally, wash your feet thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Note: If you suffer from seriously damaged feet, follow this method for at least 2 times per week to notice a visible improvement.

4. Cure Acne and Blemishes

Banana is comprised of antibacterial properties that make it suitable for treating acne & blemishes. For this purpose, you can use a homemade face mask recipe with banana, milk, nutmeg, and oatmeal.


  • Banana – 1
  • Milk – 1 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg – 1 pinch
  • Oatmeal – 1 teaspoon


  • At first, chop a banana and then combine it with milk, nutmeg, and oatmeal powder in a bowl.
  • Then, mix all these above ingredients thoroughly.
  • Now, apply the mask to your face and let it be there till it dries naturally & completely.
  • Finally, wash off the mask thoroughly.
  • Using this banana face mask regularly will help to make your skin spotless.


Sliced Bananas


5. Fight wrinkles

You can make a great anti-aging face mask with banana and avocado oil, both of which are rich in vitamin E. This vitamin is known to ease the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines and prevent the formation of age spots on your skin.


  • Ripe banana – 1
  • Avocado oil – 1 tablespoon


  • Firstly, mix the mashed banana with avocado oil together until you form a thick & smooth paste.
  • Then, apply the paste to your skin with your fingertips;
  • Now, leave it for about 20 minutes.
  • Finally, rinse off the mask with lukewarm water.
  • For a visible improvement in your skin, you should apply this beauty mask for at least 3 times per week.

6. Get Rid Of Dark Circles

Do you know that banana is also comprised of certain properties that are very effective in relieving dark circles & puffiness under your eyes? Let’s try the following mask for this purpose!


  • Ripe banana – 1


  • At first, mash this ripe banana finely.
  • Then, gently rub this paste under your eyes and massage it for 2 minutes.
  • Now, let the banana paste sit on for about 10 minutes.
  • Finally, clean the area with a moistened cotton ball.
  • To reduce your dark circles and puffiness significantly, you need to practice this mask every day.

7. Moisturize The Skin

This delicious fruit also helps to moisturize the skin and provide proper nutrition and hydration to it thanks to the presence of potassium and many other minerals. To use banana as a moisturizer for the skin, you can follow the steps below:


  • Ripe banana – 1


  • Firstly, mash the ripe banana completely.
  • Then, apply it to your face; remember to avoid your eyes and mouth.
  • After that, wait for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off using cold water.

This face mask will also make your skin softer and help to prevent a flaky and dry skin.

8. Control Oily Skin

Your skin often looks greasy due to the excess production of oil. A face mask with banana, honey, and lemon juice helps to remove the excessive sebum from the skin.


  • Ripe banana – 1
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon


  • Firstly, mix lemon juice, honey, and a ripe banana together.
  • Then, apply this thick paste to the face and massage it in light circular movements.
  • Now, let it stand for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Finally, rinse the face thoroughly using cold water and pat it dry with a towel.
  • If you use this mask regularly, it helps to give you a smooth and soft skin and remove acne marks.

Note: Remember not to expose your skin to the sunlight after applying this mask because lemon juice may make your skin darker.

9. Cleanse The Skin

Because bananas are high in vitamin A and potassium, they work as a natural cleanser.


  • Ripe banana – 1
  • Granulated sugar – 1 tablespoon


  • At first, you need to prepare a mixture by mixing the mashed banana with granulated sugar together in a bowl.
  • Then, use this scrub on your face & neck to exfoliate your skin.
  • Now, rub it gently for a few minutes.
  • Finally, rinse your skin with plain water.

I hope that this article is useful for you and please feel free to share this further!


Author Bio: This guest post is by Hang Pham, a blogger with over 10 years of experience on searching the best home remedies for skin and health problems

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