7 Banana Beauty Products That'll Take Your Skincare Routine To The Next Level
Search YouTube for DIY beauty hacks and you'll find countless videos proclaiming the benefits of various items found in your kitchen cupboard. I'm always sceptical about such claims but perhaps I need to believe in the beauty bloggers a little more as it turns out that one ingredient — banana — is actually good for your skin. And much to my delight, it's the affordable brands that have some of the best banana beauty products around.
It's a well-known fact that bananas are a great addition to your diet. But an industry secret is that the advantages bananas have for your body can also apply to your skin.
"Bananas are high in vitamin E which makes them moisturising," cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson recently told Allure. As well as all that vitamin goodness, the fruit also contains antioxidants which work to prevent premature ageing, giving your skin a youthful glow.
Cosmopolitan even reckons that bananas can help soothe irritating skin problems like bites and rashes. And if that isn't enough, the peel of a banana is said to be a great exfoliator with the potential to reduce puffiness under the eyes.
While you can just go down the DIY route, it's sometimes a lot easier to buy a product that has already done all of the hard work for you. Here are a few to try out:
1. Banana Body Yogurt
2. TonyMoly Banana Sleeping Pack
TonyMoly Magic Food Banana Sleeping Pack
This night cream is so good that it's sold out everywhere except Amazon. It contains a high concentration of banana extract and works its magic overnight, leaving your skin looking hydrated and bright as soon as you wake up. And who can resist the adorable banana packaging?
3. Lanolips Banana Balm
4. Banana Hair Mask
5. Banana Soap
6. G9Skin Banana Mask
7. TonyMoly Banana Hand Milk
TonyMoly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk
Again, this TonyMoly product appears to only be available on Amazon in the UK. With a similar formula to the brand's moisturiser, this hand cream also contains coconut oil and shea butter. It'll relieve your hands of any dry patches and leave them literally smelling good enough to eat.
What ever will the beauty world come up with next?