To paraphrase Hollaback Girl Gwen Stefani, this you-know-what is bananas! Online beauty icon Huda Kattan just shared shared her acne-fighting secret and it's not some magical potion, paste, or brew. It's actually an easy-to-do DIY solution that makes use of a common household item. More specifically, it's a common and delish fruit.
Her secret weapon is a banana peel, which isn't exactly new. But, given Kattan's massive sphere of influence and the trust of her followers, supermarkets might see an uptick in banana purchases for this purpose.
In a super cute post on her official Instagram, Katan offers this no-frills solution for pesky breakouts. You basically peel a ripe banana — you'll want to grab one that is yellow and that has some dark spots. An overripe banana won't work. Rub the peel on the blemish for approximately 10 minutes. In a few days, expect to see results. Simple AF.
Kattan views bananas as an "anti-acne powerhouse" and also explained why the banana peel is an effective acne fighter and blemish banisher. Bananas are loaded with good stuff — Vitamin A, zinc, and manganese, which are anti-inflammatory. The peels are also natural exfoliants, remove toxins, and help prevent the bacterial infections that may cause you to suffer a breakout. The enzymes also help heal scars and prevent a new outbreak of pimples. Natural beauty expert David Wolfe also backs up Kattan's claims about the awesomeness of bananas.
Who knew bananas could be as useful as they are yummy? Plus, you can eat the byproduct, which is the banana itself.
Rubbing a banana peel on your face has to at least smell really good, too!
This is how you have fun with food in a beauty capacity.
If you suffer from acne or are subjected to a really inconvenient breakout before prom, a wedding, or some other occasion where you will be photographed a lot and/or want a flawless canvas, why not try Kattan's method? It's cheap and easy. Plus, does she ever steer the Huda Beauty faithful wrong? Exactly!
Just be careful when using anything around your eyes, even if you go B-A-N-A-N-A-S.