Have you been in a situation where you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning and gasp at a huge pimple on your nose? For others, it is the numerous breakouts on the forehead that makes them feel like going back to bed. Pimples are small inflammations on the skin that form due to the clogging of the sebaceous gland.
Your first instinct will be to order some cream from the pharmacy. You can save your money by using an old banana peel to cure acne, just as makeup blogger Habiba used it and it worked.
Watch How a Banana Peel Cures Her Acne
The simple science behind treating acne is allowing the skin to breathe. Women spend the whole day in layers of makeup. As much as it covers the skin from ultraviolet rays from the sun, it blocks the skin pores.
The skin consists of two layers, the dermis, and the epidermis. The epidermis is the dead part of the skin with the pores while the dermis is the active part with blood vessels and capillaries. Underneath the pores are sebaceous glands that produce oil to keep the skin moisturized and the follicles supple. Acne appears when the dermis part of the skin is injured or infected.
How to Use a Banana Peel
Habiba starts out by cleaning the face with a mild cleanser. A mild soap ensures there is no more makeup, dirt or natural oils left on the skin. She recommends drying the skin with a towel using the pat method. Most people tend to rub the skin to wipe when in a hurry. The rubbing causes injury to the skin. The acne may also worsen, or worse still result in new inflammation. Habiba uses organic bananas. According to her natural plants are grown free from chemicals, assuring her a ripe organic banana will not react on the skin.
She prepares the banana peel by cutting it into small pieces to place around the acne. She puts the white part on the skin. When the peels turn black, she changes them. The best time to probably use the treatment is at night. After removing the banana peels, Habiba recommends that the white staff stays on the skin for a while longer.
At night you can sleep in it. The peels contain vitamins A, B, C and E. They also contain elements such as potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. The vitamins reduce the inflammation on the skin for the pimples to disappear, while the minerals act as antioxidants that refresh the skin by opening up the pores.
It’s important to wash off the banana peel residue with cool water to allow the skin to absorb more nutrients. Habiba uses the treatment once a day until the acne disappears. According to her, her acne disappeared by the following day. A few hours after she started using the peel, the inflammation began to reduce. If the condition gets any worse, discontinue the use of the banana peel.
For some people, the anti-oxidant effect of the banana makes their skin more sensitive. Too much rubbing can also injure those with highly sensitive skin. In such situations, it is important to see a dermatologist.
Uses For the Banana
Now that you already have the banana, you could eat it for its nutrients. The skin is alive, and it improves through the foods we eat. If you do not eat the banana, use it as an exfoliant or facial mask. The vitamin E in a banana can soften the skin to treat dry skin and wrinkles