The ordinary banana is not just for eating. It moisturizes skin, whitens teeth and reduces swelling

Once scarce bananas can now be enjoyed every day. Moreover, they are much cheaper than domestic fruit, even though they are imported from the other side of the world. However, in addition to being a nutritious and healthy fruit, bananas also have many other uses, which we will introduce you to in our article today.

Moisturizing Skin

Forget expensive branded lotions with this or that precious ingredient. A plain banana will do your skin just as much good, if not better. Simply mash a piece of banana in a bowl to make a thick cream, and rub this on your face or other part of your skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then wash and pat dry. You will feel the effect after just a few repetitions of this treatment.

Whiten teeth

The easiest recipe for a beautifully white smile is free of any chemicals, and you won’t have to dig deep into your pockets for it. Just use a banana peel that you would otherwise throw away. Thanks to its high magnesium, potassium and phosphorus content, banana peel is able to lighten your teeth by up to several shades. After brushing your teeth with a conventional toothpaste, simply rub the banana peel on your teeth for a while. The effect will be noticeable after about a week, and will of course become more noticeable over time.


Slight swelling of the eyes

Whether you’re coming off a tough night shift, had a bad night’s sleep, or are just down with the flu or a cold, a banana can help relieve swollen or puffy eyes. Potassium, which we mentioned in the previous paragraph, prevents water retention in the body. If you eat a banana, the effects of potassium should start to take effect after about half an hour. And a banana is certainly better than any possible pill.

In addition, the banana or its peel has the following uses:

  • Brushing leather shoes with banana peel can easily clean the shoes
  • Applying a banana peel to small wounds and abrasions will speed up their healing
  • If you add banana peels to water for watering flowers and leave them to infuse for three days, your flowers will thank you
  • Smashed banana skin mask will help with acne