Bananas: Good Snacks, Better Skincare Ingredients

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Sure, bananas can make for a quick, healthy snack, but did you know their benefits extend far beyond nutrition? Banana-infused beauty products are a sure-fire way to naturally give your skin the same vitamins and minerals.

Just as you throw a banana in your smoothie without giving it a second thought, it may be time to sprinkle it in your skincare, bodycare, and hair care routines, too. Here are four benefits of incorporating banana in your routine—no matter which way you slice it.


Banana is a natural source of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and offers a gentler path to exfoliate dead skin cells, promote cell turnover, and improve skin clarity.


As banana extracts exfoliate the skin, they reveal a brighter, more radiant, even-toned complexion.


Dry skin and scalp don’t stand a chance. Rich in nourishing vitamins and minerals—including vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, and folic acid—banana helps restore moisture to soothe, soften, and nourish the skin.


Antioxidant-rich banana acts like a shield to help protect skin against free radicals while maintaining collagen and elastin for anti-aging perks.

Ready to reap the benefits? Go bananas!

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