Overripe bananas are rich in antioxidants and contain a substance known as tumour necrosis factor that actively fights against cancer cells. A mashed banana is a wonderful addition to face masks and hair conditioners, but the peel also has its own benefits.
Rubbing the inside of a banana peel over your skin will remove dirt, bacteria and oil from your pores. You can also rub banana peel over your teeth for an effective whitening treatment.
Natural ingredients are not only kinder to both your skin and wallet, they are far more effective than store bought beauty products. Learning how to make your own beauty treatments and toiletries such as soaps, shampoos and body lotions is a worthwhile skill that will serve you well throughout your life. There are many tutorials available online that show you how to make toiletries, or you could even enroll in a workshop.