By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Bananas are a super source of usable healthy fuel for our bodies. They also contain gut-healthy properties as well as energizing vitamins like B6. But bananas aren’t just good to eat — they’re also great for our skin, since they contain vitamins A, C and E, which have antioxidant properties. Vitamin C is a precursor for collagen (a key skin component).
One of my favorite things to do with bananas for the skin is to make a simple mask from a mashed banana along with some other key household items as well. The banana is hydrating and contains key vitamins that help to promote skin health, the honey is antibacterial and antiviral, and the oats are soothing — all together, these ingredients makes for a fantastic face mask.