A bit of olive oil and honey is good for the skin it seems. MANY alternative uses for food that you find on the Internet (besides eating it) claim to benefit the skin.
Since we couldn’t try them all, we enlisted the help of dermatologist David Kaplan from Overland Park, Kansas, to help clear things up. For me, shaving with peanut butter was a disaster. But several sites insist that putting peanut butter on your skin, or olive oil in your bath, is beneficial. Says one site: “With its antioxidants and fatty acids it’s sure to leave skin soft and supple, while helping it fight the signs of ageing and the effects of the sun.” What do you think?
They both have merit. The peanut butter thing is interesting. I’d rather have them use peanut oil. As far as being a moisturiser, I’m sure it does a good job, but aesthetically it wouldn’t be my first choice. And it might make things interesting with your partner. Now we move to egg whites. One site says: “Apply a little egg white under your eyes to help reduce puffiness, and the ever-dreaded eye bags. Let the liquid dry, then rinse it off.” Anything to this?
It would give you a nice temporary fix because as the egg whites dry, they stiffen. It would be a little like applying some adhesive tape to give it some external support. But as soon as you wipe it off, you’d be right back where you started. In this case, it would be sort of embarrassing to be caught without the egg on your face. OK, try this one: “Use egg whites mixed with a touch of lemon and honey as a facial mask that leaves oily skin refreshed and dry. If your skin is naturally dry just use the yolk, or if it’s mixed, use a little of both.”
I sort of like this one. Honey, because of the high sugar content, actually acts not only to clean out the pores, it also has anti-bacterial properties. Moving on to bananas, can you really soften the skin, reduce wrinkles, warts and acne outbreaks, help bruises heal faster, reduce the swelling and inflammation of bug bites and poison ivy, help remove splinters, treat psoriasis and improve the overall texture and tone of your skin just by rubbing the inside of a banana peel on yourself?
Unbelievable. I’m going to be out of business soon. You know, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But if you cover up psoriasis, whether it’s with a banana peel or duct tape, and leave it there for several hours, you can improve it. And as far as warts go, studies show that warts can be treated successfully up to 70% of the time by psychological suggestion. If people buy into it, you can make it go away. The banana peel just reinforces this theory. But, no, it won’t do anything for bruising. How about softening rough skin? Will banana peels do that?
Yeah, it will soften your skin. For instance, you could wrap a banana around dry heels, and it can help. Just don’t walk on it. Banana peels. Slippery. Not good. But seriously, there’s just a ton of claims about banana peels out there. One site says: “The banana peel contains a number of antioxidants and minerals that can help the skin restore itself naturally. ... The key compounds in the peel include potassium and other antioxidants that help to keep the skin looking soft, supple and healthy.” Thoughts?
It does contain antioxidants. The problem is it does not penetrate. How about treating acne with the inside of a banana peel?
The jury is still out on that one. But I think there are lots of other effective treatment options that would be more desirable than a banana. Reducing wrinkles with banana peels?
I think people who try that would just be monkeying around. – People who make claims of wonder uses with banana peels are just monkeying around.