A beauty boost from banana peels? Rarely lacking in tips and tricks in the beauty department, TikTok users now swear by banana peel and rub their faces to enjoy its beneficial effects.
It is believed to have moisturizing and exfoliating properties and may even counteract certain signs of aging. Who knows?
We thought we’d seen it all on TikTok, but that would be an underestimation of the creativity and ingenuity of some social network users, who are always looking for natural and innovative—not to say totally crazy—beauty hacks.
The latest trick is to use banana peel in your beauty routine – an eco-friendly move that also lets users reap its many benefits.
Contrary to what we usually find on the Chinese social network, it is a dermatologist, Dr Mamina Tureganowas the first to share this beauty tip on the app.
In a video posted nearly two years ago, the young woman reveals her mother’s beauty secret.
We see the 72-year-old rubbing banana peel over her face and forearms, while her daughter extols its many benefits.
She says bananas are packed with nutrients such as potassium, zinc, amino acids and a multitude of vitamins.
@dr.mamina More skin tips! My mother was so ashamed. Send her some love! #learnotiktok #dermatologist #tiktokpartner #edutok #skincare routine #fyp #foryourpage ♬ Original Sound – Mamina Turegano, MD
These are said to have moisturizing, exfoliating, antioxidant and anti-aging properties, which could help fight the appearance of wrinkles, among other things.
And it must be said that the glowing and minimally wrinkled face of the seven-year-old serves as the best evidence to support the dermatologist’s theory.
Dating back to 2020, the video has recently resurfaced, much to the delight of TikTokers, who were happy to share their own experiences.
@thejenjones For more skin tips follow my brand @nevel_skin #bananas #banana peel #foodforskin #plantbasedqueen ♬ Original Sound – Jen Jones/Owner of Nevéll Skin
In total, the first video has been viewed more than 750,000 times and each of its variations has been appreciated by tens of thousands of viewers.
It is a great success for a grandmother’s secret, even if it has been questioned by dermatologist colleagues.
Many health professionals have already stated that no scientific research has yet shown that banana peels have such benefits.
But they also state that the exercise isn’t harmful to the skin, so there’s nothing stopping you from figuring it out for yourself.