5 Things To Do with Bananas (2/8)

Nutritionally, bananas offer a bonanza of dietary must-haves: potassium, vitamin B6, pectin and tryptophan.  But you can do a lot more than eat 'em. Next time you contemplate tossing an overripe banana in the trash bin, think again. Even that peel can be a useful tool (it's good for more than silly pranks!). Sample these tips, and go bananas!


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1. Make a face mask

Who needs Botox when you have bananas? That’s right: You can use a banana as an all-natural face mask that moisturizes your skin and leaves it looking and feeling softer. Mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then gently apply it to your face and neck. Let it set for 10-20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Another popular mask recipe calls for 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 medium banana.

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