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31-05-2015

10 Creative Uses For That Finished Banana Peel

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The world consumes over 10 billion bananas a year which creates an awful lot of banana peels. A tiny fraction will be used for the age old practical joke, with the rest clogging up our landfill sites. The next time you finish a banana, try recycling the peel in one of these creative ways:

1. REMOVE ANNOYING SPLINTERS

The amount of time most people spend cutting, digging and scraping the skin around a splinter causes more frustration than the pain and irritation of the splinter itself. Incredibly, the enzymes on the inside of the banana peel work wonders on human skin, opening the pores and making it smoother. Simply tape or hold a section of fresh banana peel over the affected area for a couple of minutes and you should find that when you apply pressure behind the splinter, it just pops straight out without a pair of tweezers in sight. Make sure that your banana skin is fresh (used within the last few hours) as once the inside of the peel is open to fresh air, the enzymes quickly start to lose their effectiveness. The best way to test is to run your finger up the inside of the peel. If it feels wet, you're good to go.
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2. SOOTHE AND REDUCE ACNE

Acne can become so severe that it can ruin a person's self confidence in their body image and make it hard for them to interact with others. For the large majority of teenagers, the onset of puberty makes dealing with acne a daily problem and one that can quickly become expensive when you start buying chemical treatments. Fortunately, mother nature has provided a natural soothing balm in the banana skin and again it's the enzymes on the inside of the skin that helps to open the pores in the skin. Tight pores combined with an increase in skin oil production is what leads to blackheads and acne in the first place, so if your pores are open, the oil can be released easily. You'll need to keep your skin really clean during your banana peel regimen as having open pores also allows dirt in which can cause a different set of skin problems.
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